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 Winter programs begins Monday, December 1st.




Finding Your Design & Color Personality Sign-up here

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

Learn how to identify your personal style and then select the perfect style direction and color palette for your home. In a fun and informative hour, you will discover the secret to uncovering a unique blend of fashion and design that will define your style personality. You will craft your personalized "Look Book" as a take home guide to the best color and design elements to use when creating rooms that are certain to surround you in feelgood design.

 


Holiday Tree Crafting Sign-up here

Thursday, December 11th | 7:00 p.m.

Join Shari Pontillo, the owner of Twisted Fiber Studios, as she shows us how to make holiday trees. Using book pages, paint and simple decoration, you will leave with a perfectly crafted holiday tree to brighten up your home!

 


Arts Alive Concert Series:
Celebrate the Holidays with Chris Colletti
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Sunday, December 14th | 2:00 p.m.

Chicago native Chris Colletti broke onto the musical scene more than twenty years ago. From musical theatre productions to restaurants and lounges, from intimate concerts to outdoor festivals, Chris has brought his love of music to audiences everywhere. His fresh approach to the music of the Big Band Era offers that elusive quality of class. Chris Colletti's Holiday Music performance gives new meaning to the phrase "Highly Energetic and Versatile Performer." His charisma and stage presence set him apart from the rest as he gives new life to Popular Standards, Ballads, Broadway Classics and Italian Love Songs. This performer is truly a unique individual following in the footsteps of some of the greatest entertainers of all time.

Get your free tickets at the Welcome Desk or call the library at 847-259-6050 to reserve them.

 


Monthly Movie | December

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 121 minutes

Brash space adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the quarry of relentless bounty hunters after he steals an orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain. To evade Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with four disparate misfits: gun-toting Rocket Raccoon, treelike-humanoid Groot, enigmatic Gamora, and vengeance-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when he discovers the orb's true power and the cosmic threat it poses, Quill must rally his ragtag group to save the universe.

 


The Magical Art of Problem Solving Sign-up here

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

Speaker and professional magician, Jeff Scanlan, believes problem solving is a skill that can be learned. He will show us how to think creatively and to look at problems from a new perspective.

 


Uncovering Company Info Sign-up here

Tuesday, January 13th | 7:00 p.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.

 


Jump-Start Your Job Search Sign-up here

Wednesday, January 14th | 7:30 p.m.

Energize your career search 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.

 


Finding the Novel Inside of You Sign-up here

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

Bestselling novelist, William Hazelgrove, will help you find the novel inside of you. Find out how to get started and finish a first draft, rewrite, and get published.

 


Monthly Movie | January

Tuesday, January 15th | 2:00 p.m.
OR
Friday, January 23rd | 6:30 p.m.

MPAA Rating: PG | Duration: 122 minutes

Hassan Kadam is an extraordinarily talented culinary ingenue. When he and his family are displaced from their native India and settle in a quaint French village, they decide to open an Indian eatery. However, Madame Mallory, the proprietress of an acclaimed restaurant just 100 feet away, strongly objects. War erupts between the two establishments, until Mallory recognizes Kadam's impressive epicurean gifts and takes him under her wing.

 


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

Saturday, January 24th | 11:00 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 on any Internet-connected device. Read magazines, research products, teach yourself a language, fix your car - come and learn about the online power of your library card!

 


Arts Alive Concert Series:
Sentimental Journey - A 1940's Songbook
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Sunday, January 25th | 2:00 p.m.

History has recorded that The Greatest Generation lived during the 1940s. It was a time of war and a time of rebuilding. It was a decade filled with amazing and heartfelt music from the stage, film, radio and dance halls that is now woven into the texture of musical history. Chicago based cabaret artist Robin Rotela and entertainer/playwright Wayne Richards host a unique cabaret-styled concert designed to celebrate the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Sir Duke and many, many others. This family friendly showcase is a must see!

Get your free tickets at the Welcome Desk or call the library at 847-259-6050 to reserve them.

 


Starting a Small Business Sign-up here

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

Do you dream of starting a small or homebased business? We'll help get you started! We'll cover print and electronic library resources that will put you on the path to small business success.

 


Memory to the Max: Improve Your Memory Sign-up here

Thursday, February 5th | 7:00 p.m.

Looking to boost your memory? Join Sharona Javit, a Master Tutor at College of Lake County, for this fun, innovative workshop where you'll learn how to build your memory and learning skills. Creative exercises will be performed to show how people capture memories, and how to use mind and sensory tools to tackle learning or any goal, so you'll leave fired up!

 


Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie Style Sign-up here

Wednesday, February 11th | 7:00 p.m.

Frank Lloyd Wright changed the course of American architecture by emphasizing the connection of structures to their environment and designing buildings that were integrated works of art. Join us for this exploration of Frank Lloyd Wright's early career and the development of his iconic Prairie style.

 


Arts Alive Concert Series:
Be My Valentine with Diva Montell
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Sunday, February 15 | 2:00 p.m.

Diva Montell, the daughter of an opera singer and Chicago entertainer Freddie Montell, began singing at age six and studied vocal performance at DePaul University and the American Conservatory of Music, with an emphasis in opera. Diva's diversity spreads from opera to pop. Enjoy a special show celebrating Valentine's Day that's filled with love songs of past and present. Diva's hope is to take patrons out of this world for just a short time and into her world of love and music. So please, won't you be her Valentine in 2015?

Get your free tickets at the Welcome Desk or call the library at 847-259-6050 to reserve them.

 


Monthly Movie | February

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

MPAA Rating: PG | Duration: 107 minutes

Several years have passed since Sawyer Nelson and the team at Clearwater Marine Hospital gave Winter the dolphin a prosthetic tail, thereby saving her life. Now however, a new crisis has arisen. Winter's elderly surrogate mother, Panama, has died, which leaves Winter without a pool mate. According to USDA regulations, dolphins cannot be housed alone; unless a new companion can be found quickly, Clearwater will lose Winter to another aquarium.

 


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

Thursday, February 19th | 7:00 p.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 on any Internet-connected device. Read magazines, research products, teach yourself a language, fix your car - come and learn about the online power of your library card!