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13 December 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Public Voting for the Melrose Awards Open through December 31!

The Melrose Awards submission period has closed but there is still work to be done. Weigh in with your choice for the best Audio, Video, Photo and Digital Media Design projects made in the Melrose Center this year.

Vote Today!


16 October 2018 ~ 0 Comments

2019 Melrose Awards – Now Accepting Submissions!

Calling all creatives! The Melrose Center is accepting entries for the 2019 Melrose Awards. A $250 Prize will be awarded to winners in four categories! A $1000 Prize will be awarded to the Grand Prize winner!

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center will celebrate its fifth anniversary by hosting the Melrose Creative Expo. The Orange County Library System is pleased to announce the fifth annual Melrose Awards to encourage and recognize creative efforts.

For full contest information, visit today!





19 September 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Technoween Returns, October 14!

Join us on Sunday, October 14th from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm for Technoween – 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. Hope to see you there!


30 August 2018 ~ 0 Comments

1st Annual Melrose Film Festival – September 15!

We’re rolling out the red carpet on September 15 for the 1st Annual Melrose Film Festival! Join us for a day of film screenings, panel discussions and Q & A sessions. We’ll be screening some 60 short films, animated shorts and music videos selected from among the 2,000-plus submissions received this spring. Featured speakers will include Valeska Freire and Terry Olson. Friere is a filmmaker filmmaker and visual artist. She is the founder of Magic Haus Films, an Orlando-based video production company, and she freelances as a producer for films, TV shows, and web series. Olson is the director of Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs. The Festival starts at 10:00 a.m. and concludes at 5:00 p.m. following the Awards Ceremony. Hope to see you there!

30 August 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Melrose in the Mix Gaining Momentum

After premiering the series in April 2017 and offering five sessions throughout the year, our Melrose in the Mix live recording sessions have continued in 2018 with a number of noteworthy shows. The series, which features locally renowned artists recording live before intimate audiences in the Melrose Center Audio Studio, also provides Melrose Center members with Audio Studio credentials the chance to assist staff engineers with session production. Thus far in 2018, local MCs Sean Shakespeare (April), EyeQ (June) and E-Turn (July) have each turned in electrifying performances. The most recent show on August 5 featured Orlando Americana legend Terri Binion, accompanied by bassist Tony Macaluso and guitarist Greyson Charnok, and received coverage in Bao Le-Huu’s This Little Underground column in Orlando Weekly.  Upcoming Melrose in the Mix sessions include singer songwriters Moody Sunshine (September 8) and Ka Malinalli (October 7.)

To sign up for a seat in the audience at a Melrose in the Mix session, visit