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GHS Library celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month
June 2021June is LGBTQ Pride Month! Find out more about this month long commemoration and celebration of LGBTQ activism and culture by clicking on this link: https://people.com/human-interest/pride-month-explained-pride-month-facts/Check out these great topical GHS Library books! You can look them up in our Destiny Catalog.
LGBTQ: The Survival Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens by Kelly Huegel MadroneGay Rights Movement (Essential Library of Social Change series) by by Stephanie Watson
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan (eBook)
Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard
Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
It Looks Like This by Rafi Mittlefehldt (eBook)
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera (eBook)
Far From You by Tess Sharpe
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. DanforthThe Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
Girls Like Me by Tanya Savory (eBook)
Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
For more great reads, check out this reading list from Multnomah County Library - Multcolib Pride: LGBTQ Teens
Multnomah County Library Accounts for all GBSD Students
Multnomah County Library offers many tens of thousands of book, eBook and eAudiobook titles along with extensive databases covering all subjects and interests. Now in partnership with Multnomah County Library, ALL GBSD students have their own MCL accounts! If you had a MCL account before, it was merged with this new account. If you didn't have a MCL account before, you now have an active MCL account.
All student MCL Library Connect account numbers will look like this: 10XXXXXX. It's an eight digit number starting with 10 plus your six digit GBSD student ID number. You will use this account number to login to your on-line MCL account and to access MCL services.
For brand new accounts your password is currently set to your birthday. It is an eight digit number made up of your birth day, month and year. For single digit days and months, you will need to add a zero to the start of those numbers to make up the complete eight digit number. So, if you were born March 3, 2019 it would look like this 03032019. If you were born December 15, 2019 it would like like this 12152019
If you already had an active MCL account, your old account number and password will still work or you can use your new 10XXXXXX number. When using your new 10XXXXXX number, you can use your original MCL password to login.
For more information on how to access your new student Multnomah County Library account and their extensive resources, check out this Youtube video explanation: MCL Library Connect for High School Students
You can also learn more about these new accounts and how to manage them (including how to change your password) here: How to Use MCL Library Connect
More eAudiobooks added to SBHS Library
Spring update! We just added nearly 30 new eAudioBook titles! These are audiobook titles like Animal Farm by George Orwell, Parrot in the Oven by Victor Martinez, There. There by Tommy Orange and many more!
Need to learn how to access our eBooks? Click on this link GHS Library eBooks/Databases
GHS Library Closure and Returning Books
Spring 2021Do you still have GHS Library books out from last school year? Well, with the return of hybrid school, it's now time to return all those Library books that you have had out since Spring 2020! A return box is located near the main entrance to the school and in front of the our Library.Unfortunately, due to continuing COVID 19 restrictions, our physical library will remain closed for the rest of the 2020-2021 school year, so please make your returns to these external return boxes.
Please remember to keep these books safe! We don't charge overdues fines, but you are still responsible for lost items and for any damage done to GHS Library books. Meanwhile, try some of our GHS Library eBooks for other great reads. Stay safe, socially distant and keep reading!
GHS Library celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
May 2021May is National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! To find out more about this official month long celebration of the history and contributions of women to the development of our nation you can click on this link: https://asianpacificheritage.gov/Check out these great GHS Library books by Asian American authors! You can look them up in our Destiny Catalog.Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong
A Step From Heaven by An Na
I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo
The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
American Born Chinese by Gene Yang
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
This Light Between Us: A Novel of World War II by Andrew Fukuda
Butterfly Yellow by Thanhha LaiTypical American by Gish Jen (eBook)
Necessary Roughness by Gus Lee
The Making of Asian America: A History by Erika Lee
For more great reads, check out this reading list from Multnomah County Library - We Only Had the Yellow Ranger: 14 Books on the Asian-American ExperienceGHS Library Celebrates National Women's History Month
March is National Women's History Month! To find out more about this official month long celebration of the history and contributions of women to the development of our nation you can click on this link: https://womenshistorymonth.gov/Check out these GHS Library eBook biographies of some of the most impactful women in American history!
Amelia Earhart by Mike Roussel
Dolores Huerta by Richard Worth
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Founder of the Women's Suffrage Movement by Deborah Kent
Ellen Degeneres: Groundbreaking Television Star by Jennifer Lombardo
Ellen Ochoa by Judy HasdayGloria Steinem: Women's Liberation Leader by Erica Wittekind
Michelle Obama: First Lady, Author and Activistby Kristen Rajczak Nelson
Oprah Winfrey: Media Mogul and Philanthropist by Tatiana Ryckman
Rosa Parks: A Biography by Joyce Ann HansonSally Ride: Astronaut by Joanne Mattern
Sonia Sotomayor: First Latina Supreme Court Justice by John Albert Torres
Wilma Rudolph by Jennifer Joline AndersonFor more great reads, check out this reading list from Multnomah County Library - National Women's History Month, 2021
More eBooks added to GHS Library
January - February 2021
Winter update! We just added nearly 100 new eBook titles! Great new eBook novels and Easy Reader materials have been dropped in. To see the complete list of our GHS eBooks, click on this link: GHS Library eBooks
Need to learn how to access our eBooks? Click on this link GHS Library eBooks/Databases
GHS Library Celebrates African American History Month
February is National African American History Month! To find out more about this official month long celebration of the history and contributions of African Americans to the development of our nation you can click on this link: https://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/Our Barlow Library also has some great eBook reads by African American authors that you can access remotely from home. To learn more about how to download eBooks to your own devices, click on this link: GHS Library eBooksThese eBook titles include A la carte by Tanita S. Davis, Rebound by Kwame Alexander, A Girl Like Me by Ni Ni Simone, New Boy by Julian Houston and X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz. Check one out today!
Multnomah County Library has many titles by African American authors. Check out this list of recommended novels at MCL by and about African American people in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and northern California: https://multcolib.org/read/selected-fiction-black-pacific-northwest-collectionIf you prefer nonfiction, Multnomah County Library also has this list of recommended nonfiction titles by African American authors from the Northwest: https://multcolib.org/read/selected-nonfiction-black-pacific-northwest-collection
If you are looking for incredible original documents related to the struggle for African American civil rights check out this free link from ProQuest: Black Freedom Struggle in the United States Website
GHS Library celebrates Veterans Day (Remotely)
Every year for the last 8 years, the GHS Library has honored our veterans of the United States Armed Forces with a Veterans Day display. Normally, we would be able to share this in person with all our patrons, but obviously, that can't happen right now. Instead, please click on this link to to a short video that showcases some great history reads and examples of gear commonly used by our military personnel over the decades. For a complete list of the display books (most of which can also be found at Multnomah County Library) and explanations of the military artifacts, see below for more information. Please note that if you are using Google Chrome as your browser, this video will download first before you can view it. If using a browser like Firefox or Safari, it should just pop open and begin to immediately play!
It's My Country Too: Women's Military Stories From the American Revolution to Afghanistan edited by Jerri Bell and Tracy Crow - This inspiring anthology is the first to convey the rich experiences and contributions of women in the American military in their own words - from the Revolutionary War to the present wars in the Middle East. Serving with the Union Army during the Civil War as a nurse, scout, spy, and soldier, Harriet Tubman tells what it was like to be the first American woman to lead a raid against an enemy, freeing some 750 slaves. Busting gender stereotypes, Josette Dermody Wingo enlisted as a gunner’s mate in the navy in World War II to teach sailors to fire antiaircraft guns. Marine Barbara Dulinsky recalls serving under fire in Saigon during the Tet Offensive of 1968, and Brooke King describes the aftermath of her experiences outside the wire with the army in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In excerpts from their diaries, letters, oral histories, as well as from published and unpublished memoirs — generations of women reveal why and how they chose to serve their country, often breaking with social norms and often at great personal peril.
Patriots From the Barrio: The Story of Company E, 141st Infantry: The Only All Mexican American Army Unit in World War II by David Gutierrez - As a child, Dave Gutierrez hung on every word his father recalled about his cousin Ramon, "El Sancudo", and his service in World War II, where he earned a Silver Star, three Purple Hearts, and escaped from the Germans twice. Later, Dave decided to find out more about his father's cousin, and he discovered that Ramon Gutierrez was a member of Company E, 141st Infantry, a part of the 36th "Texas" Division that was comprised entirely of Mexican Americans - the only such unit in the entire U.S. Army.
We Were One: Shoulder to Shoulder With the Marines Who Took Fallujah by Patrick O'Donnell - Five months after being deployed to Iraq, Lima Company's 1st Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, found itself in Fallujah, embroiled in some of the most intense house-to-house, hand-to-hand urban combat since World War II. In the city's bloody streets, they came face-to-face with the enemy - insurgents high on adrenaline, fighting to the death, and suicide bombers approaching from every corner. Award-winning author and historian Patrick O'Donnell stood shoulder to shoulder with this modern band of brothers as they marched and fought through the streets of Fallujah, and he stayed with them as the casualties mounted.
Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose - The wartime story of the paratroopers of E Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division as they fought their way across France, Holland, Germany and Austria during World War II. Their true stories of combat, loss and heroism were recreated in the HBO TV miniseries by the same name.
Freedom Flyers: The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II by J. Todd Moye - In this inspiring account of the Tuskegee Airmen - the country's first African American military pilots - historian J. Todd Moye captures the challenges and triumphs of these brave aviators in their own words, drawing on more than 800 interviews recorded for the National Park Service's Tuskegee Airmen Oral History Project. Denied the right to fully participate in the U.S. war effort alongside whites at the beginning of World War II, African Americans - spurred on by black newspapers and civil rights organizations - compelled the U.S. Army Air Force to open its training programs to black pilots, despite the objections of its top generals. Thousands of young men came from every part of the country to Tuskegee, Alabama, to enter the program. By the end of the war, Tuskegee Airfield had become a small city populated by black mechanics, parachute packers, doctors, and nurses. Together, they helped prove that racial segregation of the fighting forces was so inefficient as to be counterproductive to the nation's defense.
Navajo Code Talkers by Nathan Aaseng - A concise history of how a group of Navajo Indians were recruited by the United States Marines Corps to create and employ an unbreakable secret code on the battlefields of the Pacific during World War II. Based on their own Navajo language, this code frustrated every effort by the Japanese to break it and helped the United States to secure victory in the Pacific.
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GHS Library Celebrates National Native American Heritage Month
November is National Native American Heritage Month! To find out more about this official month long celebration of the contributions of Native Americans to the development of our nation you can click on this link: https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/about/Our Gresham High School Library also has some great eBook reads featuring Native American characters and themes that you can access remotely from home. To learn more about how to download eBooks to your own devices, click on this link: GHS Library eBooks
These eBooks include titles such as The Sky Fisherman, Lone Wolves, Learning to Fly and Chief Joseph: A Biography. Check one out today!Multnomah County Library has many titles by Native American authors. Check out this list of newly available books at MCL by Native American authors: https://multcolib.bibliocommons.com/list/share/215231105/1743164189Good Reads also has some great suggestions for Native American authors: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/native-american-authors
Library Resources during GHS Closure
Our physical library may be shutdown, but we are definitely still open for business on-line! If you are looking for great reads, take a look at our eBook and eAudiobook offerings through MackinVIA, our eBook provider. We have hundreds of great popular fiction titles in this system from authors like Stephen King, Lauren Kate, Matt de la Pena and many more. There are also select non-fiction titles to support teen health and wellness along with fascinating biogrphies of consequential leaders .
To access all of these eBooks simply open this link https://www.mackinvia.com/ and follow the instructions below:
1.) Type in our school's name on line one and select our school.
2.) Type in your school Google name on line two. (The same one you use to log-on to your school Google account (ex. bates15)
3.) Type in your school Google password on line three. (The same one you use to log-on to your school Google account)
It's that simple! If you need more information on accessing this or other GHS on-line databases click on this link: GHS Library eBooks/Databases This page also tells you how to download the MackinVIA App to your phone or other mobile device if you want to download titles.
GHS Library Closure and Book Returns
Wondering what you should do with the GHS Library books that you still have out from last school year? Well, obviously the normal due dates don't apply at the moment. Your borrowed books will not be considered overdue until physical school can reopen again. All of these books will need to be returned whenever we finally get back to school but they can also be returned on Wednesdays 8:00AM to 12:00PM and 1:00PM to 4:00PM at the school. Students withdrawing from GHS will need to return all GHS Library and Textbook materials.
Please remember to keep these books safe! We don't charge overdue fines, but you are still responsible for lost items and for any damage done to GHS Library books. Meanwhile, try some of our GHS Library eBooks for other great reads. Stay safe, socially distant and keep reading!
GHS Library Celebrates National Hispanic American Heritage Month
September 15 - October 15 2020
September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month! To find out more about this official month long celebration of the contributions and cultures of both Hispanic and Latino Americans you can click on this link: https://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/Our Gresham High School Library also has some great eBook reads from Hispanic and Latino American authors that you can access remotely from home. To learn more about how to download eBooks to your own devices, click on this link: GHS Library eBooks
These eBooks include titles such as All of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil, The Circuit by Francisco Jimenez, The Cholo Tree by Daniel Chacon, Don't Call Me Hero by Ray Villareal, Gabi - A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero, Mexican Whiteboy by Matt de la Pena, Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall and many more. Check one out today!
Great Books at the Movies 2019 Contest Winners
December 4th, 2019
The winners of the Great Books at the Movies 2019 contest have been chosen! From the many entries this year, these are the four lucky winners.
Julissa Cano - Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
Analicia Gutierrez - The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Gavin Hume - Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond
Maria Marcelo Torres - The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Great Books at the Movies 2019 Contest!
To celebrate the premiers of Stranger Things Season 3, The Sun is Also a Star, The Call of the Wild and Five Feet Apart, our Library will be holding a contest giveaway of original novels from these four movie/streaming releases.
This year's four prizes include:
One copy of the novel Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond
One special edition of The Call of the Wild by Jack London
One movie edition of the novel The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
One movie edition of the novel Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
To enter the contest, you just need to checkout any print book or magazine from the Library during November. Each time you checkout items from the Library, you’ll get a chance to fill out an entry ticket for the contest. The official drawing for the prizes will be held December 4th, so trek out to the Library in Room 415 and checkout a great book today!
Test Prep Guidebooks in our Library
Need help with studying for the PSAT, SAT, ACT or ASVAB tests? Our Gresham High School Library has many up-to-date test preparation books available for student use. We have test guidebooks for the PSAT, SAT, ACT and ASVAB tests that will help you to prepare and score higher. Why buy a guidebook when you can borrow one for free? Check out these test prep books from our Library today!
Banned Books Week
Sept 22 - Sept 28 2019
September 22nd through September 28th is national Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of our freedom to read. Exercise your right read by checking out a Library book today!
Gresham Library Version 3.0 is Open!!!
September 18, 2019
Our Gresham High School Library is finally open! After a lot of hard work and effort, our Library will open to students on Wednesday, September 18 in Room 415.
It was a tight fit, but we managed to bring all of the fiction, graphic novels, college test prep and most of the nonfiction books but there will be significant compromises due to the lack of space in this room. Unfortunately, we will have far less seating and fewer computers available for student use. There will be times that we will hit our maximum capacity, so please be aware that we'll have to turn away people when all our seats are taken. We are ready to help you all out, but only a few at a time!
Moving to Gresham Library Version 3.0
June 2019 - September 2019
Our Gresham High School Library has begun the process of transitioning to its third version (All in one year!) during our school's remodel. In June, your Library Staff literally packed up the entire contents of our Library in preparation for moving everything to the Room 415. What had been the Ms. Brink's classroom will now be the entire Library during the 2019-2020 school year.
We will be bringing as many of our resources as we can to this area, but there will be significant compromises due to the lack of space in this room. In particular, we will have far less seating and fewer computers available for immediate student use. There will also be delays and closures due to construction and our need to set up this space at the beginning of the school year. We apologize in advance for these coming disruptions, but they can't be helped.
Of course, the pay off will be a big and brilliant new Library some time in 2021!
Library eBooks - 24/7 Reading
If you are looking to do some quality after-hours reading, our Gresham High School Library has great eBooks available all-year-round! Through a grant from the Gresham Barlow Education Foundation, our GHS Library has more than 600 eBook titles available for student and staff use. Just use your school Google login and password to check out eBooks any time you want!
For more information on how to download and use our eBooks you can click on this link: Library eBooks
To go directly to our eBooks and to log-in to your Gresham eBook account click on this link: Mackinvia
Our eBooks are available 24/7, 365 days a year, so check one out today!
Author Rick Riordan Came to Town!
Oct 9th 2017 - East Hill Church in Gresham
On October 9th, 2017 at the East Hill Church in Gresham, best selling author Rick Riordan came to speak about his writing career and his many successful book projects. Brought here by the Clackamas Barnes & Noble book store, students, parents and staff of the Gresham-Barlow School District were able to attend this major author event and nine GHS students volunteered to help out with issuing autographed books, directing people to seats...etc... See below for photos of the event and our students in action!
- Of the eight cities that comprised this tour that started at the Library of Congress in Washington DC, Gresham was the only city on the entire West Coast where he spoke.
- Mr. Riordan started writing in order to satisfy his son's desire for Greek mythology after he ran out of actual Greek mythology to share with him.
- Mr. Riordan worked as a middle school English teacher for fifteen years.
- Mr. Riordan used kids and staff from his own classes and school as characters in his first novel.
- Mr. Riordan was rejected by 13 of 14 publishers.
- Mr. Riordan has approximately 35 million copies of his books in print in America alone!
- His advice to young writers: Write a lot, read a lot and be persistent... If he had stopped writing after the first publisher rejection, or the fifth, or the tenth, where would he be now?
Gresham High School/Sam Barlow High School Book Fair!
October 7th 2017
On Saturday, October 7th Gresham High School and Sam Barlow High School held a book fair fundraiser for our libraries at the Clackamas Town Center Barnes & Noble book store. Customers who voiced their support for either school at the registers earned our schools a percentage of that purchase! Our library programs earned 25% of all sales during the fair to purchase books and needed resources for the students of Gresham High and Barlow High. A GHS and SBHS student art show will also be featured during the event. Thanks to all who supported our efforts to bring more resources to our high school students!
Author Matthew Desmond Visits GHS
March 10th 2017
Through the efforts of Mrs. Roberts, Multnomah County Library and many other local organizations, best selling author Matthew Desmond came to Gresham High to speak to our students about his book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Mr. Desmond spoke to students in our library about his work and his writing process. See below for pictures of this special event.
Author Veronica Roth Visits Gresham High School!
February 29th 2016
New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth visited Gresham High School on February 29th 2016! Creator of the wildly popular Divergent series of young adult novels, Ms. Roth held a presentation/Q&A session in our auditorium with our students and staff. Ms. Roth shared her insights on the writing process and the need to be persistent when pursuing your dreams and aspirations. See below for images of Ms. Roth's visit to Gresham High!
Photos taken by Mr. Brad Cook
Art in the Library
Stellar paintings by students of Ms. Paris populated the original Gresham High Library. Check out the photos below for samples of these pieces of art!
Library Celebrates Gresham High School History!
The GHS Library staff have put together a special display of photos and artifacts that showcase the long and proud history of Gresham High School! See the photos below for a sample of what you could have seen in our original Library. New displays will go up in our new Library some time in 2021!