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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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Media Visits

Technology and Education staff members have recently been excited to host visits from local media interested in the progress of the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center.  We were delighted to have journalists from the Orlando Sentinel visit and write an article about the Melrose Center and the Orlando Public Library in general.  A TV crew from the Orlando Telemundo Broadcasting Company got a firsthand look at the Center in its development stages and was given a run through of the Fab Lab technology behind the scenes.  Take a look at our “celebrity” staff members and newest board member Hernan Tagliani, as they publicize the Melrose Center and our anticipated opening.

And don’t forget to keep watching the blog for further details about the Melrose Center and technology classes at the Orlando Public Library.


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