Podcast Booth Now in Service

Our Podcasting booth is now open and accepting reservations!

Our podcasting room has been designed for multiple people to gather and record. The room is bookable for groups of 2-4 people, for up to 3 hours per session. A minimum of 2 people are required to book the space and both must be present to check in.
Although no additional classes are needed to book the Podcast room other than your general orientation, we are offering Podcast Booth Fundamentals for those who wish to become familiar with the equipment and software in the Melrose Podcast Booth. Our audio instructors will teach you how to effectively record with two – four microphones, save and export files and more.
Give us a call at 407.835.7323 or stop by for more information and to book your session!

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2024 Melrose Awards

To celebrate the Melrose Center’s 10th Anniversary, we’re bringing back the Melrose Awards for 2024!


  • Audio – Voice Only (podcast episodes, voiceover parts, audio book recordings)
  • Audio – Music (songs/beats with or without vocals)
  • Fiber Arts (sewing, crocheting, knitting, quilting)
  • Graphic Design
  • Maker (utilizing Fab Lab tools)
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Video Game Development

Contest Rules & Eligibility Requirements:

  • Participants must have completed the Melrose Center General Orientation. 
  • The contest is open to all ages. Entries for contestants under the ages of 18 must be submitted by a guardian.
  • The project must be the participants’ original creation.
  • The project needs to have been at least partially created using Melrose Center resources. AI tools may only be used to enhance a project, not to create the work itself.
  • The project can be created by more than one person, but must be submitted by a designated adult member of the group.
  • Projects serving as crowdsourcing will not be accepted.
  • Projects must be submitted in the form of a web address that leads directly to the image, audio file, video, etc. Access to the file must not require a login.
  • Limit one entry per category.
  • OCLS staff and immediate family are not eligible.
  • The Library reserves the right to disqualify and entry.
  • The Library reserves the right to not have an award winner in a category.

Each submission requires the following:

  • Title
  • Link
  • Embed Code (optional)
  • Description
  • Description of how the Melrose Center was used for the project

Submission period is May 1st – August 31st.  The Winners will be announced at Melrose Awards Presentation on November 9th

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Melrose Film Festival Best of the Fest

The Melrose Film Festival 2023 presents a special encore “Best of the Fest” in-person screening at the Melrose Center on Saturday October 7, 2023 from 1-5pm. As Melrose Film Festival shifted to online screenings in 2020-2022, we’re excited to share award winners from all categories from 2018-2022 on the big LED screen. This includes documentaries, shorts, micro-shorts, music videos, and animation from around the world. 

Melrose Film Festival 2024 will open for entries on March 1, 2024 on for videos under 10 minutes in the following categories: documentaries, shorts, micro-shorts, music videos, animation and AI (new for 2024).

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