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 Saturday
Saturdays, October 6 & 20, 10 a.m. – 12 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 K’NEX. Ages 4-104. Minors under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent.


Meetups at Melrose: Photography- Lake Eola Photo Walk
Saturday, October 6, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Grab your camera and walking shoes and join our photo instructors as they lead you on a guided photo walk around Lake Eola.  This is a free event that starts first at the Melrose Center and then continues on a quick stroll around Lake Eola. During the walk, they will be covering camera basics and answering questions.

Orlando Photo+Design


Meetups at Melrose: Say it Paint So!
Sunday, October 7, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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

Orlando Digital Media Design

Melrose in the Mix: Ka Malinalli
Sunday, October 7, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Ka Malinalli is the featured recording artist for October, playing acoustically in the traditional trova music style.

Reserve a seat for this unique, live recording session at

Melrose members with Audio Studio Credentials can volunteer to assist staff engineers during this session at


Meetups at Melrose: Audio Critique Session
Wednesday, October 10, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Do you want to get feedback on the direction to take your productions? Bring your work and join us at our first Critique Session and get help on your projects. You can bring a stereo bounce, a Pro Tools or Logic Session or your instrument and our instructors will help get your work to the next level.

Orlando Audio

Sunday, October 14, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Experience a terrifyingly good time for the whole family. There will be appearances from The Tourist City Ghostbusters, a performance from Phantasmagoria – Orlando’s Original Steampunk Storytelling Troupe, a horror movie trivia contest and a children’s costume contest. We’ll also have haunting activities in our Audio, Video, and Photography Studios as well as our Fab Lab and Sim Lab.

Script Orlando
Wednesday, October 24, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Script Orlando is a Melrose Center gathering where community-nominated individuals will share 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. This month Featuring Eddie Selover.

The Melrose Center will accept nominations from anyone here. Nominees who agree to give a 15-20 minute presentation may participate.

Open Mic: The Voice of Melrose
Thursday, October 25, 6 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. Featured Artist: Artefacto

Sign up at:


Meetups at Melrose: Acting Class: Presentation
Sunday, October 28, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

This is an introductory acting class based on the work of stage actress, author and teacher, Uta Hagen. We will focus on finding character by relating our life experiences to those on the printed page. We will begin the class with vocal warm ups and some improv. We will work with scripts to bring our characters to life. This class will require physical activity on a stage. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing.

Orlando Out Tonight Theatre


Script Orlando
Wednesday, November 7, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Our Script Orlando speaker series continues in November with a musical theme. Benoit Glazer, Founder and Chairman of Timucua Arts Foundation, will share his family’s story and how they are dedicated to improving the quality of life in Orlando, as exemplified by the intimate concerts they host at their unique living room venue, Timucua White House. Grammy Award-winning audio engineer Bruce Hensal has worked with a virtual who’s who of musical royalty throughout his career. He’ll be sharing experiences and talking about the November workshop he’ll be leading in the Melrose Audio Studio, Reel to Real.

The Melrose Center will accept nominations from anyone here. Nominees who agree to give a 15-20 minute presentation may participate.

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.