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 Offerings
:

Hour of Code for Kids
Mon, Dec. 4, 4:00-5:00 PM
MPL's MakerSpace invites elementary children between the ages of 8-10 to participate in the Hour of Code, which is an hour-long coding exercise created by Code.org.
Space is limited to 6 participants per workshop.

3D Printing 101 Workshop
Wed, Dec. 6, 6:30-7:30 PM
Wed, Dec. 20, 6:30-7:30 PM
Come and learn about how to use MPL’s two 3D printers during this workshop. Topics covered include how to set up prints, where to find 3D objects online to print, and resources available for 3D modeling.
Space is limited to 6 participants per workshop.

Register online at:  http://tinyurl.com/mpl3dprinting101dec


Wednesday Night Jewelry Workshop
(meets in the library director's office, upstairs near the Reference Desk)  
Wed., Dec. 6, 6:15-7:15 PM
Wed., Dec. 20, 6:15-7:15 PM

Join local jewelry makers for this workshop, which meets twice a month.  Participants will learn a new skill each week accompanied by a project

Carvey Demonstration
Wed., Dec. 13, from 6:30 PM 
Join us for a fun, informational, and DIY making of a green household product. We will have simple recipes and economical ways to create a greener clean, and healthier footprint within your home. This class features a brief presentation from a local non-profit that is passionate about toxic-free environments at home and in the community. Fun ideas and supplies are provided. Seating is limited to 16 people and this demo is open to ages 18 and older. Online registration required.

Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/mplcarveydemo

Wednesday Night Jewelry Workshop (meets in the library director’s office, upstairs near the Reference Desk)
Wednesdays (11/1, 11/15) from 6:15-7:15 p.m.

Join local jewelry makers for this workshop, where they teach participants a new skill each week accompanied by a project.


Weekly Offerings:
Computer Electronics
Mondays (12/4, 12/11, 12/18) from 3:00-7:00 PM
Thursdays (12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 12/27) from 3:00-6:00 PM
Community Creative Writing Workshop
Tuesdays (12/5, 12/12, 12/19) from 6:00-7:30 PM
Open Hours
Tuesdays (12/5, 12/12, 12/19) from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Wednesdays (12/6, 12/13, 12/20) from 12:00-5:00 PM
Wednesdays (12/27) from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Fridays (12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22, 12/29) from 1:00-6:00 PM
Saturdays (12/2, 12/16) from 2:00-6:00 PM
Watercolor Painting
Fridays (12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22, 12/29) from 12:00-2:00 PM in the Large Meeting Room

 

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.