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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, or follow us on Twitter @ppl_teen.

–Kelley, Emily & Laura

kelleybitstrip Emily Librarian Extra-Ordinaire! Laura


Liz Prince, comic artist and creator of the graphic novel Tomboy, will be spending a whole Saturday at PPL! She will start the day with a special comic making workshop for teens, followed by a presentation about her amazing book Tomboy, a Q&A session, and a book signing for all ages.


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Portland Public Library is pleased to bring back certified college planner Gary Canter for a series of free workshops on the college planning process.

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Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association.

Celebrating the Freedom to Read, Sept. 27 – Oct. 3
As books continue to be challenged, restricted and banned at schools and libraries across the country, we pause to think about censorship and celebrate our freedom to read and openly access information.



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PPL has partnered with Driving-Tests.org to bring you Maine DMV practice tests online. It’s easy and free! Includes car practice tests, motorcycle practice tests, CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL) and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

Science touches nearly everything, so we’ve put together the best STEM books in our collection. Adults love these titles, too!


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Join us for a series of workshops and programs on this topic, and learn what actions you can take to protect yourself online.


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Did you know Legos are not just toys? They’re STEM learning tools. Please join us each week for Lego clubs, and join your neighbors to build in suggested themes and activities.


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Join the conversation once a 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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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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Up Next at the Library:
One-on-One Computer Tutoring4:30pm - 6:00pm
Main Library
Teen Banned Book MOVIE Marathon!10:00am - 5:00pm
S. Donald Sussman Teen Library
Fabulous Fiber Fridays4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library
From the PPL blog:
Intellectual Freedom
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Be Free to Read! September Staff Picks
PPL's staff celebrates the freedom to read by sharing favorite banned or challenged books during Ban   More »
Contact the team leader
Kelley Blue   Email »
Teen Librarian
207-871-1700 x773
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