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, June 06 and 20, 6:30PM
Topics covered include how to set up prints, where to find 3D objects online to print, and resources available for 3D modeling and scanning.
Space is limited to 6 participants per workshop.

Register online at: : https://tinyurl.com/mpl3dprinting101june2018 

Fathers Day Art Mugs (meets in Large Meeting Room)
Fri., June. 15, 2:00-4:00 PM
Learn how to make your dad an art mug for Father’s Day. Supplies and ideas provided. Space is limited to 12 participants and online registration is required. Please Note: A child under age 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and counts as two registrations.

Register online at:http://tinyurl.com/mplartmugs2018

Carvey Demonstration
Wed., June 13, 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/mplcarveydemojune2018


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 (6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25) from 3:00-6:00 PM
Thursdays (6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28) from 3:00-6:00 PM

Community Creative Writing Workshop - Open, drop-in environment focusing on the creative writing workshop process
Tuesdays (6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26) 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 (6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26) from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM and 2:00-6:00 PM
Wednesdays (6/6, 6/13, 6/20) from 12:00-5:00 PM
Wednesdays (6/27) from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, 2:00-6:00 PM
Fridays (6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29) from 1:00-6:00 PM
Saturdays (6/2, 6/16) 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
No summer classes

 

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.