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.

Classes
Volunteers

What is the Makerspace

The Missoula Public Library's MakerSpace offers a host of tools and resources that the public can use for free or a minimal cost.

These include 3D printers, a desktop CNC machine, a Cricut Maker machine, a variety of art materials, desktop and handheld 3D scanner systems, soldering irons and supplies, a variety of STEM toys and activities for kids, as well as Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kits and Arduino Inventor's Kits, and more.

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.

Current Classes

Special Offerings:

Watercolor Painting (in the Large Meeting Room)
Friday, February 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 12:00-2:00 PM in the Large Meeting Room
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 258-3867 and leave a message.

3D Printing 101 Workshop
Wednesdays, February 6 and 20, at 6:30 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 and 3D scanning.
Space is limited to 6 participants and online registration is required.

Register online here

Valentine’s Card Making Class
Tuesday, February 12, from 6:30-8:00 PM in the Large Meeting Room

Come make a handcrafted Valentine’s Day card for a loved one or a friend when the MakerSpace hosts a Valentine’s Card Making Class in the Large Meeting Room. Supplies will be provided, as well as ideas for cards. Adults, teens, and parents with children are welcome to attend.
Space is limited to 12 participants, and online registration is required.

Register online here

Carvey Demonstration
Wednesday, February 13, 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 that can carve designs and text into a variety of materials.
Space is limited to 6 participants and online registration is required.

Register online here

Intro to 3D Modeling with Fusion 360
Friday, February 27, at 6:30 PM in the Computer Classroom

Learn how to create 3D models for 3D printing during this intro class on AutoDesk’s Fusion 360, a robust 3D modeling program that is used to create everything from prototypes, to gadgets for home projects. This class will feature an overview of some of Fusion 360’s most common functions, and will also include some basic modeling exercises.
Space is limited to 5 participants and online registration is required. This class is suitable for adults and teens.

Register online here

Weekly Offerings:

Community Creative Writing Workshop
Tuesdays (2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26) from 6:00-7:30 PM

Open Hours
Mondays (2/4, 2/25) from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM and 2:00-7:30 PM
Monday (2/11) from 12:00-5:00 PM
Tuesdays (2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26) from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM and 2:00-6:00 PM

Wednesdays (2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27) from 12:00-5:00 PM
Thursdays (2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28) from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM and 2:00-6:00 PM
Friday(2/1) from 3:00-6:00 PM
Fridays (2/8, 2/15, 2/22) from 1:00-6:00 PM
Saturdays (2/9, 2/23) from 2:00-6:00 PM

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. or call 406-317-2667

Teachers:

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.

Monitors:

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.