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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


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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Your digital presence is more than just what you choose to share on social media and what you type in your email account– it impacts your reputation, your privacy, and almost every aspect of your personal, social, and professional life today. Librarians are some of the oldest guardians of privacy, and we’re excited to help the community tackle this challenging digital landscape. Please join us for programs and workshops on these topics.

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SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, April 23, 2016

 Planning for Makers@PPL in 2016 is underway.

If you’re interested in sharing your talents at the event, please fill out this form.

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Join the conversation once a month at our LGBTQ Teen Book Group! 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. 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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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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Up Next at the Library:
Legos @ PPL for Teens2:30pm - 4:00pm
Main Library
One-on-One Computer Tutoring4:30pm - 6:00pm
Main Library
Closed for Thanksgiving Day10:00am - 7:00pm
Main Library
From the PPL blog:
Curiouser and Curiouser: November Staff Picks
November's Staff Picks of interesting library materials at PPL.   More »
Movie of the Month: The End of the Tour
Recommended film for National Novel Writing Month   More »
“War is hell.”
What was it General Sherman said?   More »
Contact the team leader
Kelley Blue   Email »
Teen Librarian
207-871-1700 x773
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