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 Summer 2017 programs is available NOW!


¡Introducción...al Internet!

jueves, 1 de junio | 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!

viernes, 2 de junio | 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.

 


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

martes, 6 de junio | 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.

 


Explorando Facebook

miércoles, 7 de junio | 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.

 


Cooking with Chef Cherise: Classic Italian Sign-up here

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

Buon appetito! Chef Cherise shows us how easy it is to make pasta from scratch! Tasty bites and recipes will be shared for homemade linguine, spicy marinara sauce, chopped salad with red wine vinaigrette, and Italian biscotti cookies.

 


 

Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics Sign-up here

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

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 2010 including: how to navigate, enter data into a spreadsheet, use basic formulas, and more.


 

Arts Alive Concert Series:
Peter Oprisko: That's Amore, the Dean Martin Story
Sign-up here

Sunday, June 11th | 2:00 p.m.

Peter Oprisko hosted two nationally syndicated radio shows in the 1990s that featured pop music and interviews with music legends when he decided to embark on a singing career. He now performs over 300 engagements annually, interpreting adult pop, jazz, and Tin Pan Alley standards. He has also provided voiceovers for hundreds of commercials and has appeared in several films.
Join Peter as he celebrates Dean Martin's 100th birthday with the music from Dean's memorable life and career.

 


Summer Reading Club for Adults & Teens!

Monday, June 12th - August 6th

Get a Clue...At the Library

Investigate a good read this summer.
Stop by the Readers' Advisory desk to sign up,
pick up your bag of evidence,
and find out why reading is never a crime.

The more you read the better your chances are
of winning when you Get a Clue...At the Library

More details are available at the Readers' Advisory Desk.

 


100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die Sign-up here

Wednesday, June 14th | 7:00 p.m.

It could take a lifetime to experience everything Chicago has to offer. Molly Page will share tips for planning your staycation, ideas for date night, and learn about some hidden gems for the whole family to explore.

 


 

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010 Sign-up here

Thursday, June 15th | 6:30 p.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.


 

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Saturday, June 17th | 2:00 p.m.

Learn how to create colorful slide presentations (including digital photo albums) using PowerPoint.


Resources and Roots Sign-up here
Deciphering Handwriting

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

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

 


June's Movie of the Month | Hidden Figures

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

MPAA Rating: PG | Duration: 127 minutes

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

 


What Are Your Old Coins and Gold and Silver Jewelry Worth? Sign-up here

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

Dave Ekstrom will offer a presentation on coin collecting and gold and silver values.
You'll have an opportunity to have your coins and jewelry appraised for FREE,
strict limit of two items per person.
Space is limited, sign up early!

 


 

Microsoft Word 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Wednesday, June 21st | 10:00 a.m.

Learn the basics of Word 2010 including: starting a document, formatting, margins, printing and more.


Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Wednesday, June 21st | 7:30 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 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.

 


SPECIAL EVENT: Alina Celeste Sign-up here
YOUTH PROGRAM, Tickets required

Thursday, June 22nd | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join internationally acclaimed performer Alina Celeste for a joyous blend of parent-friendly singalongs, dance-alongs, and family jams.
Get your FREE tickets at the Ask Me Desk or reserve them online beginning June 1st.

 


Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Wednesday, July 12th | 7:30 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 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 13th | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | $5 Presale
Friday, July 14th | 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 15th | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 16th | 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 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.


Resources and Roots Sign-up here
Census Information

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

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

 


July's Movie of the Month | The Fate of the Furious

Tuesday, July 18th | 2:00 p.m.
OR
Friday, July 21st | 6:30 p.m.

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 138 minutes

With Dom and Letty married, Brian and Mia retired and the rest of the crew exonerated, the globe-trotting team has found some semblance of a normal life. They soon face an unexpected challenge when a mysterious woman named Cipher forces Dom to betray them all. Now, they must unite to bring home the man who made them a family and stop Cipher from unleashing chaos.

 


SPECIAL EVENT: Kevin Farris Sign-up here
YOUTH PROGRAM, Tickets required

Tuesday, July 18th | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for this highly interactive, all-ages concerttale: Prince K's Rock n' Roll Adventure!
He will take us on adventures filled with infinite possibilities through storytelling and songs!
Get your FREE tickets at the Ask Me Desk or reserve them online beginning July 1st.

 


 

Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics Sign-up here

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

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 2010 including: how to navigate, enter data into a spreadsheet, use basic formulas, and more.


A Solar Eclipse is Coming! Sign-up here

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

August 21, for the first time in almost 30 years, a solar eclipse will be visible from the continental U.S. From the Chicago area, about 85% of the sun will be covered by the moon.
Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium will explain about eclipses and how we can enjoy them - and get ready for the next one in 2024!

 


Introduccíón a Microsoft Word 2010

martes, 25 y miércoles, 26 de julio | 12:00 p.m.

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

 


 

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010 Sign-up here

Wednesday, July 26th | 10:00 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.


Circling the Lake Sign-up here

Wednesday, July 26th | 7:00 p.m.

Nancy McCully takes us on a classic road trip around Lake Michigan. Our journey through five states will include stops at the beautiful beaches of southwestern Michigan, the world's largest freshwater dunes, historic Mackinac Island, the rocky coast of Door County, and the coastal cities of Wisconsin.

 


 

Arts Alive Concert Series:
Dave Rudolf's British Invasion Show Sign-up here

Sunday, July 30th | 2:00 p.m.

The British are coming, featuring music of the Beatles, Donovan, the Kinks, the Who, Joe Cocker and other British chaps! Multi-talented Dave Rudolf has released 32 CDs, written two books, appeared on national TV and radio shows, and composed soundtracks. He's opened for the Beach Boys, Tim McGraw, the Gatlin Brothers and many others.
Do you want to have a groovy time, hear great music and laugh?
Then come and join us for Dave's take on this musical era. A blast from the past!

 


 

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Monday, July 31st | 2:00 p.m.

Learn to use the powerful tools in Microsoft Publisher to create your own invitations, greeting cards and flyers.


The Hindenburg Disaster Sign-up here

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

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster. Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss this tragic event that killed 36 passengers and crew. He will explain the various theories on how tragedy struck and how the disaster marked the end of airship travel as we knew it.

 


 

Microsoft Word 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Saturday, August 5th | 10:30 a.m.

Learn the basics of Word 2010 including: starting a document, formatting, margins, printing and more.


 

Computer Basics Sign-up here

Wednesday, August 9th | 10:00 a.m.

Start from the very beginning. You will be introduced to computer parts, terminology and use of the keyboard and mouse.


Emily’s Story: The Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider Sign-up here

Wednesday, August 9th | 7:00 p.m.

Between 1854 and 1929, nearly 250,000 children were transported from New York to the homes of farm families in almost every state. Clark Kidder tells the story of his paternal grandmother who at 13 rode an orphan train to the Midwest in 1906. He will share photographs and excerpts from his book, based on his grandmother's life.

 


 

Arts Alive Concert Series:
Four Hands Piano Concert
with Jimin Yun and Yoahn Kwon
Sign-up here

Sunday, August 13th | 2:00 p.m.

Jimin Yun was born in Korea and began her piano studies at age 5, winning many awards for her talent including the top prize for the National Arts Competition at age 12. After winning a scholarship she earned a Bachelor's Degree at Ewha Women's University in Seoul. She then came to the U.S. and earned her Master's Degree at the Manhattan School of Music in NYC. Her depth and passion have excited audiences at recitals and festivals in Korea and the U.S. She is the founder and leader of Apas Piano Trio and Jimin Yun and Friends duos. Pianist Yoahn Kwon, a native of South Korea, has won extraordinary critical acclaim for his deep musicianship, sensitivity and rare insight. Renowned critic Harris Goldsmith called him a 'versatile and interesting musician who keeps audiences' attention from beginning to end'.

 


August's Movie of the Month | Gifted*

Tuesday, August 15th | 2:00 p.m.
OR
Friday, August 18th | 6:30 p.m.

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 101 minutes

Frank Adler is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary - in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the 7-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's formidable mother, Evelyn, whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary.

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

 


 

Introduction to the Internet Sign-up here

Wednesday, August 16th | 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, August 16th | 7:30 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 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.

 


 

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010 Sign-up here

Saturday, August 19th | 10:30 a.m.

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


Resources and Roots Sign-up here
Daily Life

Monday, August 21st | 7:00 p.m.

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

 


Introduccíón a Microsoft Word 2010

los jueves, 24 y 31 de agosto | 6:30 p.m.

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

 


 

Online Learning with Your Library Card Sign-up here

Wednesday, August 30th | 10:00 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.


 

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.


 

One-on-One Session Call 847-259-6050 x 134 to schedule

Would you like to learn how to download eBooks, audiobooks or magazines to your electronic device?
How to save a file, email 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.