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Health and medical information is constantly changing. Portland Public Library is here to help you find reliable and timely information to help you with your research.

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June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month! Our Pride@PPL team works to provide resources, programming and community connections throughout the year, with special events and celebrations planned for June.

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Looking for reliable health information on the Internet? Don’t feel intimidated! Begin your search here.


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The Portland Public Teen Library is committed to helping our teen patrons find reliable and safe health information and services. This page contains trusted resources for local teens searching for health care and support in the Southern Maine and Greater Portland areas.

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Find the most timely and accurate health information using these specialized research databases and websites. 


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From the PPL blog:
Measles Resources: What You Need to Know
Questions about measles? Becca Starr, PPL's Health & Literacy Librarian, has resources with answers.   More »
The Mask You Live In
Last night we co-hosted a screening of The Mask You Live In with Maine Boys to Men.   More »
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