Learn a New Language
Create a free account and begin learning a new language online. Mango Connect offers 63 language courses, including English as a second language. You must create either enter your library card barcode or create an account to use the service.
Hangout with Art
The Milwaukee Art Museum is offering a brand-new resource for library customers. They are launching a free, massive open online course called Hangout with Art that will introduce folks to the basics of looking at art and going to museums. The course includes lots of video content, activities you can do from a computer terminal or at a museum, and a series of live Google Hangouts with Wisconsin experts who use art in their professional work.
Appropriate for high school age and up.
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