Events

Be informed and stay connected. Attend interactive meetups and events at the Melrose Center, located on the second floor of the Orlando Public Library, downtown Orlando.

Family STEM Saturdays
Saturday, February  3, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Build and play with Science and Technology at the Melrose Center! Bring your family, bring yourself and see what wonderful things we have to offer. Available resources include littleBits, Snap Circuits, and Lego WeDo. Ages 4-104. Minors under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent.

Melrose Meetups: Web Design in Dreamweaver!
Thursday, February 8, 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Lets talk about the web design process in Adobe Dreamweaver. While discussing this topic, we will explore some of the most useful tools and panels of the interface as well as learn how to set up and manage a website.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Design.

Melrose Meetups: Photo 101 & Photo Walk
Sunday, February 11, 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

This will be a two part meetup. At 2pm we’ll be going over basic camera settings at the Melrose Center and then at 3pm we’ll head out to Lake Eola for a photo walk.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Photo

Melrose Creative Expo
Saturday, February 17, 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Join us as we celebrate the 4th anniversary of the Melrose Center at the Orange County Library System (FL)’s Orlando Public Library.

The best Audio, Digital Media Design, Photograpy and Video projects created using Melrose Center resources will be recognized with the 2018 Melrose Awards. We’ll have live Audio Studio performances by Beth McKee, E-Turn, and Marc With a C. We’ll also feature activities in the Photography and Video Studios as well as the Fabrication and Simulator/Virtual Reality Labs. Exhibitors from the community will be on hand to help us ring in Year 5. It’s the perfect chance to bring the family and explore the amazing resources available at the Melrose Center.

Melrose Meetups: Drone Photography & Videography
Wednesday, February 21, 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Melrose photography instructor Ray Khan will join us to discuss drone photography and videography. In addition to being a photographer, Ray is also a certified flight instructor, instrument ground instructor, and commercial pilot. Ray will speak about drone safety,  general information about airspace, and the basics of getting a license.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Video

Open Mic: The Voice of Melrose
Thursday, February 22, 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Orlando Musicians and Poets: sharpen your live performance skills and let Orlando hear your voice. Join us every 4th Thursday of the month for live entertainment in a creative atmosphere.

Sign up at: https://ocls-jwxrd.formstack.com/forms/melrose_open_mic

Melrose Meetups: The Audition Part 1
Sunday, February 25, 3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

In each session, enjoy simple steps to create stunning paintings using pen and tablet technology with the guidance of an instructor in a fun and casual atmosphere. All you need to bring is a storage device to save your creation.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Theatre

There are a number of community meetups that use Melrose Center space(s) to hold their meetings. If you’d like to hold regular meetups in the Melrose Center, please complete the linked form. All meetup groups, dates, times, space requests are subject to approval and additional Terms of Use. To learn of the benefits of registering your meetup, call 407-835-7323 and ask to speak to a Melrose staff member.

Indienomicon Meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M.*
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Orlando Electronic Music Meets on the fourth Saturday of each month at 2:00 P.M.*
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Orlando Internet of Things (IoT) Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 P.M.*
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Orlando .NET User Group (ONETUG) Meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 P.M.*
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Orlando Podcasters Meets the first Saturday of each month at 10:00 A.M.*
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*Dates & times may vary from what is published here. Check individual group’s Meetup.com page for exact date and time. Having a listing here does not guarantee reservation of Melrose Center space or equipment. All meetup reservation requests are subject to approval.