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 or stop by the Welcome Desk. Persons with disabilities can arrange for special assistance by calling the library at least two weeks prior to any program.


Arts Alive Concert Series:
Traditional: Trillium

Sunday, March 2nd |2:00 p.m.

Trillium is an acoustic folk quartet with an eclectic repertoire ranging in style from Celtic to bluegrass to ragtime to swing that appeals to all age groups and most musical tastes! This seven-year-old group has performed at countless festivals, over four dozen libraries, coffee houses, wineries, and other venues in the midwest. Musicians include: Mim Eichmann on hammered dulcimer, vocals, and percussion; Ed Hall on guitar, banjo and vocals; Jonathan De Souza on fiddle and mandolin; and Doug Lofstrom on bass and vocals.
Get your free tickets at the Welcome Desk or call the library at 847-259-6050 to reserve them.

 


The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life and Legacy of Ray Bradbury

Tuesday, March 4th | 7:00 p.m.

Join acclaimed biographer, Sam Weller, as he discusses the life and legacy of legendary writer, Ray Bradbury, author of such seminal works of fantasy, science fiction and literary fiction as The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451 and Dandelion Wine.

 


Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

Thursday, March 13th | 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.| $5 Presale
Friday, March 14th | 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 15th | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 16th | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

There will be bargains galore on books, audio books, CDs, DVDs and more! Come check it out!

 


Gluten 101

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

Gluten free diets are all the rage these days. Come and learn all about the gluten free lifestyle from the Founder & CEO of the Gluten Free Marketing Group, Jen Cafferty. Jen has been gluten free for over 10 years and will share her tips and tricks for living a healthy, happy and easy gluten free life.

 


Monthly Movie | March

Friday, March 21st | 6:30 p.m.
OR
Tuesday, March 25th | 2:00 p.m.

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 91 minutes

Tragedy occurs during a spacewalk stranding a scientist and astronaut in space.

 


Jump-Start Your Job Search

Wednesday, March 26th | 7:00 p.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.

 


Power Employment Workshop by Business and Career Services Inc.

Monday, March 31st | 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 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. Class continues through the lunch hour so bring a snack.

 


Uncovering Company Info

Wednesday, April 2nd | 10:00 a.m.

Whether you need background information on a company to prepare for an interview or a list of companies targeted to a specific industry, the Rolling Meadows Library has the resources to help you.

 


Need Help Organizing?

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

Do you know someone who is a hoarder or extreme clutterer? Learn a bit more about this complex behavior and what you can do about it. Chris Faltynek, a Professional Organizing Expert, will give us insights and tips about this extraordinarily popular topic. Chris has appeared on A&E TV's Emmy nominated show, Hoarders, and has been helping people get organized for over 15 years.

 


Arts Alive Concert Series:
Classical: Norman Lee

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

Come and hear Norman Lee amaze you with works from Schubert and Sergio Prokofiev masterfully played on the library's baby grand piano. Mr. Lee received a Masters degree of Music from The University of Western Ontario working under Professor Ronald Turini. He frequently plays for various radio and television programs all over the world and has also performed many concerts in Hong Kong, United States, Canada , U.K., Italy, Russia, Taiwan and China. Along with performing, Norman is also a dedicated music educator.
Get your free tickets at the Welcome Desk or call the library at 847-259-6050 to reserve them.

 


Monthly Movie | April

Friday, April 11th | 6:30 p.m.
OR
Tuesday, April 15th | 2:00 p.m.

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 98 minutes

Woody Allen's latest film about a New York socialite in crisis.

 


Starting a Small Business

Wednesday, April 16th | 10:00 a.m.

Do you dream of starting a small or home-based business? We'll help get you started! We'll cover print and electronic library resources that offer information to you on the path to small business success.

 


Creative Containers

Thursday, April 17th | 7:00 p.m.

Sharon Yiesla, owner of Sharon Yiesla Horticultural Presentations, is back again for Creative Containers! Learn the basics of container gardening: how to select a container, which plants to use and proper planting and care of the containers. Come learn ways to make your containers outstanding.

 


Power Employment Workshop by Business and Career Services Inc.

Monday, April 28th | 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 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. Class continues through the lunch hour so bring a snack.

 


Through the Eyes of Hubble

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

The Hubble Space Telescope has had more impact on astronomy and the public's awareness of astronomy than any other telescope in history. Michelle Nichols, from the Adler Planetarium will present some of the well known, and not-so-well-known images from Hubbles 22 year mission. Come see a sneak peak of Hubble's replacement!

 


Humor in Song with Sue Fink

Thursday, May 15th | 7:00 p.m.

Together with the Historical Society we welcome Sue Fink. Her acoustic/folk with a hint of jazz songs feature different forms of humor -- absurdity, black humor, gentle humor, and satire for starters -- in a musically-varied, witty performance, guaranteed to lighten your load and brighten your day!

 


Arts Alive Concert Series:
Ragtime: Deborrah Wyndham

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

Seen on ABC Chicago, FOX and NBC, contemporary pianist/composer Deborrah Wyndham has performed for over 3,000 audiences in a variety of venues all across the states. Her original instrumental piano music is a fusion of modern classical and light jazz while her arrangements of familiar jazz tunes are in the style of traditional jazz such as stride and ragtime. Listeners have repeatedly described her playing as sounding "like four hands".
Get your free tickets at the Welcome Desk or call the library at 847-259-6050 to reserve them.

 


Power Employment Workshop by Business and Career Services Inc.

Monday, May 19th | 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 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. Class continues through the lunch hour so bring a snack.

 


Monthly Movie | May

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 134 minutes

Based on the true story of the 2009 hijacking of the Maersk Alabama.

 


Access the Online Power of Your Library Card

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

Your library card can give you online access to read magazines, research products, teach yourself a language, or fix your car. Come and find out more!

 


Power Employment Workshop by Business and Career Services Inc.

Monday, May 20th | 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This FREE all-day 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.

 


The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life and Legacy of Ray Bradbury

Tuesday, March 4th | 7:00 p.m.

Join acclaimed biographer, Sam Weller, as he discusses the life and legacy of legendary writer, Ray Bradbury, author of such seminal works of fantasy, science fiction and literary fiction as The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451 and Dandelion Wine.