Through a generous gift from the Kendrick B. Melrose Family Foundation, the Library developed the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity. The Melrose Center is a 26,000-square-foot digital technology center located on the second floor of the Orlando Public Library. In addition to technology-related classes, it offers audio, video and photography studios along with simulators (flight, driving, construction), a fab lab with 3D printers and a large interactive media wall. There are also other services such as access to a conference room, printing and a wireless multi-display presentation gateway that presents wirelessly using laptops and mobile devices.
Scratch is a programming language and online community where you create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Learn object-oriented programming with a simple to use drag and drop application. Ages 16 and up.
Build a talking picture frame with recordable circuits. Learn about the inexpensive components and how you can customize cards, frames and other craft projects with music and sound. Excellent project for gifts with special meaning.
Space is limited. Being on the payment waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local library to make payment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.
Create professional looking websites using Dreamweaver's graphical user interface. Learn how to create a website without the need for coding or programming. Whether you need a personal, hobby or business website, get creative with Dreamweaver's simple to use tools for layouts, images, formatting, multimedia and interactivity. #phototic
Tour the Photography Studio. Learn the Photography Studio workflow, procedures and best practices. Individual photography assessments are available after the orientation. Prior to booking the photo studio, users must participate in an assessment to show proficiency in using the photo studio equipment. This is a prerequisite class to gain access to the Melrose Center Photography Studio. To register call 407-835-7323.
ASSESSMENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT: To register for this orientation and assessment, cardholders must attend the General Orientation for the Melrose Center and must be at least 18 years of age. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years of age).
Recommended Audience: Adult #tic #phototic
Become familiar with microphones and their use in the studio. Learn the difference between condenser and dynamic microphones, how to apply phantom power and the essential practices for microphone use and care. This class will help prepare students for the Audio Assessment. Recommended Audience: Adult.
This class will introduce the basic operations of the Photo Studio cameras and lenses to optimize your photography skills. Learn basic camera setting and the use and care of camera lenses. This is a prerequisite class for entry to the Melrose Center Photo Studio.
Need a head start on the audio studio assessment? Prepare for the Control Room assessment. Learn studio workflow and which skills to hone for the assessment. Recommended Audience: Adult.
Learn to drive a forklift in lifelike warehouse conditions. Practice moving freight with realistic controls. Instruction will cover the use of the equipment and software. After completing the instruction take an assessment that will allow you to reserve the Forklift simulator during scheduled lab time.
ASSESSMENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT: To register for this orientation and/or assessment, cardholders must attend the General Orientation for the Melrose Center and must be at least 18 years of age. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years of age).
You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.
This class will introduce students signal routing using Pro Tools 11 in the studio, including how to record microphone signals to tracks, import audio and save files to various media. This class helps prepare students for the Audio Assessment covering these topics. Recommended Audience: Adult.
This orientation is your key to accessing the creative and collaborative spaces in the Melrose Center. Get an overview of the Photography Studio, Video Production Studio, Audio Production Studio, FabLab and Simulation Lab. Explore upcoming classes and workshops and learn about the best practices to maximize your experience. This orientation is free to out-of-county residents, but registration is required. Call 407.835.7323 to register.