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
Saturdays, November  4 & 18, 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.

Vocal Production 303
Wednesday, November 8, 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Getting the right vocal sound is a key element in producing compelling music. In the third installment of this workshop series, we will focus on the key elements to producing fantastic vocals and perfect their sound in the mix.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Audio.

Say it Paint So!
Thursday, November 9, 5:30 P.M. – 7:45 P.M.

Join the public beta of our new painting class concept! Sit and relax while painting on a canvas with instructor assistance, and walk away with your masterpiece, at no cost! We will open at 5:30 p.m. and begin the class at 6:00 p.m. Due to limited materials, we will accept attendees on a first come, first serve basis.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Design.

Camera & Lens Buying Guide
Tuesday, November 14, 6:00 P.M – 7:30 P.M.

Have you just started photography as a hobby and looking to buy your first camera or are you an already established photographer and looking to upgrade your equipment? Come out November 14th at 6pm while we host a Camera & Lens Buying Guide. We’ll go over recommendations for new cameras and lenses, where to buy them, and how to do your own research. We’ll also have a few of our cameras out for you to get a hands on feel of what’s available. Feel free to bring your equipment and make sure to come ready with questions!

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Photo.

Casting and Directing Films with Allen Gorney
Wednesday, November 15, 5:30 P.M – 7:00 P.M.

Every great story needs someone to guide the artistic details and help bring the story to life on a big screen. That person must be the film’s leader, otherwise known as the Director. Join Full Sail M.F.A Course Director, Allen Gorney as he discusses the ins and outs of Casting and Directing for Film.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Video.

Script Orlando
Thursday, November 16, 6:00 P.M.

Community-nominated individuals share their inspirational stories. This month features Nicki Drumb and Robyn Germyn. 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
Sunday, November 19, 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!

Space is limited, so register today!

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

Sharpen your live performance skills and let Orlando hear your voice. If you’re an Orlando musician, poet, comedian–PERFORMER–we want you!

Sign up for a spot on the call sheet at

Melrose in the Mix: Weston Howard
Sunday, December 3, 3:30 P.M.

Join us in the Melrose Center Audio Studio for this unique live recording session featuring talented alternative-folk musician Weston Howard. Seating is limit. Register at

Melrose in the Mix is a live recording session series hosted in the Audio Studio at the Orlando Public Library’s Melrose Center. The sessions feature renowned musical acts from around Central Florida, who are recorded playing short set of original material before a small studio audience. Melrose Center Members with Audio Studio use credentials may assist audio production staff with engineering sessions.

Melrose in the Mix is held on the first Saturday or Sunday, every other month. Studio doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the session starts at 4 p.m.

Holiday Family Photos
Saturday, December 9, 12:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

The holiday season is here! Melrose Center staff would like to invite families and groups to have their holiday-themed portraits taken in the Photo Studio. Come photo-ready and we will have the studio ready for your group photos.

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 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.