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.

 

Registration for Fall 2017 programs is available NOW!


Rolling Meadows Library cardholders of all ages can enter our drawing for an iPod Nanoand a Kindle Voyage eReader.
Each day you come into the library during the month of September and check out any library materials (including books, audiobooks, 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 2nd.

 


 

Microsoft Word Basics Sign-up here

Thursday, September 7th | 6:30 p.m.

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


 

Arts Alive Concert Series:
The Magical Music of Disney:
Robin Rotela, Oana Odean & Janet Eckhardt
Sign-up here

Sunday, September 10th | 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a family concert featuring the Magical Music of Disney!

Robin Rotela holds a graduate degree in Vocal Music Education and teaches voice at her studio in Arlington Heights as well as at the Vero Voce School of Music in St. Charles. She is a piano accompanist for choirs, shows and student recitals, but her biggest love is performing in cabaret shows which she has been doing for eight years.
Oana Odean is a graduate of DePaul University, where she received a degree in Vocal Performance. She enjoys singing many genres of music including musical theatre, opera and jazz. Some of her favorite past roles include Lily in "The Secret Garden", Belle in "Beauty and the Beast" and Maria in "West Side Story".
Pianist Janet Eckhardt serves as accompanist for numerous choral groups including the Chicago Bar Association Chorus. She is an adjunct faculty member at North Park University and serves as staff accompanist at Moody Bible Institute. Janet is a graduate of North Park University and the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Connecticut.
Join the ladies for a family concert featuring the Magical Music of Disney.

 


 

Microsoft Excel Basics Sign-up here

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

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


 

Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Wednesday, September 13th | 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.


Resources and Roots Sign-up here
Digital collections: Digital Public Library of America, Europeana, etc.

Monday, September 18th | 7:00 p.m.

This 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

martes, 19 y miércoles, 20 de septiembre | 10:00 a.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 | King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 126 minutes

After the murder of his father, young Arthur's power-hungry uncle Vortigern seizes control of the crown. Robbed of his birthright, he grows up the hard way in the back alleys of the city, not knowing who he truly is. When fate leads him to pull the Excalibur sword from stone, Arthur embraces his true destiny to become a legendary fighter and leader.

 


Old Time Radio and the Great American Songbook Sign-up here

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

This presentation examines how radio helped give birth to the "Great American Songbook" by offering singers a unique opportunity to present their songs to a national audience. The program includes a CD of clips featuring some of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century as they were heard on the radio: Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and George Gershwin.

 


 

Book Lover's Day - FULL

Thursday, September 21st | 12:00 p.m.

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


Truman and the Bomb Sign-up here

Thursday, September 21st | 7:00 p.m.

Thirteen days after Franklin Roosevelt's death, new President Harry Truman was deeply surprised to find that he had not been told about the development of the first atomic bomb while he was Vice President.
Historian and professor Gary Midkiff will examine the issues that affected Truman's decision to use the bomb against Japan, the alternatives he had, and the pressures he felt. He will conclude with an evaluation of whether Truman made the best decision about dropping the bomb.

 


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

Tuesday, September 26th | 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 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.

 


 

Microsoft Excel Intermediate Sign-up here

Wednesday, September 27th | 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.


Jump-Start Your Job Search Sign-up here

Thursday, September 28th | 1:00 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.

 


 

Google Drive Sign-up here

Saturday, September 30th | 10:30 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.


One Pot Meals Sign-up here

Tuesday, October 3rd | 7:00 p.m.

The weather is starting to get chillier, but it's nice and warm in the kitchen.
Chef Susan Maddox will present One Pot Meals for great dining and easy clean up.
Friends and family will enjoy these tasty and delectable dishes with minimal work.
Learn some great recipes as well as methods and techniques for fun and easy cooking.
Chef Susan will provide samples.

 


 

Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Wednesday, October 4th | 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

Saturday, October 7th | 10:30 a.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.


 

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics Sign-up here

Wednesday, October 11th | 10:00 a.m.

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


Resources and Roots Sign-up here
Picturing the Past: Art, Photographs, Essays - Getting a feel for the world as it was

Monday, October 16th | 7:00 p.m.

This 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!

 


 

Microsoft Word Basics Sign-up here

Tuesday, October 17th | 10:00 a.m.

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


October's Movie of the Month | Going in Style

Tuesday, October 17th | 2:00 p.m.
OR
Friday, October 20th | 6:30 p.m.

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 96 minutes

Lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Albert decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow when their pension funds become a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three men risk it all by embarking on a daring adventure to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

 


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

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

Join fellow travel-lovers, and traveler-wannabes at this new program series!

 


The Haunting Sign-up here

Wednesday, October 18th | 7:00 p.m.

William Pack's ghost show is an interactive performance of spine-tingling horror stories, true eerie history, and inexplicable supernatural occurrences. William simulates an authentic haunting experience. You will spend a chilling hour and become part of the mysterious, the bizarre, and the haunted.

 


Introduccíón a Microsoft Word

los jueves, 19 y 26 de octubre | 6:30 p.m.

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

 


 

Get to Know Rolling Meadows
through the City's Website
Sign-up here

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

Learn about the 24/7 Community Portal. You'll find county property information, where to vote, waste collection pickup days, and access new information about Rolling Meadows.


 

Arts Alive Concert Series:
Small Forest Sign-up here

Sunday, October 22nd | 2:00 p.m.

Jeanne Kuhns and Marybeth Mattson offer exquisite harmonies in the lyrical, musical poetry of their original progressive folk/rock music.
Patrick Palmer provides the heartbeat of the music with rhythmic guitar and djembe drums.
These musicians are based out of Door County, Wisconsin where they have been part of the music scene for over a decade and have established a following in that area. They have performed with or opened for Eric Lewis, Peter Mulvey, Claudia Russel, Krista Detor, and more.
Known for their poetic lyrics and blood harmonies, Marybeth and Jeanne create a soul vibe that is healing and joyous. They write from the point of view of two generations and are vibrant and energizing with a "passion for nature, community, storytelling, and harmony that inspire and delight audiences".

 


 

Microsoft Word Intermediate Sign-up here

Tuesday, October 24th | 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.


Understanding Medicare Sign-up here

Tuesday, October 24th | 7:00 p.m.

This is an educational seminar about enrollment periods for Parts A, B, C and D as well as how to cover gaps such as deductibles and coinsurance.
Approaching the age of 65 or currently enrolled in Medicare? This seminar is for you!

 


Mango Languages NUEVO!

miércoles, 25 de octubre | 10:00 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.

 


 

Microsoft Publisher Basics Sign-up here

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

Learn to use the powerful tools in Microsoft Publisher to create your own holiday party invitation.


A Grateful veteran Sign-up here

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

In honor of Veteran's Day, join Bosnian War Veteran Tom Kens as he takes a look back at his life serving in the Navy onboard the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy with 5,000 other individuals and traveling the world. He also describes the cultivation of his "attitude of gratitude" toward veterans.

 


 

Arts Alive Concert Series:
Celebrating 25 Years of BG Singers Encore!
with Jimin Yun and Yoahn Kwon
Sign-up here

Sunday, November 5th | 2:00 p.m.

Join us as the BG Singers Encore! celebrates the 25th anniversary of their group, the Buffalo Grove Park District Performing Arts traveling ensemble.
This talented group is a fine arts adult choir who perform a variety of music from jazz to pop and from oldies to the best of Broadway. Encore! continues to delight audiences with shows that feature their high-energy and enthusiastic vocal performances.
The group is happy to return to Rolling Meadows once again and share their celebration with us.

 


 

Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Wednesday, November 8th | 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.


 

Microsoft Excel Basics Sign-up here

Friday, November 10th | 2:00 p.m.

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


 

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

Thursday, November 16th | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | $5 Presale
Friday, November 17th | 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 18th | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 19th | 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, audiobooks, 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 Book Sales and Book Shop have been used to purchase new lounge seating and tables in the library's Reference area, and to support ongoing programing like the Arts Alive Concert Series and monthly movies.


November's Movie of the Month | Wonder Woman*

Tuesday, November 21st | 2:00 p.m.
OR
Friday, November 24th | 6:30 p.m.

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 141 minutes

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.

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

 


 

Computer Basics Sign-up here

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

SStart 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.

 


 

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.