Skip navigation
Close All Milwaukee Public Library Locations Closed...

Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day.

Special Library Hours at M.L. King Branch

M.L. King Branch will be open on Wednesday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be no access to the parking lot or surrounding streets due to the Juneteenth Day Celebration.

Attention Central Library Patrons

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) will conduct a high impact paving project on West Wisconsin Avenue from North Water to North 10th streets beginning Monday, June 10, 2019. Learn More

Milwaukee Public Library Hours & Locations Close

Transparent Language

Transparent Language

Transparent Language

With over 110 language paths available and 16 English-as-a-Second-Language modules, Transparent Language offers many possibilities for improving anyone’s language skills for school, travel, international business or cultural awareness.  New users are asked to create an account using a desktop computer. Returning students will be asked to log into the account to keep track of progress.  Once an account is created, clicking on the “Go mobile” link offers instructions for using Transparent Language on iOS or Android devices. Signing up for notifications allows the program to send a reminder when a lesson hasn’t been completed.  Most classes are oriented towards native English speakers, but 37 additional languages (besides English) offer training designed for Latin American Spanish speakers.   New arrivals can study for citizenship with the American Citizenship Test Prep Course, by changing the learning language to “English” and selecting “Browse.” Provided by the Milwaukee County Federated Library System.