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Welcome to the Teen Center at The Portland Public Library!

Our space is a place to read, watch, study, game, connect, learn, and create. The Teen Library @ 5 Monument Square has dedicated seating, technology, resources, and library staff for ages 12-19.

Teachers: we are happy to arrange library tours and orientations for middle or high school aged students! We kindly request that tours be arranged with a minimum of two weeks advance notice in order to ensure adequate staffing for your visit. To arrange a tour, please contact Teen Team Leader, Kelley Blue.

Stop by and visit us or follow us on Twitter @ppl_teen.

–Kelley, Emily, Laura & Harper

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The Many Voices Teen Book Group recognizes the need for all teens to see themselves mirrored in the books on our shelves, and to use fiction as a window into other lives, cultures, and worldviews beyond their own. This group is open to all teens ages 12-19 interested in exploring diversity through YA fiction.

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Teen Writing Crew @ PPL is a open space providing writing games and exercises, editing and writing help from experienced teaching artists, free writing time and workshopping with your peers.

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We’ll have you singing, dancing and cheering-along the first Saturday of every month with a hand-selected teen movie in the musical / dance-off / sport-off genre. Meet up in the Teen Lounge at 2 PM and prepare to have your mood lifted.

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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 Teen LGBTQ 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 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.

Up Next at the Library:
Jan24
Teen Writing Crew @ PPL4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library
Jan26
Legos @ Burbank3:00pm - 5:00pm
Burbank Branch
Jan26
Civil Rights Film Series: Freedom on My Mind6:30pm - 8:15pm
Rines Auditorium
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Contact the team leader
Kelley Blue   Email »
Teen Librarian
207-871-1700 x773
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