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Welcome to the Teen Center at The Portland Public Library!

We 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!

September Writing Workshop

Thursdays 3:45-5pm, September 11 – October 2.

In this four-week writing course for teens aged 12-19, we’ll explore the basics, challenges and joys of inhabiting a character. Like the best writers, we’ll pluck these characters directly from the rich tapestry of our own lives. By employing some techniques of interviewing, direct observation, and creative narration, we’ll tell the first-person stories of the first people we . . . (loved/ lost/ hurt/ forgave/ roomed with/ lied to/ saw in swaddling clothes/ beat in a foot race).

Workshop limited to 12 students (registration encouraged).

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.

The Teen Center at the Portland Public Library has video games!  If you have a library card, you can reserve a time to play on our Playstation 4 or XBOX 360.  We have two large screen TVs.  Gaming times can be reserved for one hour per patron, between the times of 1pm and 5pm. Monday through Saturday.  We also have a large collection of Nintendo 3DS and Wii games to check out as well.

The library also occasionally shows live soccer matches in our lounge.


(drawings by Justine and Sandrine)




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207-871-1700 x773
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