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
Select Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Bring your family to build and play with science and technology at the Melrose Center! Available resources include littleBits, Snap Circuits, and K’NEX.

Upcoming Dates


Melrose Meetups: Orlando Melrose Makers – An Evening with R2
Tuesday, October 22, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Ever wanted to build your own droid or wonder about the process of making droids? Come Meet the Makers at a panel discussion with droid builders and take a photo with R2 to commemorate the evening.

Orlando Melrose Makers

Melrose Meetups: Film Photography in the Digital Era
Wednesday, October 23, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Boost your photography toolkit by exploring film photography as it gains popularity again. Documentary/Travel photographer Eric Andre Orlang will discuss how film works, different types of film, camera formats, developing methods, types of film scanners and more.

Orlando Photo + Design 

Open Mic: The Voice of Melrose
Thursday, October 24, 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.

Sign up at:

Melrose Meetups: Theatre – Women in Theater
Sunday, October 27, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Professional theater performers and educators will share their experiences, give demonstrations and offer words of encouragement for women working in the Central Florida theater community. 

Presenters include:

Alina Alcantara, Elaine Pechacek, Sara Oliva, and Melanie Leon.

Orlando Out Tonight Theatre

Melrose in the Mix – The Vapor Caves
Tuesday, October 29, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Hailing from Austin, The Vapor Caves are a R&B/modern funk outfit led by Yadira Brown and BoomBaptist. See them perform in the Melrose Audio Studio.

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Melrose Meetups: Camera Buying Guide
Tuesday, November 12, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Looking to buy a first camera or looking to upgrade your equipment? We’ll go over recommendations for new cameras and lenses, where to buy them, and how to do your own research.

Orlando Photo + 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.