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, December  2 & 16, 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 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.

Melrose Meetups: Creative Community Meetup
Wednesday, December 6, 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Collaborate and network with other digital media creatives in Central Florida. Bring your portfolios, business cards and flyers to share. Hobbyists, enthusiasts and self-starters of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. This meetup is hosted by Melrose Staff, including Audio, Design, Photo and Video instructors to bring creatives from different fields together.

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. Please bring a USB drive to save your photos.

Melrose Meetups: Say It Paint So!
Sunday, December 10, 3:15 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.

Sit and relax while painting on a canvas with instructor assistance, and walk away with your very own masterpiece!

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Design.

Melrose Meetups: Night Photo Walk
Tuesday, December 12, 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Don’t understand why all your night photos turn out blurry? Come learn how to improve your low light photography skills with a few tips and tricks. We’ll go over settings that will help, tricks for lighting, and ways of turning your photos from “meh” to “wow” while walking around Lake Eola. Bring your cameras and questions.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Photo.

Melrose Meetups: Motion Capture Animation
Thursday, December 14, 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

We will be exploring the Perception Neuron MOCAP system. This system is based on individual sensors called Neurons which track and record the movements of an actor without the use of expensive equipment. Whether you’re a developer, gamer, VFX pro, researcher or virtual reality pioneer, come explore the versatility of this technology.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Design.

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.