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 or stop by the Welcome Desk. Persons with disabilities can arrange for special assistance by calling the library at least two weeks prior to any program.

Registration for Fall programs begins Tuesday, September 2nd.


September is National Library Card Sign-up Month

It's always a good time to come to the library, but in September there is even more incentive!

Rolling Meadows Library cardholders of all ages can enter our drawing for an iPod Touch and a Kindle Paperwhite 3G. Each day you come into the library during the month of September and check out any library materials (including books, audio books, magazines, CDs, or DVDs), you will get an entry slip for the drawing. Limited to one entry per person, per day. Two lucky winners will be chosen on Wednesday, October 1st.

Enter our raffle celebrating RML cardholders of all ages!

 


Starting a Small Business

Wednesday, September 10th | 10:00 a.m.

Do you dream of starting a small or homebased business? We'll help get you started! We'll cover print and electronic resources that will put you on the path to small business success.

 


Seeking Spiceland

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

Throughout history, the pursuit of the world's most flavorful spices has had a tremendous impact on world events. Come learn a bit about the spice trade, Southern India in world events, and its delights to be enjoyed by today's traveler.

 


Monthly Movie | September

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 110 minutes

On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he's willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.

 


Access the Online Power of Your Library Card

Wednesday, September 17th | 11:00 a.m.

Your library card can give you online access to read magazines, research products, teach yourself a language, or fix your car. Come and find out more!

 


Arts Alive Concert Series:
Andrew Carpenter: Flights of Fancy

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

Described as "…an artist of great skill and rare sensitivity," Andrew Carpenter has performed as a saxophone recitalist and soloist throughout the Chicago area and the United States. He has performed on Chicago's Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, appeared as a soloist with bands and orchestras and on Chicago-area new music concerts, and has recorded for Naxos with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra.

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

 


Uncovering Company Info

Wednesday, September 24th | 10:00 a.m.

Whether you need background information on a company to prepare for an interview or a list of companies targeted to a specific industry, the Rolling Meadows Library has the resources to help you.

 


Eclectic Theatre: History of Comedy

Sunday, September 28th | 2:00 p.m.

The Eclectic Full Contact Theatre is a group of seasoned professionals wanting to present work that is diverse in subject, style, and presentation. Join them as they expand that special relationship between the audience and the artist and bridge the gap between passive witness and active collaborator.

 


Power Employment Workshop by Business and Career Services Inc.

Monday, September 29th | 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 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.

 


Illinois Ghosts and the Afterlife

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

Come and examine some of the most haunted locations in Illinois with paranormal investigator, Terry Fisk. Listen to his haunting tales of ghost investigations with world-renowned medium Allison DuBois (the real-life inspiration for the hit CBS series, Medium) and psychic Chip Coffey (from TV's Paranormal State and Psychic Kids).

 


Arts Alive Concert Series:
Oktoberfest: The Happy Wanderers

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

The Happy Wanderers duo of Jerry on accordion and vocals and Judy on trumpet will take you to the streets of Munich with their mix of German polkas, waltzes, schottishes and drinking songs. The Happy Wanderers have performed all over the Midwest at Oktoberfests, churches, libraries, country clubs and private homes for the past 17 years.

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

 


Jane Addams: Worthy Choices

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

Join master storyteller, Annette Baldwin, as she portrays Nobel Peace Prize winner, Jane Addams. Guided by powerful experiences and a conviction that the inequities of human life can be brought to balance, Jane Addams, along with her friend Ellen Gates Starr, established Chicago's social settlement Hull-House in 1889. Baldwin's portrayal illustrates Addams' warmth and strength of character as she struggled against convention, sought purpose for her life, and resolved to meet poverty, disorder, and human degradation head on.

 


Monthly Movie | October

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 110 minutes

In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature's new True Life Adventure "Bears" showcases a year in the life of two mother bears as they impart life lessons to their impressionable young cubs. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting - but risky - as the cubs' playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bear families must work together to find food - ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run - while staying safe from predators, including an ever-present wolf pack. "Bears" captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet's last great wildernesses - where mothers definitely know best and their cubs' survival hinges on family togetherness.

 


Jump-Start Your Job Search

Thursday, October 23rd | 10:00 a.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.

 


Power Employment Workshop by Business and Career Services Inc.

Tuesday, October 28th | 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 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.

 


Book Lover's Day

Thursday, October 30th | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Get recommendations for great fall reads from the Readers' Advisory staff while you enjoy a light lunch. Call 847-259-6050 or stop at the library's Welcome Desk to register. Space is limited, registration is required!

 


Arts Alive Concert Series:
EStrella Piano Duo: Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker and Other Favorites

Sunday, November 2nd | 2:00 p.m.

Svetlana Belsky and Elena Doubovitskaya are the EStrella Piano Duo, bursting onto the musical scene in 2011 with a series of concerts celebrating the great Russian masterpieces for piano duet. Both women share Russian heritage and training, and an enthusiasm for playing together. Svetlana Belsky has appeared as a recitalist and chamber pianist in the Ukraine, Russia, Poland, China, Hong Kong, and throughout the United States, as well as soloist with several Illinois orchestras. Elena Doubovitskaya performed her debut recital in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall as part of Artists International Presentations, followed by numerous engagements in the United States, Germany, Austria, Italy, the Czech Republic and Russia.

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

 


Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

Thursday, November 13th | 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.| $5 Presale
Friday, November 14th | 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 15th | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 16th | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Don't miss the bargains at the Friends' Fall 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.

 


Monthly Movie | November

Tuesday, November 18th | 2:00 p.m.
OR
Friday, November 21st | 6:30 p.m.

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 113 minutes

An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer and closer to defeating the enemy.

 


Introduction to Essential Oils

Thursday, November 20th | 7:00 p.m.

Join holistic health teacher, Dawn Duffy, as she shares her knowledge of essential oils. These oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems and flowers of plants. Learn how to use these popular oils as a natural alternative to pharmaceutical products.

 


Power Employment Workshop by Business and Career Services Inc.

Friday, November 21st | 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 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.