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 Spring programs begins February 25th.


Arts Alive Concert Series:
Shamrock Ragsters
Sign-up here

Sunday, March 1st | 2:00 p.m.

Come enjoy the fun and energy created by the Shamrock Ragsters, a quartet of top musicians from the Chicagoland area who sing and play a mix of traditional bluegrass, Irish/Celtic, "old time" blues, and Dixie-land Jazz. In their music they use a wide variety of instruments that include banjo, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica, Jew's harp, tin whistle, Irish flute, guitar, bass, trumpet, tenor and sax.
Get your free tickets at the Welcome Desk, call the library at 847-259-6050 or register online to reserve them.

 


Computer Basics Sign-up here

Monday, March 2nd | 7:00 p.m.

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

 


Introduction to the Internet Sign-up here

Wednesday, March 4th | 10:00 a.m.

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

 


Setting Up a Free Gmail Account Sign-up here

Monday, March 9th | 7:00 p.m.

Using the free e-mail provider, Gmail, we will show you how to set-up a free online e-mail account and give basic tips for using it.

 


Myths and History of the Great Highland Bagpipes Sign-up here

Tuesday, March 10th | 7:00 p.m.

Kevin Chapman is a Piper for th Great Highland Bagpipes and has been playing for almost 30 years. He has played for 4 Presidents, Pope John XXIII, Tip O'Neill, Cardinal George and both Mayor Daleys. He will introduc you to the history of the pipes and presents a narrative on the story behind one of the oldest instruments still played in the world.

 


Microsoft Word 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Monday, March 16th | 7:00 p.m.

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

 


Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

Thursday, March 19th | 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.| $5 Presale
Friday, March 20th | 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 21st | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 22nd | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Don't miss the bargains at the Friends' Spring Book Sale! They'll have gently used books, audio books, CDs, DVDs, comic books 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.

 


Monthly Movie | March

Tuesday, March 24th | 2:00 p.m.
OR
Friday, March 27th | 6:30 p.m.

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 123 minutes

In the 1960s, a Cambridge University student and future physicist falls in love with fellow collegian Jane. At 21, he learns that he has motor neuron disease. Despite this - and with Jane at his side - he begins an ambitious study of time, of which he has very little left, according to his doctor. He and Jane defy terrible odds and break new ground in the fields of medicine and science, achieving more than either could hope to imagine.

 


Better Internet Searching Sign-up here

Wednesday, March 25th | 10:00 a.m.

An introduction to basic searching strategies that will include a discussion of authoritative resources available both free online and through the library

 


The Amazing Adventures of Bertha Benz and the German Automobile Sign-up here

Thursday, March 26th | 7:00 p.m.

Porsche, BMW, Audi, and Mercedes Benz are known for the quality of their engineering. But did you know of the impact that wife and mother Bertha Benz had on the future of the automobile? Join German historian Annette Isaacs as she relates the gutsy journey of Bertha Benz and introduces you to the origins of these German car companies.

 


Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics Sign-up here

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

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

 


Power Employment Workshop by Business and Career Services, Inc. Sign-up here

Tuesday, March 31st | 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 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.
Note: Class continues through the lunch hour so bring a snack

 


Intro Social Media Sign-up here

Wednesday, April 1st | 10:00 a.m.

Interested in learning about social media but a bit fuzzy on the concepts? Come to this survey class on different social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, GoodReads, and more!

 


Microsoft Word 2010 Basics Sign-up here

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

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

 


Fearless Food Gardening Sign-up here

Wednesday, April 8th | 7:00 p.m.

Best suited for beginning food gardeners, this program takes an in-depth look at growing food month-by-month specifically in this climate. Lamada Joy travels around the country teaching, speaking and inspiring people to use food gardening as a means to greater joy, better nutrition and stronger communities

 


Arts Alive Concert Series:
Charles Billington: Classical Piano
Sign-up here

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

Whether you are a long-time lover of classical music or are just starting to appreciate the genre, you will enjoy classical pianist Charles Billington. His concert will include works of Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Faure, Gershwin, Grainger, and Ravel. Charles will not only perform these works but also explain the historical context of the composition and its musical significance. Come and enhance your classical music "IQ."

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

 


Library eBooks for Kindle Sign-up here

Monday, April 13th | 7:00 p.m.

Always wanted to read eBooks from the library on your Kindle but can't quite figure it out? Come to this class and learn step-by-step how to download books onto your Kindle device.

 


Dave Rudolf's Beach Party Sign-up here

Thursday, April 16th | 7:00 p.m.

Join Dave Rudolf and the gang to get in the mood for warm weather! Come to an indoor beach party that features tunes by Jimmy Buffet, Bob Marley and Harry Belfonte. Sit back and enjoy the tunes, or have fun with the interactive limbo and Conga Lines!

 


Monthly Movie | April

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 169 minutes

In Earth's future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. Professor Brand, a brilliant NASA physicist, is working on plans to save mankind by transporting Earth's population to a new home via a wormhole. But first, Brand must send former NASA pilot Cooper and a team of researchers through the wormhole and across the galaxy to find out which of three planets could be mankind's new home.

 


Google Drive for Beginners Sign-up here

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

Google Drive is a versatile cloud storage system with many features. Learn how to back-up your hard drive and play with Google Docs, spreadsheets and more.

 


NEW! Ancestry.com Sign-up here

Monday, April 27th | 7:00 p.m.

Discover your family history! Ancestry.com is the premiere source of genealogical records and is available to you at the library. We'll discuss what collections Ancestry Library Edition holds, how to go about starting your search, creating a family tree, and more!

 


Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Thursday, April 30th | 10:00 a.m.

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

 


Arts Alive Concert Series:
BG Singers Encore!
Sign-up here

Sunday, May 3rd | 2:00 p.m.

Encore! is the traveling performing ensemble of the Buffalo Grove Park District fine arts adult choir, the BG Singers. This talented group of adults performs a variety of music, from jazz to pop, and from oldies to the best of Broadway. Encore! continues to delight audiences with shows that feature their high-energy and enthusiastic vocal performances.

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

 


Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Monday, May 4th | 7:00 p.m.

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

 


My Media Mall Sign-up here

Wednesday, May 6th | 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.

 


Hidden Memory Sign-up here

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

Anne Shimojima presents the program, Hidden Memory, which tells the story of her aunt who lived in a Japanese internment camp during WWII. The story is told through moving photos from Anne's family as well as from the National Archives.

 


Jump-Start Your Job Search Sign-up here

Tuesday, May 12th | 1:00 p.m.

Energize your career with this free program featuring library resources that are available for all job hunters. Topics include resources for writing a résumeé, preparing for a job interview, organizing your job hunt, and more.

 


The Essential Houdini Sign-up here

Thursday, May 14th | 7:00 p.m.

The riveting program explores the real Harry Houdini - the World's handcuff king, exposer of fraud, original prison breaker, and master magician. Houdini is an inspiration to generations of children who dare to dream of the impossible. Presenter William Pack goes beyond the myth and brings to life the true story of this American icon.

 


Library eBooks for Kindle Sign-up here

Saturday, May 16th | 10:00 a.m.

Always wanted to read eBooks from the library on your Kindle but can't quite figure it out? Come to this class and learn step-by-step how to download books onto your Kindle device.

 


Monthly Movie | May*

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 137 minutes

After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

*Another movie may be substituted if DVD is not available by the show date.

 


Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010 Sign-up here

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

We will discuss additional formatting and practice setting up Mail Merge documents.

Basic knowledge of Word is required for this class.

 


Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010 Sign-up here

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

This class will explore using more advanced formulas, setting up detailed spreadsheets, and creating charts and graphs.

Basic knowledge of Excel is required for this class.