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Welcome to the Teen Center at The Portland Public Library!

teen2We have the most complete and diverse collection of new fiction for young adults and graphic novels in all of Portland. This is a place of learning and self-discovery. Our space is a place to read, watch, connect, learn, create and hang out with us – the Teen Team. We’ve got computers and wifi at all of our locations, as well as fun events, homework help, and programs just for you.  Ages 12-19 welcome!

Summer Reading Raffle

Have you read a good book this summer?  Email a review to the librarian:

You will be entered into our weekly and monthly raffles for a chance to win candy, movie tickets or a gift card.

Flash Fiction – Write Short, Write Sweet, Write Now.

August 6th and 13th from 4:45 – 6:45
Can you write an entire story in 1,000 words or fewer? It’s harder than it sounds. Let’s brainstorm the elements of Flash Fiction – characters, plot, voice, conflict and more. Then create and share your own.
This is a free two-session writing class for teens.

Teen Afternoon Movie

August 8th at 3pm.  Endless Love. A love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.

The Drawing Club

August 18th from 2:00-3:00.

Do you like to draw using pencil, pen and ink?

Come to this class to learn some drawing games that you can play anywhere, anytime.  Visiting artist Judy LaBrasca will teach you these games and you’ll create some awesome original art to take home with you.

After Hours

The next After Hours event will be on Friday, August 22 from 6-9.   We will be showing the movie Robocop (2014) in the Rines Auditorium. You can also eat pizza, play videogames and hang out with your neighbors at the library!  Please sign up with the librarian.  Space is limited.

Meet our Teen Librarian


Dave Kiersh loves it when teens talk to him about books. What have you read lately?  His favorite author is Christopher Pike.  Dave also likes to draw comics. What do you like to do?  Stop by and say hello.




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Family Movie Saturdays at Peaks6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Contact the team leader
Dave Kiersh   Email »
Teen Librarian
207-871-1700 x773
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