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.

 


Holiday Canapés and Hors d'oeuvres FULL
The DATE has CHANGED for this program.

Thursday, December 1st | 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of learning as well as sampling some great "starters" for your holiday gatherings. Chef Maddox will demonstrate some exciting canapés, which will liven up your guest's taste buds and get them anticipating an enjoyable dinner. This program will have a range of flavors, textures, and tastes to get you ready for your dining events whether you are hosting or bringing appetizers to a party!

 

Registration for Winter 2016 programs is available NOW!


 

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.


Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Saturday, December 3rd | 3:00 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 new 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.

 


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

Sunday, December 4th | 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 performs a variety of music from jazz to pop, and from oldies to the best of Broadway. They will be performing their very popular Holiday Show for us which features a medley of holiday songs that will put us in a festive spirit. Come in from the cold and warm up to the joyous season.

 


 

Computer Basics Sign-up here

Wednesday, December 7th | 10:00 a.m.

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


Christmas in Chicago Sign-up here

Thursday, December 8th | 7:00 p.m.

Remember the elaborate displays in the State Street department stores, caroling under the Marshall Field's clock, and a meal under the tree in the Walnut Room? Did you know Rudolph got his start right here, in Chicago? Now we have Christkindlmarket, ice skating in Millennium Park and caroling to the animals at Lincoln Park Zoo. Dave Clark will talk about these and other holiday traditions and how they've evolved over the years.

 


 

Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Monday, December 12th | 2:00 p.m.

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


 

Introduction to the Internet Sign-up here

Wednesday, December 14th | 10:00 a.m.

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


Chicago's Mayor Richard J. Daley Sign-up here

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

Historian Jim Gibbons returns to us with his program on the mayor who made Chicago "the city that works". Daley was a major player in national democratic politics, who faced many challenges at home including the Civil Rights Movement and protesters at the 1968 Democratic Convention. He also was a man of visions and dreams for a great city, and left a rich legacy still evident today.

 


December's Movie of the Month | Florence Foster Jenkins

Friday, December 16th | 6:30 p.m.
OR
Tuesday, December 20th | 2:00 p.m.

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 111 minutes

In the 1940s, New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins dreams of becoming a great opera singer. Unfortunately, her ambition far exceeds her talent. The voice Florence hears in her head is beautiful, but to everyone else it is quite lousy. Her husband St. Clair goes to extreme lengths to make sure his wife never finds out how awful she truly is. When Florence announces her plans for a concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair soon realizes that he's facing his greatest challenge yet.

 


 

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010 Sign-up here

Monday, December 19th | 2:00 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.


Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Wednesday, December 21st | 7:00 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 new 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.

 


Jump-Start Your Job Search Sign-up here

Wednesday, January 4th | 7:00 p.m.

Energize your career search with this free program featuring library resources that are available for all job hunters. We'll cover resources for writing a résumé, preparing for a job interview, organizing your job hunt, and more.

 


 

Setting Up a Gmail Account Sign-up here

Saturday, January 7th | 10:30 a.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.


Staying Positive in a Negative World Sign-up here

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

Constantly negative news bombards us all day, every day. Tom Kens will help us learn the ten fundamental practices to help maintain a positive attitude.

 


 

Microsoft Word 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Thursday, January 12th | 6:30 p.m.

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


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

Sunday, January 15th | 2:00 p.m.

Charles began piano studies at age seven with significant recognition of his playing occurring three years later. He studied piano at North Park Academy, Northwestern, St. Olaf College, and the American Conservatory of Music. His teachers include Esther Kittlesby, Harold Reever, Gui Mombaerts, Gail Quillman, and Ramon Salvatore. Charles strives to tailor his recitals to his audience and discusses the compositions so that the listeners can gain a deeper understanding of his performance. Join us for an afternoon of classical music selections.

 


Resources and Roots NEW! Sign-up here
Mapping History

Monday, January 16th | 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!

 


Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Tuesday, January 17th | 10:00 a.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 new 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.

 


January's Movie of the Month | Sully

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 96 minutes

On Jan. 15, 2009, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger tries to make an emergency landing in New York's Hudson River after US Airways Flight 1549 strikes a flock of geese. Miraculously, all of the 155 passengers and crew survive the harrowing ordeal, and Sullenberger becomes a national hero in the eyes of the public and the media. Despite the accolades, the famed pilot now faces an investigation that threatens to destroy his career and reputation.

 


The Beatles' Studio Years, 1967 - 1970 Sign-up here

Wednesday, January 18th | 7:00 p.m.

The Beatles begin to broaden their artistry into uncharted waters by using the studio as a tool to achieve sounds previously only heard inside their own heads. Performance and promo clips augmented by rare photos and unreleased audio of the group at work showcase their reaching the height of their success, just before their split.

 


 

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010 Sign-up here

Thursday, January 19th | 6:30 p.m.

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


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

Tuesday, January 24th | 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.

 


Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Wednesday, January 25th | 7:00 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 new 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.

 


Chef Cherise: Yeast Breads Sign-up here

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

There is absolutely nothing better than the smell of freshly baked bread! Chef Cherise will guide you through the steps for preparing yeast bread and give you tips to make bread baking your new favorite hobby. Chef's program will include Italian Batard, Walnut Wheat Bread, Golden Dinner Rolls, and Sweet Bounty Jam.
Tasty bites and recipes will be shared.

 


 

Facebook Fundamentals Sign-up here

Friday, January 27th | 2:00 p.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.


 

Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics Sign-up here

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

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


The Basics of Medicare Sign-up here

Wednesday, February 1st | 7:00 p.m.

Learn about Medicare enrollment periods, Parts A, B, C and D, as well as how to cover the gaps in Medicare (deductibles, coinsurance, premiums). Become aware of potential penalties imposed for not having proper coverage. Whether you are new to Medicare or a veteran, there will be something to learn.

 


Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Saturday, February 4th | 3:00 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 new 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.

 


 

Microsoft Word 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Monday, February 6th | 2:00 p.m.

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


 

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010 Sign-up here

Wednesday, February 8th | 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.


Introduccíón a Microsoft Word 2010

los jueves, 9 y 23 de febrero | 6:30 p.m.

Una clase de dos sesiones diseñada para principiantes. Aprenda lo básico del formato y herramientas de Microsoft Word tal como checar la ortografía, guardar e imprimir un documento insertar fotografías y mucho más.

 


 

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010 Sign-up here

Monday, February 13th | 2:00 p.m.

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


Art Appreciation 101: Talking Intelligently About Works of Art Sign-up here

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

Are you a fan of art but uncertain how to talk about it? Do you want to understand more about a painting or sculpture than what the label on the wall tells you? Jeff Mishur offers an introduction to the appreciation of art. He will discuss how to analyze artwork as well as basic design principles.

 


 

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Saturday, February 18th | 10:30 a.m.

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


Arts Alive Concert Series: Sign-up here
Steve Justman:
The History of American Country Music

Sunday, February 19th | 2:00 p.m.

The History of American Country Music covers how the genre has developed from the late 1920s with the Carter Family and string bands to the modern day music industry. Many important country music figures are represented in this concert, including Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and many others. Steve Justman has been performing Americana, folk and popular music in the Chicago area and the Midwest for many years, entertaining in many of the best folk and acoustic venues in the area. He has performed on the radio and appeared at libraries, festivals and community events.

 


Resources and Roots NEW! Sign-up here
America's Newspapers

Monday, February 20th | 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!

 


Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Tuesday, February 21st | 10:00 a.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 new 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.

 


February's Movie of the Month | Queen of Katwe

Tuesday, February 21st | 2:00 p.m.
OR
Friday, February 24th | 6:30 p.m.

MPAA Rating: PG | Duration: 124 minutes

Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona and her family. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende, a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player under Katende's guidance. Her success in local competitions and tournaments opens the door to a bright future and a golden chance to escape from a life of poverty.

 


 

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.

Call 847-259-6050 x134 to schedule