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.
Prior to booking a studio, we ask that users participate in a studio-specific orientation and successfully complete a brief assessment.
To register for this assessment, cardholders must be 18 years old or older. Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years of age).
ASSESSMENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT: Must attend the Video Studio Access Orientation.
Tour the Video Studio. Learn the Video Studio workflow, procedures and best practices. Individual video assessments are available after the orientation. This is a prerequisite class to gain access to the Melrose Center Video Studio. To register call 407-835-7323.
Tour the new Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation, and Creativity. This unique 26,000 square foot center includes individual and collaborative work spaces, an audio production studio, a photography studio, a video production studio, fab lab, and simulation lab.
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.
Use Snap Circuits to explore the basics of radio electronics while you build AM transmitters, AM radios and FM radios. Explore the basic science and radio waves and how they impact our everyday lives. Make learning about electronics a snap. Fun for anyone ages 8 years and up. Registered children under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult, guardian or older sibling in the workshop. To pay for your class please call us at 407.835.7323 or visit any of our locations in person. Registered children under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult, guardian or older sibling in the workshop.
This class will introduce the basic operations of how to operate the video studio cameras. Learn basic camera settings and the use and care of a camera. This is a prerequisite class for entry to the Melrose Center Video Studio.
Use Snap Circuits to explore the basics of electronics while you build exciting projects such as a flashing light, an alarm, a doorbell and more. Make learning electronics a snap. Fun for anyone ages 8 years and up. Registered children under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult, guardian or older sibling in the workshop. This class is taught in a collaborative learning environment. Participants may work in teams of 2-3 students. #tic
Use the Arduino to control custom circuits you construct. Learn the steps to make LEDs blink and a speaker play music. Experience the potential of this inexpensive and accessible tool. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.
This class will introduce you to the basics of modeling, rigging, and animating a 3D character using Blender. With hands on exercises you will learn the production workflow, animation concepts and commonly used tools. With the skill learned, you can bring your ideas to life. Recommended Audience: Adult