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*Si tú o alguien que conoces está en crisis, por favor llama al Centro de llamadas de salud mental del Condado de Multnomah al 503-988-4888. Número gratuito: 800-716-9769. Marcar para personas con problemas de audición: 711.*
*Si hay peligro inmediato, llama al 911.* 

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Tú importas. Tu salud mental importa. Todes necesitan ayuda a veces. Hay recursos para adolescentes para apoyar nuestra salud mental.

Explora algunas actividades para aliviar el estrés que puedes hacer en tu casa ahora. Baja la página para ver más recursos abajo.

¿A quién tienes en tu vida con quién puedes hablar? ¿Un padre o adulto favorito? ¿Tus amigos? ¿Algún profesional de la salud mental? Habla con alguien: Cómo hablar de los problemas de salud mental

Actividades para intentar en casa

Respira para reducir la ansiedad

Si tienes 2 minutos:

  • Respira profundamente o estírate
  • Fantasea o haz garabatos
  • Mira a una foto de un ser querido
  • Dile a alguien que quieres hablar más tarde
  • Disfruta un chicle de menta
  • Masajea tu cabeza o tus manos
  • Piensa en tres cosas que agradeces
  • Reconoce uno de tus logros. Puedes celebrar que ganaste un videojuego, una buena nota o que te levantaste de la cama. Celebra tus éxitos ya sea grandes o pequeños

 

Si tienes 5 minutos:

  • Escucha música y canta en voz alta
  • Escribe tus sueños y metas
  • Corre, salta un poco, o sube y baja las escaleras
  • Está bien llorar y reír
  • Felicita a alguien por una de sus fortalezas o cualidades
  • Juega con tu mascota
  • Limpia una parte de tu cuarto
  • Disfruta un bocadillo y  una bebida que te gusta

 

Si tienes 10 minutos:

  • Escribe en un diario
  • Llama a un amigo que no has visto en un tiempo
  • Navega por la red en busca de frases inspiradoras
  • Da un paseo enérgico o baila al ritmo de la música que te gusta
  • Encuentra algunas cosas para añadir a tu cuarto o escritorio que te hagan sonreír: fotos, frases inspiradoras o divertidas, o un recuerdo de un evento significativo
  • Encuentra un lugar tranquilo para meditar
  • Tómate tiempo en silencio. Reflexiona sobre lo que necesitas de las personas en tu vida. Piensa cómo puedes pedir ayuda.

 

Si tienes 30 minutos:

  • Encuentra un tema de escritura en línea, o elige un libro al azar, escribe la primera línea y escribe tu propia historia a partir de ahí
  • Juega un juego con alguien en tu casa o en línea
  • Cocina, hornea o haz manualidades
  • Haz ejercicios o el yoga
  • Toma un baño caliente
  • Trabaja en un proyecto en el que hace tiempo que no trabajas 

 

Recursos en línea en español

Familias en Acción: Salud mental - Recursos comunitarios de Latinx: Una lista de servicios disponibles en el Condado de Multnomah y Oregon.

Organización Mundial de la Salud - #SanosEnCasa – Salud mental: “Son muchas las cosas que podemos hacer para cuidar nuestra salud mental y ayudar a otras personas que pueden necesitar más apoyo y atención. Confiamos en que los siguientes consejos y recomendaciones le resulten útiles.”

El Condado de Multnomah - El Programa de Salud Mental Escolar: “Brinda servicios de salud mental a niños y adolescentes en las escuelas de todo el condado de Multnomah.”

Q Chat Space: “Ofrece grupos de conversación en línea para adolescentes LGBTQ+ entre 13 y 19 años. Encuentra y ofrece apoyo, diviértete, conéctate alrededor de intereses compartidos y consigue buena información.”

MedlinePlus - Salud mental del adolescente: “Ser adolescente es difícil. Te sentirás estresado por tratar de ser agradable, desempeñarte bien en la escuela, llevarte bien con la familia y tomar decisiones importantes. La mayoría de estas presiones son inevitables y preocuparte por ellas es normal. Sin embargo, sentirte muy triste, desesperanzado o sin valor alguno puede ser un signo de advertencia de un problema de salud mental.”

Child Mind Institute - Recursos en español: “Como padres, queremos poder ayudar a nuestros hijos cuando se enfrentan a emociones o comportamientos desafiantes. Obtener información confiable y clara es el primer paso para poder ayudarlos. Lea nuestros recursos en español sobre temas en salud mental, desafíos del aprendizaje y tipos de tratamientos para apoyar a sus hijos.”

Child Mind Institute - Señales de depresión durante la crisis del coronavirus: “Los niños que parecen estar atrapados en un estado de ánimo negativo podrían necesitar ayuda para recuperarse.”

Mental Health America - Otros recursos: “Para referencias a centros en tu comunidad y profesionales de salud mental que ofrecen servicios en español, contacte a las siguientes organizaciones. Algunas también ofrecen información y publicaciones sobre distintos temas de salud mental.”

National Institute of Mental Health - Ayuda para la salud mental: “Usa estos recursos para encontrar ayuda para ti mismo, un amigo o un familiar.”

National Alliance on Mental Illness - La salud mental en la comunidad latina: “Los latinos tienen la misma incidencia en las condiciones de salud mental cuando son comparados al resto de la población. Sin embargo, las inquietudes, experiencias y manera de entenderlas y tratarlas pueden ser diferentes.”

MayoClinic - Suicidio: qué hacer si alguien tiene tendencias suicidas: “Es posible que no sepas qué hacer si alguien que conoces parece tener tendencias suicidas. Aprende a detectar las señales de alerta, qué preguntas hacer y cómo buscar ayuda.”

La Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio - Ayuda en español: “Lifeline ofrece 24/7, servicios gratuitos en español.”

Recursos en línea en inglés

Oregon YouthLine  + Lines for Life website

Oregon Warmline

Multnomah County Library - Mental Health and Self-Care for Teens

Multnomah County Library - Talking with teens about mental health

Mental Health for Teens from Multcolib (Ebooks)

Mental Health for Teens from Multcolib Teens (Physical books)

Multnomah County Library - How parents and caregivers can support teens

Coping resources for teens in electronic format from Multcolib My Librarian Ruth

National Association on Mental Illness Teen Portal

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective Toolkit

Cascadia Behavioral Health Care

CDC - LGBTQ Youth Resources

Multnomah County EASA (Early Assessment and Support Alliance) program

Mental Health First Aid: Resources 


Gracias por leer. Esperamos que hayas encontrado algo que puedas usar. Si necesitas más ayuda:

Two women and a young girl blow bubbles outside in a field

“I routinely prescribe nature to children and families.  Nature has the power to heal."  

-Dr. Nooshin Razani, pediatrician, presenter of the TED Talk "Presribing Nature for Health"

Research suggests that taking a walk, visiting a park, or getting out in nature can relieve stress, encourage social bonds, and support physical activity.  Less stress means less depression, anxiety, and isolation...not just for kids, but for adults, too!  

Portland Parks and Recreation offers plenty of opportunities for adventure!  Search for your next destination through the Find a Park feature, and be sure to check out their list of Inclusive Playgrounds, which is growing!  Gresham also offers an array of parks and trails to explore. Troutdale, with its proximity to the Sandy and Columbia rivers, offers plenty of fun options as well, and Fairview is home to many others, including our favorite, Salish Pond Wetlands Park.

Wait, there’s more! Metro Parks and Natural Areas offer 17,000 acres of outdoor exploration!  Try out the Interactive Park Finder, and while you’re there, check out their Parks and Nature News section for the latest on the ways our community enjoys nature.  

We love keeping up with Metro’s Our Big Backyard magazine and exploring back issues for beautiful photographs. The latest (Fall 2020) issue features two articles written by members of our community.  

While you're outside, you can take advantage of the learning opportunities it offers.  Portland Parks has created an at-home nature activities page, with links to videos and other activities that tap into kids’ sense of curiosity.  You can find a Flower Scavenger Hunt, a Birds of Portland guide, and a map of Tree Museums that are open for viewing right in your neighborhood.  

There’s so much to see and do out there, so take Dr. Razani’s prescription and get outside!   Even just a little bit can do wonders for your health - mental, physical, emotional, and overall!


This article was written for our Family Newsletter, brought to you by Home Learning Support and available in English and Spanish. Please sign up here and you can email us at learning@multcolib.org with any questions.

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Hạn chót để nộp tờ khai thuế liên bang và tiểu bang là ngày 17 tháng 5 năm 2021. Mặc dù đại dịch COVID-19 đã gây khó khăn cho việc giúp đỡ trực tiếp, quý vị vẫn có thể nhận được sự trợ giúp và hỗ trợ khai thuế theo những cách sau.

Bản sao chép của các biểu mẫu hoặc hướng dẫn khai thuế

  • Tải xuống và in các biểu mẫu và hướng dẫn từ trang Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Forms & Instructionstrang Oregon Department of Revenue Forms and Publications. Nếu quý vị không thể in biểu mẫu ở nhà, quý vị có thể gửi các mục đến máy in của thư viện từ hầu hết mọi thiết bị hoặc chi nhánh có kết nối mạng.
  • Có các biểu mẫu được gửi qua thư cho quý vị. Để nhận các biểu mẫu thuế liên bang qua đường bưu điện, hãy làm theo hướng dẫn trên trang mạng IRS hoặc gọi 800.829.3676. Để nhận các biểu mẫu thuế Oregon qua đường bưu điện, hãy điền vào mẫu đơn đặt trên mạng hoặc gọi 503.378.4988 hoặc 800.356.4222 (miễn phí).
  • Nhận các biểu mẫu liên bang tại thư viện. Số lượng của các biểu mẫu thuế liên bang có giới hạn tại các chi nhánh của thư viện; để tìm hiểu những gì có sẵn tại chi nhánh gần quý vị, hãy gọi 503.988.9936 hoặc gửi email tới vietnamese-staff@multco.us 
  • The Oregon Department of Revenue không còn gửi các biểu mẫu thuế và tập sách nhỏ của tiểu bang đến các thư viện, vì vậy chúng tôi sẽ không có sẵn bất kỳ biểu mẫu Oregon nào. Tuy nhiên, chúng tôi có thể in nhiều biểu mẫu mà quý vị cần; liên hệ với chúng tôi hoặc hỏi tại bất kỳ chi nhánh nào của thư viện.

Hỗ trợ chuẩn bị khai thuế

Nộp thuế trên mạng miễn phí

Các hỗ trợ khác cho thuế

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Крайний срок подачи федеральных налоговых деклараций и налоговых деклараций штата - 17 мая 2021 г. Пандемия COVID-19 осложняет получение непосредственной  помощи. Мы предлагаем вам информацию о том, где и как вы можете получить помощь и поддержку в налоговой отчетности. Пожалуйста, обратите внимание на то, что некоторые ссылки доступны только на английском языке.

Бумажные копии налоговых форм или инструкций

  • Загрузите и распечатайте формы и инструкции для федеральных налогов с страницы Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Forms & Instructions page, а для штата Орегон с страницы Oregon Department of Revenue Forms and Publications page. Если у вас нет возможности распечатать формы и инструкции дома, то вы можете их отправить на принтеры библиотеки практически с любого устройства или из любого места, где есть подключение к Интернету.
  • Получите формы по почте. Чтобы получить федеральные налоговые формы по почте, следуйте инструкциям на веб-сайте IRS  или позвоните по телефону 800.829.3676. Чтобы получить налоговые формы штата Орегон по почте, заполните форму онлайн-заказа или позвоните по телефону 503.378.4988 или 800.356.4222 (бесплатно).
  • Обратитесь в библиотеку. Ограниченное количество федеральных налоговых форм доступно в библиотеках. Чтобы узнать, что конкретно имеется в ближайшей к вам библиотеке, позвоните по телефону 503.988.5123 или свяжитесь с нами, отправив электронное сообщение.
  • Налоговое управление штата Орегон больше не отправляет налоговые формы и инструкции в библиотеки, поэтому у нас не будет в наличии никаких бумажных форм штата Орегон. Однако мы можем распечатать многие из необходимых вам форм. Свяжитесь с нами или спросите сотрудников в любом отделении библиотеки.

Помощь в оформлении налоговой декларации

  • Волонтеры, прошедшие сертификацию IRS, могут помочь вам подготовить ваши налоги в Lloyd Center или Beaverton Community Center. Необходима предварительная запись. Позвоните по телефону 503.966.7942, чтобы узнать, соответствуете ли вы требованиям, и записаться на прием. Доступны услуги переводчика. Вы можете найти дополнительную информацию и получить приемные пакеты документов онлайн с веб-сайта организации Metropolitan Family Service и CASH Oregon в рамках программы IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).
  • CASH Oregon также может помочь с заявкой и продлением индивидуального идентификационного номера налогоплательщика (ITIN). Звоните 503.874.6075 для получения дополнительной информации.
  • Служба налоговой помощи фонда AARP предлагает налоговую помощь онлайн. Есть обширный раздел самопомощи. Вы также можете отправить им по электронной почте свои вопросы о федеральном подоходном налоге.
  • Если вы являетесь самозанятым водителем, то Roadmap to Rideshare Taxes может помочь вам сориентироваться в том, как работают налоги на самозанятость, как подсчитывать свой доход от вождения, как отслеживать налоговые вычеты и как платить ориентировочно-предполагаемые налоги.
  • Получите помощь от IRS онлайн или по телефону 800.829.1040.
  • Получите помощь в Налоговом управлении штата Орегон онлайн или по     телефону 800.356.4222.
  • Дополнительную информацию о подоходном налоге на Portland Arts Education и Access Income Tax можно получить на веб-сайте Portland Revenue Online или по телефону 503.823.5157.

Другая налоговая помощь

Подайте налоговую декларацию онлайн бесплатно

  • CASH Oregon имеет список бесплатных вариантов онлайн-подачи налоговых деклараций, если вы соответствуете определенным требованиям.
  • IRS Free File позволяет вам подготовить и подать федеральный подоходный налог онлайн бесплатно.
  • У Департамента доходов штата Орегон (The Oregon Department of Revenue) есть одобренные программные обеспечения для бесплатной подготовки налоговых деклараций, если вы соответствуете требованиям.
  • Бесплатные формы деклараций имеются как в IRS, так и в The Oregon Department of Revenue 

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A November 2020 New York Times article* spoke about how “remote learning, lockdowns and pandemic uncertainty have increased anxiety and depression among adolescents, and heightened concerns about their mental health.” And there are plenty more recent studies and articles on this subject. As caregivers, we must listen to our teenagers and reach out if we see concerning signs. Here are some resources to help:

Mental Health America (MHA): Talking To Adolescents And Teens

MHA is a community-based nonprofit “dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all.” They have a series for caregivers of teens that starts with noticing symptoms, starting a conversation, and figuring out what to do and where to go. And they have a “Parent Test” you can take to help determine if your child is having emotional, attentional, or behavioral difficulties.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

This training is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers and more how to help a teen who is experiencing a mental health crisis. Many staff at the library have taken this course and we highly recommend it and you can take it for free through Get Trained To Help. Beyond the course, the Mental Health First Aid folx have lots of good information on their website including 5 Tips for Talking to Your Teenager About Mental Health and 5 Signs Your Teen May Be Asking for Help

Signs of Depression During the Pandemic

From the Child Mind Institute, an article listing signs of depression to look out for in your child and ways to help them feel comfortable sharing their feelings. Their articles are available in Spanish as well. 

YouthLine

A teen-to-teen youth crisis and support service provided by Lines for Life. YouthLine operates a national helpline that provides support and referrals via call, text, and chat. It is answered by teen volunteers daily from 4pm-10pm PST (and by adults at all other times, 24-hours a day!). 

Cascadia Behavioral Health Care 

Cascadia is the largest “community-based behavioral health and substance use treatment services organization in the state of Oregon” and they operate a Crisis Line in Multnomah County 24/7 (503-988-4888). Check out their Crisis Intervention page for more information. 

Multnomah County EASA (Early Assessment and Support Alliance) program   

EASA is a program that was created to help young people who are experiencing symptoms of psychosis. Research shows that getting help as early as possible makes treatment easier and recovery quicker.

Multnomah County Library: Teens

We have written a few other blog posts that might be helpful:

And of course we have books! Please see our book lists below. 

This article is part of our "Talking with kids" series, and was featured in our monthly Family Newsletter, brought to you by Home Learning Support and available in English and Spanish. Please sign up here and you can email us at learning@multcolib.org with any questions.

*If you do not subscribe to the New York Times you can get full access to their articles through the library’s databases. Contact us for more information.

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We know that distance learning from home has been hard on kids and their families. Finding the joy in school and keeping engaged can be really hard for students. So we asked some experts - teachers and students - how they motivate, and stay motivated, to learn!
 
Ms Horn, a Middle School teacher and parent to a 1st and 4th grader learning from home, suggests giving students multiple ways to do their work (video, writing, drawing, etc.). Hopefully their teachers are already allowing this, but if not, she stresses communicating with  your child’s teacher and working with them to create workarounds that play to your student’s strengths. 
 
This makes sense to me... a kid may not be motivated to write a paper, but if they could do a podcast instead, that might be the push they need! 
 
One thing that has worked well for Ms. Horn with her own kids is using speech-to-text for writing assignments, since writing is the most challenging for her children. Her 4th grader uses it to get her thoughts out. Her first grader needs to physically write since he is still learning that skill, but using speech-to-text to get the letters removes the worry of spelling and lets him "do it himself!" Which is also very important to many students.
 
With how little choice and control is available right now, Ms. Horn’s best advice is to “try to find ways for [students] to have as much choice as possible while completing [their] school work.” 

Third graders from James Johns Elementary shared their expert advice on staying motivated. They mentioned that they like having fun breaks between assignments, and a consistent "reward" like 10 minutes of games/videos, drawing, stuffie time, or a virtual friend meet-up. Interestingly, every other suggestion they gave had to do with help scheduling or understanding when to do what. They suggest having a schedule posted, something that they can easily see while in school. They also enjoy having a schedule they can check off when something is done and/or having a schedule with must do (blue), should do (orange), or choice (green). I think we can all agree that whatever help with structure and organization we get right now, relieves stress and helps us be more productive and engaged. Thank you to Library Teacher Ms. Rolf for interviewing these local experts for us!

And here are some additional resources to help:

This article was written for our Family Newsletter, brought to you by Home Learning Support and available in English and Spanish. Please sign up here and you can email us at learning@multcolib.org with any questions.

When people in Portland talk about a story that was “in the paper,” they often mean it was in the Oregonian. Until recently, the Oregonian was the city’s daily paper -- and it sort of still is: a daily edition is available online, at newsstands and at the library; while home subscribers get their papers only on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Front page of the July 24, 1904 Oregon Journal (image from Historic Oregon Newspapers, http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/lccn/sn850).

Portland-area newspapers

For most of of the last 170-odd years, the Portland area has been home to multiple, competing newspapers.  Let's take a brief tour of a few of the local newspapers, published from about 1900-present, that are part of the library's collection, plus a few that have been digitized and are available online.  And, I'll show you a bit about how you can use these historical newspapers for your research.  

Daily newspapers

For most of the 20th century, Portland residents had two or three local daily newspapers to choose from. The Oregon Journal was published daily from 1902 to 1982, and the Portland Telegram (also called the Evening Telegram and the News-Telegram) was published daily from 1877-1939. And, the daily Oregonian was available too, of course!

During this heyday of daily news, each paper had a different editorial policy and political niche. People generally say that the Journal supported the Democratic Party, the Oregonian supported the Republican Party, and the Telegram’s editorial stance was independent.

Weekly, semiweekly and neighborhood newspapers

There have always been many non-daily newspapers in the Portland area, too! These days, we have a long list of weeklies and semiweeklies, such as the Portland Observer, Street Roots, the Willamette Week; and of course many neighborhood and suburban papers like the St. Johns Review and the Gresham Outlook.  Some of these still-running non-daily newspapers have been in print a long time, and can be useful for historical research as well as for current news.

Other Portland-area weekly or semiweekly newspapers have sadly left us, but are still available at the library! Here are a few gems that you will not see on today’s newsstands, but which are in the library’s collection:

But wait, there's more!

The lists above are just highlights!  If you'd like to find archives of even more current and historical daily, weekly, semiweekly, and monthly local newspapers, try browsing the subjects Portland (Or.) -- Newspapers and Gresham (Or.) -- Newspapers in the library catalog.


Finding newspaper articles at the library

Sometimes, the best way to research is to browse. If you want to know what was in the news on a particular date, you can go right to the library’s archive of the newspaper you’re interested in and start reading through the issues one by one. Nothing could be simpler -- except that this method is sometimes a little slow!

What if your research requires you to find newspaper articles by topic? To do this, you’ll need two things:

  • an index or a way to search for articles by keywords or topics, so you can find what you need
  • an archive of the newspaper, so you can read it (this archive could include the print edition, a microfilm copy, and/or an online version)
photograph of the Local Newspapers Index at Central Library

Indexes

While you’re in the Periodicals room at Central Library, take a look at the library’s local newspaper index. This card file index is like a big giant catalog of news topics -- you can look for any subject, from A to Z, and the newspaper index will point you to Portland-area newspaper articles on that subject.

When you find your subject in the newspaper index, you'll see one or more cards, like the one in the photograph on the right.

This particular card gives us information about a couple of articles reporting on Portland freeways. This card is in the “F” section of the index, under Freeways. Portland. The article cited at the top is from the Oregonian (noted as “Oreg”), and was published November 28th, 1974, on page A56, column 1. The headline is “Let people speak on freeway issue.” The little red note on the left, “ed.,” tells us it was an editorial. The red note below tells us that there’s another reference to this article in the “M” part of the index, under the heading Mt Hood Freeway.

The second article cited on this newspaper index card has the headline “McCall asks end of Mt. Hood freeway,” and it was published in the Oregon Journal (noted as “Jour”) on November 28th, 1974, on page A11, column 3. This one also has a note in red underneath it -- but this time it’s just an explanation about the contents of the article.

[An aside: the Mt. Hood Freeway was never built; if you want to learn more, try reading the great article about it in the online Oregon Encyclopedia.]

The newspaper index card file mostly focuses on helping you find articles published 1930 to 1987, and like I said above, it only includes information about local newspaper articles. If you are looking for a news story from before 1930, consult the card file newspaper index first just in case (it does include cards for a few pre-1930 articles!).

photograph of bound newspaper index volumes, at Central Library
If the newspaper index doesn’t help you find that pre-1930 story, try one of the bound index volumes that are on top of the card file case. Each of these bound newspaper index books works differently, and they cover different newspapers and different dates as you can see.

Talk to the librarian on duty in the Periodicals Room to get started with the bound newspaper indexes -- or if you have any questions about finding the articles or newspapers you need.

Archives of old newspapers

The library maintains an extensive archive of Portland newspapers of all stripes and stretching back more than a hundred years (some of which are mentioned above, in the section "Portland-area newspapers"). Most are kept at Central Library -- visit the Periodicals room on the second floor to take a look at this wide-ranging collection.

Gresham Library has an archive of the semiweekly Gresham Outlook, and the librarians at Gresham are experts at finding old articles! Consult them any time you'd like help getting started with your Gresham newspaper research.

Digital archives of the Oregon Journal and the Oregonian

Maybe you’ve consulted the card file local newspaper index, and the article you want was in the Oregon Journal or the Oregonian. Or maybe you’ve tried using the newspaper index and it didn’t have everything you need.

The library has some great resources for finding articles that were originally published in the Oregon Journal and the Oregonian.  All three of them allow you to search and read online:

Historic Oregon Newspapers

If your research requires reading newspapers from other parts of our state, be sure to consult Historic Oregon Newspapers -- an ever-growing archive of early Oregon newspapers that you can search and read online. You can choose newspaper titles from a list or a map, or search the entire archive.

And, in addition to its wealth of historical newspapers originally published in other parts of Oregon, Historic Oregon Newspapers includes a wide range of 19th and early 20th century local Portland-area papers.  Here are a few highlights: 

  • The Advocate, an African American weekly published in the 1920s and 1930s
  • the weekly Beaver State Herald, published in Gresham and Montavilla in the early 20th century
  • Mt. Scott Herald, a weekly published in the Lents neighborhood of Portland, in the 1910s and 1920s
  • The New AgePortland New Age, an African American weekly published published around the turn of the 20th century
  • Portland Inquirer, an African American weekly from the 1940s
  • St. Johns Review, a weekly published in the neighborhood (and one-time city) of St. Johns

And Historic Oregon Newspapers contains several newspapers published in recent decades as well, such as:

Have fun with your newspaper research!


Do you have more questions about searching for historical newspaper articles? Are you working on a local history project? If you'd like specific advice or help with your research challenges, do please Ask the Librarian!


 

El juego es muy importante para el desarrollo y aprendizaje de los niños y el clima cálido nos da la oportunidad de pasar más tiempo jugando afuera y recorriendo parques y áreas naturales a nuestro alrededor. La importancia del juego no solo es fundamental en los primeros años de los niños pero también es parte del aprendizaje y desarrollo continuo durante toda la infancia y aún más allá; el juego Soy yo

Soy yo - La Observacion del Articulo 31- en Espanol

Jugar afuera tiene muchos beneficios para la salud, el aprendizaje y el desarrollo de los niños. A través del juego los niños aprenden. Jugar ayuda con las habilidades del conocimiento, habilidades físicas, nuevo vocabulario, habilidades sociales y habilidades para la lectura y la escritura. Jugar y aprender van de la mano; además, jugar es muy saludable y ayuda a reducir el estrés. Aquí compartimos una lista de parques y áreas naturales que pueden ser utilizados para explorar al aire libre y jugar juntos. Portland cuenta con 144 parques desarrollados y más de 7,900 acres de áreas naturales que pueden visitar como familia y jugar al aire libre. En Fairview, Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village también pueden encontrar parques, jardines, canchas de fútbol y áreas naturales a la disposición de la comunidad. El área escénica nacional de Columbia River Gorge es una gran opción para explorar el bosque, cascadas y arroyos. Jugar es fundamental para los niños, pero si salir de la casa no es una opción, pueden salir al jardín o patio de su hogar y jugar con un juego simple de pelota, soplar burbujas o saltar la cuerda. 


Escrito por Minerva L.

Una niña escribe con un lapiz y escucha a alguien fuera de la foto

Nuestros niños responden a diferentes estrategias; sin embargo, los especialistas en educación recomiendan actividades y medidas específicas para todos los estudiantes. Recuerden que la disciplina constante  es importante para que los estudiantes formen buenos hábitos de estudio.

He aquí una lista de recursos que pueden poner en práctica.

Common Sense:

Ofrece consejos para ayudar a los padres y cuidadores a mantener a los niños enfocados, interesados y sanos ​​mientras aprenden a distancia.

Prepara a tus niños para el éxito  

Invita a mantener motivados a los niños durante el aprendizaje en línea haciendo lo siguiente:

Mantén motivados a tus niños

Nos da 5 consejos para ayudar a los niños a ponerse al día en la escuela.

Understood:

Sugiere 8 actividades para preparar a los estudiantes para el aprendizaje desde casa.

Aprendizaje en línea

El Departamento de Educación de Nebraska:

Nos da ideas de cómo organizar el tiempo durante el día.

Ejemplos de cómo crear horarios para aprender desde casa


Escrito por Delia P.

Are you trying to create a resume but don’t know where to start? Then check out the LearningExpress Library’s Job & Career Accelerator. Use this resource to build your resumes and cover letter, find a career match, search for jobs and more! 

Do you already have a resume and cover letter built but need a second pair of eyes to review it? Live Homework Help from Tutor.com can do that! At Tutor.com you can submit your resume and cover letter for review and they’ll get it back to you in as little as 12 hours. 

Now that you have a resume and a cover letter, do you need the right job to submit it to? Then go to Glassdoor and search millions of jobs and get the inside scoop on companies with employee reviews, personalized salary tools, and more! 

Need help getting started with any of these resources? We are here to help

The College to County Mentorship Program provides college students of underrepresented communities with paid internships at Multnomah County, exposing participants from diverse backgrounds to county careers. Interns will have the opportunity to work on a county project for 12 weeks. A goal of the program is to provide participants with an inside look at working for Multnomah County so they will consider future employment opportunities.

Judith and Gracelynn, intern with College to County program

The  online application is now open. 

Gracelynn Enlet below spent last summer working at Multnomah County Library’s Rockwood Makerspace – check out her story, below! And here are more College to County success stories!

Reprinted from a recent Multnomah County article:  

The College to County Mentorship program connects young people with career pathways to public service. Through our program, Multnomah County is working to recruit and develop our workforce in an equitable way. During a pandemic that has isolated so many of us, our program held on to one of our core values: building relationships.

Keep reading to learn more about one example of mentorship, with intern Gracelynn Enlet and mentor Judith Guzman-Montes, as they delivered culturally specific services to Multnomah County Library patrons.

We asked Enlet, a George Fox University graduate, to share her internship experience from this past summer. 

“Getting an internship secured while still in quarantine was nerve-racking. I was not sure how my interview would go if I did not go for an in-person interview. The data was also showing that Pacific Islanders were at a significantly higher risk for contracting COVID-19; hence, I was hesitant to accept a position and, in turn, be putting my family at risk. 

“However, I was grateful to be offered a position with the Rockwood Library Makerspace where I was able to telework. My mentor, Judith, walked me through everything that I needed to know, from getting hired to the challenge of navigating the Makerspace online. I appreciate Judith for pushing me to connect my community involvement to my work by getting involved with a COVID-19 testing event for Native Americans and Pacific Islanders. I also really enjoyed testing out Maker Minikits at home with my nieces and nephews — that process really encouraged collaborative learning. 

“All in all, the College to County Mentorship Program has challenged me to look at things from different perspectives to ensure equitable outcomes. Do patrons have internet access, do they have the technology to make the kits, or do they know how to use that technology are all questions that we have to apply critical thinking to in order to serve the community well.”

We then asked Guzman-Montes, programming specialist in the Multnomah County Library Makerspace, to reflect on her mentorship experience during COVID-19.

“Gracelynn has skill sets that the library desperately needs to connect with our youth and our diverse community, and we were so fortunate to have her. For example, Gracelynn was the tester for our Maker Minikits: self-contained STEAM activities in a baggie. Having a fresh perspective and the help of her young family members informed the kits. We have been getting feedback from teens that the kits are just the right amount of challenging, accessible and fun. 

“Currently, Gracelynn and I are also preparing her to be a presenter with the library. We are brainstorming programs that would be relevant to the Pacific Islander community and be supported by the equipment and tools of the Makerspace. 

“On a personal level, Gracelynn is a lovely human being, and I am more than happy to connect her with professional opportunities. During the pandemic, Gracelynn kept me in line with all the stuff that really matters. She reminded me of the importance of human connection and building relationships. We built rapport by sharing about our backgrounds and families and our professional goals: what she wanted to get out of her internship with the library and future career goals of mine. I am so happy to continue to know her, and I look forward to helping her reach her professional goals.”  

Thank you to all mentors and human resource partners for providing an opportunity — an opportunity for our incoming workforce and staff to grow and build relationships together.
 

Book bundles at Midland

Whether your preschooler needs more picture books, you'd like a stack of DVDs to binge or materials to support your schooling, or you're looking for reading recommendations, we're here to help.

Contact us in the way that works best for you. There are several ways you can ask for a bundle of books or material. 

  • Many libraries also have pre-made bundles at the door, or displayed in the windows. The next time you stop by for a hold pick up appointment, ask library staff what is available at your branch.
  • If you'd like reading recommendations, tell us more about what you like through our reading suggestions form. You can provide your library location and library card if you'd like the suggestions placed on hold for you. You can also check out our My Librarian page if you'd like recommendations from someone who shares your reading interests.
  • Para solicitudes de materiales en español en línea, por favor contacte el servicio de "Mi Bibliotecaria".
  • Are you a teacher or educator in Multnomah County? You can ask for booklists and materials through School Corps
  • Looking for ideas for your book group or multiple copies of a title? Try Pageturners To Go or use the reading suggestions form to tell us more about what your group needs.
  • You can always contact us by phone or online, and we can direct you to staff who can answer your questions.

Find phone service in your language:

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La fecha límite para presentar declaraciones de impuestos federales y estatales es el 17 de mayo de 2021. Aunque la pandemia de COVID-19 ha dificultado la obtención de ayuda en persona, aún puede obtener asistencia y apoyo para la preparación de impuestos de las siguientes maneras.

Copias en papel de formularios o instrucciones de impuestos

Asistencia para la preparación de declaraciones de impuestos

Otra asistencia fiscal

Puede obtener información sobre la desgravación fiscal por coronavirus y verificar el estado de su pago de impacto económico en el sitio web del IRS.

Si necesita ayuda con un problema de impuestos más allá de la preparación regular de impuestos, la Clínica para Contribuyentes de Bajos Ingresos de la Facultad de Derecho de Lewis & Clark podría ayudarlo. Póngase en contacto con ellos llamando al 503.768.6500, enviando un correo electrónico a litc@lclark.edu o llenando un formulario en línea.

Declare sus impuestos en línea gratis

three preschool age kids - two girls and one boy - sit on the carpet.  The boy has the facial characteristics of Downs Syndrome.  One girl has her hand raised.

Kids are naturally curious about the world around them. They notice differences in people, because there are differences.  

Visible differences, like how we look, skin color, how we dress, and how we get around.  

And less visible differences, like how we learn, how we interact with one another, and how we experience the world.

Responding to kids’ observations about people with disabilities and visible illnesses can be hard for parents and caregivers who are not sure how, or are afraid they will say something wrong.   

Let’s remember that some of us are different, and experience the world differently, than others. And that’s not a bad thing! In fact, it’s a beautiful thing. Talking about it can be hard, but it’s important!  

My kids' cousin has autism. I tell my kids about how his brain works differently and experiences the world differently than our brains do.  We read books with characters who have autism and talk about them together. Their cousin's mother, my sister-in-law, shared a post on Facebook written by staff at the EDAM Center for Special Education in the Philippines.  This part really stuck with me, and I hope it sticks with you, too.

For all the children who struggle every day to succeed in a world that does not recognize their gifts and talents, and for those who are walking beside them, please let this be a gentle reminder to be kind and accepting of all people.

Recognize that the "playing field" is not always a level surface.

Children who learn differently are not weird. They are merely gifted in ways that our society does not value enough. Yet they want what everyone else wants: To be accepted!!

At the library, we strive to celebrate differences and find common ground in kindness and acceptance.  We want to support you in being comfortable talking to your kids about differences from an early age, and to keep up the conversations as they get older. Below are some resources that may help.  

This post is part of our “Talking with kids” series, as featured in our monthly Family Newsletter.  Reach out to us at learning@multcolib.org if you need more support or have questions. We’re here for you!


 

Young child with paint on hands, smiling up at camera.

When your child is diagnosed with a disability, you’ll enter an alternate and parallel dimension: the special education system.  

Look out: acronyms ahead! You may need a special education glossary like this one from understood.org. Understood.org is a fantastic resource for parents looking to understand the special education system, what you can expect, and how to advocate for your child.

Birth to Kindergarten
If you have a concern about how your child sees, hears, walks, talks, plays, or learns between birth and kindergarten, you can ask for a developmental evaluation. Screen your child’s development using this online tool from the Oregon Screening Project out of the Center for Human Development at the University of Oregon. Call 503-261-5535 to get in touch with the Multnomah Early Childhood Program (MECP).  They will do several observations and interviews to assess your child.

The results of the MECP evaluation may diagnose your child with a disability and qualify them for early intervention special education services. Early intervention could include services such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, parent education, or special education preschool. You’ll meet with a team to develop an Individual and Family Support Plan (IFSP) that outlines which services your child and family will receive, how much, when, and where. MECP services are free. They are part of public school.

School Age
Children with disabilities in K-12 school have Individualized Education Plans (IEP) or 504 Plans. Both outline what services and accommodations your child needs to be successful at school. Your child will qualify for an IEP if they have one of 13 disabilities defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IEPs have a more formal, standardized format and process for describing a child’s present levels, their annual goals, accommodations and modifications, service levels, and classroom placement. A child qualifies for a 504 Plan if they have any disability that interferes with their ability to learn or navigate their school day. Learn more about the differences between an IEP and 504 Plan here and what you can expect from each.  

If a child has an IFSP, you and your team will write an IEP when they go to kindergarten. Some disabilities don’t become apparent until a child enters school: ADHD or dyslexia for example. Parents or educators who notice a child struggling in school can request an educational evaluation. That evaluation may lead to a diagnosis and an IEP or 504 plan. Getting an evaluation and effective IEP after starting school has been known to take more parent advocacy.  

When an IEP is in place, the child’s entire educational team meets annually to write the IEP for the coming year. As a parent, you are an important part of that team. The IEP includes a section for parent input where you can write about your child’s strengths, interests, and challenges to help the school know your child. Your child is assessed every three years to determine that they still qualify for special education services.

Graduation and beyond
During the IEP meeting of your child’s sophomore year of high school, you’ll begin talking about diploma options and plans for after high school. 

Getting help
You don’t have to navigate this system alone! Families and Communities Together (FACT Oregon) is a statewide group offering broad support for families experiencing disability. They offer help through parent education, connection to community, and a support line connecting you with other parents to help answer questions. The IEP Toolkit and The IEP: What You Need to Know online training are two of their most popular resources.

Special education can be complicated and confusing, and you might feel you need a second education about special education. The many resources and support options help you understand and advocate for your child throughout their school life.

This article was written for our Family Newsletter, available in English and Spanish. Please sign up here and you can email us at learning@multcolib.org with any questions.

 

Two children at playground, holding hands, one child is in a mobility device.

Movement, especially during the winter months when we are all stuck inside, can be vital for our physical and mental health. But not all of us move in the same ways. We’ve pulled together some resources for kids of all abilities, to help get our sillies out:
 
Cosmic Kids Yoga
While not specifically intended to be for youth with disabilities, this YouTube channel is great for kids with ADHD and older youth with learning disabilities. The instructor includes a story with animations that help grab and keep kids attention. She also describes moves in easy to understand ways like, puff up like a ball and roll around singing *jigglypuff* for the Pokemon video
 
Gympanzees:
Gympanzees has an excellent online resource hub for exercises and activities that are disability specific, such as sensory processing, Down Syndrome, wheelchair users and more. 

The National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability
NCHPAD has a ton of content on their YouTube channel. There is a playlist on Adapted Kids Yoga for a number of conditions, and another on Improving the Lives of Individuals with Autism through Exercise. The latter specifically addresses the sensory overload of going into a gym or during PE at school. Beyond those two kid-focused playlists they have lots of others that could be of interest to the whole family, such as Home Workouts.

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes:
NWABA has a YouTube playlist with adapted Physical Education lessons for different age groups, and for kids with Multiple Disabilities.

And here's a great article from Chicago Parent with ideas on how to incorporate physical activities for children with developmental disabilities into daily life. 

This article was written for our Family Newsletter, available in English and Spanish. Please sign up here and you can email us at learning@multcolib.org with any questions.

Students in a classroom taking a standardized test.

The point of the SAT and ACT is to determine a student’s readiness for college and many colleges and universities have required them. So the library is here to help get you ready!

Please note that many colleges and universities are going test-optional for 2021 Admissions. This means ACT/SAT scores are not mandatory for admission. The list includes Eastern Oregon University, Oregon State University, Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, University of Oregon, and Western Oregon University. 

But if you still need (or want) to take these tests, your first question might be, which one should I take? According to a recent article by US News & World Report, the tests “vary in structure and timing as well as the content matter and scoring.” One statement in the article suggested that students with a “strong English background” might do better with the ACT, which puts a stronger emphasis on verbal skills. And for those who are strong in math, well “the SAT may reflect that much better.” They suggest taking the practice tests for each and seeing which suits you best. And that makes sense to us.

But where do you get free practice tests? The library offers free exams for the SAT and ACT through a resource called LearningExpress Library. You just need your library card number and PIN to login. You will need to set up a free account, so you can track everything

LearningExpress Library also gives you access to the most up-to-date prep books, it can help you figure out colleges to apply to, it can locate scholarship information, and help you write your college essay! Just log in and take a look under “College Admissions Test Preparation.” We librarians always wish more people knew about this amazing free resource, so please use the LearningExpress Library and tell a friend!

And if you like to hold books in your hand, rather than read ebooks, you can find test prep books for the SATs and the ACT in our catalog and place them on hold for curbside pickup. If you want more information in general, try our posts on College Help for Teens and Searching for Scholarships

This article was written for our Family Newsletter, available in English and Spanish. Please sign up here and you can email us at learning@multcolib.org with any questions.

El SAT y el ACT son los dos exámenes estandarizados que la mayoría de las  universidades piden como requisito en la solicitud de admisión. La mayoría de las universidades piden uno u otro y el estudiante puede escoger el  examen que más le guste o tomar los dos para ver en cuál obtiene mejores resultados. La diferencia principal entre los exámenes es el contenido y tipo de preguntas.  

El SAT

El SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) evalúa más el razonamiento y la aptitud. Está diseñado para determinar qué tanto han aprendido los estudiantes en la preparatoria. El SAT examina lectura de comprensión, escritura y matemáticas. 

El estudiante puede preferir tomar el SAT si: 

  • Trabaja despacio y se toma el tiempo para analizar las preguntas 
  • Lee mucho y tiene un vocabulario amplio  
  • Piensa “fuera de lo convencional”, usa pensamiento analítico 
  • Escribe bien. Aunque la sección del ensayo es opcional, la prueba incluye secciones de lectura y escritura. 

 

El ACT

El ACT (American College Testing) evalúa más el conocimiento de información en lugar de evaluar sus habilidades. El ACT examina las matemáticas y las ciencias además de lectura de  comprensión y escritura.  

El estudiante puede preferir el ACT si: 

  • Trabaja con rapidez 
  • Se destaca en matemáticas y en ciencias  
  • Prefiere ver las preguntas como las ve en los exámenes de la escuela 
  • Tiene dificultad para escribir ensayos. 

 

Recursos

Es importante que el estudiante pregunte a las universidades a las que desea asistir, si los exámenes del SAT y ACT son parte de los requisitos de admisión.

Información y recursos sobre el SAT

Información y recursos sobre el ACT 

 

Escrito por Delia P.

Are you an artist in grades 6–12?   

Do you know an artist in grades 6-12?

Enter a design for the 2021 Multnomah County Library Teen Summer Reading Art Contest!

The theme this year is “Reading Colors Your World.” A panel of library staff and artists will select a winner from the entries.

● The winning design will appear on the cover of all teen gameboards. The winning artist will be awarded a $100 gift card to an art supply store.

● More entries will be selected to produce a “Reading Colors Your World” coloring book that will be given to Summer Reading participants.  Kids all over the county will be coloring your designs!

● The library will share the winner and all selected designs on social media. 

● Here are the favorite designs from 2020's contest, by Naima (left) and Willa (right):

black and white design showing a girl reading, and magically coming from the book there is a witch, princess, dragon, and objects like a sword, apple, ring, and cauldron
black and white design showing an open book, with dragons, snakes, and a turtle magically coming out of the pages

 

 

 

 

 


ART SPECIFICATIONS

 

The box on the flyer is proportional to the final maximum measurement, and you may use it to submit your artwork. You don’t have to use the entire box, but your artwork must fit inside of it. Final artwork will be printed at a maximum of 6” x 4” (measurements may change if art is scaled down).

1. Original artwork only

2. Content should be appropriate for youth all ages

3. Black & white image only

4. If hand drawn, use black ink, marker, pen or hard pencil

5. If digitally drawn, submit as black & white EPS or high resolution (300 dpi) PNG, JPG or TIF

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Please include your name, grade, school (if applicable) and a phone number or email address so we can reach you if you win.

Winners will be selected based on the following criteria:

● Follow art specifications above.

● Show innovative interpretation of the theme, “Reading Colors Your World”. Be creative, try new things, find beauty in diversity.

● Show graphic design/artistic merit.

Entries must be received by Friday, March 5.  Submit your artwork electronically to summerreading@multcolib.org, bring it to your local library, or send a paper version to:

Summer Reading | Multnomah County Library | Isom Building | 205 NE Russell Street Portland, OR 97212

Summer Reading is made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation

  1. Ross Gay has written both poems and essays. What are the different approaches an author might take in considering how to capture their thoughts?  Why might one idea make a better essay than a poem?
  2. View or listen to Ross Gay reading a poem or essay. Consider how the author’s experience as a poet informs his writing of essays; how does hearing the pieces read aloud by the author change your experience of the reading? If you listened to the audiobook, what did you like about Ross Gay’s narration?
  3. Consider how slam poetry, music and hip hop influences might show up in both the written language and Gay’s reading aloud from The Book of Delights. 
  4. In chapter 71,  Gay returns to the subject of sta
    tues armed with guns that he first mentions in chapter 9. Over the summer of 2020, statues in public spaces were the focus of controversy. What do you think of Gay’s assertion that all new statues should have in their hands “flowers, or shovels, or babies, or seedlings…”?
  5. Gay often uses a direct, conversational writing style. Why do you think he employs this style? How does it make you feel when the writer addresses you directly? 
  6. “I’m trying to remember the last day I haven’t been reminded of the inconceivable violence black people have endured in this country.” (p. 16) Discuss Gay’s ability to overlap themes of systemic racism, delight and kindness, loss and sorrow, often in the space of one essay.
  7. Ross Gay often finds delight in the smallest of objects: a flower thriving in a sidewalk crack, or two people sharing the work of carrying a bag. How does attention to these small details add to Gay’s overall themes? 
  8. What role does humor and tragedy play in Ross Gay’s observations. How does he juxtapose the two for greater effect?
  9. One interviewer pointed out that the essays in The Book of Delights often feel like journal entries. As a reader, how did you feel about the personal tone of the writing? Would you have enjoyed the book more or less if the writing adhered to a more traditional essay format?
  10. Gay seems to take pleasure in ritual or routine (one example being the journaling exercise about "delight" which led to the book). What are some rituals that bring joy to your life? 
  11. Even though The Book of Delights isn't poetry, Gay is a poet and the writing is very poetic. Who is another poet (or writer, or speaker, or singer, or rapper) whose words bring you delight?In Chapter 38 Ross mentions an interaction with a flight attendant calling him “Baby.” Have you had delightful interactions with strangers? What made it special?

Assignment: Find something that delights you and share it with a friend or loved one. Bonus points: take a photo of the delight and post it to social media, using the tags #DailyDelight #EverybodyReads #RossGay @MultCoLib (Twitter and Facebook) @multnomahcountylibrary (Instagram) @PDXLibraryLove @LiteraryArts 

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