Missoula Public Library | 301 East Main Missoula MT 59802 | (406) 721-2665 | M-W 10am-9pm | Th-Sa 10am-6pm | Su 1-5pm

 The Makerspace is downstairs on the first floor, across from Web Alley and next to the computer classroom.

Classes
Volunteers

What is the Makerspace and where is it?

A Makerspace is a place to get the training, tools, and partnerships you need to turn your ideas into physical things. We make stuff!
A lot of stuff.. If building crazy robots and circuit boards is your deal then we are the place to be. Not your speed? How about crafts: from jewelry making to sewing machines and computer-programmable craft cutters, we have you covered. All of our classes are free and advertised in our monthly newsletter, as well as right here on this page. Check the calendar to stay up to date on our latest activities. Each class is facilitated by an instructor familiar with the topic. Stop on by and get making.

Current Classes

Special Events

Holiday Art Card Class
Tue., Dec. 6
12:00-2:00 p.m.
Space limited to six participants and online registration required. Sign-up by visiting:
http://tinyurl.com/mplholidayartcards
Come make a holiday art card and envelope from cardstock with local artist Nora’s unique style using various colored drawing materials. All supplies provided.

Leather Crafting: Leather Coasters
Tue., Dec. 13
12:00-2:00 p.m.
Space limited to six participants and online registration required. Sign-up by visiting:
http://tinyurl.com/leathercoaster1
Come learn the art of leather crafting by making a leather coaster with local leather maker Ron Beierle during this class. 

Ongoing Events

Computer Electronics
Mondays (12/5, 12/12, 12/19) from 3:00-6:00 p.m. and Thursdays (12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22, 12/29) from 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Do you have an interest in the Arduino platform? Come in and try out this and other electronics platforms during Computer Electronics time.

Open Hours
Tuesdays (12/6, 12/13) from 3:00-6:00 p.m., Tuesdays (12/20, 12/27) from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and Wednesdays (12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 12/28) from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Open Hours allows visitors to explore the resources of the MakerSpace, or to try out a project of their choice.

Community Creative Writing Group
Tuesdays (12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27) from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
The Community Creative Writing Workshop is an open, drop-in environment focusing on the creative writing workshop process.

Watercolor Painting Class
Fridays (12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 12/23, 12/30) from 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Drop-in watercolor painting class for any level, featuring an individual approach for skill, and a group focus for subject and compositional techniques. Open to those ages 18 and up.

Click here for a list of tools available in MPL's Makerspace

 

Interested in Volunteering?

We are looking for teachers and monitors to help us with the Makerspace.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 406-317-2667

Teachers:

We want local makers to share their skills. We think one of Missoula's greatest strengths is its community. Help the Missoula maker community grow by volunteering to teach a maker class. Any making skill is valuable. If you have a knowledge of chemistry or electronics, great! If you can sew up a storm or are a wiz with a paintbrush, then we want you. Come share your expertise with the Missoula Public Library Makerspace.

Monitors:

Not sure if you want to teach a class? Come supervise the space instead. We want responsible individuals to monitor the Makerspace for a few hours a week. The more monitors we have, the more often the space can be open to the public.