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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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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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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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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 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:
Apr30
Legos @ PPL Riverton11:00am - 12:30pm
Riverton Branch
May03
May03
Intro To Yoga: Yoga for Vitality4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library
From the PPL blog:
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The Criterion Collection: Challenging the Canon
How do we go about adding more films by women to the canon?   More »
Contact the team leader
Kelley Blue   Email »
Teen Librarian
207-871-1700 x773
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