Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center at Orlando, Florida, Will Help You To Create!
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
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Since the inception of Windermere Sun, I’ve received multiple requests seeking help with photo or video productions, some from individuals and some from small business owners. So, I am taking the opportunity of posting during the first week of 2017 to help you all to find a place that would address both issues and much much more. It is a wonderful place with plentiful resources, located at the Orlando Public Library or Orange County Public Library at 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL, 407-835-7323. In addition to the books, CD’s, DVD’s, Orlando Public Library also has a wonderful facility, Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center, for technology, innovation, and creativity, on the second floor of the library.
This 26,000 sq ft, opened on Feb. 8, 2014, may enable your idea to become a reality via: production studio, sound equipment, green screen, professional grade mixing board, sound booth for solo recording, photo-studio equipment, etc.
Just bring your own recording device. The fabrication lab is where STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) classes are being offered. Instructions for Adobe Creative Suites and various collaborative learning may be conducted and shared. Simulators for flight, driving, constructions may be available.
A group of four may be able to use the Adobe Creative Suite at the same time. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to use these equipment because equipment training classes are available for all of the studio spaces. There are creative workspace,
interactive media wall,
and classroom, etc.
Access to all of the resources begins with a general orientation for an overview of the Center’s services and terms, free to any one who wants to sign up. Simply check with the calendar or staff member of the Melrose Center. Reservations for specific studios can be made online or by calling 407-835-7323.
Please note some information about Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center from wikipedia (in italics), below:
Through a generous gift from the Kendrick B. Melrose Family Foundation, the Library opened The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity (Melrose Center). The center is named for Mr. Melrose’s mother, who had a strong interest in emerging technologies, and played a role in rebuilding the Orlando Public Library. It is located in 26,000 sq. ft. of space on the Orlando Public Library’s second floor. The Melrose Center offers access to an Audio, Video and Photo Studio, Fablab, Simulation Lab, Research and Collaboration Space, Digital Wall, Classroom, Conference Room, and monthly Tech Talks in Tech Central. Some of the simulations offered by the Melrose Center include driving simulators, forklift simulators, and flying simulators.
Dorothy Lumley Melrose, originally from Chicago and a graduate of the University of Illinois, moved with her husband to Orlando in the 1930s. While raising a family, Dorothy taught math, English, and public speaking at Memorial Junior High School. She helped raise money to rebuild what is now the Orlando Public Library, taught at Memorial Middle School and later in life became the first female stockbroker in the city.
The $1 million from Melrose’s family foundation is the largest single donation ever made to the Orange County Library System, which was named the Library of the Future in 2011 by the American Library Association.
It is interesting how much similarities Dorothy Lumley Melrose and yours truly have in common: we both graduated from University of Illinois, arrived in Central Florida, and taught mathematics (I in universities and community colleges for about 20 years). We both seem to be interested in libraries and technologies and continue to grow and learn in many other fields in addition to mathematics.
Don’t be shy about asking for help in learning to use these useful tools and equipment. Don’t be shy in seeking out collaborative learning and collaboration on various projects. The world and your life would be far more interesting if we all make good use of facility such as Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center of Orange County Public Library (aka Orlando Public Library).
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