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 2016 programs is available NOW!


Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

 

Thursday, March 10th | 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.| $5 Presale
Friday, March 11th | 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 12th | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 13th | 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, 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.

 


Computer Basics Sign-up here

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

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

 


Chocolates From Around the World Sign-up here

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

Join us for an evening with the ultimate comfort food - chocolate! Chef Rose Deneen will provide a tasting of chocolates from all around the world and then demonstrate how to use the chocolates to make a variety of treats and desserts, including some yummy ideas for Easter.
Come for the samples and stay for the recipes.

 


Google Drive Sign-up here

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

Use Google Drive to archive files, collaborate on projects, and as a Microsoft Office alternative.
Participants should create a Google account before class.

 


March's Movie of the Month

Friday, March 18th | 6:30 p.m.
OR
Tuesday, March 22nd | 2:00 p.m.

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 134 minutes

When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney, presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crew mates hatch their own plan for a daring rescue mission.

 


Arts Alive Concert Series:
Shamrock Ragsters
Sign-up here

Sunday, March 20th | 2:00 p.m.

Everyone is Irish for St. Patrick's Day so come and experience the energy and the music performed by Chicago quartet, The Shamrock Ragsters. They'll play and sing Irish and Celtic tunes, as well as bluegrass, Dixieland jazz, and old time blues. Tap your feet and clap your hands with the banjo, fiddle, harmonica, flute, guitar, trumpet, sax and trombone.

 

 


Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Wednesday, March 23rd | 7:00 p.m.

Are you feeling stressed and hurried? Are you looking for a way to relax or do you want to try a new hobby? Well, look no further. The adult coloring phenomenon has arrived at the Rolling Meadows Library, and you are invited to join.

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.

 


Reducing Stress Through Meditation Sign-up here

Tuesday, March 29th | 7:00 p.m.

The scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality. Join Michael Ribet, long time meditator, as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. He will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich one's life personally, professionally and spiritually.

 


Introduction to the Internet Sign-up here

Wednesday, March 30th | 10:00 a.m.

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

 


Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Saturday, April 2nd | 10:30 a.m.

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

 


Microsoft Word 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Tuesday, April 5th | 10:00 a.m.

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

 


Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010 Sign-up here

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

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

 


The Beatles Performing Years: 1957 - 1966 Sign-up here

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

Robert Rodriguez is an award winning author for books on The Beatles as well as co-host of a Beatles podcast, and frequent speaker on radio and TV. "The Performing Years" traces the origins of the group from their days as the Quarry Men through the decision to cease touring in 1966 amid controversies as they transformed into a studio act. This mini-documentary includes rare photos, interviews, concert segments, and an audio recording of the Quarry Men on the day that John and Paul were introduced.

 


Meet Marie Antoinette Sign-up here

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

Marie Antoinette travels through time to meet the patrons of our library. The Queen of France will be here to talk about her life, loves, and intrigues. History comes to life in the character of Marie Antoinette. Dramatist, Martina Mathisen will reveal the truth behind this much misunderstood queen. Shall she live or shall she die? This time you will decide her fate.

 


Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010 Sign-up here

Saturday, April 16th | 10:30 a.m.

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

 


Arts Alive Concert Series:
Mark Valenti, Classical Piano
Sign-up here

Sunday, April 17th | 2:00 p.m.

Mark Valenti received his Master of Music from Northwestern University and his Bachelor of Music from the Philadelphia Music Academy. In addition to solo recitals across the U.S. and Canada, he has performed in Europe and for former First Lady, Barbara Bush, in Washington D.C. He will be performing an eclectic mix of classical piano pieces which serve as an excellent overview of the evolution of piano styles from Classicism to Romanticism through Impressionism to Modernism.

 


April's Movie of the Month | Bridge of Spies

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 135 minutes

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man's freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get Rudolf Abel, the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.

 


Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Basics Sign-up here

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

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

 


Power Employment Workshop Sign-up here

Tuesday, April 26th | 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 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.
Class continues through the lunch hour so bring a snack.

 


Facebook Fundamentals Sign-up here

Wednesday, April 27th | 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.

 


Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

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

Are you feeling stressed and hurried? Are you looking for a way to relax or do you want to try a new hobby? Well, look no further. The adult coloring phenomenon has arrived at the Rolling Meadows Library, and you are invited to join.

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.

 


BBQ Secrets: Learn to Smoke & Grill Sign-up here

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

Now that warm weather is here, it's time to get outside and grill. Mike McCann will give you the pros and cons of charcoal and gas grills and share the first steps to cooking. For those who are already all fired up, he's got some recipes ready to go, as well as a slew of barbecue tips and tricks.

 


Access the Power of Your Library Card Sign-up here

Thursday, May 5th | 6:30 p.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!

 


Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Saturday, May 7th | 3:00 p.m.

Are you feeling stressed and hurried? Are you looking for a way to relax or do you want to try a new hobby? Well, look no further. The adult coloring phenomenon has arrived at the Rolling Meadows Library, and you are invited to join.

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.

 


Devils in the White City - And Beyond Sign-up here

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

Author and historian Richard C. Lindberg presents a program recalling some of the most infamous criminals of the past, based on his book Heartland Serial Killers. He will cover the strange and shocking crimes of Belle Gunness, Johann Hoch, H.H. Holmes, Lizzie Borden, and Amy Archer Gilligan.

 


Jump-Start Your Job Search Sign-up here

Wednesday, May 11th | 7:00 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 résumé, preparing for a job interview, organizing your job hunt, and more.

 


Microsoft Word 2010 Basics Sign-up here

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

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

 


Arts Alive Concert Series:
Main Street Cabaret: Favorite Movie Musicals
Sign-up here

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

Main Street Cabaret presents "From Stage to Screen", a collection of songs from movie musicals. You may have seen these shows on your TV, in a movie theater or on Broadway, but they all have amazing music! Enjoy songs from the musicals you've enjoyed at home and on Broadway such as Gypsy, The Little Mermaid, Into the Woods, Cabaret and more! Vocalists Robin Rotela and Liz Alanna, along with Pianist Kailey Rockwell, will delight you with this selection of show tunes!

 


May's Movie of the Month

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 111 minutes

An Irish immigrant in 1950s New York falls for a tough Italian plumber, but faces temptation from another man when she returns to her homeland for a visit.

 

 


Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Wednesday, May 18th | 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.

 


Best Seat in the House Sign-up here

Thursday, May 19th | 7:00 p.m.

Bruce Bohrer, author of Best Seat In The House! Diary of a Wrigley Field Usher details both the joys and tribulations he experienced in his days at the shrine called Wrigley.

 


Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010 Sign-up here

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

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

 


My Media Mall Sign-up here

Saturday, May 28th | 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.