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What is the Makerspace and where is it?

A Makerspace is a place to go to get the training, tools, and camaraderie to start turning ideas into physical things. Basically, we make stuff in the space.The MakerSpace is downstairs on the first floor, across from Web Alley and next to the computer classroom.

What's in the MakerSpace?





  • A Drillpress
  • A variety of hand tools: pliers, screwdrivers, hammer, etc.
  • An adjacent room houses 6 computers with a projector that can be used for lessons

For students:

Classes are free and advertised in our monthly newsletter. An instructor familiar with the topic of the class will be available during scheduled times. Information on what is necessary for class will be posted in the class advertisement.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are looking for teachers and monitors to help us with the Makerspace.


We are hoping local makers will be able to share their skills to help the maker community in Missoula grow through volunteering to teach classes. Do you have a skill you would like to teach? It can be anything from knowledge of chemistry or electronics to proficiency with a sewing machine or paint brush. If you make something, we want your help! Come share your expertise with the library’s Makerspace community.


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.

Does this interest you?

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Current Classes:

Call 317-2667 or 721-2665 to register.

Introduction to Programming in Java for Teens

This class series provides teens with an introductory foundation to the Java computer programming language. Students will cover an introduction to Java with a learner-focused approach. By the end of four weeks, students will learn the foundation of coding in Java. Course goals include writing and executing simple programs. Class uses a four week rotating schedule, and is capped at 6 students per unit.

Call 721-2665 to register

Ages 13-18

Fridays - 5:00 - 5:50 pm

Jewelry Making Workshop

Instructor will be available to work with beginning jewelers, teaching basic techniques and helping find projects.  Those with more experiences are welcome to join in teaching, consult on projects and teach skills, or work on their own projects.  Then, in November, we will make several projects suitable for holiday gift giving!

All ages are welcome and the admission is free.

Drop in

Wednesdays - 6:00-7:00 pm

Community Creative Writing Workshop

Makerspace presents a weekly creative writing workshop. We want to showcase writing as a form of making. This course is an open, drop-in environment focusing on the creative writing workshop process. Participation is week-to-week. This program focuses around what each person brings to the table. Some days will consist primarily of group reading and feedback of pieces, while others might include writing prompts and exercises. Bring your work and your creative spirit.

Ages 15+

Tuesdays - 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Electronics Exploration

Have an interest in Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Snap Circuits, or littleBits? Curious what these words mean? Come in and try out these various electronics platforms during the Electronics Exploration time. We hope to have participants from all skill levels - absolute beginners to electronics enthusiasts working on projects.

All ages are welcome and the admission is free.

Mondays and Thursdays - 3:00 - 6:00 pm