WELCOME to your Metropolitan Learning Center Library!
"Questions answered, smiles offered, books found!"
Virtual Library Desk Hours:
- Library Media Assistant: Tim Elmer - Virtual Library Desk Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm (Tim is OFF on Tuesdays)
- Media Specialist: Tini Maier - Monday & Tuesday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tim Elmer is normally available in Google Meet during his Virtual Library Desk Hours and in GMail. Tim is also using Remind to enable him to communicate via with the MLC community via phone calll or text message. If you can't find Tim as "T. Elmer" in Remind, @timelmer is his Remind ID. Tim is also *at* MLC from 10am to 2pm on Thursdays for distribution of library, classroom, and other materials to parents and students.
To contact Tini Maier:
- Remind to communicate via phone calll or text message. The simplest way is to reply to library texts sent via Remind.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Kx5 students may send a message in Seesaw.
Thanks! We are here to help! ~ Tim E. & Tini
If you want to access free ebooks in the MLC Online Catalog, choose "eBook" as your material type. (see below)
* Note: We now have "single sign-on" through google chrome for Sora. So if you are logged into your PPS Google account, you won't have to log in again.
Also, thanks to Ms. Cassie Lanzas, Wilson HS Librarian, for making this video and sharing it for all of PPS to use!
For even more, go to PPS Library Services. Explore!
NOTE: If you're accessing this with your phone, be sure to use the left-hand "hamburger menu" ≡ so you can access all of our site's features and menus!
MLC Library Mission Statement:
The mission of the MLC library is to match students with books and materials that provide "mirrors" to reflect their own experiences and "windows" into the lives of others, multiple perspectives of history to understand how the present came to be, and resources to invent the future of what could be! We are here to share the ethical, wise, and creative use of reliable and trustworthy information resources. We are here to inspire reading and listening, wondering and seeking, questioning and taking action.
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Try the 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
Click here for magnetic poetry!
Hoax or Real? Can You Tell?
When you click on the following link, you will be directed to a list of websites. Some are hoaxes (not true) and some are real. Can you tell which is which?
Web Site Evaluation
Click here to review some good criteria for evaluating a website!
Sample Site #1
Click here for sample site #1:www.aspartame.net
Sample Site #2
Click here for sample site #2: www.dhmo.org
Elections and Voting
Click here to log in to our Portaportal page. The guest access username is "mlclibrary".
To visit Code.org, click -->> HERE to visit their login page.
Click here to go to the 4x5 Pre-Assessment
Click here to launch pre-test https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFZsZjVNeEtaV0NKREYtTDdUdDM4Q1E6MQ
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.
Volunteer @ the Library
There are always jobs to be done in the library. Right now and unfortunately, because of COVID-19, we're not taking student volunteers at this time. When in-person classes resume we'll have more information about it.
Your Library Account...
Want to know what you have checked out?
You can check your MLC library account from anywhere you're connected using your PPS student Google account or your PPS student account. Find out what you have checked out, when it's due, and even renew books if you want to.
Look for "Log In" in the upper right-hand corner. Click or tap "Log In", then click the "Sign in with Google."
Research and Other Links
MLC Library Catalog
MLC ORCA Blog (Temporarily Unavailable)
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
Looking for something to read? We've got you covered! Click below for some fantastic recommendations: