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.

FEATURED EVENT –  Melrose in the Mix
Sunday, June 4, 3:30 P.M.

Nigerian-born American singer and songwriter Paul Adey brings his mix of R&B, pop and hip hop to the Melrose Center for the next Melrose in the Mix live recording session. Paul will be accompanied by a live band and recording original material. Seating is limited. Sign up to attend this intimate recording session at


FEATURED EVENT –  Script Orlando
Thursday, June 15, 6:30 P.M.

Pulse: One Year Later – In Their Own Words

June’s Script Orlando will focus on the Pulse tragedy – one year later. Join us for accounts of the impact that the tragedy had in our community, as experienced by some of the very people who lived through it.  There will also be a presentation by renowned muralists Michael Pilato and Yuri Karabash, who will share images from their multi-canvas mural (in progress) depicting victims, survivors and responders.

Script Orlando is a Melrose Center gathering where community-nominated individuals will share with us how they started their career or business, what they do to affect issues in the community, or what inspires them in their work or life. In short, it’s a series of talks where community members share their story. Learn more, nominate a speaker or volunteer to speak here.


Tech ‘n Color at the Melrose Center
Saturday, June 3, 3:30 P.M.
Sunday, June 4, 4:00 P.M.

Tech ‘N Color bring you the “social paint nights” experience, but with a technology twist! 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.  We will have everything you need to start! All you need to bring is a storage device to save your creation. And best of all, the event is free! Check out the image we’ll paint this month!

Space is limited, so register today!

Digital Media Design Networking
Thursday, June 8, 6:00 P.M.

This will be the kickoff meetup, of what promises to be an exciting endeavor into the realm of digital media design. Throughout our meetups we will organize workshops, presentations and group discussions about the “Do’s,” the “Don’ts,” and the latest trends in digital media design. We want our meetup members to find the answers they’ve always been looking for. If you’d like feedback on a project you’re working on or if you just want to meet like-minded people and network, join us and help shape the future and direction of our group.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Digital Media Design.

Learn to Light and Direct Talent
Tuesday, June 13, 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Don’t know how to pose your talent or get them to look the way you want? Having issues with studio lighting?

During this Meetup we will demonstrate how to work with talent and lighting gear in order to get the best photos.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Photography.

Drum Recording Workshop
Wednesday, June 14, 6:00 P.M.

Recording a drum kit can be the most complex and difficult task in a song. This workshop will help you build your recording chops and bring you closer to better sounding percussion tracks. Join our experts for this exciting study in drum kits, microphone selection and placement techniques. Hope to see you there!!!

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Audio.

Live Video is the New Business Card
Wednesday, June 21, 5:30 P.M.

Join Michelle Burdo at the Melrose Center for this exciting Meetup!

Learn from a former television news anchor how to be comfortable and confident in front of the camera.
Don’t waste time and money creating videos for your business that DON’T WORK!

In this session, you will learn :
• How to create clear, concise, and conversational videos
• How to be comfortable and confident in front of the camera
• How to engage your audience in the first 3 seconds of video
• And what to do if you screw up LIVE on-air (it happens at least once to all of us!)

Bio: Michelle Burdo has spent fifteen years in the television industry. She has been a news anchor, reporter, and lifestyle host for ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX News affiliates. She often says, “Live video is the new business card.” Now she wants to help you be comfortable, confident, and compelling on camera so you can connect with your audience in every business video.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Video.

Saturday, June 24, 2:00 P.M.

Celebrate 20 years of everything Harry Potter. Magic awaits with trivia, games and fun for the entire family. Dress in your house colors and don’t forget your most outrageous sock in honor of Dobby!

First Floor
Forbidden Forest (Library Central)
Magical Congress of the United States of America (Library Central)
Hogsmeade (Children’s Library)

Second Floor
Hogwarts (Technology & Education Center & Melrose Center)

Third Floor
Diagon Alley (Community Relations & Meeting Rooms)

Fourth Floor
Godric’s Hollow (Learning Central)

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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Orlando Robotics & Makers Club Meets the second Saturday of each month at 12:00 P.M.*
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*Dates & times may vary from what is published here. Check individual group’s 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.