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.

 


My Media Mall Sign-up here

Saturday, May 28th | 10:30 a.m.

Want access to library materials 24/7? Learn how to use the library's My Media Mall resource to download eBooks and audio books to your computer, Kindle, or other portable devices.
Please feel free to bring your own device.

 


Registration for Summer 2016 programs is available NOW!


Computer Basics Sign-up here

Wednesday, June 8th | 10:00 a.m.

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

 


The Men of Omaha Beach Sign-up here

Thursday, June 9th | 7:00 p.m.

This month marks the 72nd anniversary of the Normandy Invasion. Join military author Robert Mueller as he paints a picture of Omaha Beach and why it was the focal point for the invasion. Through him we will meet some of the men responsible for the success of the risky endeavor we call D-Day.

 


Arts Alive Concert Series: Sign-up here
Daniel Souvigny
Ragtime: The American Music of the Early 20th Century

Sunday, June 12th | 2:00 p.m.

Young pianist, Daniel Souvigny, is a three time Junior Champ of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Competition, and in 2014, he was awarded first place in the Illinois State Talent Competition, Junior Division. Come hear him play old-time piano from the ragtime era (1890-1929) and talk about the history of this early American music. Daniel enjoys sharing his ragtime passion and brings plenty of energy and pizazz to his performances. You'll hear familiar oldies from Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton and Fats Waller.

 


Summer Reading Club for Adults & Teens!

Monday, June 13th - August 7th

Take a Chance and sign up for this year's Adult and Teen Summer Reading Programs,
Get in the Game READ!

Be sure to pass GO! and stop by the Reader's Advisory Desk to collect a goody bag filled with awesome materials that will make your summer a real winner!

So take a ride on the Reading Railroad because there is no Luxury Tax this summer on Great Reads!

The more you read the better your chances are of winning when you Get in the Game READ!

More details are available at the Reader's Advisory Desk.

 


Prime Time Health Sign-up here

Wednesday, June 15th | 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy the second half of life! People tend to focus on their finances when preparing for retirement rather than on their IRAH (Individual Retirement Account for Health). Prime Time Health is for those who want to take charge of their health and learn to enjoy their golden years.

 


Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Saturday, June 18th | 3:00 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.

 


Joshua Chamberlain and Stonewall Jackson Sign-up here

Monday, June 20th | 7:00 p.m.

Civil War historian, Gary Midkiff, brings us the fascinating story of two college professors, both religious, superb tacticians and courageous leaders. They faced each other at the Battle of Fredericksburg; and later, Jackson would lead the most audacious maneuver of the war, while Chamberlain would save the Union army at Gettysburg.

 


June's Movie of the Month | Hail Caesar!

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 106 minutes

In the early 1950s, Eddie Mannix is busy at work trying to solve all the problems of the actors and filmmakers at Capitol Pictures. His latest assignments involve a disgruntled director, a singing cowboy, a beautiful swimmer and a handsome dancer. As if all this wasn't enough, Mannix faces his biggest challenge when Baird Whitlock gets kidnapped while in costume for the swords-and-sandals epic "Hail, Caesar!" If the studio doesn't pay $100,000, it's the end of the line for the movie star.

 


Introduction to the Internet Sign-up here

Wednesday, June 22nd | 10:00 a.m.

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

 


¡Introducción...al Internet!

jueves, Junio 23 | 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.

 


¡Introducción...al Internet!

martes, Junio 28 | 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.

 


Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Wednesday, June 29th | 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.

 


Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale

 

Thursday, July 14th | 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.| $5 Presale
Friday, July 15th | 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 16th | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 17th | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Don’t miss the bargains at the Friends' Summer 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, July 19th | 10:00 a.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.

 


Movie of the Month | July

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 106 minutes

Cut from the Olympic ski team, British athlete Michael "Eddie" Edwards travels to Germany to test his skills at ski jumping. Fate leads him to Bronson Peary, a former ski jumper who now works as a snowplow driver. Impressed by Edwards' spirit and determination, Peary agrees to train the young underdog. Despite an entire nation counting him out, Eddie's never-say-die attitude takes him all the way to a historic and improbable showing at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta.

 


Microsoft Word 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Wednesday, July 20th | 10:00 a.m.

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

 


The Back Roads of Tuscany Sign-up here

Wednesday, July 20th | 7:00 p.m.

Al and Gail Popowits take us on a breathtaking tour of Tuscany featuring: a Renaissance town created for a pope, ruins of a once great French Gothic church, Romanesque abbeys, perfect Tuscan hill towns and "a medieval Manhattan because of its many towers."

 


Arts Alive Concert Series: Sign-up here
Linda Marie Smith
The Triumph of Artemisia

Sunday, July 24th | 2:00 p.m.

Linda Marie Smith is a singersongwriter, skilled in piano and guitar. She has performed in local venues and won statewide classical competitions before crafting her own music. Linda is proud to present her multimedia presentation, The Triumph of Artemisia, celebrating one of the most famous and skilled painters of the baroque era. Linda is joined by three other musicians and vocalists to perform this one of a kind concert experience that weaves songs, narration and stunning artwork visuals to bring the story of Artemisia Gentileschi to life.

 


Power Employment Workshop Sign-up here

Tuesday, July 26th | 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.
Class continues through the lunch hour so bring a snack.

 


Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010 Sign-up here

Wednesday, July 27th | 10:00 a.m.

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

 


Amelia Earhart: A First Person Portrayal by Leslie Goddard Sign-up here

Thursday, July 28th | 7:00 p.m.

Meet Amelia and learn about her experiences as the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. She'll describe how she learned to fly, what inspired her adventurous spirit, and why she set off in 1937 for an around-the-world flight.

 


Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Saturday, July 30th | 3:00 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.

 


Abra y Aprenda el Manejo de una Cuenta de Correo Electrónico Gratis

lunes, 1 y jueves, 4 de agosto | 6:30 p.m.

Ésta clase es para las personas que no tengan, o quieran abrir y aprender a utilizar, una cuenta de correo electrónico gratis.

 


Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Tuesday, August 2nd | 10:00 a.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.

 


Google Drive Computer Class Sign-up here

Wednesday, August 3rd | 10:00 a.m.

Use Google Drive to archive files, collaborate on projects, and as a Microsoft Office alternative.
Participants should create a Google account before class.

 


Games Not Played: Chicago's Olympic Bids, 1904 and 2016 Sign-up here

Wednesday, August 3rd | 7:00 p.m.

The 2016 Summer Olympics would be happening in Chicago next week, not Rio de Janeiro, if Mayor Richard J. Daley, civic leaders and the U.S. Olympic Committee had their way. Chicago's hopes were abruptly shattered when the city was eliminated in the first round of final voting. Chicago was actually chosen as the site for the 1904 games, but politics and circumstances conspired to snatch the prize away. We will learn what might have been and what went wrong. And we'll hear why a vocal minority believe that Chicago's 2016 failure was a blessing in disguise.

 


Facebook Fundaments Sign-up here

Saturday, August 6th | 10:30 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.

 


Abra y Aprenda el Manejo de una Cuenta de Correo Electrónico Gratis

lunes, 8 y martes, 9 de agosto | 12:00 p.m.

Ésta clase es para las personas que no tengan, o quieran abrir y aprender a utilizar, una cuenta de correo electrónico gratis.

 


My Media Mall Sign-up here

Wednesday, August 10th | 10:00 a.m.

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.

 


How to Get the Most Out of Your Digital Camera - CANCELLED

Wednesday, August 10th | ---

 


Explorando Facebook NUEVA!

jueves, 11 de agosto | 6:30 p.m.

Crea una cuenta y exploremos juntos esta red social. Reencuéntrate con conocidos de antaño o hazte "amigo" de tus hijos, nietos y familiares. Mantén contacto con tus familiares y amigos en otro país o de tu ciudad.

 


Arts Alive Concert Series: Sign-up here
Robbie Malkowski
The Greatest Hits of Judy Garland

Sunday, August 14th | 2:00 p.m.

Vocalist Robbie Malkowski is a classically trained graduate of Northwestern University. She performs a variety of concerts featuring Broadway musicals and The American Songbook. Accompanied by jazz pianist, Dave Turner, she will be performing the highlights of Judy Garland's career, including Swanee, The Trolley Song, Over the Rainbow, Embraceable You, and many more. We'll also learn the history of each song and when Judy performed it, and we may even be asked to sing along.

 


August's Movie of the Month | Race

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 134 minutes

Young Jesse Owens becomes a track and field sensation while attending the Ohio State University in the early 1930s. With guidance from coach Larry Snyder, Owens gains national recognition for breaking numerous records. After heated debates, the United States decides not to boycott the Olympics in Nazi Germany. Overcoming racism at home and abroad, Owens seizes the opportunity to show Berlin and the the world that he's the fastest man alive.

 


Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics Sign-up here

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

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

 


Access the Online Power of Your Library Card Sign-up here

Saturday, August 20th | 10:30 a.m.

Having a library card allows you to do more than just check out books and movies. The library subscribes to premium resources that you can access from your home. Read magazines, research products, teach yourself a language, fix your car or take a class online. Come and find out more!

 


Explorando Facebook NUEVA!

miércoles, 24 de agosto | 12:00 p.m.

Crea una cuenta y exploremos juntos esta red social. Reencuéntrate con conocidos de antaño o hazte "amigo" de tus hijos, nietos y familiares. Mantén contacto con tus familiares y amigos en otro país o de tu ciudad.

 


Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010 Sign-up here

Thursday, August 25th | 6:30 p.m.

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

 


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.