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Events

Discover something new at a Missoula Public Library event. Confirm ongoing program dates on the Calendar of Events.

Sarah J. Rhoades of Rhoades IP, in conjunction with the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and Intellectual Property Law (IPL) Section of the Montana State Bar, will give a short presentation on general copyright laws and then demonstrate the process to electronically register a copyright with the United States Copyright Office.  During the demonstration, which is drop-in and does not require registration, attendees are encouraged to bring their own computer and government filing fees so that they may complete their copyright application for registration during the workshop. Some paper forms will be on hand for anyone preferring paper filing. Workshop held in the Large Meeting Room on November 12th at 6:00 PM.

International Games Week is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games. This fun program runs November 3-9.

November 19th

Mindfulness for Holiday Stress with Christine Lustik, PhD.

The holidays are a mix of emotions. Everything we see tells us they are supposed to be a glittery time of joy, ease, and connection. For many, they are also, and possibly more so, a time of sadness, stress, and loneliness. In this workshop, we will practice the awareness of where we are as individuals during our holiday journey and will learn about some Mindfulness based tools and practices that can support us during the holiday season. Workshop held in the Large Meeting Room. 6:00-8:00 PM

During this class, local artist Robert Peltzer will help you understand and develop the skills and techniques necessary to enjoy and succeed at watercolor painting. This class is open to adults ages 18 and older. Participants should bring their own watercolor paper, paints, brushes, and a palette. For questions, call Robert at 541-8868 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Classes held every Friday from noon to 2:00 PM in the Large Meeting Room

A safe, welcoming, and supportive space for individuals experiencing memory loss and their caregivers and family members. Occurs the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 2 to 4 PM. Each month the café will have a new theme, activity and/or guest speaker as well as a healthcare or social services representative able to share information about brain health, memory loss, Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Can you read 50 books in 2019?

If you’re up for a challenge, stop by the Reference Desk starting January 2 to register for the Missoula Reads Year-long Reading Challenge. The first 125 registrants receive a FREE book journal and everyone receives the 2019 reading categories list.

In addition to book discussion groups and movies, Missoula Public Library hosts a variety of activities each month, including our newest addition, Gaming for Grownups!

All are welcome and events are free!

Socrates Café - First Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Please join us for an informal yet intelligent and lively discussion of topics relating to the core areas of philosophy. Participants choose a broad question to explore at each meeting, and spend time turning it inside out, upside down, and [occasionally] wrong-way ‘round.  No previous philosophical training required! Just bring your nagging doubts or idle thoughts.

Writers Anonymous - Fourth Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Receive constructive criticism on your writing and provide feedback for others in a supportive environment. This adult writing group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month in the Board Room from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Yarns @ the Library - Fridays 12:00pm

Calling all knitters and crocheters! Bring your lunch and your latest project to the Board Room on Friday's at 12:00pm to end your week with some crafty fun!

Learn something new at Missoula Public Library! We offer regular computer classes on basic internet, online job searching, digital photo editing, and much more. Additional classes are offered on an irregular basis and have included topics such as Montana history, foreign language instruction, and altered book art.

Join a book group at your nearest MPL branch or start your own! 

Every month, MPL sponsors free public films. Showings of recently released feature films, kids films, classic movies, and international prize winners are held onsite and are free of charge. Call 721-2665 to find out about upcoming showings.