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
:

3D Printing 101 Workshop
Wed, May 02 and 16, 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.
Space is limited to 6 participants per workshop.

Register online at: : https://tinyurl.com/mpl3dprinting101may2018

Wednesday Night Jewelry Workshop (meets in the library director's office, upstairs near the Reference Desk)
Wed., May 02 and 16, at 6:15 - 7:15PM 
Join local jewelry makers for this workshop, which meets twice a month. Participants will learn a new skill accompanied by a project.

Python and Digital Art for Middle Schoolers (meets in the Computer Classroom)
Tue., May 08, 15, 22 and 29, at 6:30 - 7:30PM 
Unleash the artful coder in you! Middle school students can come to this creative workshop that meets on Tuesday nights in the Computer Classroom where they will learn how to code in the Python programming language using the Python turtle module. During the workshop, you will learn simple Python commands to move a virtual turtle to draw anything your heart desires. Make it your own by remixing your Python art with the GIMP open source image editor. No previous coding or art experience required.

Register online at: : https://tinyurl.com/mplpythonmay2018

Zentangle Drawing Workshop (meets in Large Meeting Room)
Mon., May 14, from 6:00-8:00 PM 
Learn the process of Zentangle drawing during this class. Supplies are provided. This class is appropriate for ages 8-108, but any children attending must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited to 6 participants, and online registration is required.

Register online at: :https://tinyurl.com/zentanglemay2018

Creative Journal Covers (meets in Large Meeting Room)
Sat., May. 19, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Learn how to create a personalized journal using craft and paint supplies during this MakerSpace class. Supplies and ideas will be provided, but please bring your own paint shirt or apron to use during the class. This class meets in the library's Large Meeting Room.
Class is open to those ages 18 and over. Space is limited to 12 people and online registration is required.

Register online at: https://tinyurl.com/creativejournalcovers

Carvey Demonstration
Wed., May 23, 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 the MakerSpace recently purchased that can carve designs and text into wood or plastic.

Register online at: : https://tinyurl.com/mplcarveydemomay2018


Weekly Offerings:
Computer Electronics - Do you have an interest in the Arduino microcontroller or the Linux operating system? Drop-in and try out these platforms.
Mondays (5/7, 5/14, 5/21) from 3:00-6:00 PM
Thursdays (5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31) from 3:00-6:00 PM

Community Creative Writing Workshop - Open, drop-in environment focusing on the creative writing workshop process
Tuesdays (5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29) 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
Tuesdays (5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29) from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM and 2:00-6:00 PM
Wednesdays (5/2, 5/16, 5/23) from 12:00-5:00 PM
Wednesdays (5/9, 5/30) from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, 2:00-6:00 PM
Fridays (5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25) from 1:00-6:00 PM
Saturdays (5/5, 5/19) from 3:00-6:00 PM

Watercolor Painting - This class is open to adults ages 18 and older. Participants should bring their own watercolor paper, paints, brushes, and a palette
Fridays (5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25) 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

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.