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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

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PPL Youth Services is proud to partner with Portland Summer Success – Feeding Bodies & Minds to bring children and teens free lunch this summer! Join us every weekday, June 29-July 30, for lunch and an exciting story from one of our librarians.

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This year’s  Summer Reading program for teens ages 12-19 is Reading Is My Superpower, and runs from June 15-August 15.

Are you up to the challenge? Ready to hone your super skills? Follow the link for the full details.

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The PPL Teen Library offers video game time every afternoon we’re open. But let’s face it: the boys tend to hog the games. That’s why we’ve created Girl Gamer Saturdays, the 3rd Saturday of every month, from noon to 2:30 PM. Teen girls are invited to play our Xbox 360 (with or without Kinect) or Playstation 4 in a friendly atmosphere with members of our Teen Team.

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Super Saturdays

There’s always something happening in the Teen Lounge on Saturdays here at PPL, but the 1st Saturday of each month is the most Super. Cozy up in one of our big chairs with a bowl of popcorn as we screen superhero films on our big screen TV. This program is free and we welcome all teens between the ages of 12-19 to join us.

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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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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:
Feeding Bodies & Minds Summer Lunch12:00pm - 12:30pm
Main Library
Feeding Bodies & Minds Summer Lunch12:00pm - 12:30pm
Main Library
Feeding Bodies & Minds Summer Lunch12:00pm - 12:30pm
Main Library
From the PPL blog:
What to Read Next? June Staff Picks!
Highlighting June Staff Picks of books from the Portland Public Library collection.   More »
A Day to Remember at the Library
A summary of the events at PPL on June 17th   More »
Get ready for the annual Friends of PPL book sale!
The latest info and an FAQ on the annual Friends of PPL book sale.   More »
Contact the team leader
Kelley Blue   Email »
Teen Librarian
207-871-1700 x773
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