A safe, welcoming, and supportive space for individuals experiencing memory loss and their caregivers and family members. You can view some past Virtual Memory Cafés below.  Access other virtual cafés recurring weekly around the country

Memory Café is held every month on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 2-3pm. Please check our calendar of events for our current schedule

Memory Making Kits

Can’t make it to the next Memory Café? We also have Memory Making Kits available for check out! Memory making kits include activities to spark memories, create conversation and provide positive and engaging interactions between people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and their care partners. Check library catalog for availability

Past Virtual Memory Cafe's

Memory Café October

This month from the Missoula Public Library Memory Café, painting with Marc Steinberg.

Memory Café July

In July we have a special guest, Sina Haj Amor. Sina is in Missoula as a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow through the English Language Institute at the University of Montana. Sina lives in Tunis, Tunisia and was born in Mahdia.


In this month’s Memory Café we will hear about Sina’s home in Northwest Africa, her work and her time in the program in Missoula.

Adult Story Time

This month join Amanda and Marje for a fascinating adult story time. We promise it will be mysterious and extremely engaging!


Harp music provided by Dennis Doyle. Check out his work in the Missoula Public Library collection.

Every Spirit Shines

You are invited to join non-profit group Turning the Wheel Missoula for gentle movement games, rhythm and word play! Invite a caregiver, family or friends to join you and let your creativity shine! We will learn a song and sing along, share stories, and find joyful connection in sharing appreciations. This is a gentle and feel good community time for you to get in touch with your playful side.

The Historical Museum Artifacts Presentation

The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula will explore the museum’s collections of fanciful and familiar artifacts that made home life easier through the past 100 years.

Every Spirit Shines with Turning the Wheel

Turning the Wheel Missoula presents the live Zoom event, Every Spirit Shines. Enjoy movement games & word play!

Missoula Community Chorus Concert

Special musical guests from the Missoula Community Chorus have recorded a selection of holiday music to perform for our Memory Café audience. Get in the spirit of the holidays and sit back with a cup of hot chocolate to enjoy this special performance!

Giving Thanks

November is traditionally a time to reflect and give thanks. Join us via Zoom for reflection on the words of Eleanor Roosevelt and others, and in writing thank you notes to honor those in our lives for whom we are grateful.

Virtual Tour of the U of M Herbarium

The University of Montana Herbarium is an irreplaceable resource for the activity of the botany and plant ecology of Montana. It contains over 130,000 plant specimens and has the largest and best representation of the flora of the Northern Rocky Mountains in the world. The Herbarium is particularly well-known for its outstanding collections from the alpine and montane regions of Montana. This is the same tour Shannon gives to in-person visitors so prepare for a wonderful experience!

Virtual Tour of Your New Missoula Public Library

Go on on a special tour of the new library space to see where we will hold our future Memory Café workshops. Also featured is a special demonstration from the MPL MakerSpace with the 3D printer.

The Day That Finally Came: a Virtual Discussion with Chris La Tray

Librarians Reading Poetry

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