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Welcome to the Teen Center at The Portland Public Library!

This is a place of learning and self-discovery. Our space is a place to read, watch, study, game, connect, learn, and create. We’ve got an amazing and diverse collection of materials for teens, including the latest fiction, informational books, magazines, movies, and even video games. All this plus computers, WiFi, and the best study spaces in the entire library (keep that a secret!). Ages 12-19 are welcome!

There’s always a friendly staff member here to help you find your next favorite book or to answer your most burning questions. Come hang out with us – the Teen Team!

–Kelley, Emily & Laura

kelleybitstrip Emily Librarian Extra-Ordinaire! Laura

LGBTQ Teen Book Group

Join the conversation every 4th Saturday of the month at our LGBTQ Teen Book Group. We will be reading and discussing fiction, memoirs, graphic novels and/or poetry written by LGBTQ authors, or featuring queer characters and themes. Club meetings are hosted by members of the Library’s Pride Team, and take place in our cozy Teen Lounge. This series is for LGBTQ teens and their allies.

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LGBTQ Teen Film Series

Cozy up in the Library’s Teen Lounge for a film, popcorn, and maybe even a little discussion. It’s all part of our new LGBTQ Teen Film Series @ PPL. This monthly event takes place every 2nd Saturday and is hosted by members of the Library’s Pride Team. Come enjoy the film and bring a friend!

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Announcing Portland’s first maker fair!

Makers@PPL is the first local event to celebrate maker culture, and bring together the talents and creativity in the community to share ideas and projects with others. Mark the day on your calendar– Saturday, April 25, 11 to 4– and come ready to learn new skills, experiment with tools and materials, and observe stuff used in ways you never thought possible! Regardless of your background or expertise, this event will show you that everyone is a maker; after all, humans have been inventing and experimenting for hundreds of years.

Makers@PPL will highlight the importance of the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, math), and will showcase workshops and presentations that not only teach, but are fun and engaging. Think: robots, flying helicopters, cheese tastings, blacksmithing, table saw trainings, and so much more.

No registration is required. Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the date.

A big thank you to our sponsor, Open Bench Portland.

Please note that we are still looking for more supporters, we have sponsorships at all levels. Please contact Samantha, the event organizer for more information: soucy@portlandpubliclibrary.org.

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The Library is pleased to partner with Cornerstones of Science to offer monthly Science Cafes on a wide range of issues and topics of interest to our community.

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Up Next at the Library:
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Knitting Group at Riverton6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Mar14
Teen LGBTQ Film Series 2:00pm - 4:30pm
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Teen Librarian
207-871-1700 x773
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