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.


Facebook Fundamentals NEW! Sign-up here

Tuesday, November 24th | 10:00 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.


Mollie's War Sign-up here

Monday, November 30th | 7:00 p.m.

Why did an average American woman become a WAC during World War II and place herself in peril? Cyndee Schaffer answers these questions and more as she shares the story of her mother's experiences through Mollie's letters home along with historical commentary. What was it like to be assigned to the Medical Intelligence division of the Army, or to be in England while the country was bombed by the Germans? Imagine what it was like to be among the first WACs to enter Normandy after D-Day, and to be part of the army in occupied Germany after WWII.


Registration for Winter 2015/ programs is available NOW!

Computer Basics Sign-up here

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

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


Create a Festive Holiday Centerpiece Sign-up here

Thursday, December 10th | 7:00 p.m.

Create your own holiday floral arrangements with Peggy Garvin from Garvin Gardens. She will help you design holiday flowers to display and add a merry touch to your home.
Please bring garden pruners if you have them.

All materials are included for $17.00 per person due at registration.
- If registering online, fees are due prior to program date.


Arts Alive Concert Series:
Celebrate the Holidays with Chris Colletti
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Sunday, December 13th | 2:00 p.m.

Chicago native, Chris Colletti, broke onto the music scene here more than twenty years ago and brings a fresh approach to the music of the Big Band Era. His style and lyric interpretation take you on a journey back to a sweeter time, a simpler time when a song and its lyrics really meant something. They touched us, many times so deeply that we will forever hold them close to our hearts. Please join Chris as he performs the holiday songs of our lifetime, bringing Christmas memories to life again, and creating new ones.


Goofy for Gingerbread Sign-up here

Monday, December 14th | 7:00 p.m.

Pastry Chef Rose Deneen demonstrates the basics of building and decorating a gingerbread house and gingerbread people using icing, candies, cookies and other treats. One gingerbread house will be assembled, but left undecorated and then raffled off for one lucky attendee to take home, decorate, and display throughout the holidays. Samples of the gingerbread and recipes will be provided.


December's Movie of the Month | Ant-Man

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 117 minutes

Forced out of his own company by former protégé Darren Cross, Dr. Hank Pym recruits the talents of Scott Lang, a master thief just released from prison. Lang becomes Ant-Man, trained by Pym and armed with a suit that allows him to shrink in size, possess superhuman strength and control an army of ants. The miniature hero must use his new skills to prevent Cross, also known as Yellowjacket, from perfecting the same technology and using it as a weapon for evil.


Introduction to the Internet Sign-up here

Wednesday, December 16th | 10:00 a.m.

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


Microsoft Word 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Thursday, December 17th | 6:30 p.m.

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


Google Drive Sign-up here

Tuesday, January 5th | 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.


Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Wednesday, January 6th | 10:00 a.m.

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


Our Lady of the Angels School Fire Sign-up here

Wednesday, January 6th | 7:00 p.m.

A historical presentation of the 1958 tragedy at Our Lady of the Angels School in Chicago where 92 children and three nuns perished. Jim Gibbons will discuss the lives of some of the victims in his presentation that has been described as... "Riveting. He gives you the idea that you were a witness; that you were there. You get the feeling of urgency that everyone at the scene must have felt."


Jump-Start Your Job Search Sign-up here

Monday, January 11th | 1:00 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.


Starting Off the Year on the Right Foot Sign-up here

Wednesday, January 13th | 7:00 p.m.

You have been gracious to others all of the holiday season. Take this time and give yourself the gift of good health! You have the power to turn on and off your genes! Let’s have fun together learning how to improve our nutrition in 2016.


Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010 Sign-up here

Thursday, January 14th | 6:30 p.m.

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


Arts Alive Concert Series:
Dave Rudolph's Beach Party
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Sunday, January 17th | 2:00 p.m.

Come and warm up to some happy beach music in January! Join us for a beach party presented by Dave Rudolf, a Gold Record winner, Grammy nominated performer, and fifteen time nominee for College Entertainer awards. It's time to get mellow with the island songs of Harry Belafonte, Bob Marley, Jimmy Buffet and some favorites of the 60's and 70's, as well as Dave's original music. Shake off the winter blues and bitter cold with a dose of sun and fun.



January's Movie of the Month | Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 131 minutes

With the IMF now disbanded and Ethan Hunt out in the cold, a new threat - called the Syndicate - soon emerges. The Syndicate is a network of highly skilled operatives who are dedicated to establishing a new world order via an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Faced with what may be the most impossible mission yet, Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with Ilsa Faust, a disavowed British agent who may or may not be a member of this deadly rogue nation.


Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010 Sign-up here

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

Continue learning to use Excel's tools including custom sorting, creating tables and payment functions.
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required.


Power Employment Workshop Sign-up here

Tuesday, January 26th | 9:30 a.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.
Class continues through the lunch hour so bring a snack.


Order in the House Sign-up here

Tuesday, January 26th | 7:00 p.m.

Make 2016 the year you get organized! Lynn Gooding, a professional organizer, will help us achieve this goal in three key areas: minimizing the amount of paper in our lives, time management, and organizing and maintaining a clutter free home.


Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Thursday, January 28th | 6:30 p.m.

Find out how to create sophisticated presentations including school projects, photo albums, or sales pitches.


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

Wednesday, February 3rd | 10:00 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 your home. Read magazines, research products, teach yourself a language, fix your car or take a class online. Come and find out more!


My Media Mall Sign-up here

Saturday, February 6th | 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.


A Beginner's Guide to the Golden Age of Radio Sign-up here

Wednesday, February 10th | 7:00 p.m.

Join radio historian and "Those Were the Days" host Steve Darnall for a look at the early years of radio, with sound clips featuring some of the medium's biggest shows and stars, and a few thoughts as to how radio transformed the way we listened - and the way we lived.


Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Thursday, February 11th | 6:30 p.m.

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


February's Movie of the Month | Mr. Holmes

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

MPAA Rating: PG | Duration: 104 minutes

Long-retired and near the end of his life, Sherlock Holmes grapples with an unreliable memory and must rely on his housekeeper's son as he revisits the still-unsolved case that led to his retirement.



Facebook Fundamentals Sign-up here

Wednesday, February 17th | 10:00 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.


Arts Alive Concert Series:
Fabulous Frank
with Peter Oprisko
Sign-up here

Sunday, February 21st | 2:00 p.m.

February is the month of love, and nobody sings love songs better than Frank Sinatra. Enjoy Peter Oprisko's definitive tribute to the Chairman of the Board with a fun, exciting and memorable celebration you won't want to miss. Peter is widely recognized as one of the foremost experts on the musical legacy and artistry of Frank Sinatra, and has made significant contributions to numerous publications on the subject. As a premiere interpreter of treasured traditional adult Pop, Jazz and Tin Pan Alley standards, Chicago-based Peter Oprisko epitomizes excellence in live musical entertainment.


Small Things in the Solar System Sign-up here

Tuesday, February 23rd | 7:00 p.m.

Who says small isn't important?!? Some things in our Solar System may be small in size but they are some of the most intriguing things we know! Astronomer Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium will highlight little things with big interest, such as comets, asteroids, and especially the latest about dwarf planet Pluto!


Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010 Sign-up here

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

Continue learning to use Excel's tools including custom sorting, creating tables and payment functions.
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required.