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The Palmdale City Library, 700 E Palmdale Blvd, will host the next meeting of Young Americans, a civics discussion group exclusively for teens ages 13 to 19, on Monday, Sept. 18 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The topic discussed this month will be freedom of expression.

“In this nation we are free to express our preferences, opinions, and biases, be they malevolent or benevolent, substantiated or discredited,” said Library Associate Samuel Franco. “What do you think about this freedom and how do you deal with conflicting viewpoints and actions? Come chat with other Palmdale teens about this ever-relevant topic while enjoying pizza in a relaxed environment at your city library!”

“Young Americans” civics-based conversations address topics such as personal finance, the workings of the government, social media, and what it means to be an informed, active citizen. “Young Americans” meetings take place on the third Monday of every month.

The Palmdale City Library is open seven days a week. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, call the Palmdale City Library at (661) 267-5600 or TDD 267-5167, or visit www.cityofpalmdale.org/library.