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18 February 2020 ~ 0 Comments

2020 Melrose Awards Winners

The 2020 Melrose Creative Expo was staged on February 15, with live performances on the Melrose Stage and in the Audio Studio, VR, green screen and simulator experiences, Fab Lab demos and Photo Studio portrait opportunities for visitors to enjoy.  The Expo began with the presentation of the 2020 Melrose Awards, honoring the top projects created in the Melrose Center over the past year.  This year’s winners:

Grand Prize and Music Recording  – Kevin Meehan and Evan Taylor Jones

Voice Recording – Ben Eisen

Video – Kim Honnell

Photo – Catelyn Richard

Digital Media Design – Jeremiah Garcia and Nicholas Walton

Maker – Danielle Kerkes

Director’s Pick – Laura Leandra

Congratulations to all the winners and category finalists!  The 2021 Melrose Awards contest will open for submissions in September.


22 January 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Melrose Creative Expo – February 15

Join us on Saturday, February 15 for the 2020 Melrose Creative Expo, celebrating the 6th anniversary of the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity!  The Expo will begin with the 2020 Melrose Awards presentation, honoring the top projects created by patrons using Melrose Center resources over the past year.  Awards will be presented in six categories: Digital Media Design, Maker, Music Recording, Photography, Voice Recording and Video.

The Melrose Creative Expo also features live performances, VR, studio and simulator experiences, Fab Lab fun, photo portraits, community exhibitors and more.  It’s the perfect day to see everything the Melrose Center has to offer!

22 January 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Melrose in the Mix – The TV Show!

The Orange County Library System and WUCF have partnered to bring our Melrose in the Mix live recording series to TV!  Tune in to WUCF on Thursday, January 23 at 8:30 p.m. for the premiere episode featuring Orlando singer-songwriter Terri Binion.  The Melrose in the Mix series will feature a new episode on the third Thursday each month from February through June, with each episode also starting at 8:30 p.m.  The schedule will feature The Pauses on February 20, Steve Garron on March 19, AMiAM on April 16, The Vapor caves on May 21, and Beth McKee on June 18.

And of course, you can sign up to attend a live Melrose in the Mix session by completing the form at this link.

09 October 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Don’t Miss Technoween This Weekend!

Join us on Sunday, October 13th for Technoween – a terrifyingly good time for the whole family! There will be appearances from The Tourist City Ghostbusters, a visit from The Killer Robots!, a horror movie trivia contest sponsored by American Ghost Adventures, and a children’s costume contest sponsored by SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology. 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!



19 September 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Winners of the 2019 Melrose Film Festival

The Orlando Public Library, Melrose Center announced the winning films of the 2019 Melrose Film Festival that took place at the Orlando Public Library on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

Orlando Public Library, Melrose Center Department Head Jim Myers announces the Best Short Film goes to “Trap Fishing” at the 2019 Melrose Film Festival.

The winning films of the 2019 Melrose Film Festival are:


Trap Fishing



The Bee Rescuer

The Fox & The Pigeon

This year the Melrose Film Festival attracted almost 2,000 film submissions. Attendees of the film festival screened documentaries, animated films and music videos submitted from around the world. Event exhibitors included the Orlando chapter of Women in Film & Television, Production Hub and Enzian Theater. The film festival also featured question and answer sessions with filmmakers and guest speakers. Thank you to all who submitted films and attended the festival. Congratulations to the winners!

Melrose Center Senior Video Production Instructor Anthony Torres leads filmmaker discussion with Sam Gaffin, Christine Mauriello, SaraRose Freedman and Dr. Nicholas Serenati.