1. Are you familiar with the massive open online course website Lynda.com? Normally there is a fee for this incredible resource, but your library card gives you free access. Lynda was recently acquired by LinkedIn, so now course completion certificates can be posted on your... READ MORE
Upon us is the season of family road trips, beach getaways, barbecues galore and summer vacations away from those dreadful, heavy textbooks.
Traveling is the time when we aspire to worry less and soak in as much relaxation or adventure as possible. But is total and... READ MORE
This month, our nation celebrates a scientific achievement by which nearly every other technological advancement is measured: July 20 is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, which put a man on the moon for the first time. It was, indeed, a giant leap that helped... READ MORE
Touring regularly in support of their acclaimed 2018 album Unbuilding, Orlando band The Pauses come home to perform at Melrose in the Mix on Saturday, July 6, 3:30 p.m. Click here to reserve your seat. Library staff member Scottie Campbell had the opportunity to ask the group... READ MORE
Every June is designated as Pride Month to celebrate the impact of LGBTQ people. This year is extra special as it is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots which served as the catalyst for the gay liberation movement in the United States. These are some of my favorite... READ MORE
(Pictured: A brochure circa 1970s and a publicity photo from 1976.)
Our Books-By-Mail service began in December 1973. In its earliest iteration, customers could mail a card or letter to the library requesting up to three titles from the collection. The books were... READ MORE
“I was raised in New York City,” Andre Morris, Library Social Worker for Orange County Library System explains his personal investment in his work. “I was from Jamaican parentage. We didn’t have our residency, green card, and I went through homelessness; sleeping on floors.... READ MORE
(Pictured: The Garron-Tees (l-r): Justin Martin, Steve Garron, Wheeler Newman and Chris LeBrane.)
The Melrose Center started 2020 by making one of their popular programs even more accessible. In January, Melrose in the Mix premiered on WUCF TV featuring beloved local... READ MORE
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