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.

Spooktober Reading Challenge for Adults
October 1st – November 6th

Celebrate frightful fun this October with the Library by participating in the SPOOKTOBER Reading Challenge for Adults! OCLS Cardholders, 18 and older, can participate in spooky virtual challenges for the chance to win prizes. Library card must be in good standing to be eligible to win. OCLS Staff members are not eligible to win prizes. Please note: Winners of the ticket drawings will be notified by Friday the 13th of November. All prizes must be picked up from a branch location of the winner’s choice.

The Voice of Melrose: Virtual Open Mic
Accepting Submissions

Submit two to three family friendly songs/performances to be included in the virtual show that will be posted on social media on the fourth Thursday of each month. Contact Marko at

Reel to Real Podcast: Where the Stories Behind the Board Go on Record

Reel to Real is hosted by Grammy Award-winning audio engineer Bruce Hensal and members of the Melrose Center Audio team. With over four decades working with some of the music industry’s biggest names, Bruce is able to call on national guests as well as Central Florida music luminaries to appear on the show. Episodes feature guests sharing behind-the scenes stories about their music and notable recording sessions, as well as highlights about new releases and projects.

Audio Production Virtual Events

Want to enhance your audio production and mastering skills? Learn fundamentals of sound, microphone theory, recording techniques and more.

Fab Lab Virtual Events

Explore electronics, basic engineering, computer programming and robotics. Create simple circuits using TinkerCAD and Snap Circuits.

Graphic/Game Design Virtual Events

Unleash your creativity in the field of graphic design using software like Illustrator and Photoshop. Develop your own games using Maya, Blender, Unity and virtual reality technology.

Photography Virtual Events

Take and edit photos like a pro. Learn basic camera settings or easily organize your photos using Lightroom and Photoshop.

Video Production Virtual Events

Shoot smooth and steady video with stabilizing techniques or use Premiere and After Effects for your video editing needs.

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.