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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