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 and where is it?

A Makerspace is a place to get the training, tools, and partnerships you need to turn your ideas into physical things. We make stuff!
A lot of stuff.. If building crazy robots and circuit boards is your deal then we are the place to be. Not your speed? How about crafts: from jewelry making to sewing machines and computer-programmable craft cutters, we have you covered. 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. Stop on by and get making.

Current Classes


Special Offerings
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Watercolor Painting (In the Large Meeting Room)
Fridays, October 26 and November 2, 9, 16, and 30, 12:00PM-2:00PM
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.

Festival of Trees Wreath Decorating Workshop (In the Large Meeting Room)
Friday, November 9, 3:00PM
Learn how to decorate a wreath for the holidays and donate your creation to a worthy cause with the MakerSpace & the Missoula Downtown Association for a Festival of Trees Wreath Decorating Workshop. The finished wreaths will then be donated to help fund Downtown Missoula and Make-A-Wish Montana. All supplies are provided.
Space is limited to 12 participants, and online registration is required.

Register online

3D Printing 101 Workshop
Wednesday, November 7 & 28, 6:30PM
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

Carvey Demonstration
Wednesday, October 31, at 6:30PM
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

Carvey Demonstration
Wednesday, November 14, at 6:30PM
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


Weekly Offerings:

Community Creative Writing Workshop - Open, drop-in environment focusing on the creative writing workshop process
Tuesdays (10/30, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27) from 6:00-7:30 PM

Open Hours - Open Hours allows visitors to explore the resources of the MakerSpace, or to work on a project of their choice
Mondays (11/19, 11/26) from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM and 2:00-6:00 PM
Monday (11/5) from NOON - 5:00 PM
Tuesdays (10/30, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27) from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM and 2:00-6:00 PM
Wednesday (11/7) from 2:00-5:00 PM
Wednesdays (10/31, 11/14, 11/28) from 12:00-5:00 PM
Wednesday (11/21) from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM and 2:00-6:00 PM
Thursdays (11/1, 11/15, 11/29) from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM and 2:00-6:00 PM
Thursday (11/8) from 3:00-6:00
Fridays (11/2, 11/16, 11/30) from 1:00-6:00 PM
Friday (11/9) from 3:00-6:00 PM
Saturdays (11/3, 11/17) from 3:00-6:00 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.