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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 & Harper

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Save the date: and start memorizing your lines! Wednesday, March 16, we’ll host the First Folio Shakespeare Slam, a recitation contest open to Teen and Adult solo and group performers of Shakespeare’s works.

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Sci-fi, cli-fi, dystopias, superhero universes…it’s all on the table for Teen Sci-Fi Saturdays at the Portland Public Teen Library. Join us the first Saturday of every month at 2 PM in our Teen Lounge for mind blowing science and adventure movies… plus popcorn.

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LGBTQ Teens ages 12-19 and their allies are invited to join PPL and Faces for Equality in a FREE weekly Zumba class to chase away the winter blues! Join us on Mondays from 4:30-5:30 in the Rines Auditorium.

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Wednesdays are hard! Get over the mid-week hump by getting crafty, make-y and art-y during Unwind Wednesdays at the PPL Teen Library. Stop by anytime between 2PM and 5PM to get creative!

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SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, April 23, 2016

 Get ready for Portland’s second Maker Fair:
Planning for Makers@PPL in 2016 is underway!

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Join us once a month at our LGBTQ Teen Book Group, where we read and discuss works written by LGBTQ authors & featuring queer characters and themes. Meetings are hosted by members of the Library’s Pride Team and take place in our Teen area. LGBTQ teens & allies only.

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Cozy up in the Library’s Teen Lounge for a film, popcorn, and maybe even a little discussion as part of our LGBTQ Teen Film Series @ PPL. This monthly event happens every 2nd Saturday and is hosted by members of the Library’s Pride Team.

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PPL has partnered with 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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Up Next at the Library:
Legos @ PPL Riverton11:00am - 12:30pm
Riverton Branch
Teen LGBTQ Film Series: Stardust2:00pm - 4:00pm
S. Donald Sussman Teen Library
Closed for Presidents' Day12:00am - 7:00pm
Main Library
From the PPL blog:
Library Love: February Staff Picks
Library Love: February Staff Picks.   More »
Love is in the Air
Lists of movies for Valentine's Day.   More »
Selecting the Best of Videoport Comedies
As of February 1, 2016, all of Videoport's comedies are available for circulation   More »
Contact the team leader
Kelley Blue   Email »
Teen Librarian
207-871-1700 x773
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