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 2017 programs is available NOW!


Celebrating DR. SEUSS! Sign-up here

When: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 | 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. sessions

Our 16th annual Dr. Seuss Celebration is just around the corner. Don't miss the fun!
Let your imagination run loose as we celebrate Dr. Seuss! It is that time of year for a party!
Maybe with a Who,
a Thing, a Cat in a Hat,
some oobleck and you (such a smarty)!
Crafts, cake, games and stories await; so pick up your tickets and do not be late!
Tickets are available at the Ask Me Desk and Online 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.


 

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

Thursday, March 9th | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | $5 Presale
Friday, March 10th | 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 11th | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 12th | 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 Book Sales and Book Shop have been used to purchase new lounge seating and tables in the library's Reference area, and to support ongoing programing like the Arts Alive Concert Series and monthly movies.


Abra y Aprenda el Manejo de una Cuenta de Correo Electrónico Gratis

los martes, 14 y 21 de marzo | 12:00 p.m.

Ésta clase es para las personas que no tengan, o quieran abrir y aprender a utilizar, una cuenta de correo electrónico gratis.

 


 

Computer Basics Sign-up here

Wednesday, March 15th | 10:00 a.m.

Start from the very beginning. You will be introduced to computer parts, terminology and use of the keyboard and mouse.


The Beatles' Solo Years: 1970 - 1980 Sign-up here

Wednesday, March 15th | 7:00 p.m.

This program depicts the bitter break-up of the group and efforts by all four to establish their individual identities. Triumphs and misfortunes are chronicled in the '70s, culminating in John Lennon's murder in 1980, forever closing the door on any reunions.

 


 

The 24/7 Library Sign-up here

Thursday, March 16th | 6:30 p.m.

Learn about the resources you can access from your home 24/7. Use your RML card to read electronic books and magazines, teach yourself a language, fix your car or take a class online. Come and find out more!


Resources and Roots Sign-up here
Local History:
Library and community resources

Monday, March 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!

 


March's Movie of the Month | Loving

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 123 minutes

Interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving fell in love and were married in 1958. They grew up in Central Point, a small town in Virginia that was more integrated than surrounding areas in the American South. Yet it was the state of Virginia, where they were making their home and starting a family, that first jailed and then banished them. Richard and Mildred relocated with their children to the inner city of Washington, D.C., but the family ultimately tries to find a way back to Virginia.

 


Unraveling the History of Civil War Quilts Sign-up here

Tuesday, March 21st | 7:00 p.m.

During the Civil War, women fought as furiously with their needles as men did with swords. By 1865, an estimated 250,000 quilts had been made, creating warmth, protection, and vehicles for political expression. Historian Leslie Goddard looks at the role of quilting in America's great conflict, examining aesthetic merit and cultural context.

 


 

Introduction to the Internet Sign-up here

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

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


BLOCK That Bully! Sign-up here
YOUTH PROGRAM, Grades 3-8, with parent/caregiver

Wednesday, March 22nd | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Bullying can be a big problem for kids, especially when they go online. Internet safety experts from the University of Chicago will be here to teach us how to identify cyber-bullying, and most importantly, how to BLOCK that bully to keep yourself safe when you're on the Internet.

 


Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Wednesday, March 22nd | 7:30 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 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.

 


Protecting, Promoting and Proliferating Pollinators Sign-up here

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

Honeybees and monarch butterflies are prolific pollinators. Learn more about these amazing creatures, the troubles they face, and how you can help them!

 


 

Arts Alive Concert Series: Sign-up here
Shamrock Ragsters

Sunday, March 26th | 2:00 p.m.

The Shamrock Ragsters are back by popular demand! This talented quartet will be performing Irish, Celtic, bluegrass, Dixieland jazz and old time blues on a variety of instruments. Traditional music and vocals will create an afternoon of fun and energy provided by Lizzy Thomas, Gus Friedlander, Doug Jones, and Steve Martin.


Jump-Start Your Job Search Sign-up here

Tuesday, March 28th | 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.

 


BLOCK That Bully! Sign-up here
TEEN PROGRAM, For high school aged students with/without a parent

Wednesday, March 29th | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Bullying can be a big problem for teens. Internet safety experts from the University of Chicago will show us how to keep ourselves safe when online. Parents will also learn how to help keep their teens safe.
Please join us in the Community Room for an evening of learning!

 


 

Facebook Fundamentals Sign-up here

Wednesday, April 5th | 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.

 


Movie Memories! Sign-up here

Wednesday, April 5th | 7:00 p.m.

Why are certain movies worth watching over and over again?
See for yourself in this clip-filled program featuring some of movies' best memories.
From Chaplin to Connery, from Capra to Spielberg, they're all here to see and enjoy once more.
Join in a conversation about your own movie memories and movie trivia.

 


Abra y Aprenda el Manejo de una Cuenta de Correo Electrónico Gratis

jueves, 6 y lunes, 10 de abril | 6:30 p.m.

Ésta clase es para las personas que no tengan, o quieran abrir y aprender a utilizar, una cuenta de correo electrónico gratis.

 


¡NUEVA! Explorando Facebook

miércoles, 12 de abril | 12:00 p.m.

Crea una cuenta y exploremos juntos esta red social. Reencuéntrate con conocidos de anta&ntile;o o hazte "amigo" de tus hijos, nietos y familiares. Mantén contacto con tus familiares y amigos en otro país o de tu ciudad.

 


Power Vegetable Gardening Sign-up here

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

Experience the joy of harvesting healthy, flavorful vegetables!
Learn the basic techniques of site selection, soil prep, seed starting, fertilization, watering, and pest control.
New or experienced gardeners will learn something they can use from Garden Coach, Mark Lyons.

 


 

Microsoft Word 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Saturday, April 15th | 10:30 a.m.

Learn the basics of Word 2010 including: starting a document, formatting, margins, printing and more.


Resources and Roots Sign-up here
Periodical Research:
Where to find articles past & present

Monday, April 17th | 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!

 


April's Movie of the Month | Arrival

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 118 minutes

When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team - lead by expert linguist Louise Banks - is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers - and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

 


 

Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Thursday, April 20th | 6:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 2010 including: how to navigate, enter data into a spreadsheet, use basic formulas, and more.


 

Arts Alive Concert Series: Sign-up here
Laura Freeman: It's My Party

Sunday, April 23rd | 2:00 p.m.

Laura Freeman has been delighting audiences for over 20 years. Known for her warmth and connection to her music, she is a performer who really "works the room." Laura attended Indiana University, appearing at local theaters during summer breaks. After graduation, she moved to NYC, while continuing to tour in regional theaters. She has since returned to the Chicago area, performing in a variety of venues. Join Laura as she celebrates the ladies of the '60s. When we talk about that era, most people think of Bob Dylan or The Beatles, but that is just part of the story. Music was changed forever when the airwaves began jumping with the sound of the girl groups. We'll celebrate the sound of The Vandellas, The Marvellettes, The Supremes, The Ronettes, Dionne, Dusty, Leslie, Mary and more!

 


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

Tuesday, April 25th | 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.

 


Cleopatra, the Last Pharaoh of Egypt Sign-up here

Wednesday, April 26th | 7:00 p.m.

Martina Mathisen brought Marie Antoinette to life for us last year.
Now she returns as Cleopatra, the most famous female ruler in history. Her story is more amazing and incredible than a fiction author could imagine.
Cleopatra "herself" will share her stounding story, audacious spirit, and astonishing guile.
In costume and in character, Martina is Cleopatra.

 


Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Wednesday, April 26th | 7:30 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 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.

 


 

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010 Sign-up here

Thursday, April 27th | 6:30 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.


 

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010 Sign-up here

Saturday, April 29th | 10:30 a.m.

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


Introduccíón a Microsoft Word 2010

lunes, 1 y martes, 2 de mayo | 12:00 p.m.

Una clase de dos sesiones diseñada para principiantes. Aprenderán lo básico del formato y herramienteas de Microsoft Word.

 


 

Google Drive Sign-up here

Wednesday, May 3rd | 10:00 a.m.

Use Google Drive to archive files, collaborate on projects, and as a Microsoft Office alternative. Participants should create a Google (or Gmail) account before class.
If you do not have an account, either create one before the class date or come 30 minutes before class for assistance with setting one up.


The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald Sign-up here

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

No other Great Lakes shipwreck is more well-known than the Edmund Fitzgerald which disappeared into stormy Lake Superior in November, 1975.
Author Michelle Pennington presents the various theories surrounding the tragedy, and she will lead us from the launch of the ship to its final radio transmissions and discovery on Lake Superior's bottom.

 


 

Arts Alive Concert Series: Sign-up here
Mark Dvorak: Tribute to Pete Seeger

Sunday, May 7th | 2:00 p.m.

Mark's interest in American folk music was born after reading a biography of Bob Dylan in high school. He began collecting Seeger, Guthrie and Lead Belly recordings and purchased his first acoustic guitar. After a summer of traveling the country by motorcycle, Mark attended Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music where he has since been on the faculty and is now Artist-In-Residence. In this program, Mark will perform some of Seeger's best-known songs: "If I Had a Hammer," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," "Kisses Sweeter than Wine," "Turn, Turn, Turn," and others that have become American Folk standards.

 


 

Microsoft Word 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Monday, May 8th | 2:00 p.m.

Learn the basics of Word 2010 including: starting a document, formatting, margins, printing and more.


 

Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Wednesday, May 10th | 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.


 

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010 Sign-up here

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

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


Resources and Roots Sign-up here
Cemetery Research:
Headstones, epitaphs, and finding where the bones lie

Monday, May 15th | 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!

 


May's Movie of the Month | La La Land*

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Duration: 128 minutes

The story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. With modern day Los Angeles as the backdrop, this musical about everyday life explores what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight.

* Another movie will be substituted if the DVD has not been released by the first show date.

 


History of Superheroes Sign-up here

Tuesday, May 16th | 7:00 p.m.

You have seen them in the biggest movies of all time.
Now learn the true history of your favorite superheroes including the comics and writers who created them.
Discover their connections to legendary myths through the hero's journey and why they connect to our culture today.

 


 

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010 Sign-up here

Wednesday, May 17th | 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.


¡Introducción...al Internet!

jueves, 18 de mayo | 6:30 p.m.

Deja que el amplio mundo de la red se abra a ti. Éste curso está diseñado para principiantes. Cubriremos áreas como entrar una dirección,entender la barra de menús y la de herramientas.

 


Creative Coloring Club Sign-up here

Wednesday, May 24th | 7:30 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 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.

 


¡NUEVA! Explorando Facebook

jueves, 25 de mayo | 6:30 p.m.

Crea una cuenta y exploremos juntos esta red social. Reencuéntrate con conocidos de antaño o hazte "amigo" de tus hijos, nietos y familiares. Mantén contacto con tus familiares y amigos en otro país o de tu ciudad.

 


 

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Wednesday, May 31st | 10:00 a.m.

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


 

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.