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Events

Until further notice, the library is closed and all public events are canceled. Keep an eye on our While We Are Closed page for online adult events we offer during the closure.

Can you read 50 books in 2020?2019 Missoula Reads logo

HELLO ALL MISSOULA READS PARTICIPANTS! You can now call the reference desk, and a friendly librarian at 721-2665 ext. 3 and they will draw a category from the "Random Category Drawing" jar for them. Since participants cannot browse the Staff Picks shelf right now, they can read whatever they want to fulfill this category. Think of it like a free space!

Lots of people have probably already completed the challenge. Please hang onto your completed reading log until the library re-opens to the public! Happy Reading Missoula!

Congratulations to all of the 12th annual writing contest winners! 

8-10 Fiction
   
 
1st
Claire Good
Missoula
 
2nd
Morgan Smith
Missoula
 
3rd
Brenna Straub
Lolo
       
8-10 Non-fiction
   
 
1st
Andrin Reimers
Missoula
 
2nd
Claire Good
Missoula
 
3rd
Benny Reed
Missoula
       
8-10 Poetry
   
 
1st
Keira Kujawa
Missoula
 
2nd
Morgan Smith
Missoula
       
11-14 Fiction
   
 
1st
Arthur Boote
Missoula
 
2nd
Faith Vyn You
Missoula
 
3rd
Tess Allison
Missoula
       
11-14 Non-fiction
   
 
1st
Sydney Yung
Missoula
 
2nd
Faith Vyn You
Missoula
 
3rd
Will Hansen
Missoula
       
11-14 Poetry
   
 
1st
Finley H.S. Chatlain
Missoula
 
2nd
Amy Boote
Missoula
 
3rd
Zachary Baldwin
Missoula
       
15-18 Fiction
   
 
1st
Katie Smith
Huson
 
2nd
Chelsea DeMyer
Missoula
 
3rd
Sam Smith
Huson
       
15-18 Non-fiction
   
 
1st
Abbey Rhoderick
Missoula
       
15-18 Poetry
   
 
1st
Sam Smith
Huson
 
2nd
Olivia Dzomba
Missoula
 
3rd
Chelsea Demyer
Missoula
       
19+ Fiction
   
 
1st
Stephanie Uhlenbruck
Missoula
 
2nd
David Batchelder
Seeley Lake
 
3rd
Brian Doyle
Missoula
       
19+ Non-fiction
   
 
1st
Susie Menegat
Missoula
 
2nd
Brian Payne
Missoula
 
3rd
Shannon Knotts
Missoula
       
19+ Poetry
   
 
1st
Jason Theroux
Missoula
 
2nd
Susie Menegat
Missoula
 
3rd
David Francis Curran
Missoula

JULY 17th will be our last class for the summer -so that we can move to our new library.

Please visit this page in August for class updates.

During this weekly ONLINE class, local artist Robert Peltzer will help you practice and develop the skills and techniques necessary to enjoy and succeed at watercolor painting. New painting lessons and assignments are posted every Friday. As assignments are submitted via the internet, feedback and support is provided. This class is open to adults ages 18 and older. For questions, e-mail Robert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Live Memory Cafés are canceled until further notice, but enjoy our virtual Memory Café below! Access virtual cafés recurring weekly around the country.

 

A safe, welcoming, and supportive space for individuals experiencing memory loss and their caregivers and family members. Occurs the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2 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.

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!

Learn more about our virtual book clubs on our While We Are Closed page!

Join the live Zoom 2nd Tuesday Book Group! This group will virtually discuss, In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin. If you are interested in participating in this online discussion send an email with 2nd Tuesday Book Group in the subject line to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MPL's 2nd Wednesday Book Group will meet virtually from
7:00-8:00 PM to discuss The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya.
 To purchase paperback copies (by credit card only) and to arrange curbside pick-up, call 721-2665 Mon.-Thurs. 10AM-4:30PM. If you are interested in participating in this online discussion send an email with 2nd Wednesday Book Group in the subject line to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 for more information about upcoming showings.