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AP Test Reviews and Sample Tests from Learning Express Library
If you need help preparing for the upcoming AP tests, Learning Express Library has on-line AP test review guides and sample tests ready for your use. Just click on this link - AP test study guides and sample tests to directly access these resources. If you need help logging in, check out the Learning Express Library FAQ page for more information about log-ins and accounts. Learning Express Library is free to all Oregon students, so log on today for more AP help!
SBHS 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 Barlow 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 need this account number to login to your 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 look 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 SBHS Library eBooks/Databases
SBHS Library Closure and Returning Books
Spring 2021Do you still have Barlow 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 Barlow Library books. Meanwhile, try some of our Barlow Library eBooks for other great reads. Stay safe, socially distant and keep reading!
SBHS 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 Barlow 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)
Honor and Duty 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 Experience
SBHS Library celebrates National Women's History Month
March 2021March 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 Barlow 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 Activist by 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 Anderson
For more great reads, check out this reading list from Multnomah County Library - National Women's History Month, 2021
More eBooks added to SBHS 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 SBHS eBooks, click on this link: SBHS Library eBooks
Need to learn how to access our eBooks? Click on this link SBHS Library eBooks/Databases
SBHS 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: SBHS 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
SBHS Library celebrates Veterans Day (Remotely)
Every year for the last 20+ years, the Barlow 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 see 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!
Home Before Morning by Lynda Van Devanter - The honest story of an American Army nurse who served during the Vietnam War and the challenges she faced after coming home to America.
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.
American Patriots: The Story of Blacks in the Military from the Revolution to Desert Storm by Gail Buckley - A moving tribute to the military’s unsung heroes, American Patriots tells the story of the black servicemen and women who defended American ideals on the battlefield, even as they faced racism in the ranks and segregation on the home front.
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.
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell - Four US Navy SEALS departed one night in 2005 for the Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that followed.
Just Americans: How Japanese Americans Won a War at Home and Abroad by Robert Asahina - An excellent history that chronicles the Japanese American combat participation in World War II in the segregated US Army infantry units of the 100th Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. In time these units merged and, exhibiting formidable mastery of infantry combat, compiled a combat record in Italy and France that it would be an understatement to call distinguished.
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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SBHS 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 Barlow 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: SBHS Library eBooksThese 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/215231105/1743164189Goodreads also has some great suggestions for Native American authors: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/native-american-authors
Library resources during SBHS closure
Our physical library may be shutdown, but we are definitely open for business on-line! If you are looking for great reads, take a look at our eBooks and eAudiobook offerings through MackinVIA, our eBook provider. We have many hundreds of popular fiction titles in this system from authors like Stephen King, Lauren Kate, Matt de la Pena and many more. There are also select nonfiction titles to support teen health and wellness along with fascinating biographies 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 SBHS on-line databases click on this link: SBHS Library eBook/Databases this page also tells you how to download the MackinVIA app to your phone or other mobile device to download titles.
SBHS 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 Barlow 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: SBHS Library eBooksThese 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!
SBHS Library celebrates National Women's History Month
March 2020Our Barlow Library has created a display of books to celebrate Women's History Month. To learn more about the history of American women, check out a book today or visit the national Women's History Month website.
SBHS Library Reopens ...Again!
January 2020Our Barlow Library has reopened after moving for the third time! After Winter Break, all current Library operations were moved into our next temporary location in the back of our original Library. This is located across from the "stadium steps" and in the courtyard hallway.We hope to open the complete and newly refreshed Library some time in 2021. Thanks in advance for your patience and please plan accordingly.
Temporary Library in Room 113 is finally open!!!
Our temporary Barlow Library in Room 113 is finally open! After literally a ton of work, our Library is ready for business and can now be accessed any time from 7:00AM to 4:00PM daily. Currently our fiction, graphic novels, test preparation/career books and some nonfiction are all available for student use. There are also six Mac computers for student use in this space. We are scheduled to be in this room through the end of December 2019 when we will move to another temporary set up in the back of our original Library after Winter Break. Our temporary Library computer lab will also be moving out of Room 111 and into the new temporary space at the same time.
Test Prep Guidebooks in our Library
Need help with studying for the PSAT, SAT, ACT or ASVAB tests? Our Barlow Library has many up-to-date test preparation books available for student use. We cover every major college entry test and we have test guidebooks for every AP course offered at Barlow. Why buy a guidebook when you can borrow one for free? Check out one of these test prep guides today!
Banned Books Week
Sept 23 - Sept 28 2019
September 22nd through September 28th is national Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of our freedom to read. Free "I Read Banned Books" buttons were available for interested people from our Library. Exercise your right to read by finding a great book today!
Temporary Library in Room 113/111
Our Barlow 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 the Library in preparation for moving everything to a new temporary space while the construction crews completely remodel our facility. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, that temporary Library space will now be in rooms 113 and 111. Room 113 will serve as the main Library and room 111 will be our temporary computer lab. We will be in these rooms until the end of December 2019.
We will be bringing as many of our resources as we can to this area, but there will obviously be some compromises due to the lack of space. In particular, we will have very limited seating and fewer books available for immediate student use. We are planning to bring our fiction, graphic novels, test preparation books and some nonfiction with us for student use, but the bulk of our materials will be in storage while we are in the 100 hall. There will also be delays and closures due to construction and our need to set up this space. 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 newly remodeled Library in 2021! Stay tuned for updates as we evolve to the final Library Version 4.0!
Library eBooks - 24/7 Reading
If you are looking to do some after-hours reading, our Barlow Library has great eBooks available all-year-round! Through a grant from the Gresham Barlow Education Foundation, our SBHS Library has over 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 these eBooks you can click on this link: Library eBooks
To go directly to our eBook resources or log-in to your Barlow eBook account click on this link: MackinVIA
Our eBooks are available for use 24/7, 365 days a year, so check one out today!
Green Science Display
Mrs. Anderson's Green Science students have created a wonderful display showcasing the environmental crisis surrounding plastic and straws in the ocean ecosystem. Look for the display in the Library and get educated about how these everyday throwaway items impact the natural world!
Mrs. Wilczewski's Book Group Promotion Project
If you haven't seen them yet, Mrs. Wilczewski's English Language Arts students have created some interesting and thought provoking displays to promote the books from their book groups. Check out the photos below for a preview or swing by the Library to admire them in person!
Great Books at the Movies 2018 Contest Winners
November 30th, 2018
The winners of the Great Books at the Movies 2018 contest have been chosen! From the many entries this year, these are the four lucky winners.
Graciela Baires - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Florencio Gonzalez - The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Kaleb Nicks - Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Biruktawit Rush - The Hate U Give by A.C. Thomas
Great Books at the Movies 2018 Contest!
To celebrate the 2018 releases of the big-screen adaptations of Ready Player One, The Hate U Give, The Darkest Minds and Black Panther, our Library will be holding a contest giveaway of the original novels from these four movies.
This year's four prizes include:
One special movie edition of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
One special movie edition of The Hate U Give by A.C. Thomas
One special movie edition of The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
One copy of the graphic novel Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze
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 on Friday, November 30th, so get down to the Library and checkout a great book today!
Literary “Pun”-kins in the Library
October 2018 Display
Mrs. Wilczewski's AP Literature class display their handiwork with pumpkins carved in the images of famous literary characters and scenes! Check out the pictures below.
Literary Pumpkins 2018
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Altar de Muertos Display
MEChA Club advisor Karen Galicia Arroyo creates an outstanding El Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) display in the Library. A Latin American holiday celebrated between November 1st and November 2nd, El Dia de los Muertos is a chance to remember departed friends and family members. Families typically set up altars decorated with photos and treasured objects of those who have passed and then gather at the cemetery to visit the graves of their loved ones in a happy celebration and renewal of loving ties with those who are gone. See below for a pictures of this year's display.
Author Rick Riordan Came to Town!
October 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 fourteen Barlow 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?
Author Veronica Roth visits Sam Barlow High School!
February 29th 2016
New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth visited Barlow High School on February 29, 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 in pursuing your dreams and aspirations. See below for images of Ms. Roth's visit to Barlow!
Ms. Roth in front of Sam Barlow High School
Ms. Roth answering student questions during the assembly
Barlow History Display in the Library
Our Library maintained a wonderful display showcasing the history of Sam Barlow 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 renovated Library sometime in 2021!