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Events

Discover something new at a Missoula Public Library event. Confirm ongoing program dates on the Calendar of Events.

What does it mean to be American? How do the enduring ideas of our nation’s founding era affect our present and future? In honor of Constitution Day on September 17 join your community at Missoula Public Library during the month of September for the programming series Revolutionary Words to engage with others and explore these profound questions. MPL will host scholar-led discussions all month long, including separate, age-appropriate discussion groups for teens, adults, and seniors, as well as a documentary screening and accompanying Community Conversation. Enjoy Constitution Day inspired displays by the Bitter Root Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Visit Missoula Public Library every Thursday in October for a weekly series of genealogy classes in honor of Family History Month. Learn how you can get started in genealogy or advance your own research and discover all the extensive resources that MPL has to offer.

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 541-8868 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Classes held every Friday from noon to 2:00 PM in the Large Meeting Room

Can you read 50 books in 2019?

If you’re up for a challenge, stop by the Reference Desk starting January 2 to register for the Missoula Reads Year-long Reading Challenge. The first 125 registrants receive a FREE book journal and everyone receives the 2019 reading categories list.

In addition to book discussion groups and movies, Missoula Public Library hosts a variety of activities each month, including our newest addition, Gaming for Grownups!

All are welcome and events are free!

Socrates Café - First Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Please join us for an informal yet intelligent and lively discussion of topics relating to the core areas of philosophy. Participants choose a broad question to explore at each meeting, and spend time turning it inside out, upside down, and [occasionally] wrong-way ‘round.  No previous philosophical training required! Just bring your nagging doubts or idle thoughts.

Writers Anonymous - Fourth Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Receive constructive criticism on your writing and provide feedback for others in a supportive environment. This adult writing group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month in the Board Room from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Yarns @ the Library - Fridays 12:00pm

Calling all knitters and crocheters! Bring your lunch and your latest project to the Board Room on Friday's at 12:00pm to end your week with some crafty fun!

Learn something new at Missoula Public Library! We offer regular computer classes on basic internet, online job searching, digital photo editing, and much more. Additional classes are offered on an irregular basis and have included topics such as Montana history, foreign language instruction, and altered book art.

Join a book group at your nearest MPL branch or start your own! 

Every month, MPL sponsors free public films. Showings of recently released feature films, kids films, classic movies, and international prize winners are held onsite and are free of charge. Call 721-2665 to find out about upcoming showings.