Teen & Adult Program

Summer Library BINGO Instructions

  • Starting June 1, pick up a printed Library BINGO card at the library. 
  • Complete horizontal, vertical, or diagonal lines. Each line you complete gets you one entry in the prize drawing, up to six entries. Complete every square for a bonus seventh drawing entry! The more BINGOs you complete the more chances you have to win.
  • You have until 5PM on August 31 to complete your BINGO card to be entered into a drawing for 1 of 5 literary prize bags.
  • Return completed BINGO cards to a public service desk to be entered in the drawing.
  • Our 5 prize drawing winners will be notified on September 8.

Don’t forget to check out our events below, happening all summer long! Click here for info about Youth programs.

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June

Thu, Jun 13, 6–8:30pm
Level Four Balcony

HUSH HOUR MISSOULA

Enjoy an hour of silent reading with fellow library lovers! The Level Four balcony awaits readers who want to grab a drink, listen to live tunes, and take in beautiful views, all while getting lost in a good book. MPL is proud to partner with Hush Hour Missoula and KFGM to bring community silent reading to the library. Readers can grab a drink, find a seat, and relax from 6-7 PM. Silent reading will start at 7 PM, with discussion and socializing after from 8-8:30 PM. Please note that once the library closes at 6 PM, only the Main Street entrance doors will be unlocked from 6-6:30 PM for entry to the event.

Thu, Jun 13, 6–8:30pm
Level Four Balcony
Sat, Jun 22, 11–2pm
MakerSpace

HOME RESOURCE FIX-IT CLINIC

Bring in items you’d like to learn how to fix. Outdoor gear, bikes, lights, you name it, and the Home Resource coaches present will be able to teach you how to fix it.

Sat, Jun 22, 11–2pm
MakerSpace
Sun, Jun 23, 1–3pm
Cooper Room B

ADVENTURES IN ZINE-MAKING

Bring in items you’d like to learn how to fix. Outdoor gear, bikes, lights, you name it, and the Home Resource coaches present will be able to teach you how to fix it.

Sun, Jun 23, 1–3pm
Cooper Room B
Wed, Jun 25, 6–7:30pm
Cooper Room B

HANDS-ON PLANT LAB

Ready to learn some tips and tricks for plant and wildflower identification? This hands-on workshop will take your botany knowledge to the next level. Join local naturalist Drew Lefebvre of Turnstone Nature Education to observe real plants up close, discussing plant characteristics, patterns, terminology, field guides, and more. We’ll observe, decode, compare, and even dissect! No experience required.

Wed, Jun 25, 6–7:30pm
Cooper Room B

July

Mon, Jul 8, 6–7pm
Cooper Room

WEST AFRICAN KORA CONCERT WITH SEAN GASKELL

Enjoy a performance with Sean Gaskell as he demonstrates the West African kora, a 21-22 string harp. Sean’s experiences in West Africa comes through in this program where he will intertwine educational information by performing songs on his own West African kora.

Mon, Jul 8, 6–7pm
Cooper Room
Thu, Jul 18, 6–8:30pm
Level Four Balcony

HUSH HOUR MISSOULA

Enjoy an hour of silent reading with fellow library lovers! The Level Four balcony awaits readers who want to grab a drink, listen to live tunes, and take in beautiful views, all while getting lost in a good book. MPL is proud to partner with Hush Hour Missoula and KFGM to bring community silent reading to the library. Readers can grab a drink, find a seat, and relax from 6-7 PM. Silent reading will start at 7 PM, with discussion and socializing after from 8-8:30 PM. Please note that once the library closes at 6 PM, only the Main Street entrance doors will be unlocked from 6-6:30 PM for entry to the event.

Thu, Jul 18, 6–8:30pm
Level Four Balcony
Sun, Jul 21, 1–4:30pm
Cooper Room

GAME DAY @ MPL

Welcome to Game Day at MPL! Join us for a thrilling day packed with board games, card games, and Nintendo Switch adventures. Drop in anytime to play a game with friends or learn a new game with our knowledgeable instructors. Whether you’re a seasoned gaming veteran or a newcomer looking to discover your next favorite game, this program is for you.
Sun, Jul 21, 1–4:30pm
Cooper Room

August

Mon, Aug 5, Tue, Aug 6, & Wed, Aug 7, 5–8pm
Cooper Room A

OLYMPICS WATCH PARTY

Come to the library to watch the Olympics Games in Paris for three nights straight. The library will provide drinks, themed snacks, fun facts and books about the Olympics, and of course a live stream of the Olympics Games as you explore the adventure of Olympics sports.

Mon, Aug 5, Tue, Aug 6, & Wed, Aug 7, 5–8pm
Cooper Room A
Thu, Aug 8, 6–8:30pm
Level Four Balcony

HUSH HOUR MISSOULA

Enjoy an hour of silent reading with fellow library lovers! The Level Four balcony awaits readers who want to grab a drink, listen to live tunes, and take in beautiful views, all while getting lost in a good book. MPL is proud to partner with Hush Hour Missoula and KFGM to bring community silent reading to the library. Readers can grab a drink, find a seat, and relax from 6-7 PM. Silent reading will start at 7 PM, with discussion and socializing after from 8-8:30 PM. Please note that once the library closes at 6 PM, only the Main Street entrance doors will be unlocked from 6-6:30 PM for entry to the event.

Thu, Aug 8, 6–8:30pm
Level Four Balcony
Sat, Aug 17, 1–2pm
Cooper Room

VOICE OF THE VALLEY: SALISH LANGUAGE, ART, & HISTORY

Join Aspen Decker for this engaging educational program at the Missoula Public Library where Aspen will speak about Salish language, art, and history.

 

Aspen Decker is an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (Tatay̓áqn, Qlis:p̓é & Ksanka) and a speaker of her tribal language, Nsélišcn ‘Salish language’.

 

Sat, Aug 17, 1–2pm
Cooper Room

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