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    SBHS Library celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    May 2022


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    May is National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! To find out more about this official month long celebration of the history and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders 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 learn more about them in our Destiny Catalog.

    Angel Island by Erika Lee
    Frankly in Love David Yoon
    Wait For Me by An Na
    Almost American Girl by Robin Ha
    A Pho Love Story by Loan Le
    American Born Chinese by Gene Yang
    When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
    This Time Will be Different by Misa Sugiara
    Finding My Voice by Marie Lee
    The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F. C. Yee

    Just Americans: How Japanese Americans Won a War at Home and Abroad by Robert Asahina
    The Big Aiiieeeee!: An Anthology of Chinese American and Japanese American Literature
    Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
    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

     

     


    AP Test Prep Guidebooks and On-line Support

    Spring 2022

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    Need help with studying for the upcoming AP tests? Our Barlow Library has 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!

    If you need more 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 and then click on the "Prepare for College" button to find these resources. Are you a new user? You'll need to go to the Learning Express Library page, click on the Sign In/Register link and then the Register link to create your own account to start using this resource.  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!

     
     
     

    Multnomah County Library Accounts for all GBSD Students

    2022

     

    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

     

     


    Barlow CTE Display in Library

    Spring 2022

     

    Examples of some of the great work and accomplishments of the Barlow CTE (Career and Technical Education) programs are on display in the Library display case this Spring. Swing by and be inspired by the work of the students from Mrs. Pate, Mr. Ingoglia, Mr. Holzbach, Ms. Lamoureux, Ms. Mann and Mr. Toth's classes! Also featured are informative SBHS Library books on careers in various CTE fields. See below for sample images of this display.

     

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    SBHS Library celebrates National Women's History Month

    March 2022


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    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/
     
     
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    For more great reads, check out this reading list from Multnomah County Library - National Women's History Month
     
     
     
     

    SBHS Library Celebrates African American History Month

    February 2022


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    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 books about African American experiences that you can pick up in our Library. Check out our African American History Month display in our Library for some great novels and nonfiction titles 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-collection
     
    If 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
     
     
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    Ms. Wilczewski's Book Project

    February 2022

     

    Students from Ms. Wilczewski's classes share their book project creations in our Barlow Library during the month of February. See the attached photos or swing by the Library to see them in person!

     

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     Lightbox Art in our Library

    January 2022

     

    Our Barlow Library has a new Bruin lightbox art piece on display! Created by our own principal, Mr. Schmidt and student Gavin Schmidt, this new display is a permanent addition to our Library. See the picture below for a view of the box or swing by the Library to see it in action!

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    Great Books on Screen 2021 Contest Winners

    December 7th, 2021

     

    The winners of the Great Books on Screen 2021 contest have been chosen! From the many entries this year, these are the four lucky winners.

    Katrina Nix - All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

    David Berzunza - Shang-Chi by Gene Luen Yang

    Matfiey Bozhduga - There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

    Judy Sorokina - Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

     

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    Great Books on Screen 2021 Contest!

    November-December 2021

     

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    To celebrate the 2021 big-screen and streaming adaptations of All The Bright Places, Moxie, Shang-Chi and There's Someone Inside Your House, our Library will be holding a contest giveaway of the original novels that these four movies are based on.

    This year's four prizes include:

    One copy of All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

    One copy of Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

    One copy of the graphic novel Shang-Chi by Gene Luen Yang

    One copy of There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins


    To enter the contest, you just need to checkout any print book or magazine from the Library during November/early December. Each time you checkout items from our 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 December 7, 2021, so get down to our Library and checkout a great book today!

     

     


    SBHS Library celebrates Veterans Day

    November 2021

     

    During the month of November the Barlow Library recognizes our staff and their familiy members who have served in the United States Armed Forces with a Veterans Day display. This year's display is the first in our newly renovated facility! Come by the library to see the contributions of some of our SBHS staff or to check out a great military history title. Thank you to Ms. Duquette, Mrs. Ferron, Ms. Ichikawa, Mrs. Molony and Mrs. Nelms for participating in this year's celebration.

     

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    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. 

    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 GutierrezAs 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.  

     

     


    SBHS Library Celebrates National Native American Heritage Month

    November 2021


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    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/

    Our Barlow Library also has some great novel and nonfiction book and eBook reads featuring Native American history, characters and themes. To learn more about how to download eBooks to your own devices, click on this link: SBHS Library eBooks


    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/215231105/1743164189
     
     
    Goodreads also has some great suggestions for Native American authors: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/native-american-authors
     
     
     
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    Mrs. Wilczewski's Fahrenheit 451 Display

    October 2021

     
    If you haven't seen them yet, Mrs. Wilczewski's English Language Arts students have created some interesting and thought provoking displays that highlight themes found in Ray Bradbury's landmark novel Fahrenheit 451. Check out the photos below for a preview or swing by the Library to admire them in person!


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    SBHS Library Celebrates National Hispanic American Heritage Month

    September 15 - October 15 2021


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    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: National Hispanic American Month or this link: Hispanic Heritage Month - National Archives

    We currently have a display of related books to honor this month in our Library. See the photo below and check one out today!
     
     
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    Our Barlow Library also has great novels from Hispanic and Latino American authors that you can check out from our Library or as eBooks remotely from home. These novels include such titles 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. To learn more about how to download eBooks to your own devices, click on this link: SBHS Library eBooks

     




    Banned Books Week

    September 26 - October 2 2021

     

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    September 26th through October 2nd is national Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of our freedom to read. Exercise your right to read by finding a great book today or pick up a Banned Books Week button at our Barlow Library! Check out the Banned Book Week website for related Facebook and Twitter events with popular authors Jason Reynolds, Laurie Halse Anderson and Alex Gino.

    Watch this video about the Ten Most Challenged Books of 2020 from the American Library Association. 

     

     


    Barlow Library version 6.0 Finally Opens!!!

    September 2021

     

    After many trials and tribulations, our newly renovated Barlow Library is finally open to students again!!! Beginning September 13, our library will be up and open, but with some restrictions due to COVID 19 precautions. We will be limiting the number of students who can be in our Library at any one time and assigning seats and taking attendance. Masks will need to remain on at all times.

    There is still some work to be done and furniture to come to fully finish our new facility, but we are hosting students and checking out real books again! Hope to see you soon!

     

    Some significant "firsts" for our new Library

    Senior Judy Sorokina has become the first student to officially check in and stay in our new Library and Senior Andrea Rhodes was the first student to come in and physically check out a book from us!

     

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    Library eBooks - 24/7 Reading



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    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!

     

     

     

     


    SBHS Library celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month

    June 2021

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    June 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 learn more about them in our Destiny Catalog.

    LGBTQ: The Survival Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens by Kelly Huegel Madrone
    Gay 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. Danforth
    The 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
     
     
     

     

     


    Test Prep Guidebooks and On-line Support

    Spring 2021

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    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!

    If you need more 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 Veterans Day (Remotely)

    November 2020

     

    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 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!

     

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    Author Rick Riordan Came to Town!

    October 9th 2017 - East Hill Church in Gresham



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    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?

     


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    Author Veronica Roth visits Sam Barlow High School!

    February 29th 2016



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    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!


     

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    Ms. Roth in front of Sam Barlow High School


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    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!




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