Calendar of Events

All library events, including branch and partner events, in one convenient daily list. 

 

You can download our quarterly Program Guide (PDF) or pick one up at the library next time you visit.

Monthly Weekly Daily List

May 2022

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Taming the Wild with Chef Sunny Jin
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Have you ever wanted to cook with wild foods but don’t know where to start? Join Chef Sunny of Paws Up Resort in this seasonal guide to incorporating foraged ingredients into your everyday meals. Learn about some common wild edibles in our region and bring Montana’s backyard into your home kitchen.   Sunny J , ...
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Research Studies for Kids
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Children (3-8 years old) are invited to participate in research studies at the UM Living Lab! The studies are brief and child-friendly – involving games, play, and questions. Children will receive a small thank you gift. Walk in or sign up online. , ...
Lego Club
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Lego Club is back! Build to your heart’s content every Monday afternoon in the Level Two Program Room. Drop anytime from 3:30-5 PM and create fantastic Lego structures! , ...
MCAT Tour & Training
5:30 pm
MCAT   Learn about MCAT’s studio, check-out cameras, podcast room, editing facilities and more.   Registration is required. Registered patrons are asked to meet at MCAT on level one.   Register now , ...
Amateur Mycologist Mushroom Identification
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
You are walking in the woods and you see a really cool mushroom but you don’t want to pick it because what if it KILLS you!? Maybe you were brave enough to take one home only to realize you had no idea what it was or what to do with it. In partnership with the Western Montana Mycological Association, this program , ...
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Preschool Art with a Purpose
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Families First Learning Lab   Preschool Art with a Purpose A program that allows preschool children the ability to get creative while serving our community! , ...
Introduction to Video Editing
3:00 pm
MCAT   Learn computer video editing software from MCAT staff. MCAT staff can offer instruction in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, or DaVinci Resolve depending on your needs and the computer type you like to use. Call MCAT media instructors at (406)542-6228 to learn more. You can register for this workshop and pick , ...
Big Sky 3D Printing
4:15 pm - 7:30 pm
The new Monoprice Maker Select 3D Printer v2 will be available for public use. Staff can provide basic help finding free 3D files online and using Cura Ultimaker 3D printing software. Please contact Brian at bdoyle@missoula.lib.mt.us for more information. , ...
Introduction to Podcasting
5:30 pm
MCAT   Learn how to create your own podcast with help from MCAT instructors. MCAT’s pod-casting technology can accommodate up to 4 in-person participants with a blue-tooth connection for phone interviews. Individual instruction available after group overview lesson. Registration required.   Register now , ...
Tuesday Yoga @ the Library
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us Tuesday evenings and end your day right with yoga! During this class led by local instructor Kristen Stoeger, 4-part yoga postures (breath work, mindful movement, meditation, and gratitude) are practiced to align, strengthen, and promote flexibility in the body. Breathing techniques and meditation are also inte , ...
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Research Studies for Kids
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Children (3-8 years old) are invited to participate in research studies at the UM Living Lab! The studies are brief and child-friendly – involving games, play, and questions. Children will receive a small thank you gift. Walk in or sign up online. , ...
Science Sprouts
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
spectrUM   Preschoolers and their families are welcome to join us every Wednesday in the Artbox from 10 to 11 AM for hands-on science.   , ...
Blue Block Building
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Families First Learning Lab   Come to Families First to build something amazing with our giant blue blocks. , ...
Middle School Writers’ Group
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Want to start writing or already writing like crazy? We share poems, stories, novels, and writing games. This group is free, meets all year long, and is good for kids in grades 6 through 9. This group will continue to meet virtually until it seems safe to start alternating live and virtual meetings. Those interested in , ...
Big Sky Writers’ Group
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
New to writing or a long-time writer? Looking to practice your creative writing in a setting that’s less structured than English class but more organized than a party? Are you searching for inspiration or do you just need a platform to share all your brilliant ideas? Join us to share poems, stories, novels, rants, and , ...
Learn MCAT’s 3 Camera Studio
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Have you ever wanted to do a talk show or create special effects in a studio? Learn MCAT’s studio with 3 cameras, special effects switcher, and adjustable lighting. This introductory class is offered every Wednesday at 5:30 PM. To learn more, or arrange a custom workshop for a group call MCAT media instructors at , ...
Dads and Dialogue
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Families First Learning Lab   This workshop is part of a series on Wednesdays: 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, and 5/11   Dads & Dialogue is a workshop to strengthen families by enhancing individual parents’ wellness and their knowledge of parenting and child development. Participants transform and elevate their w , ...
MCAT Movie Club
6:00 pm
MCAT   Like a Book Club, but without the paper cuts! This club talks about movies and makes movies and is geared towards gathering aspiring filmmakers and actors together for collaboration with all their talents. Meets the last Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 PM. For more information contact Scott or Neil at ( , ...
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Research Studies for Kids
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Children (3-8 years old) are invited to participate in research studies at the UM Living Lab! The studies are brief and child-friendly – involving games, play, and questions. Children will receive a small thank you gift. Walk in or sign up online. , ...
Tiny Tales
10:30 am
Tiny Tales uses sounds, rhythms, and movement to help your child learn to read! Participants will sing songs, learn finger-plays and nursery rhymes, and hear stories. Presented by various Youth Services staff.   Recordings of previous Tiny Tales can be found on MPL’s YouTube channel. , ...
Community Connections
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Families First Learning Lab   Community Connections is a program consisting of mini interactive exhibits for young children. These exhibits inspire hands-on exploration and play while focusing on building empathy & kindness, social-emotional development, cultural expression, and imaginative & dramatic play , ...
Child Development Screening
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Families First Learning Lab   Your baby’s first three years of life are an incredible time of growth and learning! His first smile, her first time waving “bye bye,” and those first little steps are all memorable and important milestones. Watching your child grow, it’s not uncommon to also have questions or concern , ...
Community Cooking at the Library
12:00 pm
Join us each month for a seasonally inspired food or meal demonstration with Kelly Moore, Missoula Co./MSU Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences. One topic will be covered monthly, presented on the first Thursday each month at noon and again on the second Tuesday at 6pm in our Demonstration Kitchen on Level , ...
Introduction to Podcasting
2:00 pm
MCAT   Learn how to create your own podcast with help from MCAT instructors. MCAT’s pod-casting technology can accommodate up to 4 in-person participants with a blue-tooth connection for phone interviews. Individual instruction available after group overview lesson. Registration required.   Register now , ...
Discovery Area Science Activity
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
spectrUM   Stop by the spectrUM Discovery Bench on Level Two Tuesday through Saturday to explore a guided science activity.     May May 3-7: Biology May 10-14: Chemical Reactions May 17-21: Engineering/Contraptions May 24-28: Astronomy   June May 31-June 4: Geology and Fossils June 7-11: Engineering , ...
SpectrUM Special Guest: Insectarium
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Come and enjoy the Missoula Insectarium and their wonderful creatures every Thursday in the SpectrUM Discovery Area on Level Two. , ...
Screenwriting Workshop
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ready for your vision and sensibility with others? Bring your ideas and scripts to workshop with other creatives for constructive feedback and inspiration. This workshop series is led by MCAT’s Dylan Albans, who received his degree in Film and Photography at MSU. Dylan is looking forward to working with a group a , ...
Kids Cook with Chop Chop
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Learn fun new recipes while cooking recipes from the kid’s magazine Chop Chop. , ...
Big Sky 3D Printing
4:15 pm - 7:30 pm
The new Monoprice Maker Select 3D Printer v2 will be available for public use. Staff can provide basic help finding free 3D files online and using Cura Ultimaker 3D printing software. Please contact Brian at bdoyle@missoula.lib.mt.us for more information. , ...
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Research Studies for Kids
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Children (3-8 years old) are invited to participate in research studies at the UM Living Lab! The studies are brief and child-friendly – involving games, play, and questions. Children will receive a small thank you gift. Walk in or sign up online. , ...
Tiny Tales
10:30 am
Tiny Tales uses sounds, rhythms, and movement to help your child learn to read! Participants will sing songs, learn finger-plays and nursery rhymes, and hear stories. Presented by various Youth Services staff.   Recordings of previous Tiny Tales can be found on MPL’s YouTube channel. , ...
Story Time
10:30 am
Story Time is for children ages 3 and older and their caregivers. Join us for stories in the Art Box on Level Two.   If you’re unable to attend, Friday Story Time will be recorded and posted online at a later date on the library’s Story Time page and YouTube channel. , ...
Community Connections
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Families First Learning Lab   Community Connections is a program consisting of mini interactive exhibits for young children. These exhibits inspire hands-on exploration and play while focusing on building empathy & kindness, social-emotional development, cultural expression, and imaginative & dramatic play , ...
Yarns @ MPL
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Calling all knitters and crocheters! Bring your latest project to the Blackfoot Board Room on level 4 on Fridays at noon to end your week with some crafty fun. , ...
Watercolor Painting Class
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Our popular Watercolor Painting Class returns in-person this month! 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. Open to adults ages 18 and older. Participants should bring their own watercolor paper, , ...
Discovery Area Science Activity
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
spectrUM   Stop by the spectrUM Discovery Bench on Level Two Tuesday through Saturday to explore a guided science activity.     May May 3-7: Biology May 10-14: Chemical Reactions May 17-21: Engineering/Contraptions May 24-28: Astronomy   June May 31-June 4: Geology and Fossils June 7-11: Engineering , ...
Introduction to Video Editing: Adobe Premiere
3:00 pm
MCAT   MCAT instructors will teach you the basic of computer video editing using the popular Adobe Premiere editing software. Individual instruction is available after the group overview. Class held every Monday and Friday in the MCAT Studio on level one. Registration required.   Register now , ...
Young Adult Writers’ Group
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Want to play with words or rev up your creativity? New to writing or long-time writer? Join us to share poems, stories, novels, rants, and writing games. And to laugh—a LOT! This group is free, meets all year long, and is good for ages 16-19. This group will continue to meet virtually until it seems safe to start alter , ...
Learn Photoshop Workshop
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MCAT   Photoshop is a powerful image manipulation tool that can be applied to photography and video. Our certified instructor will help you learn to make special effects, color corrections and more. Class held every Friday in MCAT on Level One.   Register now , ...
Trashformations: Second Annual Early Education Upcycled Art Show
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Attend this special First Friday reception when MPL hosts Trashformations, the Second Annual Early Education Upcycled Art Show! Art from early education classrooms across the Missoula area and beyond is featured. Come and support community and collaboration among early education programs while instilling the knowledge , ...
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Research Studies for Kids
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Children (3-8 years old) are invited to participate in research studies at the UM Living Lab! The studies are brief and child-friendly – involving games, play, and questions. Children will receive a small thank you gift. Walk in or sign up online. , ...
MCAT Tour & Training
10:00 am - 11:00 am
MCAT   Tour all facilities including studio, edit suites and check-out equipment for cameras, lights and microphones.   Registration is required. Registered patrons are asked to meet at MCAT on level one.   Register now , ...
Story Time
10:30 am
Story Time is for children ages 3 and older and their caregivers. Join us for stories in the Art Box on Level Two.   If you’re unable to attend, Friday Story Time will be recorded and posted online at a later date on the library’s Story Time page and YouTube channel. , ...
Stop Animation for Kids
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MCAT   Every Saturday of the month kids can enjoy working in groups or alone making Stop Animation projects with drawing and Lego in the MCAT studio. This program is for ages 9 to 13. Participants will meet at MCAT on Level One. , ...
Discovery Area Science Activity
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
spectrUM   Stop by the spectrUM Discovery Bench on Level Two Tuesday through Saturday to explore a guided science activity.     May May 3-7: Biology May 10-14: Chemical Reactions May 17-21: Engineering/Contraptions May 24-28: Astronomy   June May 31-June 4: Geology and Fossils June 7-11: Engineering , ...
Altered Books for Everyone
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
People of all ages are welcome to come and change discarded books into art using an abundance of provided art materials. , ...
D&D Guild for Teens
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Are you stuck at home, yearning to satisfy your appetite for adventure? Great news, our Teen D&D Guild is meeting online!   MPL offers Dungeons & Dragons for teens aged 12-17 and adults 18 and over. Beginners are welcome! Limited to 8 participants per session. Teen games will be held every other Saturday f , ...
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Research Studies for Kids
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Children (3-8 years old) are invited to participate in research studies at the UM Living Lab! The studies are brief and child-friendly – involving games, play, and questions. Children will receive a small thank you gift. Walk in or sign up online. , ...
Missoula Job Service Workshops
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Job Search & Resume Workshop June 13 | Cooper Room An in-depth look at how to design your resume to navigate your job search. This workshop includes how to use Applicant Tracking Systems to your advantage, search for and analyze job postings, utilize accepted resume formats, and write a resume that stands out. This , ...
Lego Club
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Lego Club is back! Build to your heart’s content every Monday afternoon in the Level Two Program Room. Drop anytime from 3:30-5 PM and create fantastic Lego structures! , ...
MCAT Tour & Training
5:30 pm
MCAT   Learn about MCAT’s studio, check-out cameras, podcast room, editing facilities and more.   Registration is required. Registered patrons are asked to meet at MCAT on level one.   Register now , ...
Re-Imagining Death: Conversations about Dying, Loss, and Grief
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
May 23 Dr. Matthew Semanoff discusses People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present by Dara Horn.   Jun 10 June’s selection is a special screening and post-film discussion of the movie “Hana-bi” from Japan. Dr. Matthew Strohl will moderate the discussion. This program is part of the series Re-Imagining Dea , ...
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Preschool Art with a Purpose
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Families First Learning Lab   Preschool Art with a Purpose A program that allows preschool children the ability to get creative while serving our community! , ...
Discovery Area Science Activity
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
spectrUM   Stop by the spectrUM Discovery Bench on Level Two Tuesday through Saturday to explore a guided science activity.     May May 3-7: Biology May 10-14: Chemical Reactions May 17-21: Engineering/Contraptions May 24-28: Astronomy   June May 31-June 4: Geology and Fossils June 7-11: Engineering , ...
Memory Café
2:00 pm
Cookie Decorating June 14 Join us in the MPL Demonstration Kitchen for some fun and delicious cookie decorating! Cathy Semmelroth will demonstrate some simple yet beautiful cookie decorating techniques with a chance for all to try our hands (and taste buds) at making our own creative concoctions.   For recordings , ...
Introduction to Video Editing
3:00 pm
MCAT   Learn computer video editing software from MCAT staff. MCAT staff can offer instruction in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, or DaVinci Resolve depending on your needs and the computer type you like to use. Call MCAT media instructors at (406)542-6228 to learn more. You can register for this workshop and pick , ...
Big Sky 3D Printing
4:15 pm - 7:30 pm
The new Monoprice Maker Select 3D Printer v2 will be available for public use. Staff can provide basic help finding free 3D files online and using Cura Ultimaker 3D printing software. Please contact Brian at bdoyle@missoula.lib.mt.us for more information. , ...
Introduction to Podcasting
5:30 pm
MCAT   Learn how to create your own podcast with help from MCAT instructors. MCAT’s pod-casting technology can accommodate up to 4 in-person participants with a blue-tooth connection for phone interviews. Individual instruction available after group overview lesson. Registration required.   Register now , ...
Community Cooking at the Library
6:00 pm
Join us each month for a seasonally inspired food or meal demonstration with Kelly Moore, Missoula Co./MSU Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences. One topic will be covered monthly, presented on the first Thursday each month at noon and again on the second Tuesday at 6pm in our Demonstration Kitchen on Level , ...
Western Montana Genealogical Society
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Western Montana Genealogical Society meets at MPL the 2nd Tuesdays of September, November, January, March, and May from 6:30-8PM in the Blackfoot Room. Join the members of this group for general genealogy discussions and tips on making your family history research more productive. , ...
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Research Studies for Kids
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Children (3-8 years old) are invited to participate in research studies at the UM Living Lab! The studies are brief and child-friendly – involving games, play, and questions. Children will receive a small thank you gift. Walk in or sign up online. , ...
Science Sprouts
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
spectrUM   Preschoolers and their families are welcome to join us every Wednesday in the Artbox from 10 to 11 AM for hands-on science.   , ...
Blue Block Building
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Families First Learning Lab   Come to Families First to build something amazing with our giant blue blocks. , ...
Discovery Area Science Activity
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
spectrUM   Stop by the spectrUM Discovery Bench on Level Two Tuesday through Saturday to explore a guided science activity.     May May 3-7: Biology May 10-14: Chemical Reactions May 17-21: Engineering/Contraptions May 24-28: Astronomy   June May 31-June 4: Geology and Fossils June 7-11: Engineering , ...
Missoula Job Service Workshops
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Job Search & Resume Workshop June 13 | Cooper Room An in-depth look at how to design your resume to navigate your job search. This workshop includes how to use Applicant Tracking Systems to your advantage, search for and analyze job postings, utilize accepted resume formats, and write a resume that stands out. This , ...
Middle School Writers’ Group
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Want to start writing or already writing like crazy? We share poems, stories, novels, and writing games. This group is free, meets all year long, and is good for kids in grades 6 through 9. This group will continue to meet virtually until it seems safe to start alternating live and virtual meetings. Those interested in , ...
Big Sky Writers’ Group
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
New to writing or a long-time writer? Looking to practice your creative writing in a setting that’s less structured than English class but more organized than a party? Are you searching for inspiration or do you just need a platform to share all your brilliant ideas? Join us to share poems, stories, novels, rants, and , ...
Dads and Dialogue
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Families First Learning Lab   This workshop is part of a series on Wednesdays: 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, and 5/11   Dads & Dialogue is a workshop to strengthen families by enhancing individual parents’ wellness and their knowledge of parenting and child development. Participants transform and elevate their w , ...
Learn MCAT’s 3 Camera Studio
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Have you ever wanted to do a talk show or create special effects in a studio? Learn MCAT’s studio with 3 cameras, special effects switcher, and adjustable lighting. This introductory class is offered every Wednesday at 5:30 PM. To learn more, or arrange a custom workshop for a group call MCAT media instructors at , ...
2nd Wednesday Night Book Group
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This group reads a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles selected by participants every spring. Paperback copies available to purchase at cost in The Store @ MPL located on the library’s first floor. Discussions facilitated by members on Zoom. If you are interested in participating in this online discussion please e , ...
MakerSpace Classes
6:30 pm
Intro to the Laser Engraver May 11 Learn about how you can use the library’s laser engraver and cutting machine during this workshop. Space is limited to 10 participants and online registration is required. Register now   3D Printing 101 Workshop May 25 Come and learn about how to use MPL’s 3D printers during this , ...
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Research Studies for Kids
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Children (3-8 years old) are invited to participate in research studies at the UM Living Lab! The studies are brief and child-friendly – involving games, play, and questions. Children will receive a small thank you gift. Walk in or sign up online. , ...
Tiny Tales
10:30 am
Tiny Tales uses sounds, rhythms, and movement to help your child learn to read! Participants will sing songs, learn finger-plays and nursery rhymes, and hear stories. Presented by various Youth Services staff.   Recordings of previous Tiny Tales can be found on MPL’s YouTube channel. , ...
Community Connections
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Families First Learning Lab   Community Connections is a program consisting of mini interactive exhibits for young children. These exhibits inspire hands-on exploration and play while focusing on building empathy & kindness, social-emotional development, cultural expression, and imaginative & dramatic play , ...
Consultation Drop-In Day
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Families First Learning Lab   Families First was based on the foundation of a consultation program for parents and families that was brought to life by John Sommers-Flanagan. These consultations provide individualized support to help families navigate obstacles within their family system. The foundation of our app , ...
Discovery Area Science Activity
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
spectrUM   Stop by the spectrUM Discovery Bench on Level Two Tuesday through Saturday to explore a guided science activity.     May May 3-7: Biology May 10-14: Chemical Reactions May 17-21: Engineering/Contraptions May 24-28: Astronomy   June May 31-June 4: Geology and Fossils June 7-11: Engineering , ...
Introduction to Podcasting
2:00 pm
MCAT   Learn how to create your own podcast with help from MCAT instructors. MCAT’s pod-casting technology can accommodate up to 4 in-person participants with a blue-tooth connection for phone interviews. Individual instruction available after group overview lesson. Registration required.   Register now , ...
SpectrUM Special Guest: Insectarium
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Come and enjoy the Missoula Insectarium and their wonderful creatures every Thursday in the SpectrUM Discovery Area on Level Two. , ...
Screenwriting Workshop
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ready for your vision and sensibility with others? Bring your ideas and scripts to workshop with other creatives for constructive feedback and inspiration. This workshop series is led by MCAT’s Dylan Albans, who received his degree in Film and Photography at MSU. Dylan is looking forward to working with a group a , ...
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Research Studies for Kids
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Children (3-8 years old) are invited to participate in research studies at the UM Living Lab! The studies are brief and child-friendly – involving games, play, and questions. Children will receive a small thank you gift. Walk in or sign up online. , ...
Tiny Tales
10:30 am
Tiny Tales uses sounds, rhythms, and movement to help your child learn to read! Participants will sing songs, learn finger-plays and nursery rhymes, and hear stories. Presented by various Youth Services staff.   Recordings of previous Tiny Tales can be found on MPL’s YouTube channel. , ...
Story Time
10:30 am
Story Time is for children ages 3 and older and their caregivers. Join us for stories in the Art Box on Level Two.   If you’re unable to attend, Friday Story Time will be recorded and posted online at a later date on the library’s Story Time page and YouTube channel. , ...
Community Connections
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Families First Learning Lab   Community Connections is a program consisting of mini interactive exhibits for young children. These exhibits inspire hands-on exploration and play while focusing on building empathy & kindness, social-emotional development, cultural expression, and imaginative & dramatic play , ...
Yarns @ MPL
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Calling all knitters and crocheters! Bring your latest project to the Blackfoot Board Room on level 4 on Fridays at noon to end your week with some crafty fun. , ...
Watercolor Painting Class
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Our popular Watercolor Painting Class returns in-person this month! 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. Open to adults ages 18 and older. Participants should bring their own watercolor paper, , ...
Discovery Area Science Activity
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
spectrUM   Stop by the spectrUM Discovery Bench on Level Two Tuesday through Saturday to explore a guided science activity.     May May 3-7: Biology May 10-14: Chemical Reactions May 17-21: Engineering/Contraptions May 24-28: Astronomy   June May 31-June 4: Geology and Fossils June 7-11: Engineering , ...
Introduction to Video Editing: Adobe Premiere
3:00 pm
MCAT   MCAT instructors will teach you the basic of computer video editing using the popular Adobe Premiere editing software. Individual instruction is available after the group overview. Class held every Monday and Friday in the MCAT Studio on level one. Registration required.   Register now , ...
Young Adult Writers’ Group
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Want to play with words or rev up your creativity? New to writing or long-time writer? Join us to share poems, stories, novels, rants, and writing games. And to laugh—a LOT! This group is free, meets all year long, and is good for ages 16-19. This group will continue to meet virtually until it seems safe to start alter , ...
Learn Photoshop Workshop
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MCAT   Photoshop is a powerful image manipulation tool that can be applied to photography and video. Our certified instructor will help you learn to make special effects, color corrections and more. Class held every Friday in MCAT on Level One.   Register now , ...
D&D Guild for Adults
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Are you stuck at home, yearning to satisfy your appetite for adventure? Great news, our Adult D&D Guild is meeting online!   MPL offers Dungeons & Dragons for adults 18 and over. Beginners are welcome! Limited to 8 participants per session. Adult games are held every other Friday on Zoom.   If you’re , ...
World Wide Cinema
6:30 pm
World Wide Cinema, MPL’s free monthly film series of first-run independent and foreign films is back! Screenings are held the second Friday of each month in the Cooper Room on Level Four. All films are shown in the original language with subtitles. Doors are open from 6:15 – 6:45 and the film starts at 6:30; late , ...
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Research Studies for Kids
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Children (3-8 years old) are invited to participate in research studies at the UM Living Lab! The studies are brief and child-friendly – involving games, play, and questions. Children will receive a small thank you gift. Walk in or sign up online. , ...
MCAT Tour & Training
10:00 am - 11:00 am
MCAT   Tour all facilities including studio, edit suites and check-out equipment for cameras, lights and microphones.   Registration is required. Registered patrons are asked to meet at MCAT on level one.   Register now , ...
Story Time
10:30 am
Story Time is for children ages 3 and older and their caregivers. Join us for stories in the Art Box on Level Two.   If you’re unable to attend, Friday Story Time will be recorded and posted online at a later date on the library’s Story Time page and YouTube channel. , ...
Stop Animation for Kids
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MCAT   Every Saturday of the month kids can enjoy working in groups or alone making Stop Animation projects with drawing and Lego in the MCAT studio. This program is for ages 9 to 13. Participants will meet at MCAT on Level One. , ...
Discovery Area Science Activity
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
spectrUM   Stop by the spectrUM Discovery Bench on Level Two Tuesday through Saturday to explore a guided science activity.     May May 3-7: Biology May 10-14: Chemical Reactions May 17-21: Engineering/Contraptions May 24-28: Astronomy   June May 31-June 4: Geology and Fossils June 7-11: Engineering , ...
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Research Studies for Kids
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Children (3-8 years old) are invited to participate in research studies at the UM Living Lab! The studies are brief and child-friendly – involving games, play, and questions. Children will receive a small thank you gift. Walk in or sign up online. , ...
Lego Club
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Lego Club is back! Build to your heart’s content every Monday afternoon in the Level Two Program Room. Drop anytime from 3:30-5 PM and create fantastic Lego structures! , ...
MCAT Tour & Training
5:30 pm
MCAT   Learn about MCAT’s studio, check-out cameras, podcast room, editing facilities and more.   Registration is required. Registered patrons are asked to meet at MCAT on level one.   Register now , ...
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Preschool Art with a Purpose
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Families First Learning Lab   Preschool Art with a Purpose A program that allows preschool children the ability to get creative while serving our community! , ...
Discovery Area Science Activity
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
spectrUM   Stop by the spectrUM Discovery Bench on Level Two Tuesday through Saturday to explore a guided science activity.     May May 3-7: Biology May 10-14: Chemical Reactions May 17-21: Engineering/Contraptions May 24-28: Astronomy   June May 31-June 4: Geology and Fossils June 7-11: Engineering , ...
Introduction to Video Editing
3:00 pm
MCAT   Learn computer video editing software from MCAT staff. MCAT staff can offer instruction in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, or DaVinci Resolve depending on your needs and the computer type you like to use. Call MCAT media instructors at (406)542-6228 to learn more. You can register for this workshop and pick , ...
Big Sky 3D Printing
4:15 pm - 7:30 pm
The new Monoprice Maker Select 3D Printer v2 will be available for public use. Staff can provide basic help finding free 3D files online and using Cura Ultimaker 3D printing software. Please contact Brian at bdoyle@missoula.lib.mt.us for more information. , ...
Introduction to Podcasting
5:30 pm
MCAT   Learn how to create your own podcast with help from MCAT instructors. MCAT’s pod-casting technology can accommodate up to 4 in-person participants with a blue-tooth connection for phone interviews. Individual instruction available after group overview lesson. Registration required.   Register now , ...
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Research Studies for Kids
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Children (3-8 years old) are invited to participate in research studies at the UM Living Lab! The studies are brief and child-friendly – involving games, play, and questions. Children will receive a small thank you gift. Walk in or sign up online. , ...
Science Sprouts
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
spectrUM   Preschoolers and their families are welcome to join us every Wednesday in the Artbox from 10 to 11 AM for hands-on science.   , ...
Blue Block Building
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Families First Learning Lab   Come to Families First to build something amazing with our giant blue blocks. , ...
Discovery Area Science Activity
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
spectrUM   Stop by the spectrUM Discovery Bench on Level Two Tuesday through Saturday to explore a guided science activity.     May May 3-7: Biology May 10-14: Chemical Reactions May 17-21: Engineering/Contraptions May 24-28: Astronomy   June May 31-June 4: Geology and Fossils June 7-11: Engineering , ...
Middle School Writers’ Group
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Want to start writing or already writing like crazy? We share poems, stories, novels, and writing games. This group is free, meets all year long, and is good for kids in grades 6 through 9. This group will continue to meet virtually until it seems safe to start alternating live and virtual meetings. Those interested in , ...
Big Sky Writers’ Group
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
New to writing or a long-time writer? Looking to practice your creative writing in a setting that’s less structured than English class but more organized than a party? Are you searching for inspiration or do you just need a platform to share all your brilliant ideas? Join us to share poems, stories, novels, rants, and , ...
Learn MCAT’s 3 Camera Studio
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Have you ever wanted to do a talk show or create special effects in a studio? Learn MCAT’s studio with 3 cameras, special effects switcher, and adjustable lighting. This introductory class is offered every Wednesday at 5:30 PM. To learn more, or arrange a custom workshop for a group call MCAT media instructors at , ...
Photography Basics with Rocky Mountain School of Photography
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Do you want to get a handle on some photography basics, or maybe brush up on skills you haven’t used in a while? This spring MPL partners with Rocky Mountain School of Photography to offer free classes on topics including exposure techniques, landscape, and portraiture photography. No experience is necessary, but , ...
3rd Wednesday Book Group
6:30 pm
Meetings will be held on Zoom. If you are interested in participating in this discussion, email Pam at pamc@missoula.lib.mt.us with the “3rd Wednesday Book Group” in the subject line.   View book titles for upcoming discussions on our Book Groups page. , ...
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Research Studies for Kids
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Children (3-8 years old) are invited to participate in research studies at the UM Living Lab! The studies are brief and child-friendly – involving games, play, and questions. Children will receive a small thank you gift. Walk in or sign up online. , ...
Tiny Tales
10:30 am
Tiny Tales uses sounds, rhythms, and movement to help your child learn to read! Participants will sing songs, learn finger-plays and nursery rhymes, and hear stories. Presented by various Youth Services staff.   Recordings of previous Tiny Tales can be found on MPL’s YouTube channel. , ...
Community Connections
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Families First Learning Lab   Community Connections is a program consisting of mini interactive exhibits for young children. These exhibits inspire hands-on exploration and play while focusing on building empathy & kindness, social-emotional development, cultural expression, and imaginative & dramatic play , ...
Discovery Area Science Activity
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
spectrUM   Stop by the spectrUM Discovery Bench on Level Two Tuesday through Saturday to explore a guided science activity.     May May 3-7: Biology May 10-14: Chemical Reactions May 17-21: Engineering/Contraptions May 24-28: Astronomy   June May 31-June 4: Geology and Fossils June 7-11: Engineering , ...
Introduction to Podcasting
2:00 pm
MCAT   Learn how to create your own podcast with help from MCAT instructors. MCAT’s pod-casting technology can accommodate up to 4 in-person participants with a blue-tooth connection for phone interviews. Individual instruction available after group overview lesson. Registration required.   Register now , ...
SpectrUM Special Guest: Insectarium
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Come and enjoy the Missoula Insectarium and their wonderful creatures every Thursday in the SpectrUM Discovery Area on Level Two. , ...
Screenwriting Workshop
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ready for your vision and sensibility with others? Bring your ideas and scripts to workshop with other creatives for constructive feedback and inspiration. This workshop series is led by MCAT’s Dylan Albans, who received his degree in Film and Photography at MSU. Dylan is looking forward to working with a group a , ...
You’re an Engineer
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Join your friends in the Level Two Program Room to build and create with Legos, oversized Building Blocks and our Rig-a-ma-Jig. The Rig-a-ma-Jig is a set of wooden planks with pulleys, oversized nuts and bolts, and screws. Enjoy your own free building time or join in our building challenges. , ...
Big Sky 3D Printing
4:15 pm - 7:30 pm
The new Monoprice Maker Select 3D Printer v2 will be available for public use. Staff can provide basic help finding free 3D files online and using Cura Ultimaker 3D printing software. Please contact Brian at bdoyle@missoula.lib.mt.us for more information. , ...
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Research Studies for Kids
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Children (3-8 years old) are invited to participate in research studies at the UM Living Lab! The studies are brief and child-friendly – involving games, play, and questions. Children will receive a small thank you gift. Walk in or sign up online. , ...
Tiny Tales
10:30 am
Tiny Tales uses sounds, rhythms, and movement to help your child learn to read! Participants will sing songs, learn finger-plays and nursery rhymes, and hear stories. Presented by various Youth Services staff.   Recordings of previous Tiny Tales can be found on MPL’s YouTube channel. , ...
Story Time
10:30 am
Story Time is for children ages 3 and older and their caregivers. Join us for stories in the Art Box on Level Two.   If you’re unable to attend, Friday Story Time will be recorded and posted online at a later date on the library’s Story Time page and YouTube channel. , ...
Community Connections
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Families First Learning Lab   Community Connections is a program consisting of mini interactive exhibits for young children. These exhibits inspire hands-on exploration and play while focusing on building empathy & kindness, social-emotional development, cultural expression, and imaginative & dramatic play , ...
Yarns @ MPL
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Calling all knitters and crocheters! Bring your latest project to the Blackfoot Board Room on level 4 on Fridays at noon to end your week with some crafty fun. , ...
Watercolor Painting Class
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Our popular Watercolor Painting Class returns in-person this month! 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. Open to adults ages 18 and older. Participants should bring their own watercolor paper, , ...
Discovery Area Science Activity
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
spectrUM   Stop by the spectrUM Discovery Bench on Level Two Tuesday through Saturday to explore a guided science activity.     May May 3-7: Biology May 10-14: Chemical Reactions May 17-21: Engineering/Contraptions May 24-28: Astronomy   June May 31-June 4: Geology and Fossils June 7-11: Engineering , ...
Introduction to Video Editing: Adobe Premiere
3:00 pm
MCAT   MCAT instructors will teach you the basic of computer video editing using the popular Adobe Premiere editing software. Individual instruction is available after the group overview. Class held every Monday and Friday in the MCAT Studio on level one. Registration required.   Register now , ...
Young Adult Writers’ Group
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Want to play with words or rev up your creativity? New to writing or long-time writer? Join us to share poems, stories, novels, rants, and writing games. And to laugh—a LOT! This group is free, meets all year long, and is good for ages 16-19. This group will continue to meet virtually until it seems safe to start alter , ...
Learn Photoshop Workshop
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MCAT   Photoshop is a powerful image manipulation tool that can be applied to photography and video. Our certified instructor will help you learn to make special effects, color corrections and more. Class held every Friday in MCAT on Level One.   Register now , ...
Cheap Date Night
6:30 pm
MPL’s monthly movie night is back! Come enjoy a recently released feature film during Cheap Date Night, the 3rd Friday each month in the library’s Cooper Room. Doors are open from 6:15 – 6:45 and the film starts at 6:30; late entry is not allowed. Attendees must enter from the library’s parking garage, all other , ...
4HistoryBuffs
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Calling all history enthusiasts! 4HistoryBuffs is a new program at MPL held on the last open Friday of each month from 7-9pm. Join guest speakers for lively and entertaining presentations of historical interest.   Homesteading on the High Plains May 20 This month’s presentation is entitled “Homesteading on the Hig , ...
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Research Studies for Kids
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Children (3-8 years old) are invited to participate in research studies at the UM Living Lab! The studies are brief and child-friendly – involving games, play, and questions. Children will receive a small thank you gift. Walk in or sign up online. , ...
MCAT Tour & Training
10:00 am - 11:00 am
MCAT   Tour all facilities including studio, edit suites and check-out equipment for cameras, lights and microphones.   Registration is required. Registered patrons are asked to meet at MCAT on level one.   Register now , ...
Story Time
10:30 am
Story Time is for children ages 3 and older and their caregivers. Join us for stories in the Art Box on Level Two.   If you’re unable to attend, Friday Story Time will be recorded and posted online at a later date on the library’s Story Time page and YouTube channel. , ...
Stop Animation for Kids
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MCAT   Every Saturday of the month kids can enjoy working in groups or alone making Stop Animation projects with drawing and Lego in the MCAT studio. This program is for ages 9 to 13. Participants will meet at MCAT on Level One. , ...
Discovery Area Science Activity
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
spectrUM   Stop by the spectrUM Discovery Bench on Level Two Tuesday through Saturday to explore a guided science activity.     May May 3-7: Biology May 10-14: Chemical Reactions May 17-21: Engineering/Contraptions May 24-28: Astronomy   June May 31-June 4: Geology and Fossils June 7-11: Engineering , ...
D&D Guild for Teens
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Are you stuck at home, yearning to satisfy your appetite for adventure? Great news, our Teen D&D Guild is meeting online!   MPL offers Dungeons & Dragons for teens aged 12-17 and adults 18 and over. Beginners are welcome! Limited to 8 participants per session. Teen games will be held every other Saturday f , ...
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Research Studies for Kids
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Children (3-8 years old) are invited to participate in research studies at the UM Living Lab! The studies are brief and child-friendly – involving games, play, and questions. Children will receive a small thank you gift. Walk in or sign up online. , ...
Lego Club
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Lego Club is back! Build to your heart’s content every Monday afternoon in the Level Two Program Room. Drop anytime from 3:30-5 PM and create fantastic Lego structures! , ...
MCAT Tour & Training
5:30 pm
MCAT   Learn about MCAT’s studio, check-out cameras, podcast room, editing facilities and more.   Registration is required. Registered patrons are asked to meet at MCAT on level one.   Register now , ...
Re-Imagining Death: Conversations about Dying, Loss, and Grief
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
May 23 Dr. Matthew Semanoff discusses People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present by Dara Horn.   Jun 10 June’s selection is a special screening and post-film discussion of the movie “Hana-bi” from Japan. Dr. Matthew Strohl will moderate the discussion. This program is part of the series Re-Imagining Dea , ...
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Preschool Art with a Purpose
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Families First Learning Lab   Preschool Art with a Purpose A program that allows preschool children the ability to get creative while serving our community! , ...
Discovery Area Science Activity
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
spectrUM   Stop by the spectrUM Discovery Bench on Level Two Tuesday through Saturday to explore a guided science activity.     May May 3-7: Biology May 10-14: Chemical Reactions May 17-21: Engineering/Contraptions May 24-28: Astronomy   June May 31-June 4: Geology and Fossils June 7-11: Engineering , ...
Introduction to Video Editing
3:00 pm
MCAT   Learn computer video editing software from MCAT staff. MCAT staff can offer instruction in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, or DaVinci Resolve depending on your needs and the computer type you like to use. Call MCAT media instructors at (406)542-6228 to learn more. You can register for this workshop and pick , ...
Big Sky 3D Printing
4:15 pm - 7:30 pm
The new Monoprice Maker Select 3D Printer v2 will be available for public use. Staff can provide basic help finding free 3D files online and using Cura Ultimaker 3D printing software. Please contact Brian at bdoyle@missoula.lib.mt.us for more information. , ...
Introduction to Podcasting
5:30 pm
MCAT   Learn how to create your own podcast with help from MCAT instructors. MCAT’s pod-casting technology can accommodate up to 4 in-person participants with a blue-tooth connection for phone interviews. Individual instruction available after group overview lesson. Registration required.   Register now , ...
Tuesday Yoga @ the Library
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us Tuesday evenings and end your day right with yoga! During this class led by local instructor Kristen Stoeger, 4-part yoga postures (breath work, mindful movement, meditation, and gratitude) are practiced to align, strengthen, and promote flexibility in the body. Breathing techniques and meditation are also inte , ...
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Research Studies for Kids
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Children (3-8 years old) are invited to participate in research studies at the UM Living Lab! The studies are brief and child-friendly – involving games, play, and questions. Children will receive a small thank you gift. Walk in or sign up online. , ...
Discovery Area Science Activity
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
spectrUM   Stop by the spectrUM Discovery Bench on Level Two Tuesday through Saturday to explore a guided science activity.     May May 3-7: Biology May 10-14: Chemical Reactions May 17-21: Engineering/Contraptions May 24-28: Astronomy   June May 31-June 4: Geology and Fossils June 7-11: Engineering , ...
Middle School Writers’ Group
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Want to start writing or already writing like crazy? We share poems, stories, novels, and writing games. This group is free, meets all year long, and is good for kids in grades 6 through 9. This group will continue to meet virtually until it seems safe to start alternating live and virtual meetings. Those interested in , ...
Big Sky Writers’ Group
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
New to writing or a long-time writer? Looking to practice your creative writing in a setting that’s less structured than English class but more organized than a party? Are you searching for inspiration or do you just need a platform to share all your brilliant ideas? Join us to share poems, stories, novels, rants, and , ...
Learn MCAT’s 3 Camera Studio
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Have you ever wanted to do a talk show or create special effects in a studio? Learn MCAT’s studio with 3 cameras, special effects switcher, and adjustable lighting. This introductory class is offered every Wednesday at 5:30 PM. To learn more, or arrange a custom workshop for a group call MCAT media instructors at , ...
Montana Racial Equity Project Book Club
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
MPL is excited to sponsor The Montana Racial Equity Project’s Book Club! Reading selections include mainly nonfiction titles about social justice, equity, and issues affecting historically marginalized, disenfranchised, and oppressed individuals or communities. The Book Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. , ...
Wednesdays with the Mayor
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Please join us for civic conversation with Mayor John Engen in Wednesdays with the Mayor on Level Four of the Missoula Public Library. We’ll hold these monthly informal chats on the fourth Wednesday evenings of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. Each will feature a topic of interest followed by time for questions and discussi , ...
MakerSpace Classes
6:30 pm
Intro to the Laser Engraver May 11 Learn about how you can use the library’s laser engraver and cutting machine during this workshop. Space is limited to 10 participants and online registration is required. Register now   3D Printing 101 Workshop May 25 Come and learn about how to use MPL’s 3D printers during this , ...
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Research Studies for Kids
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Children (3-8 years old) are invited to participate in research studies at the UM Living Lab! The studies are brief and child-friendly – involving games, play, and questions. Children will receive a small thank you gift. Walk in or sign up online. , ...
Tiny Tales
10:30 am
Tiny Tales uses sounds, rhythms, and movement to help your child learn to read! Participants will sing songs, learn finger-plays and nursery rhymes, and hear stories. Presented by various Youth Services staff.   Recordings of previous Tiny Tales can be found on MPL’s YouTube channel. , ...
Community Connections
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Families First Learning Lab   Community Connections is a program consisting of mini interactive exhibits for young children. These exhibits inspire hands-on exploration and play while focusing on building empathy & kindness, social-emotional development, cultural expression, and imaginative & dramatic play , ...
Discovery Area Science Activity
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
spectrUM   Stop by the spectrUM Discovery Bench on Level Two Tuesday through Saturday to explore a guided science activity.     May May 3-7: Biology May 10-14: Chemical Reactions May 17-21: Engineering/Contraptions May 24-28: Astronomy   June May 31-June 4: Geology and Fossils June 7-11: Engineering , ...
Introduction to Podcasting
2:00 pm
MCAT   Learn how to create your own podcast with help from MCAT instructors. MCAT’s pod-casting technology can accommodate up to 4 in-person participants with a blue-tooth connection for phone interviews. Individual instruction available after group overview lesson. Registration required.   Register now , ...
Art with a Purpose
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Art with a Purpose is a program that allows children the ability to get creative while serving our community! Enjoy this program on early-out Thursdays! , ...
Screenwriting Workshop
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ready for your vision and sensibility with others? Bring your ideas and scripts to workshop with other creatives for constructive feedback and inspiration. This workshop series is led by MCAT’s Dylan Albans, who received his degree in Film and Photography at MSU. Dylan is looking forward to working with a group a , ...
Big Sky 3D Printing
4:15 pm - 7:30 pm
The new Monoprice Maker Select 3D Printer v2 will be available for public use. Staff can provide basic help finding free 3D files online and using Cura Ultimaker 3D printing software. Please contact Brian at bdoyle@missoula.lib.mt.us for more information. , ...
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Research Studies for Kids
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Children (3-8 years old) are invited to participate in research studies at the UM Living Lab! The studies are brief and child-friendly – involving games, play, and questions. Children will receive a small thank you gift. Walk in or sign up online. , ...
Tiny Tales
10:30 am
Tiny Tales uses sounds, rhythms, and movement to help your child learn to read! Participants will sing songs, learn finger-plays and nursery rhymes, and hear stories. Presented by various Youth Services staff.   Recordings of previous Tiny Tales can be found on MPL’s YouTube channel. , ...
Story Time
10:30 am
Story Time is for children ages 3 and older and their caregivers. Join us for stories in the Art Box on Level Two.   If you’re unable to attend, Friday Story Time will be recorded and posted online at a later date on the library’s Story Time page and YouTube channel. , ...
Community Connections
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Families First Learning Lab   Community Connections is a program consisting of mini interactive exhibits for young children. These exhibits inspire hands-on exploration and play while focusing on building empathy & kindness, social-emotional development, cultural expression, and imaginative & dramatic play , ...
Yarns @ MPL
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Calling all knitters and crocheters! Bring your latest project to the Blackfoot Board Room on level 4 on Fridays at noon to end your week with some crafty fun. , ...
Watercolor Painting Class
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Our popular Watercolor Painting Class returns in-person this month! 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. Open to adults ages 18 and older. Participants should bring their own watercolor paper, , ...
Discovery Area Science Activity
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
spectrUM   Stop by the spectrUM Discovery Bench on Level Two Tuesday through Saturday to explore a guided science activity.     May May 3-7: Biology May 10-14: Chemical Reactions May 17-21: Engineering/Contraptions May 24-28: Astronomy   June May 31-June 4: Geology and Fossils June 7-11: Engineering , ...
Introduction to Video Editing: Adobe Premiere
3:00 pm
MCAT   MCAT instructors will teach you the basic of computer video editing using the popular Adobe Premiere editing software. Individual instruction is available after the group overview. Class held every Monday and Friday in the MCAT Studio on level one. Registration required.   Register now , ...
Young Adult Writers’ Group
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Want to play with words or rev up your creativity? New to writing or long-time writer? Join us to share poems, stories, novels, rants, and writing games. And to laugh—a LOT! This group is free, meets all year long, and is good for ages 16-19. This group will continue to meet virtually until it seems safe to start alter , ...
Learn Photoshop Workshop
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MCAT   Photoshop is a powerful image manipulation tool that can be applied to photography and video. Our certified instructor will help you learn to make special effects, color corrections and more. Class held every Friday in MCAT on Level One.   Register now , ...
D&D Guild for Adults
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Are you stuck at home, yearning to satisfy your appetite for adventure? Great news, our Adult D&D Guild is meeting online!   MPL offers Dungeons & Dragons for adults 18 and over. Beginners are welcome! Limited to 8 participants per session. Adult games are held every other Friday on Zoom.   If you’re , ...
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Research Studies for Kids
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Children (3-8 years old) are invited to participate in research studies at the UM Living Lab! The studies are brief and child-friendly – involving games, play, and questions. Children will receive a small thank you gift. Walk in or sign up online. , ...
MCAT Tour & Training
10:00 am - 11:00 am
MCAT   Tour all facilities including studio, edit suites and check-out equipment for cameras, lights and microphones.   Registration is required. Registered patrons are asked to meet at MCAT on level one.   Register now , ...
Story Time
10:30 am
Story Time is for children ages 3 and older and their caregivers. Join us for stories in the Art Box on Level Two.   If you’re unable to attend, Friday Story Time will be recorded and posted online at a later date on the library’s Story Time page and YouTube channel. , ...
Stop Animation for Kids
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MCAT   Every Saturday of the month kids can enjoy working in groups or alone making Stop Animation projects with drawing and Lego in the MCAT studio. This program is for ages 9 to 13. Participants will meet at MCAT on Level One. , ...
Discovery Area Science Activity
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
spectrUM   Stop by the spectrUM Discovery Bench on Level Two Tuesday through Saturday to explore a guided science activity.     May May 3-7: Biology May 10-14: Chemical Reactions May 17-21: Engineering/Contraptions May 24-28: Astronomy   June May 31-June 4: Geology and Fossils June 7-11: Engineering , ...
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Preschool Art with a Purpose
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Families First Learning Lab   Preschool Art with a Purpose A program that allows preschool children the ability to get creative while serving our community! , ...
Discovery Area Science Activity
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
spectrUM   Stop by the spectrUM Discovery Bench on Level Two Tuesday through Saturday to explore a guided science activity.     May May 3-7: Biology May 10-14: Chemical Reactions May 17-21: Engineering/Contraptions May 24-28: Astronomy   June May 31-June 4: Geology and Fossils June 7-11: Engineering , ...
Introduction to Video Editing
3:00 pm
MCAT   Learn computer video editing software from MCAT staff. MCAT staff can offer instruction in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, or DaVinci Resolve depending on your needs and the computer type you like to use. Call MCAT media instructors at (406)542-6228 to learn more. You can register for this workshop and pick , ...
Introduction to Podcasting
5:30 pm
MCAT   Learn how to create your own podcast with help from MCAT instructors. MCAT’s pod-casting technology can accommodate up to 4 in-person participants with a blue-tooth connection for phone interviews. Individual instruction available after group overview lesson. Registration required.   Register now , ...
Tuesday Yoga @ the Library
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us Tuesday evenings and end your day right with yoga! During this class led by local instructor Kristen Stoeger, 4-part yoga postures (breath work, mindful movement, meditation, and gratitude) are practiced to align, strengthen, and promote flexibility in the body. Breathing techniques and meditation are also inte , ...
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