Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

MLC logoMetropolitan Learning Center

K x 12 student-centered education

2033 NW Glisan St. | Portland, OR 97209
Phone: (503) 916-5737

Library

Media Specialist: Kiva Liljequist

The library is open Monday - Thursday from 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 8:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday.

The mission of the MLC library is to ensure that students are effective users of ideas and information.

Click here to navigate our Online Catalog:

MLC Library Catalog

From here, you can check what books we have, what you/your student has currently checked out and when it's due, and you can renew books from here as well! You can also check the holdings of every PPS school library!

6th Grade Post-Assessment

 Click here to launch the post-assessment

Computer Programming

To get to your computer programming account, click on the links below.

For Susan's class, click here

For Betsy's class, click here

2015 Oregon Readers' Choice Award BLOG!

The nominees for the 2015 ORCA award are here! Click here to check out MLC's ORCA blog!

2015 ORCA vote!

 It's time to vote for your favorite 2015 ORCA nominee! Click here for the ballot!

Banned and Challenged Books

Click here to read about the difference between a challenge and a ban, why books are challenged, and who challenges books.

Click here to read about frequently challenged books, sorted by by year, by author, statistics, by decade, and banned and challenged classics.

Click here to read a full list of books challenged or banned by year, compiled since 2004, the reasons behind the challenge or ban, and the result of the challenge or ban. Note: Scroll to the bottom of this page for each link, by year.

 

Magnetic Poetry

 Click here for magnetic poetry!

Web Site Evaluation

Click here to review some good criteria for evaluating a web site!

Hoax or Real? Can You Tell?

When you click on the following link, you will be directed to a list of web sites. Some are hoaxes (not true) and some are real. Can you tell which is which?

http://www.kidsnetsoft.com/html/bogus.html

Booktalk videos

Check it out! See our amazing 6th grade students present booktalks on their favorite books! Find them on Teacher Tube by clicking here!

Elections and Voting

Click here to log in to our Portaportal page. The guest access username is "mlclibrary".

Volunteer @ the Library

We are always looking for a few extra hands, if you have the time to help re-shelve books, label new ones or any of the other tasks we have on our to-do list. Give us a call or stop by the library; we'll be grateful for the help!

What Do You Have Checked Out? Check Your Library Account!

You can check your MLC library account from home! Go to the MLC Library Catalog. Look at the upper right corner—it says “Login.” Click and type in your first name and last name. In the next line, type in your six-digit student number. You can see what is checked out and when it’s due. You can also renew books from home!

Research and Other Links

MLC Library Catalog

Tumblebooks

 

                                                                                                                                           

Multnomah County Library Catalog

ORCA blog

Electronic Databases

Gale Elementary

Gale Secondary

Opposing Viewpoints in Context


World Book Online



Multnomah County Library Databases


Citation Maker 

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Answerland: Chat with a Librarian 24/7

Oregon Encyclopedia

Gale Virtual Reference Library


Multnomah County Library Homework Center



Newspapers
The Oregonian (current news only)



The New York Times

 

Want to know the order of any series? Click here to find out!

 

Evaluate web sites with RADCAB

 

 

 

Reshelving Game

Try your hand at reshelving FIC, E, non-fiction. Show off your stuff and become a Master of the Universe! To try the game, click here 

Book Look

Have a favorite book that you think everyone should read? Email me your name,  the title and author of the book you love, and I'll check it out!