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!

¡Introducció 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.


¡Introducció 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.


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.
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,, 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.