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.


Arts Alive Concert Series:
Navy Band Great Lakes - Brass Ambassadors

Sunday, June 8th |2:00 p.m.

Established in 1982 and comprised of five brass instrumentalists, the Brass Ambassadors have performed throughout the Midwestern United States for military functions, public concerts, and recitals. The ensemble performs a variety of musical styles sure to entertain - such as classical, Dixieland and marches.

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

 


Fourth of July Barbeque: Beyond the Basics

Thursday, June 12th | 7:00 p.m.

Spend a culinary evening with Chef Maddox learning some new recipes to enjoy over your Independence Day holiday, as well as the rest of the summer. You will learn some great ideas beyond the basic burger, buns, and garnishes. A program surely not to be missed.

 


2014 Summer Reading Club
for Adults and Teens

Monday, June 16th - Sunday, August 10th

Don't let your summer go to the dogs!
Sign up for this year's Adult Summer Reading Program, Paws to Read, and you'll be ahead of the pack!
Stop by and let our Readers Advisory Desk get you started on your training with special treats and suggested 'commands' to help you have a whale of a time.
As an added bonus, there will be even more rewards this year for participating.
It's a pawsitively purrfect way to spend your summer!

Prize Drawing: Tuesday, August 12th

 


Monthly Movie | June

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 125 minutes

Walt Disney promises his adoring daughters that he will bring their favorite fictional nanny, Mary Poppins, to life on the big screen. Little does Walt realize that surly author P.L. Travers is extremely reluctant to see her most famous story turned into a Disney creation.

 


What You Need to Know About Social Media

Wednesday, June 25th | 7:00 p.m.

Did you know one in four people worldwide will use social media? In under an hour, learn about the most popular social media websites including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and more. Presented by Sasha Vasilic, Digital Marketing Coordinator at the Niles Public Library.

 


Power Employment Workshop by Business and Career Services Inc.

Monday, June 30th | 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.

 


Development of the Science of Criminology - CANCELLED

Tuesday, July 8th | 7:00 p.m.

 


Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale

Thursday, July 17th | 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.| $5 Presale
Friday, July 18th | 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 19th | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 20th | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Don't miss the bargains at the Friends' Summer 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 | July

Tuesday, July 22nd | 2:00 p.m.
OR
Friday, July 25th | 6:30 p.m.

MPAA Rating: PG | Duration: 114 minutes

James Thurber's classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

 


Arts Alive Concert Series:
The Limitations

Sunday, July 27th | 2:00 p.m.

Come and enjoy this trio of experienced and knowledgeable musicians. The band explores the great rockabilly era of popular music prior to the British Invasion. Their main focus is on Sun Records which spawned: Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and many others who had a major impact on the American music scene. Their approach to the music is how the earliest of this music was played, sparsely, no drums, at speeds and volumes that allowed the purity of the musicianship to fully come through. That's what hits your sensibilities, making it fun and interesting!

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

 


Power Employment Workshop by Business and Career Services Inc.

Monday, July 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.

 


WWI: The War to End All Wars

Wednesday, July 30th | 7:00 p.m.

Professor Gary Midkiff will lead an examination of World War I - the nationalism, the faulty military tactics, the confusing alliances, the catalyst of colonialism, the arrogance of "nation creation", the mistaken political assumptions and the poor strategic decisions that are the legacy of this war.

 


Mapping the Past: Navigating Your Family History with Maps

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

Come take a look at different types of maps and find out how to use them to understand your ancestors' towns and migrations. Decipher changing borders, extracting data, and even uncover names from maps.

 


Arts Alive Concert Series:
Mike Basin

Sunday, August 10th | 2:00 p.m.

Classically trained pianist and accordionist Mike Basin will be here to perform international music and famous melodies on his accordion. He performs a wide variety of music, including salsa, rumba, samba, gypsy, Russian, Hungarian, and even New Orleans Dixie style. You'll be amazed what one instrument (and man) can do!

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

 


eBay 101: Selling Basics

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

Ready to make some $$ selling some of your "stuff" on eBay? Plan to attend this fun & informative "eBay 101-Selling Basics" program by eBay University Instructor Jack Waddick. Sit back and let Jack walk you through the keys to successful eBay selling. This lively session will include real time demos on eBay.com and plenty of time for your questions. No technical mumbo jumbo…everyone is welcome!

 


Monthly Movie | August

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 112 minutes

The incredible true story of the seven art historians and museum curators who went behind enemy lines during World War II on a mission to recover some of the world's greatest works of art.

 


Power Employment Workshop by Business and Career Services Inc.

Monday, August 25th | 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.