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.


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

3D Printing 101 Workshop
Wed, Mar. 07, 6:30-7:30 PM
Wed, Mar. 21, 6:30-7:30 PM
Come and learn about how to use MPL’s 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: : https://tinyurl.com/mpl3dprinting101march2018

Introduction to Electronics and Microcontrollers
Saturday., Mar. 24, from 1:00 - 3:00 PM 
You can do electronics, too! Join us for a hands-on introduction to the Arduino programmable circuit boards. By the end of this hands-on workshop you will have the skills you need to understand basic circuits, to connect various electronics components, and to write the software required to make everything work together. No electronics background is required, and we will provide everything you need. This class is open to those aged 18 years and older. Space is limited to 6 participants and online registration is required.

Register online at: :https://tinyurl.com/mplelectronicsmarch2018

Carvey Demonstration
Wed., Mar. 14, at 6:30 PM 
Learn about how you can make simple ornaments, signs, and other cool things during this workshop that features a demonstration of Carvey—a desktop carving machine the MakerSpace recently purchased that can carve designs and text into wood or plastic.

Register online at: : https://tinyurl.com/mplcarveydemomarch2018

Zentangle Drawing Workshop
Wed., Mar. 28, from 6:30-8:30 PM 
Learn the process of Zentangle drawing during this class. Supplies are provided. This class is open to those aged 18 years and older. Space is limited to 6 participants, and online registration is required.

Register online at: : https://tinyurl.com/zentanglemarch2018

Weekly Offerings:
Computer Electronics - Do you have an interest in the Arduino microcontroller or the Linux operating system? Drop-in and try out these platforms.
Mondays (3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26) from 3:00-6:00 PM
Thursdays (3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29) from 3:00-6:00 PM

Community Creative Writing Workshop - Open, drop-in environment focusing on the creative writing workshop process
Tuesdays (3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27) from 6:00-7:30 PM

Open Hours - Open Hours allows visitors to explore the resources of the MakerSpace, or to work on a project of their choice
Tuesdays (3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27) from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM and 2:00-6:00 PM
Wednesdays (3/7, 3/14, 3/21) from 12:00-5:00 PM
Wednesdays (3/28) from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, 2:00-6:00 PM
Fridays (3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30) from 1:00-6:00 PM
Saturdays (3/3, 3/17) from 3:00-6:00 PM

Watercolor Painting - This class is open to adults ages 18 and older. Participants should bring their own watercolor paper, paints, brushes, and a palette
Fridays (3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30) 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


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.


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.