Programs & Events for Adults


The Rolling Meadows Library offers its patrons year-round entertainment with various programs and events. No matter what your interests are, we are sure you will find something that educates, informs, enriches, inspires, and entertains you!

For program registration and information, please call the library at 847-259-6050, stop by the Welcome Desk or click the link next to the program listing and sign-up online! Persons with disabilities can arrange for special assistance by calling the library at least two weeks prior to any program.

 


 

Computer Basics Sign-up here

Tuesday, November 28th | 10:00 a.m.

Start from the very beginning. You will be introduced to computer parts, terminology and use of the keyboard and mouse.


 

Introduction to the Internet Sign-up here

Wednesday, November 29th | 10:00 a.m.

You will learn the basics of using the Internet, including web browsers, researching topics, and reading news stories.


Your Money: 12 Months to Take Charge of Your Finances Sign-up here

Thursday, November 30th | 7:00 p.m.

Get your financial house in order by focusing on one part of your financial life each month. Personal finance educator Karen Chan will introduce you to her Money Calendar. Following the calendar, you'll do just a few tasks each month. You'll learn where your money goes, evaluate your debt, estimate your income in retirement, and know where to get help when you need it.
Bring a friend so that you can support each other through this yearlong process.

 

Registration for Winter 2017 programs is available NOW!


 

Arts Alive Concert Series:
Random Ringers Handbell Choir
Holiday Concert
Sign-up here

Sunday, December 3rd | 2:00 p.m.

For the last 21 years, the Random Ringers have been performing handbell music throughout the North and Northwest suburbs.
The group is a community based choir consisting of eleven ringers, who perform a variety of pieces including secular, popular and religious.
Experience varies, but some have been ringing for as long as 28 years. They take great pride in bringing quality performances to venues such as senior centers and libraries.
The director, Beth McFarland, has been a member for nine years and is also a director of the Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights and a member of the Heritage Bells at the UMC of Liberty.
All ages are invited to ring in the season with holiday classics, both traditional and contemporary.

 


 

Microsoft Word Basics Sign-up here

Wednesday, December 6th | 10:00 a.m.

Learn the basics of Word: starting a document, formatting text, margins,printing and more.


Pearl Harbor - A Day of Infamy Sign-up here

Wednesday, December 6th | 7:00 p.m.

It was a day Americans will never forget. Battlefield expert, Robert Mueller, reviews how and why the Japanese almost wiped out the American Pacific fleet on December 7, 1941. Using individual stories of the men who responded to the attack, he presents the tactics and consequences of this treacherous assault on America. The program ends with a review of surviving relics and a visit to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

 


 

Microsoft Excel Basics Sign-up here

Friday, December 8th | 2:00 p.m.

Learn the basics of Excel including how to navigate, enter data into a spreadsheet, use basic formulas and more.


 

Microsoft Word Intermediate Sign-up here

Wednesday, December 13th | 10:00 a.m.

We will discuss additional formatting and practice setting up Mail Merge documents.
Basic knowledge of Word is required for this class.


The Historic Christmas Tree Ship Sign-up here

Thursday, December 14th | 7:00 p.m.

Rochelle Pennington presents the true account of the lost Christmas Tree Ship with original photographs and focuses on little known facts: clues washed ashore for decades after the ship's mysterious disappearance, ghost ship sightings, and omens on the fate of the ship before it set sail on November 22, 1912. Artifacts from the sunken ship and underwater photos of the ship in its current state at the bottom of Lake Michigan will be on display.

 


 

Microsoft Excel Intermediate Sign-up here

Friday, December 15th | 2:00 p.m.

Continue learning to use Excel's tools such as custom sorting, common functions like SUM, PAYMENT and VLookup, use operators to create your own formulas and insert a chart or graph.
Basic knowledge of Excel is required for this class.


December's Movie of the Month | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Tuesday, December 19th | 2:00 p.m.
OR
Friday, December 22nd | 6:30 p.m.

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 133 minutes

Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine - distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.

 


Jump-Start Your Job Search Sign-up here

Friday, January 5th | 10:00 a.m.

Energize your career search with this FREE program featuring library resources that are available for all job hunters.
We'll cover resources for writing a résumé, preparing for a job interview, organizing your job hunt, and more.

 


Prohibition Sign-up here

Wednesday, January 10th | 7:00 p.m.

The fascinating story of how our country decided to ban alcohol.
Join Professor Gary Midkiff as he examines the rise of organized crime, the efforts of the "Untouchables," and political careers affected by support for the "Wets" or the "Drys."

 


 

Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Wednesday, January 10th | 7:30 p.m.

Let coloring be your gateway to the world of art and relaxation.
The library will provide the coloring pages, colored pencils, coffee, and music.
We will also learn about the art instruction books available at the library.
This free program is open to patrons ages 14 and up.


 

Online Learning with Your Library Card Sign-up here

Thursday, January 11th | 6:30 p.m.

Do you want to learn a new language?
How to develop a website?
Or find out what you need to know to start your own business?
Your library card gives you access to resources that can teach you almost anything.
Get familiar with Gale Courses, Lynda.com, and Mango Languages to learn online at your own pace.
Please bring your RML Library Card to class.


Resources and Roots Sign-up here
Ancestry.com: Library Edition - An Introduction to the Database

Monday, January 15th | 7:00 p.m.

This exciting genealogy club will feature an overview of one of our resources, followed by time for questions and networking with fellow enthusiasts.
Beginners are welcome!

 


January's Movie of the Month | Born in China

Tuesday, January 16th | 2:00 p.m.
OR
Friday, January 19th | 6:30 p.m.

MPAA Rating: G | Duration: 79 minutes

Disneynature, in its ongoing quest to bring the natural world to the big screen as never before, presents its most ambitious project to date, taking moviegoers on a grand journey into the wilds of China. "Born In China" follows the adventures of three animal families - the majestic panda, the savvy golden monkey and the elusive snow leopard.
Featuring stunning imagery, the film navigates the vast terrain-from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest-on the wings of a red-crowned crane, showcasing remarkably intimate family moments captured on film for the first time ever.

 


Eleanor Roosevelt: My Story, My Day Sign-up here

Tuesday, January 16th | 7:00 p.m.

Step back in time as Lynn Rymarz, weaves Eleanor's story from lonely childhood days to a champion for human rights. Discover the journey that led to her marriage to FDR, to a mother of six, and to First Lady for 12 years that included her work during WWII through this 1st person portrayal.
Books, letters and photos will be shared.

 


 

Microsoft Publisher Basics Sign-up here

Thursday, January 18th | 6:30 p.m.

Learn to use the powerful tools in Microsoft Publisher to create your own Valentine cards.


Power Employment Workshop Sign-up here

Tuesday, January 23rd | 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

This FREE workshop is provided by Business and Career Services at the Illinois workNet Center.
Job seekers will learn: Setting SMART goals, Advanced job search techniques, tailoring your résumé to get through today's Applicant Tracking Systems, and Interviewing skills.
There will be a brief break for lunch, so bring a snack.

 


 

Computer Basics Sign-up here

Tuesday, January 23rd | 10:00 a.m.

Start from the very beginning. You will be introduced to computer parts, terminology and use of the keyboard and mouse.


 

Introduction to the Internet Sign-up here

Wednesday, January 24th | 10:00 a.m.

You will learn the basics of using the Internet, including web browsers, researching topics, and reading news stories.


 

Arts Alive Concert Series:
Three Decades of Big Band Music Sign-up here

Sunday, January 28th | 2:00 p.m.

The "In Full Swing" Jazz orchestra presents a concert of great American Big Band music from 1920-1950.
Director and pianist, Ron Surace, will also provide commentary on the style, social implications, and influences of the period.
Ron is a studio teacher of jazz and classical piano at the Music Institute of Chicago in Lake Forest.
He has released four CDs and won numerous musical awards including the Silver Award at the Musicfest USA National Finals and the Southeastern States Composers Competition Award.
The "In Full Swing" orchestra performs regularly for libraries, TV programs, community centers, fundraisers, dances and universities.

 


 

Cybersecurity Basics Sign-up here

Thursday, January 30th | 10:00 a.m.

This class covers some basic cybersecurity issues such as common viruses, email and internet safety practices, and password creation.


¡Introducción...al Internet!

míercoles, 31 de enero | 10:30 a.m.

Deja que el amplio mundo de la red se abra a ti. Éste curso está diseñado para principiantes. Cubriremos áreas como entrar una dirección, entender la barra de menús y la de herramientas.

 


Paper Quilling Basics Sign-up here

Wednesday, January 31st | 7:00 p.m.

Paper quilling, also known as paper filigree, is the art of rolling strips of paper and pinching or arranging the coils or strips into shapes and designs.
In this workshop, participants will learn the basic quilling technique and create beautiful flower designs on a bookmark and a greeting card.

This program has a size limit.
Registration is required.

 


 

Microsoft Word Basics Sign-up here

Saturday, February 3rd | 10:30 a.m.

Learn the basics of Word including: formatting, styles, margins, and more.


Mango Languages

martes, 6 de febrero | 10:30 a.m.

Si lo que quieres es aprender un nuevo idioma esta clase es para ti. Descubre como tu tarjeta de la biblioteca te da acceso a Mango Languages y aprende un nuevo idioma en línea y a tu propio ritmo.
Se requiere tener la tarjeta de la biblioteca

 


Save on Your Utility Bills Sign-up here

Wednesday, February 7th | 7:00 p.m.

Representatives from the Citizens Utility Board, Illinois' premiere utility watchdog group, will educate us on the latest on natural gas, electric and telephone issues, plus ways to combat high bills and resolve disputes with our utility companies.

 


 

Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Wednesday, February 7th | 7:30 p.m.

Let coloring be your gateway to the world of art and relaxation.
The library will provide the coloring pages, colored pencils, coffee, and music.
We will also learn about the art instruction books available at the library.
This free program is open to patrons ages 14 and up.


¡Introducción...al Internet!

jueves, 8 de febrero | 6:30 p.m.

Deja que el amplio mundo de la red se abra a ti. Éste curso está diseñado para principiantes. Cubriremos áreas como entrar una dirección, entender la barra de menús y la de herramientas.

 


 

Microsoft Excel Basics Sign-up here

Wednesday, February 14th | 10:00 a.m.

Learn the basics of Excel including: entering data into a spreadsheet and using basic formulas.


 

Arts Alive Concert Series:
The Highs and Lows of Musical Duos Sign-up here

Sunday, February 18th | 2:00 p.m.

Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael perform the songs of some of the best known singing duos of our times, including Steve and Eydie, and Simon and Garfunkel.
Hailed by Cabaret Scenes Magazine as one of the "Top Ten Cabaret Acts," Beckie and Tom have appeared on such prestigious stages as New York's Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Menzie's rich voice and expert piano stylings sizzle on everything from sassy swing to smoky torch songs.
Michael's warm, expressive style and charismatic tenor breathe new life into cabaret standards.
They have both released solo CDs as well as musical collaborations such as their latest, "Better Two-Gether." In what they call a "musical marriage" they delight audiences with their rare chemistry, inventive arrangements, and genuine love for music and one another.

 


Resources and Roots Sign-up here
Census Information State, Territory, Federal, and International

Monday, February 19th | 7:00 p.m.

This exciting genealogy club will feature an overview of one of our resources, followed by time for questions and networking with fellow enthusiasts.
Beginners are welcome!

 


February's Movie of the Month | Victoria and Abdul*

Tuesday, February 20th | 2:00 p.m.
OR
Friday, February 23rd | 6:30 p.m.

MPAA Rating: PG | Duration: 112 minutes

Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

* Another movie will be substituted if the DVD has not been released by the first show date.

 


 

Microsoft Excel Intermediate Sign-up here

Wednesday, February 21st | 10:00 a.m.

Continue learning to use Excel's tools such as custom sorting, common functions like SUM, PAYMENT and VLookup, use operators to create your own formulas and insert a chart or graph.
Basic knowledge of Excel is required for this class.


A Night at the Oscars! Sign-up here

Wednesday, February 21st | 6:30 p.m.

The 90th Academy Awards show will be televised on March 4th, but you can get a sneak preview with Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire and novelist/film historian Raymond Benson.
They will take you through the nominations, show clips from selected features, and give their predictions of who will take home Oscar gold.

Please note the earlier start time of this program.

 


Mango Languages

jueves, 22 de febrero | 6:30 p.m.

Si lo que quieres es aprender un nuevo idioma esta clase es para ti. Descubre como tu tarjeta de la biblioteca te da acceso a Mango Languages y aprende un nuevo idioma en línea y a tu propio ritmo.
Se requiere tener la tarjeta de la biblioteca

 


 

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics Sign-up here

Tuesday, February 27th | 10:00 a.m.

Learn how to create colorful slide presentations, including digital photo albums, using PowerPoint.


Let's Talk Travel! NEW! Sign-up here
Italy

Tuesday, February 27th | 7:00 p.m.

Join fellow travel-lovers, and traveler-wannabes.
Explore Italy's highlights and discover a treasure trove of print and online resources, websites and tips.

 


 

My Media Mall Call 847-259-6050 x134 to schedule

Want access to library materials 24/7? Learn how to use the library's My Media Mall resource to download eBooks and audiobooks to your computer, Kindle, or other portable devices.
Please feel free to bring your own device.
Call for a one-on-one session.


 

One-on-One Session Call 847-259-6050 x 134 to schedule

Would you like to learn how to use MyMediaMall and Zinio to download eBooks, audiobooks or magazines to your electronic device?
How to save a file, e-mail an attachment, cut and paste?
Open a Gmail or Facebook account or access the library after hours?
Something else?
Bring your question along with your laptop, e-reader, or tablet (or we can use a library computer) for a FREE 30 minute One-on-One session.

(Please come ready with a specific question or goal and we will do our best to assist you.)

We are unable to fix malfunctioning devices, troubleshoot operating system updates or fix malware or viruses.