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


This tax season the AARP has partnered with the library to offer walk-in appointments at the Missoula Public Library. The walk-in appointments at the Library will be on a first-come, first-serve basis for those taxpayers with simple returns (no self-employment, rental income, or complex investments please).


• SIMPLE RETURNS: No self-employment, rental income, or complex investments
• LOW TO MIDDLE INCOME: Clinic is for those who cannot afford paid tax services


• A photo ID
• Social Security Card
• Copy of last year’s tax return
• All income documents, brokerage
statements and checking/savings account information for direct deposit

11th Annual Missoula Writes Logo

The 12th annual Missoula Writes contest kicks off January 2, 2020. The contest is open to all full-year and part-year residents of Montana. Compete for cash prizes in three categories (fiction, non-fiction and poetry) and in four age groups (8-10, 11-14, 15-18 and 19+). Entries are due by 5 pm on Thursday, February 13. Winners will be notified in early April.

Good luck, writers!

Can you read 50 books in 2020?

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 2020 reading categories list.

Is a career change on your list of New Year’s Resolutions? We can help! Missoula Public Library is partnering with the Missoula Job Service to offer a series of workshops to help you improve your résumé and find a job you’ll love. All workshops take place in the Large Meeting Room. Please call (406)721-2665 to register for the February workshops.

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

A safe, welcoming, and supportive space for individuals experiencing memory loss and their caregivers and family members. Occurs the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2 PM. Each month the café will have a new theme, activity and/or guest speaker as well as a healthcare or social services representative able to share information about brain health, memory loss, Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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 for more information about upcoming showings.