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101 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801

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The Orlando Public Library is on Central Blvd between Rosalind and Magnolia and is served by the downtown Lymmo service as well as routes # 3,6,7,11,13 and 51.
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The Orlando Public Library is the headquarters and resource center for the Orange County Library System. The Library has been located at this site since its beginnings as the Albertson Public Library in 1923. Public Reference Departments in the Orlando Public Library include Children's, Library Central, and Reference Central. The Children's Library offers spacious areas, special programs, computers and story rooms for our youngest readers and readers to be. The Technology and Education Center is located on the second floor and includes the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity. The Friends of the Library Third Floor Bookstore is open daily and recycles withdrawn and donated books to the community. The genealogy collection is one of the best in the Southeast and is a great place to begin research into family history.

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Money Talks for Women

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Melrose Center

Join us for Money Talks for Women, a monthly program where women get together to engage comfortably in dialogue about money, investing, and financial wellness. Learn about library services such as Morningstar Investment Research Center designed for everyday people, goal oriented tools for spending and saving, and much more. We will meet the second Tuesday of the month and discuss as a group what works for achieving financial confidence for women and share money management best practices across the financial spectrum. Women of all ages and financial backgrounds are encouraged to come and join the conversation! The second Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:00 pm in the Melrose Center. (Registration not required.)

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Meet-ups at the Melrose Center: Orlando Virtual Reality

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Melrose Center

Meet-ups at the Melrose Center: Orlando Virtual Reality #eventstic

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Cuisine Corner: The Wonderful World of Cheese

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Orlando Public Library   Registration Required

Dairy fans, rejoice! This series featuring recipes starring cheese in all its melty glory is your dream come true. Space is limited. Please register at ocls.info or call 407.835.7323.#cuisinecorner

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Audio Studio Orientation

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Melrose Center   Registration Required

Tour the Audio Studio and explore the training options available. Learn the studio workflow, procedures and best practices. This is a prerequisite class to gain access to the Melrose Center Audio Studio. To register call 407-835-7323. #audiotic #tic

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CLOSED: Melrose Reservation: Video Studio (2 hrs)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Melrose Center

Video Studio reservations can be made by Melrose members with Video Studio access credentials. For more information on how to become a member of the Melrose Center, visit ocls.info/melrose. You must be present for the duration of the session and ensure that all users follow the Terms of Use (ocls.info/MelroseTerms) and Library Rules of Conduct (ocls.info/RulesOfConduct). RESERVING TIME IN THE CENTER A Cardholder can make a reservation in-person at the Center or call 407-835-7323. If a Cardholder is 15 minutes or more late to their Studio reservation time, access to the Studio will not be granted, and a $25 Late Cancellation/No Show fee will be assessed to the Cardholder's account. Any reservation must be cancelled not later than 11:59 pm three days prior to the reservation time in order to avoid the Late Cancellation fee. For instance, if a reservation was made for anytime on Friday, the cancellation must be made no later than 11:59 pm on the prior Tuesday. These same cancellation rules apply for weekend days as the Center is open 7 days. Setup, breakdown, saving of work, and clean-up times are built into, are part of, and will not extend the reservation time. The studio must be restored back to its original condition by the Cardholder before the end of the reservation time. There is no grace period. Failure to check out by the end of the reservation time will result in a $25 fee. Please call 407.835.7381 or email tec@ocls.info if you have any questions or concerns.

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Services and Programs

  • The library collection includes books, audio books, informational and entertainment videos and DVDs, recorded music, world language materials, a Young Adult collection, an Adult Literacy Collection, Florida Collection, Disney archive as well as magazines for leisure reading and research plus microfilm.
  • Public computers offering Internet access, and online reference resources including the Library catalog are located throughout the building.
  • Three computer labs allows us to teach classes for PC and MAC users. Our friendly and knowledgeable Technology and Customer Support Specialists teach over one hundred and thirty classes a month.
  • Drive-up window on Wall Street allows patrons to return items while remaining in their cars.
  • Four meeting rooms available for use by non-profit organizations. Request a room online or call us at 407.835.7323. Reading areas and study rooms for small groups of six or less are located on each of the four public levels.
  • Tours of the Orlando Public Library are available by appointment, please call the Community Relations Office.
  • Regularly scheduled school-age and group programs every Tuesday and Thursday, every 30 minutes between 9:15 and 10:45:
    • Tiny Tales for Babies ages Birth to 18 months Friday and Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
    • Toddler Time for ages 18 to 36 months every Friday and Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
    • Family Storytime every Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
    • Storybook Fun for ages 3-5 on Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
    • Cuentame un Cuento, bilingual story program, every 1st Saturday of the month at 11:00 a.m.
  • Various programs and displays for adults and children are offered throughout the year by the Library, Friends of the Library, and Community Organizations.
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