06 February 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Melrose’s Hope to Encourage Entrepreneurs

The Orlando Sentinel’s Tech Check featured an interview with Mr. Melrose regarding his thoughts on entrepreneurship and what the Melrose Center’s role could be for someone with dreams of becoming an entrepreneur.

Melrose has poured $1.5 million into the Orange County Public Library, establishing a tech center to encourage others to pursue their entrepreneurial ideas.

“It’s a catalyst for people to think beyond documents or think beyond what they thought a library was before,” Melrose, 75, told the Orlando Sentinel. “It spurs the idea of entrepreneurship and makes people more comfortable saying, ‘I’d like to form my own company and do something I’ve never thought of before.’”

The article was published in anticipation of the Melrose Center’s 2nd Anniversary, which takes place Saturday, February 6, starting at 11:00 AM.

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04 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Meet Makey at the Orlando Public Library

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This evening only, at the Orlando Public Library, meet Makey, the Orlando Maker Faire Mascot.  Makey will be here this evening, Wednesday, September 4, from 5 pm – 7 pm.  With an Orange County Library System or Melrose Card in good standing, you can enter a drawing for tickets for free entry to the Orlando Maker Faire at the Orlando Science Center.  The Orlando Maker Faire will be held on Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14 at the Orlando Science Center.

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26 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Creative Mornings Orlando and Co-Working Day at the Melrose Center

Join us tomorrow morning at 8.30 am for the June Creative Mornings Meeting at the Melrose Center. The featured presenter this month is Ben Hoyer, founder and director of downtown CREDO, a social enterprise focused on improving the quality of lives in our nation’s cities by cultivating networks of meaning, impact and community.

After this event, you’re invited to stay at the Melrose Center for our Co-Working Day where professionals work together in a collaborative community work setting. Wi-Fi access will be available. Join us from 10 am – 5 pm.

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10 January 2014 ~ 2 Comments

Behind the Scenes at the Melrose Center: Update

Melrose Center Flight Simulators have arrived.  While staff are having fun testing the Sims, they have also designed an exciting STEM curriculum about the history of flight and the physics of aerodynamics.  We know that this is going to be a fun and popular class when the Center opens.

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20 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Behind the Scenes at the Melrose Center

Enjoy this behind the scenes look at the Audio Studio in the Melrose Center. Audio equipment began arriving this week and will be installed shortly. Library staff members are busy creating exciting audio classes and equipment tutorials. Keeping checking the blog for the latest updates for our anticipated opening in early Spring 2014.

Happy Holidays!

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