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.
Monday Night Jewelry Workshop
Mon., (4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24) 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.
Journal Cover Decor' Day Session II
Wed., (4/5) from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Bring in your own Book Challenge or Art Journal that you started and we will continue to work on the covers, introducing textures and or layering. If you haven’t started yours yet, stop by the MakerSpace and ask Robbin for more info. All paint supplies, and a few ideas, if needed, are provided at this fun workshop to personalize your own journal covers. Space is limited to 6 adults. Online registration required.
Let's Paint!: MakerSpace Making Art
Wed., (4/12) from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Bring in your own egg shaped river rocks/pebbles. Depending on how elaborate you choose to design them, you will have time to paint 1-3 rocks. We will use acrylic paints and have a sealant available if they are completed and dry. Hide them for an extra special find on Easter. Supplies will be provided (except for rocks). Space is limited to 6 adults. Online registration required.
Zentangle Tuesday: Group Workshop
Tue., (4/18) from 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Come and learn beginning level Zentangle drawing with MakerSpace instructor Robbin. All class supplies are provided. Class is open to those 18 and up, and space is limited to 8 people. Registration is also required.
Mondays (4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24) from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Thursdays (4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27) from 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Do you have an interest in the Arduino platform? Come in and try out this and other electronics platforms during Computer Electronics time.
Tuesdays (4/4, 4/11, 4/25) from 10:00-6:00 p.m., Tuesday (4/18) from 3:30-6:00 p.m., Wednesdays (4/5, 4/12) from 3:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Wednesdays (4/19, 4/26) from 10:00 - 6:00 p.m., Fridays (4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28) from 1:00-6:00 p.m., and Saturday (4/22) from 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Open Hours allows visitors to explore the resources of the MakerSpace, or to try out a project of their choice.
Community Creative Writing Group
Tuesdays (4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25) from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
The Community Creative Writing Workshop is an open, drop-in environment focusing on the creative writing workshop process.
Watercolor Painting Class
Fridays (4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28) from 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Experience the pleasure and satisfaction of creating and working with watercolors. Local artist Robert Peltzer will help you understand and develop the skills and techniques necessary to enjoy and succeed at watercolor painting. Open to adults 18 and older. Bring your own watercolor paper, paints, brushes, and palette. For questions, call 258-3867 and leave a message.
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.