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 The Makerspace is downstairs on the first floor, across from Web Alley and next to the computer classroom.


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

October 2017 MakerSpace Classes
Special Offerings
Beginning Coding for Kids using the Raspberry Pi 3 and Scratch
Mon., Oct. 2, 16, 23, 30, and Nov. 2 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Computer Classroom
Kids interested in animation, gaming, and creating something fun to share with friends can join this after school class, which meets for five Monday afternoons in the Computer Classroom and will teach the basics of the kid-friendly programming language Scratch using the Raspberry Pi 3 interface.
This class is open to children ages 8-12, and class size is limited to 6 participants.
Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/mplbeginningcodingforkids

3D Printing 101 Workshop

Wed, Oct. 4, 6:30-7:30 PM
Wed, Oct. 18, 6:30-7:30 PM
Come and learn about how to use MPL’s two 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.
Space is limited to 6 participants per workshop.
Register online at: https://tinyurl.com/mpl3dprinting101oct

Zentangle Tuesday
Tue., Oct. 17, 12:00-2:00 PM
Join Robbin in the MakerSpace to find out how to learn the process of Zentangle drawing. Supplies are provided for this class. Space is limited to six participants, and online registration is required. Please bring your printed ticket with you.
Register online at: https://tinyurl.com/MakersZenTangleTues101717

MakerSpace Journal Décor Day
Wed., Oct. 18, from 2:00-4:00 PM in the Large Meeting Room
Bring in your 2017 Book Challenge Journal or 2017 Art Journal to start or continue to make your cover creative during this class, which meets in the Large Meeting Room. New participants are welcome to join, but be sure to bring a journal to the class.
Class limited to 10 participants and online registration is required.
Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/MakersJournalDecorDay101817

MakerSpace “Be Up-Cycled” Early Out Fun: Painted Ghost Pop Can

Thu., Oct. 26, from 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Join the MakerSpace in the Large Meeting Room for this fun October craft project.
Drop-in participants are welcome from 3:00-4:30 p.m. to make a ghost out of a pop can.
We will have supplies provided for all ages of participants.
Space is limited to 12 seats at a time, so please be patient while waiting your turn. Please also remember to wear paint clothes.

Tuesday Night Jewelry Workshop (meets in the library director’s office, upstairs near the Reference Desk)
Tuesdays (10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31) from 6:15-7:15 p.m.

Join local jewelry makers for this workshop, where they teach participants a new skill each week accompanied by a project.

Weekly Offerings:
Computer Electronics
Mondays (10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30) from 3:00-7:00 PM
Thursdays (10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26) from 3:00-6:00 PM
Community Creative Writing Workshop
Tuesdays (10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31) from 6:00-7:30 PM
Open Hours
Tuesdays (10/3, 10/10, 10/24, 10/31) from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Tuesday (10/17) from 3:30 PM-6:00 PM
Wednesdays (10/4, 10/18) from 12:00-5:00 PM
Wednesdays (10/11, 10/25) from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Fridays (10/13, 10/20, 10/27) from 1:00-6:00 PM
Saturdays (10/14, 10/28) from 2:00-6:00 PM
Watercolor Painting
Fridays (10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27) from 12:00-2:00 PM in the Large Meeting Room


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.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 406-317-2667


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.


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.