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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.

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.

–Kelley, Emily, Laura & Harper

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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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All day festival of horror films to celebrate the season in the Teen Lounge on Saturday, October 29th from 10am-5pm!  We will watch The Grudge, The Corpse Bride, and I, Frankenstein. We’ll bring popcorn, you bring yourself!

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The Portland Public Teen Library at Monument Square is home to a new exhibit featuring stories written by twelve Deering High School students from Iraq, Angola, Vietnam, Somalia, Albania, Afghanistan, Burundi, Haiti, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Against a backdrop of new homes, schools, airports, and embassies, each writer explores the complex emotions that arise when faced with a new situation.

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Are you registered, researched and ready? Before you rock your vote, be sure to research your vote!

The general election for 2016 will be on Tuesday, November 8th.

Voting smart is important. Have questions?  Read on or contact your local library!

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Sci-Friday FUTAB

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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Join us once a month at our Teen LGBTQ 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 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 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:
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Main Library
Horror Film Fest for Teens10:00am - 5:00pm
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Legos @ PPL Riverton10:00am - 11:30am
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Contact the team leader
Kelley Blue   Email »
Teen Librarian
207-871-1700 x773
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