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.

 


Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Wednesday, August 31st | 10:00 a.m.

Find out how to create sophisticated presentations including school projects, photo albums, or sales pitches.

 


Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

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

Are you feeling stressed and hurried? Are you looking for a way to relax or do you want to try a new hobby? Well, look no further. The adult coloring phenomenon has arrived at the Rolling Meadows Library, and you are invited to join.

Let coloring be your gateway to the world of art and relaxation. Studies have shown that coloring can help people relax and focus. In fact, adult coloring is one of the most popular current trends in hobbies right now, and you can try it for free. The new Creative Coloring Club is open to patrons ages 16 and up.

Join your neighbors as we explore this relaxing art form and bring color into our lives. We will provide the coloring pages, colored pencils, coffee, and music. While you color you will also learn about the wide variety of art instruction books the library has to offer.

 


Registration for Fall 2016 programs is available NOW!


Rolling Meadows Library cardholders of all ages can enter our drawing for an iPod Touch and a Kindle Voyage eReader. Each day you come into the library during the month of September and check out any library materials (including books, audio books, magazines, CDs, or DVDs), you will get an entry slip for the drawing.
Limited to one entry per person, per day.
Two lucky winners will be chosen on Monday, October 3rd.

 


The Planets... And Pluto Sign-up here

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

Many of us grew up thinking that there were nine planets in our Solar System. In 2006, that number changed to eight. Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium will take you on a virtual tour of our dynamic, amazing solar system, explain the definition of a planet and why Pluto is no longer considered one.

 


 

Microsoft Word 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Thursday, September 8th | 6:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of Word 2010 including: formatting, styles, margins, and more.


Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Tuesday, September 13th | 10:00 a.m.

Let coloring be your gateway to the world of art and relaxation. Studies have shown that coloring can help people relax and focus. In fact, adult coloring is one of the most popular current trends in hobbies right now, and you can try it for free. The new Creative Coloring Club is open to patrons ages 16 and up.

Join your neighbors as we explore this relaxing art form and bring color into our lives. We will provide the coloring pages, colored pencils, coffee, and music. While you color you will also learn about the wide variety of art instruction books the library has to offer.

 


 

Computer Basics Sign-up here

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

You will be introduced to the basics of computers: parts,
operating systems, and typing.


Arts Alive Concert Series: Sign-up here
Andrew Carpenter:
Classical Saxophone

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

Andrew Carpenter's performances have been described as "...magical, daring... he possesses a lovely, refined tone and classical technique. Quite simply, he captivates audiences". He has presented saxophone recitals across the United States, and performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Illinois Philharmonic, the Rockford Symphony, and the Elgin Symphony. Andrew Carpenter is an instructor of saxophone at Carthage College, and holds a bachelor of music from Ithaca College and master of music from Northwestern University. In this concert of musical selections for the saxophone, he will be accompanied by a classical pianist.

 


Resources and Roots NEW! Sign-up here
Ancestry Database (Library edition)

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

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

 


Introduccíón a Microsoft Word 2010

martes, 20 y miércoles, 21 de septiembre | 12:00 p.m.

Una clase de dos sesiones diseñada para principiantes. Aprenderán lo básico del formato y herramientas de Microsoft Word.

 


September's Movie of the Month | The Jungle Book

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

MPAA Rating: PG | Duration: 105 minutes

Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli must leave the only home he's ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther and a free-spirited bear, the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.

 


World War I - The Great War Sign-up here

Tuesday, September 20th | 7:00 p.m.

World War I was great only in the sense of its scope - all six inhabited continents were involved. Professor Gary Midkiff will discuss why the war did not have to be fought, yet all major European powers staked their futures on military success. Trench warfare and poison gas were invented during the conflict, and when the war was over, seeds were planted to assure another one.

 


 

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010 Sign-up here

Thursday, September 22nd | 6:30 p.m.

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


Power Employment Workshop by Business and Career Services, Inc. Sign-up here

Tuesday, September 27th | 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

This FREE workshop by Business and Career Services, Inc. will cover job search techniques, résumé and cover letter writing, and interviewing skills. Business and Career Services, Inc. of Illinois workNet partners with the Illinois Department of Employment Security, working to expand access to workforce development and supplying outstanding resources aimed at individuals and businesses in Illinois.
Note: Class continues through the lunch hour so bring a snack.

 


 

Introduction to the Internet Sign-up here

Wednesday, September 28th | 10:00 a.m.

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


Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Wednesday, September 28th | 7:00 p.m.

Let coloring be your gateway to the world of art and relaxation. Studies have shown that coloring can help people relax and focus. In fact, adult coloring is one of the most popular current trends in hobbies right now, and you can try it for free. The new Creative Coloring Club is open to patrons ages 16 and up.

Join your neighbors as we explore this relaxing art form and bring color into our lives. We will provide the coloring pages, colored pencils, coffee, and music. While you color you will also learn about the wide variety of art instruction books the library has to offer.

 


 

Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Saturday, October 1st | 10:30 a.m.

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


 

Access the Library Online Sign-up here

Tuesday, October 4th | 10:00 a.m.

Learn about the resources you can access from your home 24/7. Use your RML card to read electronic books and magazines, teach yourself a language, fix your car or take a class online.
Come and find out more!


¡Introducción...al Internet!

miércoles, 5 de octubre | 12:00 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.

 


Illinois Ghosts and the Afterlife Sign-up here

Wednesday, October 5th | 7:00 p.m.

Terry Fisk describes his ghost investigations with world-renowned medium Allison DuBois and psychic Chip Coffey. He'll discuss his confrontations with the famous skeptic James Randi and he'll be talking about some new haunted locations in Illinois.

 


Arts Alive Concert Series: Sign-up here
Claude Bourbon: Medieval & Spanish
Blues Guitar & Songs

Sunday, October 9th | 2:00 p.m.

Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Claude was born in France, raised in Switzerland and is now based in the UK, playing more than 100 shows around the world each year. He was classically trained on the guitar but soon began to explore folk, blues, jazz and rock. His diverse musical influences include Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Paco De Lucia, Johann Bach, Joaquin Rodrigo, Stevie Nicks, and Deep Purple's Richie Blackmore. Experience an "afternoon delight" with this accomplished artist.

 


Introduccíón a Microsoft Word 2010

los jeves, 13 y 20 de octubre | 6:30 p.m.

Una clase de dos sesiones diseñada para principiantes. Aprenderán lo básico del formato y herramientas de Microsoft Word.

 


The Essential Great Chicago Fire Sign-up here

Thursday, October 13th | 7:00 p.m.

William Pack weaves together technical details of the Great Chicago Fire with vivid firsthand accounts of those who lived through the conflagration of 1871, bringing alive all the excitement and terror in a multimedia storytelling event that will not soon be forgotten.

 


 

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010 Sign-up here

Saturday, October 15th | 10:30 a.m.

Continue learning to use Excel's tools such as custom sorting, creating tables and VLookup.
Basic knowledge of Excel is required for this class.


Resources and Roots NEW! Sign-up here
HeritageQuest database

Monday, October 17th | 7:00 p.m.

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

 


October's Movie of the Month | Captain America: Civil War

Tuesday, October 18th | 2:00 p.m.
OR
Friday, October 21st | 6:00 p.m.

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 146 minutes

Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow and Hawkeye must pick a side.

 


 

Facebook Fundamentals Sign-up here

Wednesday, October 19th | 10:00 a.m.

Explore this social media site. Create an account to look for a long lost buddy or "friend" your children and grandchildren to keep in touch.


 

The Value of Recycling Sign-up here

Wednesday, October 19th | 7:00 p.m.

The Rolling Meadows Environmental Committee brings us Mary S. Allen, a LEED Green Associate, SWANCC, Recycling and Education Director to explain ways to improve our recycling habits.


Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Saturday, October 22nd | 3:00 p.m.

Let coloring be your gateway to the world of art and relaxation. Studies have shown that coloring can help people relax and focus. In fact, adult coloring is one of the most popular current trends in hobbies right now, and you can try it for free. The new Creative Coloring Club is open to patrons ages 16 and up.

Join your neighbors as we explore this relaxing art form and bring color into our lives. We will provide the coloring pages, colored pencils, coffee, and music. While you color you will also learn about the wide variety of art instruction books the library has to offer.

 


 

Microsoft Word 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Tuesday, October 25th | 10:00 a.m.

Learn the basics of Word 2010 including: formatting, styles, margins, and more.


Book Lover's Day Sign-up here

Thursday, October 27th | 12:00 p.m.

Get recommendations for great fall reads from the Readers' Advisory staff while you enjoy a light lunch. Space is limited, register early!
Registration is required.

 


Jump-Start Your Job Search Sign-up here

Friday, October 28th | 11:00 a.m.

Energize your career with this free program featuring library resources that are available for all job hunters. Topics include resources for writing a résumé, preparing for a job interview, organizing your job hunt, and more.

 


 

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010 Sign-up here

Tuesday, November 1st | 10:00 a.m.

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


The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall Sign-up here

Wednesday, November 2nd | 7:00 p.m.

It's been 55 years since the creation of the Berlin Wall, that seemingly insurmountable icon of the Cold War. With its rise the course of Germany's and especially of Berlin's history took a tragic turn. It took 28 years to tear down this symbol of Germany's division. Join German historian Anette Isaacs, M.A. as she presents you with a historical and political overview of this very painful but also almost miraculous period in Berlin's captivating history.

 


Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Wednesday, November 2nd | 7:00 p.m.

Let coloring be your gateway to the world of art and relaxation. Studies have shown that coloring can help people relax and focus. In fact, adult coloring is one of the most popular current trends in hobbies right now, and you can try it for free. The new Creative Coloring Club is open to patrons ages 16 and up.

Join your neighbors as we explore this relaxing art form and bring color into our lives. We will provide the coloring pages, colored pencils, coffee, and music. While you color you will also learn about the wide variety of art instruction books the library has to offer.

 


¡Introducción...al Internet!

jueves, 3 de noviembre | 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.

 


Arts Alive Concert Series: Sign-up here
Mike Basin:
International Music

Sunday, November 6th | 2:00 p.m.

Mike Basin, accomplished accordionist and pianist, was born in Latvia and studied music in Russia. After immigrating to the US and starting a family, Mike embarked on his musical career here in the states by performing in the Milwaukee and Chicago areas. He continues in his career performing, teaching and recording CDs. Enjoy Mike's concert of classical compositions and international favorites incorporating elements of salsa, rumba, samba, Gypsy, Russian, Hungarian and even Dixieland Jazz.

 


Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

 

Thursday, November 17th | 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.| $5 Presale
Friday, November 18th | 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 19th | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 20th | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Don’t miss the bargains at the Friends' Fall Book Sale! They'll have gently used books, audio books, CDs, DVDs, and more!

The Friends of Rolling Meadows Library hold three book sales per year: spring, summer and fall. They also have a Book Shop located on the library's main floor. Proceeds from the sales and Book Shop have been used to purchase new lounge seating and tables in the library's Reference Department, and to support ongoing programing like the Arts Alive Concert Series and monthly movies.

 


Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Tuesday, November 22nd | 10:00 a.m.

Let coloring be your gateway to the world of art and relaxation. Studies have shown that coloring can help people relax and focus. In fact, adult coloring is one of the most popular current trends in hobbies right now, and you can try it for free. The new Creative Coloring Club is open to patrons ages 16 and up.

Join your neighbors as we explore this relaxing art form and bring color into our lives. We will provide the coloring pages, colored pencils, coffee, and music. While you color you will also learn about the wide variety of art instruction books the library has to offer.

 


November's Movie of the Month | Me Before You

Tuesday, November 22nd | 2:00 p.m.
OR
Friday, November 25th | 6:30 p.m.

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 110 minutes

Young and quirky Louisa "Lou" Clark moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will's cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined.

 


 

Google Drive Sign-up here

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

Use Google Drive to archive files, collaborate on projects, and as a Microsoft Office alternative. Participants should create a Google (or Gmail) account before class.
If you do not have an account, either create one before the class date or come 30 minutes before class for assistance with setting one up.


Holiday Canapés and Hors d'oeuvres Sign-up here

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

Enjoy an evening of learning as well as sampling some great "starters" for your holiday gatherings. Chef Maddox will demonstrate some exciting canapés, which will liven up your guest's taste buds and get them anticipating an enjoyable dinner. This program will have a range of flavors, textures, and tastes to get you ready for your dining events whether you are hosting or bringing appetizers to a party!

 


 

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.