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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

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Join the LGBTQI+ Youth of Maine and New England as they share their fashion creations from 3-4 pm in the Rines Auditorium on August 15th. An all ages show sponsored by Faces for Equality & Pride@PPL!

Join the LGBTQI+ Youth of Maine and New England as they share their fashion creations from 3-4 pm in the Rines Auditorium. An all ages show sponsored by Faces for Equality & Pride@PPL! – See more at: https://www.portlandlibrary.com/programs-events/?thedate=2015-08-15&offset=0&resultsp=5&location=&event_audience=&type=&topic=#sthash.hO6HSSxA.dpuf
Join the LGBTQI+ Youth of Maine and New England as they share their fashion creations from 3-4 pm in the Rines Auditorium. An all ages show sponsored by Faces for Equality & Pride@PPL! – See more at: https://www.portlandlibrary.com/programs-events/?thedate=2015-08-15&offset=0&resultsp=5&location=&event_audience=&type=&topic=#sthash.hO6HSSxA.dpuf
Join the LGBTQI+ Youth of Maine and New England as they share their fashion creations from 3-4 pm in the Rines Auditorium. An all ages show sponsored by Faces for Equality & Pride@PPL! – See more at: https://www.portlandlibrary.com/programs-events/?thedate=2015-08-15&offset=0&resultsp=5&location=&event_audience=&type=&topic=#sthash.hO6HSSxA.dpuf
Join the LGBTQI+ Youth of Maine and New England as they share their fashion creations from 3-4 pm in the Rines Auditorium. An all ages show sponsored by Faces for Equality & Pride@PPL! – See more at: https://www.portlandlibrary.com/programs-events/?thedate=2015-08-15&offset=0&resultsp=5&location=&event_audience=&type=&topic=#sthash.hO6HSSxA.dpufJoin the LGBTQI+ Youth of Maine and New England as they share their fashion creations from 3-4 pm in the Rines Auditorium. An all ages show sponsored by Faces for Equality
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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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Portland Public Library presents Philosophy Forum, an informal social gathering bringing people together who enjoy discussing philosophical ideas.

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Join us for a series of workshops and programs on this topic, and learn what actions you can take to protect yourself online.

 

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Did you know Legos are not just toys? They’re STEM learning tools. Please join us each week for Lego clubs, and join your neighbors to build in suggested themes and activities.

 

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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 once a 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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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:
Aug05
Dare to Eat!3:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library
Aug10
Mindfulness Mondays4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library
From the PPL blog:
I Had Been My Whole Life a Bell: July Staff Picks
Staff picks of fiction and non-fiction books and audiobooks at Portland Public Library.   More »
Videoport gift doubles PPL’s DVD collection
A gift of 18,000+ titles has doubled PPL's DVD collection, augmenting our film offerings.   More »
What to Read Next? June Staff Picks!
Highlighting June Staff Picks of books from the Portland Public Library collection.   More »
Contact the team leader
Kelley Blue   Email »
Teen Librarian
207-871-1700 x773
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