We do our best to provide the most relevant and timely information to our readers, but please confirm dates, times, and availability before attending an event.

Events are posted on Little Lake County from information found on, but not limited to, attraction sites, government city sites; as well as submissions from individual attractions, press releases, and PR firms. All events are subject to change without notice and Little Lake County cannot be held responsible.

Little Lake County loves hearing about events!!  Events must be low cost or free and for kids, families or parents. Events must not require pre-registration to attend, and must welcome walk-ins. To submit your event for the calendar please click the green +Post Your Event button on the calendar below.

Questions about the calendar? Please contact Melissa.

{TR} = Ticket Required – this are free events that require a ticket, generally they are handed out just prior to the event.

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Rockin’ Tots 9:00 am
Rockin’ Tots @ Rockin' Jump
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We understand trampolines are fun but big kids and toddlers don’t always mix. Rockin’ Tots offers a dedicated time when parents can have fun with their smaller children while socializing with their friends in a [...]
Storytime Sparks for Ages 0-2 9:30 am
Storytime Sparks for Ages 0-2 @ Lake Forest Library
Nov 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Ages 0–2 with caregiver From birth to 2 years old, babies learn through their senses. Books that promote interaction between you and your little one are the best! Bring your babies and young toddlers for [...]
Friday Morning Stories and Wiggles at Cook Park Library 10:00 am
Friday Morning Stories and Wiggles at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Cook Park Library
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Enjoy stories, songs, and shaking your wiggles out in this fun storytime for children (ages 2-6) and their caregivers. Drop in
LMNOP (0-3) 10:00 am
LMNOP (0-3) @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Language, Music N’ Our Peeps (LMNOP) guides parents and infants through learning basic sign language and through incorporating music and dance therapy into daily activities, to stimulate the child. Recommended for children newborn-36 months old.
Sensory Hour 10:00 am
Sensory Hour @ Raupp Museum
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Ages 3 – 7 The Raupp Museum will be open with special activities suited to children with sensory processing issues, autism spectrum disorders, or who are differentlyabled. History is for everyone; and, our staff will [...]
Volcanoes 10:00 am
Volcanoes @ Ela Area Public Library
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Learn about the explosive power and science of volcanoes from the staff at the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art. The presentation includes hands-on specimens and cool volcano videos. No need to register. For all ages.
Family Dance Party 10:30 am
Family Dance Party @ Lake Villa District Library
Nov 1 @ 10:30 am
Get ready to dance, shake, shimmy and groove in a music-filled party for you and your little ones. No registration required.
Tot Time 10:30 am
Tot Time @ Lake Bluff Library
Nov 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
(ages 0-23 months) Join us with your littlest ones for this laid back program. Children will listen to a short story, then socialize, play with age appropriate toys, and listen to music. Chat with other [...]
Inchworms 11:00 am
Inchworms @ Glencoe Public Library
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages Birth – Crawlers with adult Get on the floor for stories, rhymes, songs, and bounces that build early literacy skills in our littlest listeners. Older siblings are welcome to attend. Little one already walking? [...]
Preschool Open Gym 11:00 am
Preschool Open Gym @ Wauconda Community Center
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come for open play at the Community Center Gym. During this unstructured play, children can socialize through group and parallel play. This is the perfect time for you and your child to meet your friends [...]
Singing and Signing 11:00 am
Singing and Signing @ Grayslake Area Public LIbrary
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 1-3 | DROP IN Join us for a fun music and movement classes for toddlers and caregivers.
Open Gym for Tots and Toddlers 11:30 am
Open Gym for Tots and Toddlers @ Island Lake Village Hall Gym
Nov 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ages: Up to 6 Yrs. Fee: $2.00 Per Child (Goes to Special Events) Time: 11:30 – 1:00 Location: Village Hall Gymnasium Instructor: Parents Must Be Present At All Times PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO MAKE SURE [...]
Toddler Open Gym 3:00 pm
Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Park Community Center
Nov 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Toddler Open Gym Day Pass: $4 residents, $5 non-residents 10 punch card pass $35 residents, $44 non residents. Fee is per child, parents are free. Toddler Open Gym is specially designed for children ages 0-5 [...]
Anime Club 3:30 pm
Anime Club @ Warren Newport Public Library
Nov 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Join us in The Vault for Anime Club
LEGO club 3:30 pm
LEGO club @ Barrington Area Library
Nov 1 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 Grades K-8 Make LEGO robots, create stories, and build amazing creations. Program Room. Drop in.
First Friday on Mainstreet 6:00 pm
First Friday on Mainstreet @ Downtown Libertyville
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come downtown & see what’s happening on Main Street!  Perhaps a wine tasting, a book signing, fortune telling, definitely special discounts and most likely live music and refreshments while shopping! Our downtown shop owners are [...]
Friday Family Ninja Nights 6:30 pm
Friday Family Ninja Nights @ Ultimate Ninjas Libertyville
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
BEGINNING JANUARY 19 FROM 6:30-8:30 PM, come out to Ultimate Ninjas Libertyville for Friday Family Ninja Nights. Your kids can jump, swing, and climb on our course, or join them for 1 or 2 hours [...]
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym 7:00 pm
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym @ American Eagles Gymnastics
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open Gym Schedule-  Cost is $5 per hour Tuesdays from 11:00am to 12:00pm  Starting Aug 19th- Thursday from 10-11am Fridays Session 1 7:00pm – 8:00pm Starting Aug 23rd An adult must accompany children age 5 and under. [...]
Open Swim 7:00 pm
Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pool Closures: The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
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Annual Pumpkin Smash at the Glencoe Community Garden 10:00 am
Annual Pumpkin Smash at the Glencoe Community Garden @ Glencoe Community Garden
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Don’t trash it, smash it! Bring your pumpkins to the Garden, smash ‘em, and compost them! Pumpkins are over 90% water, so they are great for our soil (and composting is better than landfills!). Please [...]
Dr. Sesuss’s The Cat in the Hat 10:00 am
Dr. Sesuss’s The Cat in the Hat @ Northbrook Theatre
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Performance Group: Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences Show Title: Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat Performance Date: Saturdays: October 12, 19, 26, November 2 at 10am & 1pm Sundays: October 20, November 3 at 2pm Weekday Performances: October 17, [...]
Family Time 10:00 am
Family Time @ Deerfield Public Library
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Come to the Youth Program Room for a drop-in storytime the whole family will enjoy!
GO Fox Lake 10:00 am
GO Fox Lake @ Lakefront Park Building
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join the Village of Fox Lake for a GO FOX LAKE 30 minute walk! We will start at Lakefront Park and walk the bike path in Fox Lake.  
Grayslake Fall Farmers Market 10:00 am
Grayslake Fall Farmers Market @ 201 Center St, Grayslake
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Grayslake Farmers Market is a nonprofit organization that fosters a sense of community by operating a weekly three season outdoor shopping experience in the historic downtown center that offers farm fresh and prepared foods, [...]
Nature Playdates 10:00 am
Nature Playdates @ Heller Nature Center
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Play at Heller and learn a thing or two about nature. Each date offers a different themed activity (one per family) and a self-guided I Spy hike. Afterwards, bring a picnic lunch or play In [...]
Drop-In Chess 10:30 am
Drop-In Chess @ Highland Park Public Library
Nov 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Play chess on Saturday mornings in the Youth Services Department. This program is for ages 5-14. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.
Saturday Morning Fun at Snicklefritz 10:30 am
Saturday Morning Fun at Snicklefritz @ Snickelfritz Toys
Nov 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Every Saturday (except Labor Day weekend) Until mid-November Snickelfritz Toys will have an activity from 10:30-11:30!  See below for activities and fees. PLEASE call or stop by to sign up so we know how many [...]
Saturday Storytime 10:30 am
Saturday Storytime @ The Book Stall
Nov 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
The Book Stall hosts a free storytime every Saturday at 10:30 AM. 6/23 – Our free Saturday Storytime features special guest star Jacob Grant, author/illustrator of the new picture book, Bear’s Scare! 6/30-Author Ruth Spiro will [...]
Miss Jamie’s Farm 11:00 am
Miss Jamie’s Farm @ Fox Lake District Library
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Planting Seeds Through Song! Miss Jamie from the Farm takes young kids and their families on an imaginative musical adventure to her “farm,” where they learn values like hard work, healthy eating, and being kind [...]
Saturday Storytime 11:00 am
Saturday Storytime @ Ela Area Publc Library
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Enjoy stories, songs & crafts every Saturday morning. This program is for accompanied children of all ages.
Singing and Signing 11:00 am
Singing and Signing @ Grayslake Area Public LIbrary
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 1-3 | DROP IN Join us for a fun music and movement classes for toddlers and caregivers.
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
Día de Muertos in Waukegan 12:00 pm
Día de Muertos in Waukegan @ Jack Benny Center for the Arts
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Academia Cultural Xilotl & The Jack Benny Center for the Arts present the 9th Annual DIA DE MUERTOS CELEBRATION 2019! Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a popular celebration of Life, Death, and [...]
Annual Pumpkin Drop 12:30 pm
Annual Pumpkin Drop @ Keith Mione Community Park
Nov 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Who said being GREEN can’t be fun. Watch your pumpkins soar and roll to the compost. The ever popular “BIG RED” trebuchet/catapult designed and built by Mundelein High School students will be on hand once [...]
Dr. Sesuss’s The Cat in the Hat 1:00 pm
Dr. Sesuss’s The Cat in the Hat @ Northbrook Theatre
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Performance Group: Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences Show Title: Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat Performance Date: Saturdays: October 12, 19, 26, November 2 at 10am & 1pm Sundays: October 20, November 3 at 2pm Weekday Performances: October 17, [...]
GO Mundelein Walk – Burn off the Candy 1:30 pm
GO Mundelein Walk – Burn off the Candy @ Keith Mione Community Park
Nov 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
GO MUNDELEIN is a new community movement designed to increase community health through activity, education and collaboration. This movement is in response to the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy’s call to action at the [...]
Open Swim 1:30 pm
Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Nov 2 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pool Closures The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
Tween Gaming 2:00 pm
Tween Gaming @ Warren Newport Public Library
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Calling all video gamers in 3rd-5th grades!
Preschool Parachute Play and Stories 3:00 pm
Preschool Parachute Play and Stories @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for our favorite rollicking music and Parachute activities, followed by stories.
Preschool Storytime 3:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Nov 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Stop by with your preschooler for stories and songs.   For children ages 3, 4, and 5 Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
Family Neon Jump Night 8:00 pm
Family Neon Jump Night @ Rockin' Jump Buffalo Grove
Nov 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Neon Jump Night is our “All Ages” open jump night. Come play under the Rockin’ Jump bright neon Glow Lights! Hit our Glow Station on the way in and get your glow paint on from 8 [...]
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International Games Week at the Lake Forest Library
International Games Week at the Lake Forest Library @ Lake Forest Library
Nov 3 all-day
Lake Forest Library is participating in ALA’s International Game Week initiative. Join the worldwide fun and drop in to the Library anytime to play a board game!
Sensory Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese 9:00 am
Sensory Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese @ Chuck E. Cheese - Vernon Hills
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Chuck E. Cheese is proud to support families who have children with autism and other special needs. We offer a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month at participating locations, opening our stores [...]
Dia de Muertos Celebration 10:00 am
Dia de Muertos Celebration @ Belvidere Discount Mall
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join ACADEMIA CULTURAL XILOTL and DONE DEAL EVENTS for the annual Dia de Muertos event! Come and decorate your very own Calaveritas de Azucar/Sugar Skulls while supplies last! The cost is $5 per sugar skull. [...]
Toddler Open Gym 10:00 am
Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Community Center
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddler Open Gym Day Pass: $4 residents, $5 non-residents 10 punch card pass $35 residents, $44 non residents. Fee is per child, parents are free. Toddler Open Gym is specially designed for children ages 0-5 [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
Family Open Gym 12:00 pm
Family Open Gym @ Wheeling Community Recreation Center Gym
Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
For families with children ages 10 and younger. Spend time with your family in the new Wheeling Park District gymnasium. Children must be accompanied by an adult. *Check the Park District calendar before heading out, [...]
Open Swim 1:30 pm
Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Nov 3 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pool Closures The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
Waukegan Public Library’s Free Family Movie Series 1:30 pm
Waukegan Public Library’s Free Family Movie Series @ Waukegan Public Library
Nov 3 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Come join the Waukegan Public Library for a family movie! September 15:  Atletico San Pancho September 22: The Kid Who Would Be King September 29: Wonder Park October 6: Selena October 13: Hotel Transylvania II October 20: Goosebumps II October [...]
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play 2:00 pm
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play @ Lake Forest Library
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for Big Thinkers Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials!
Los Bilingüitos Storytime 3:30 pm
Los Bilingüitos Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Nov 3 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Kids ages 4 to 7 will give their imaginations a workout, listening to stories, singing songs and creating craft projects in the art center. Niños de 4 a 7 años trabajarán con sus imaginaciones, escuchando [...]
Guided Hike Lake County at Lakewood 4:30 pm
Guided Hike Lake County at Lakewood @ Lakewood
Nov 3 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.Complete this year’s Hike Lake County challenge with a forest preserve educator. Out of respect for all program participants, [...]
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International Games Week at the Lake Forest Library
International Games Week at the Lake Forest Library @ Lake Forest Library
Nov 4 all-day
Lake Forest Library is participating in ALA’s International Game Week initiative. Join the worldwide fun and drop in to the Library anytime to play a board game!
Take-n-Make Monday
Take-n-Make Monday @ Warren Newport Public Library
Nov 4 all-day
Grades K-5 Stop by the Maker Table in The Point on select Monday’s and take a craft to go! While supplies last.
Parent/Tot Gym 9:00 am
Parent/Tot Gym @ Sullivan Community Center Gym
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Let your kids burn off that extra energy this winter at the Sullivan Community Center. You and your child will enjoy a variety of toys including balls, big wheels, scooters, hula hoops, push toys, and small basketball [...]
Toddler Open Gym 9:00 am
Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Community Center
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Toddler Open Gym Day Pass: $4 residents, $5 non-residents 10 punch card pass $35 residents, $44 non residents. Fee is per child, parents are free. Toddler Open Gym is specially designed for children ages 0-5 [...]
Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital 9:30 am
Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital @ Kohl Children's Museum
Nov 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Baby & Me Baby & Me is a networking group for parents and their children up to 12 months, to come and meet others in your position – not just first time parents, but all [...]
Baby Bounce 9:30 am
Baby Bounce @ Fremont Public Library
Nov 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Birth-one year with an adult. Drop in. Siblings welcome. Registration recommended for email reminders. REGISTER
Baby Playtime 9:30 am
Baby Playtime @ Ela Area Public Library
Nov 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Meet new friends and enjoy some unstructured playtime. Professional doulas Kirsten and Michelle will bring coffee and the answers to your questions about labor and delivery, the postpartum period and the changing needs of your [...]
Panera Storytime 9:30 am
Panera Storytime @ Panera Bread
Nov 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Join us for stories, milk and cookies at Panera Bread in Round Lake Beach on Rollins Road Ages 0-6
Terrific Twos Storytime 9:30 am
Terrific Twos Storytime @ Lake Forest Library
Nov 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Just for 2 year olds with a caregiver At the age of two years, children start to expand their vocabulary. Enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement that provide lots of opportunities for learning new words!
Family story time at Aspen Drive 10:00 am
Family story time at Aspen Drive @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Aspen Drive Library
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Times are lively and fun caregiver/child-shared play-based education programs. Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement are intentionally chosen to strengthen language development during the First Five Years of life. We sing, read, play, talk, [...]
Family Storytme Drop-in 10:00 am
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
All Ages | DROP IN Stories, songs, crafts, and fun! All ages will enjoy this special time reading about something new each week.
Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Wake up, it’s morning! Start the week off right with rhymes, silly songs, and stories at Monday Morning Stories! The first and third program of each month will include a craft, while the second and [...]
Rock and Read 10:00 am
Rock and Read @ Glencoe Public Library
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 18 months-3 years with parent or caregiver Join Ms. Susan for Monday stories! Listen to books, move to the beat, and more at this active storytime. Older siblings are welcome.
Baby Bounce 10:30 am
Baby Bounce @ Fremont Public Library
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Birth-one year with an adult. Drop in. Siblings welcome. Registration recommended for email reminders.  
Stay and Play 10:30 am
Stay and Play @ Glencoe Public Library
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Birth – Age 3 Whether you come for Rock and Read or Book Babies, you’re welcome to socialize, play, and have fun between classes. We’ll have puppets, toys, music, and more for you to explore. [...]
Animals prepare for winter! 10:45 am
Animals prepare for winter! @ Highland Park Public LIbrary
Nov 4 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
A fun nature based program brought to you by our friends from the Park District of Highland Park! Children ages 3-6 and a caregiver are welcome to join us in the Meeting Room. No registration necessary.
Book Babies 11:00 am
Book Babies @ Glencoe Public Library
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 0-18 months with parent or caregiver Introduce your baby to the library with stories, songs, and active play designed to teach infants and toddlers their first literacy skills. Older siblings are welcome.
Preschool Open Gym 11:00 am
Preschool Open Gym @ Wauconda Community Center
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come for open play at the Community Center Gym. During this unstructured play, children can socialize through group and parallel play. This is the perfect time for you and your child to meet your friends [...]
Preschool Story Time at Kohl Children’s Museum 11:00 am
Preschool Story Time at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Story Time takes place every Monday at 11 a.m. Walk into the pages of a different book every two weeks with our interactive storytelling led by Museum professionals. Pre-school age stories on Mondays at 11 a.m. are chosen [...]
Make it Monday 1:00 pm
Make it Monday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
This program will take the full 2 hours. This program is geared toward grades 3-6.  Every week is  a new activity. Call library for details September 23: Shrinky Dinks October 7:  Wobblebots November 4: Paper [...]
Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Nov 4 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 2–5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. Customers from other library districts [...]
Raising Readers 2:00 pm
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Help your child get ready to read with stories, finger plays, and music. Receive information on child development and early literacy skill building. These story times are geared toward ages 0-3 but all ages are [...]
Drop-In Coding Club 4:00 pm
Drop-In Coding Club @ Warren Newport Public Library
Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Meet in The Point to practice your coding skills with a different challenge each month. Grades 3-5
Come and Learn Spanish with Me! ¡Ven y Aprende Español Conmigo! 5:00 pm
Come and Learn Spanish with Me! ¡Ven y Aprende Español Conmigo! @ Ela Area Public Library
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
:  ¡Mamá! ¡Papá! ¿Te gustaría que tus hijos aprendan y practiquen su español? Ven e introdúcelos al maravilloso mundo del español haciendo juegos, conversando, y leyendo fábulas, narraciones, y lecturas de cuentos infantiles.  Mom! Dad! [...]
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International Games Week at the Lake Forest Library
International Games Week at the Lake Forest Library @ Lake Forest Library
Nov 5 all-day
Lake Forest Library is participating in ALA’s International Game Week initiative. Join the worldwide fun and drop in to the Library anytime to play a board game!
Rockin’ Tots 9:00 am
Rockin’ Tots @ Rockin' Jump
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We understand trampolines are fun but big kids and toddlers don’t always mix. Rockin’ Tots offers a dedicated time when parents can have fun with their smaller children while socializing with their friends in a [...]
Baby Story Time at Aspen Drive 9:30 am
Baby Story Time at Aspen Drive @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Aspen Drive Library
Nov 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:25 am
Babies’ brains are wired for learning. Because language acquisition starts at birth, Baby Story Time focuses on activities that will stimulate their brain development. The emphasis is on caregiver-child interaction as we guide you through [...]
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play 9:30 am
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play @ Lake Forest Library
Nov 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join us for Big Thinkers Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials!
Preschool Tinkers 9:30 am
Preschool Tinkers @ Fremont Public Library
Nov 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
2.5-5 years with an adult. Drop in. Engage in active learning with your preschooler! Singing, dancing, reading, and more followed by a hands-on activity. Siblings welcome. Registration is not required, but recommended for email reminders.
Tot Open Gym 9:30 am
Tot Open Gym @ Grayslake Recreation Center
Nov 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages: Walking through 6 years with adult The Park District supplies all you need to have fun with your little one in the Recreation Center Gym! Tot Open Gym is a great way for toddlers [...]
Active Tots Time 10:00 am
Active Tots Time @ X-Factor Trampoline
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come and enjoy 180 minutes of Tots Time
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Library
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Up to 24 months w/ caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and play time.   Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card [...]
Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Lights, Action, CRAFT 10:00 am
Lights, Action, CRAFT @ Fox Lake District Library
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Two-Year-Old Storytime 10:15 am
Two-Year-Old Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Nov 5 @ 10:15 am – 10:30 am
Toddlers love to move, so we’ve designed a lively storytime just for them! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and rhythm activities.   For children ages 2 to 2 1/2 years-old. Location: Early Learning Center (Lower [...]
Parent/Child Open Gym 10:30 am
Parent/Child Open Gym @ Centennial Ice Arena
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Centennial Gymnastics also offers open gym time weekly for ages 1 1/2-6 years old, and offers a gymnastic practice session weekly for those enrolled in classes.  Open Gym [Parent/Child Ages 1 1/2-6] Tuesday 10:30 a.m. [...]
Preschool Tinkers 10:30 am
Preschool Tinkers @ Fremont Public Library
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
2.5-5 years with an adult. Drop in. Engage in active learning with your preschooler! Singing, dancing, reading, and more followed by a hands-on activity. Siblings welcome. Registration is not required, but recommended for email reminders.
Raising Readers 10:30 am
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Help your child get ready to read with stories, finger plays, and music. Receive information on child development and early literacy skill building. These story times are geared toward ages 0-3 but all ages are [...]
Storytime Tuesdays with Sharon at “Wiggly Field” 10:30 am
Storytime Tuesdays with Sharon at “Wiggly Field” @ Barbara's Bookstore
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Reading to young children affects their brain activity and may just give them that boost they need to support and promote their early reading skills. Research shows that specific areas of the brain are affected [...]
Tales for Tots 10:30 am
Tales for Tots @ Glencoe Public Library
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
All ages with parent or caregiver Read, sing, talk, and play to build early literacy skills! Join us for stories, songs and more, followed by time for socialization and play.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 am
Preschool Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Nov 5 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Stop by with your preschooler for stories and songs.   For children ages 3, 4, and 5 Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym 11:00 am
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym @ American Eagles Gymnastics
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Gym Schedule-  Cost is $5 per hour Tuesdays from 11:00am to 12:00pm  Starting Aug 19th Thursday from 10-11am Fridays Session 1 7:00pm – 8:00pm Starting Aug 23rd An adult must accompany children age 5 and under. [...]
Baby Storytime 11:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Grayslake Area Public LIbrary,
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
0-18 MONTHS | DROP IN Get out of the house with baby! Bring your newborn to 18-month-old to the library for a fun storytime including songs, parachute play, bubbles, and more!
Toddler Open Gym 11:00 am
Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Community Center
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Toddler Open Gym Day Pass: $4 residents, $5 non-residents 10 punch card pass $35 residents, $44 non residents. Fee is per child, parents are free. Toddler Open Gym is specially designed for children ages 0-5 [...]
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Library
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 & 3 w/caregiver Play and explore with stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time for toddlers. Dress for a mess! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area [...]
Preschool Picasso 11:30 am
Preschool Picasso @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Nov 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ages 3-5 – Bring your preschooler for a story and hands-on arts and crafts. Each session will have a different theme. Make sure to dress in clothes you don’t mind getting messy. Limited to 20. [...]
Family Yoga 1:30 pm
Family Yoga @ Ela Area Public Library
Nov 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Certified yoga instructor Magica Bottari combines unique kid-friendly yoga poses with playful stories and games to create an enriching experience for young children and their caregivers. Please bring yoga mats if possible. No prior yoga [...]
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 1:30 pm
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Nov 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 3–6 Take stories to the next level during this interactive storytime coupled with a very-fun book-related hands-on project.
Ozobot Class 3:00 pm
Ozobot Class @ North Chicago Public Library
Nov 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Ozobot class is a fun way to teach your children the basics of coding! Ozobots are a tiny robot toy that your children can “train” to move in basic patterns. Space is limited. For [...]
Special Needs Family Night 4:00 pm
Special Needs Family Night @ Rockin' Jump - Buffalo Grove
Nov 5 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
he FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH is SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILY NIGHT! 4 PM – 8 PM Sensory Friendly Environment for our special guests! $15 Admission for Unlimited Jump Chaperones jump for FREE Click HERE to [...]
Tinker Tuesday 4:00 pm
Tinker Tuesday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Nov 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Invent like Edison, create like Kandinsky, and use your noodle like Newton.  Tinker Tuesday offers fun activities for kids and adults working together in our makerspace-The Sandbox.  You will have the chance to explore, experiment and [...]
Playhouse Pals & Kids Club 6:00 pm
Playhouse Pals & Kids Club @ GiGi's Playhouse Deerfield
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Playhouse Pals and Kids Club are two programs that support the development of social skills and language through peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting. These programs also support gross motor skills [...]
DROP-IN Chess with the Chess Nuts 6:30 pm
DROP-IN Chess with the Chess Nuts @ Cook Park Library
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Looking for a casual, fun game of chess? DROP-IN and play with our amazing selection of unique chess boards, including 4 person chess, Stealth Chess, and 3D chess, to name a few! All skill and [...]
Science Show ~ Gumdrop Engineering 6:30 pm
Science Show ~ Gumdrop Engineering @ Busy Brains Children's Museum Pop-up
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Did you know that candy can teach about engineering? We’ll explore shapes and how they affect the stability of buildings in this sweet construction experiment. Join us for a show from Science Parent and Science [...]
Tuck-me-in Tales 6:30 pm
Tuck-me-in Tales @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Ages 0-6 with an adult. Free. Drop-in. Dress in pajamas, snuggle with your stuffed animal, and wind down from the day with books, songs, and rhymes. This program is free and open to ages 0-6 years with an [...]
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International Games Week at the Lake Forest Library
International Games Week at the Lake Forest Library @ Lake Forest Library
Nov 6 all-day
Lake Forest Library is participating in ALA’s International Game Week initiative. Join the worldwide fun and drop in to the Library anytime to play a board game!
Rockin’ Tots 9:00 am
Rockin’ Tots @ Rockin' Jump
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We understand trampolines are fun but big kids and toddlers don’t always mix. Rockin’ Tots offers a dedicated time when parents can have fun with their smaller children while socializing with their friends in a [...]
Baby Rhyme Storytime 9:30 am
Baby Rhyme Storytime @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Nov 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Ages 0-14 months with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Reading starts at birth! Miss Kelsey guides you and your baby through research-based activities and books that promote reading readiness. Best for infants, crawlers, and beginning [...]
Baby Story Time at Cook Park Library 9:30 am
Baby Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Cook Park Library
Nov 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Babies’ brains are wired for learning. Because language acquisition starts at birth, Baby Story Time focuses on activities that will stimulate their brain development. The emphasis is on caregiver-child interaction as we guide you through [...]
Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Nov 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop-in at this child led unstructured play for babies through 2 year old with a caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center. Meet other parents and caregivers for playtime and socializing. We have music, play mats, [...]
Rising Readers Storytime for Ages 3-6 9:30 am
Rising Readers Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Nov 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
  Ages 3–6 Reading aloud can help listeners and readers increase their attention span, safely explore strong emotions, and promote school readiness. Rising Readers aims to support your child’s transition from “learning to read” to [...]
Toddler Time 9:30 am
Toddler Time @ Fremont Public Library
Nov 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
1-2 years with an adult. Drop in. Get ready to jump, dance, wiggle, and stomp as we share stories, music and movement for toddlers on the go! Siblings welcome. Registration is not required, but recommended for [...]
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Description:  Ages 2-5 w/ caregiver (siblings welcome) Location: Story Room Other Information: Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. Patrons from other library districts are admitted as space is available. No registration required. Story [...]
New Parents & Babies Playgroup 10:00 am
New Parents & Babies Playgroup @ Vernon Area Public Library District,
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 Ages 0-14 months with an adult. Free. Drop-in. Meet other caregivers in this casual playdate that takes place between our Rhythm & Rhyme storytimes for babies. Swap stories and find support while tots play and [...]
Stories in the Woods 10:00 am
Stories in the Woods @ Heller Nature Center
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Adult/Child, Ages 6 months-6 years Enjoy story time with a naturalist, then take a short hike and create a craft to take home. Fee is for one Adult and one Child, $3/additional child. No pre-registration [...]
Twice As Nice Mother & Child Mobile Diaper Pantry 10:00 am
Twice As Nice Mother & Child Mobile Diaper Pantry @ Warren Newport Public Library,
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Twice as Nice Mother & Child Mobile Diaper Pantry will provide families struggling to afford diapers for their children with FREE disposable diapers and wipes. Event held in library parking lot. Registration with Twice [...]
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for a special program for little naturalists. Children ages 2-6 w/adult. Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am. Limit 16 children. COST: FREE
Drop-in Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Storytime @ Deerfield Public Library
Nov 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays in this drop-in storytime for all ages.
My First Yoga 10:30 am
My First Yoga @ Glencoe Public Library
Nov 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages 3-5 Ms. Lani from Banner Day Camp will lead preschool-aged children through basic poses and breathing exercises in these fun, easy-to-follow classes. No yoga experience is necessary. Parents or caregivers are welcome to stay [...]
Raising Readers 10:30 am
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Nov 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Help your child get ready to read with stories, finger plays, and music. Receive information on child development and early literacy skill building. These story times are geared toward ages 0-3 but all ages are [...]
Storytime Sparks for Ages 0-2 10:30 am
Storytime Sparks for Ages 0-2 @ Lake Forest Library
Nov 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages 0–2 with caregiver From birth to 2 years old, babies learn through their senses. Books that promote interaction between you and your little one are the best! Bring your babies and young toddlers for [...]
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Fremont Public Library
Nov 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
1-2 years with an adult. Drop in. Get ready to jump, dance, wiggle, and stomp as we share stories, music and movement for toddlers on the go! Siblings welcome. Registration is not required, but recommended for [...]
Wednesday Storytime at Deerfield Square 10:30 am
Wednesday Storytime at Deerfield Square @ Barnes & Noble Deerfield
Nov 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join Barnes & Noble Deerfield Square every Wednesday at 10:30am in the Kids’ Department on the Hundred Acre Wood stage for Storytime. Fun for ages 2 through 8.
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Nov 6 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please [...]
Baby Rhyme Storytime 11:00 am
Baby Rhyme Storytime @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
:  Ages 0-14 months with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Reading starts at birth! Miss Kelsey guides you and your baby through research-based activities and books that promote reading readiness. Best for infants, crawlers, and [...]
Parent/Tot Time Out 11:00 am
Parent/Tot Time Out @ Lindenhurst Park District Community Center Gym
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  This program is for you if you need to get out of the house, meet other parents and let your children burn off some excess energy! Equipment such as balls, mats, toys, and more [...]
Preschool Open Gym 11:00 am
Preschool Open Gym @ Wauconda Community Center
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come for open play at the Community Center Gym. During this unstructured play, children can socialize through group and parallel play. This is the perfect time for you and your child to meet your friends [...]
Wonderful 1’s & 2’s Storytime 11:00 am
Wonderful 1’s & 2’s Storytime @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
AGES 1-2 | DROP IN Singing, dancing, bubbles, and crafts are all part of this active storytime, designed for walking one and two-year-old children and their caregivers.
Parent/Child Open Gym 11:15 am
Parent/Child Open Gym @ Centennial Ice Arena
Nov 6 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Centennial Gymnastics also offers open gym time weekly for ages 1.5-5 years old with a parent.  Open Gym Times: Tuesday 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Wednesday 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.
Drop-in Storytime 1:00 pm
Drop-in Storytime @ Deerfield Public Library
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays in this drop-in storytime for all ages.
The Club 2:00 pm
The Club @ Fox Lake Library
Nov 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Games, crafts, and more! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th!
School’s Out Early! Catch a Movie at the Library 2:30 pm
School’s Out Early! Catch a Movie at the Library @ Lake Bluff Public Library
Nov 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us on one of LBES’ early release days for popcorn and an afternoon movie at the Library! Wednesday, 10/2 at 2:30pm Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Wednesday, 11/6 at 2:30pm Lego Movie 2
Science Sleuths 2:30 pm
Science Sleuths @ Kohl Children\'s Museum
Nov 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Science Sleuths lets children become little scientists as they study evidence, make predictions, and test their hypotheses with the guidance of a Museum educator or local professional. Programming takes place approximately every other Wednesday from 2:30 [...]
Game ON! – Teen 3:00 pm
Game ON! – Teen @ Fox Lake District Library
Nov 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Looking for something to do after school on Wednesdays? Come to the library to play board games and video games!
Melted Crayon Art 3:00 pm
Melted Crayon Art @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Nov 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Make your own abstract art by melting crayons with a hair dryer. All supplies will be provided. Age Group(s): High School Teens (Grades 9-12), ZB Teens (Grades 6-8)
Design a Dino with LEGO Bricks 3:30 pm
Design a Dino with LEGO Bricks @ Warren Newport Public Library
Nov 6 @ 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Use your imagination, then take a photo of your creation. All LEGOs remain in the library. Registration not required.
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum 3:30 pm
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Nov 6 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Early elementary age appropriate stories on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. are chosen based on age appropriateness but all ages are welcome to attend. September 4, September 11, September 18, September 25: Little Skink’s Tail by Janet Halfman While [...]
Sphero Ball Programming 4:00 pm
Sphero Ball Programming @ North Chicago Public Library
Nov 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
We’ve added Sphero Balls to our coding activities! Have your child learn coding by programming these small robotic balls to do simple tasks. For grades 4-8.
Kids Cook! 5:00 pm
Kids Cook! @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join Miss Monica from the University of Illinois Extension as you make your own fun and healthy snacks! Then we will enjoy some interactive games together! Space is limited so arriving early or on time is [...]
*RR* Sensory Story Time 6:00 pm
*RR* Sensory Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
All ages w/ caregiver Children enjoy books, music, and movement activities designed to engage the senses and build language and literacy skills. For children of all abilities. Program Room. Register.
Family Storytme Drop-in 6:00 pm
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ALL AGES | DROP IN Stories, singing, crafts and more! The entire family is invited to enjoy these special storytimes. Children younger than age 3 must be accompanied by an adult.  
prideSOCIAL 6:30 pm
prideSOCIAL @ Grayslake Area Public LIbrary,
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Description:  GRADES 7-12 | DROP IN Looking for a place to hang out with other LGBTQ+ Teens? Join us on the first Wednesday of every month for prideSOCIAL events and drop-in nights! For more information, [...]
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International Games Week at the Lake Forest Library
International Games Week at the Lake Forest Library @ Lake Forest Library
Nov 7 all-day
Lake Forest Library is participating in ALA’s International Game Week initiative. Join the worldwide fun and drop in to the Library anytime to play a board game!
Parent/Tot Gym 9:00 am
Parent/Tot Gym @ Sullivan Community Center Gym
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Let your kids burn off that extra energy this winter at the Sullivan Community Center. You and your child will enjoy a variety of toys including balls, big wheels, scooters, hula hoops, push toys, and small basketball [...]
Rockin’ Tots 9:00 am
Rockin’ Tots @ Rockin' Jump
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We understand trampolines are fun but big kids and toddlers don’t always mix. Rockin’ Tots offers a dedicated time when parents can have fun with their smaller children while socializing with their friends in a [...]
Toddler Open Gym 9:00 am
Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Community Center
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Toddler Open Gym Day Pass: $4 residents, $5 non-residents 10 punch card pass $35 residents, $44 non residents. Fee is per child, parents are free. Toddler Open Gym is specially designed for children ages 0-5 [...]
Parent and Tot Drop-in 9:15 am
Parent and Tot Drop-in @ Jewett Park Community Center - Pine A
Nov 7 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am
Enjoy dropping in and interacting with other parents and childcare providers, while your child plays with other children. A great way to form lasting friendships. Our awesome classroom has a play kitchen, climbing toys, puzzles and games. Simple craft [...]
Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Library
Nov 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 Ages 0-3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play and explore hands-on activities, while you connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play 9:30 am
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play @ Lake Forest Library
Nov 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join us for Big Thinkers Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials!
Parent-Tot Playtime 9:30 am
Parent-Tot Playtime @ Round Lake Area Park District
Nov 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
More than just an open gym, this playtime will cover the use of many manipulative play items such as balls, building blocks, trucks, and trains, and small interactive games like bowling, magnetic fishing, etc.
Tot Open Gym 9:30 am
Tot Open Gym @ Grayslake Recreation Center
Nov 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages: Walking through 6 years with adult The Park District supplies all you need to have fun with your little one in the Recreation Center Gym! Tot Open Gym is a great way for toddlers [...]
Active Tots Time 10:00 am
Active Tots Time @ X-Factor Trampoline
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come and enjoy 180 minutes of Tots Time
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym 10:00 am
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym @ American Eagles Gymnastics
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Open Gym Schedule-  Cost is $5 per hour Tuesdays from 11:00am to 12:00pm  Starting Aug 19th- Thursday from 10-11am Fridays Session 1 7:00pm – 8:00pm Starting Aug 23rd An adult must accompany children age 5 and under. [...]
Bounce and Rhyme Tot Time *TR* 10:00 am
Bounce and Rhyme Tot Time *TR* @ Ela Area Public Library
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:35 am
Stories, songs and playtime for accompanied children ages birth – 23 months. This is a ticketed event.* *Free tickets are available to Ela cardholders beginning at 9am the day of the program and are first-come, [...]
Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library 10:00 am
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Family Story Times are lively and fun caregiver/child shared play-based education programs. Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement are intentionally chosen to strengthen language development during the First Five Years of life. We sing, read, play, [...]
Family Storytme Drop-in 10:00 am
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
All Ages | DROP IN Stories, songs, crafts, and fun! All ages will enjoy this special time reading about something new each week.
Preschool Storytime (TR) 10:00 am
Preschool Storytime (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 3-5 without an adult. Free. Ticket required. Children attend this storytime independently to help them get ready for school while the accompanying adult remains in the library. Adults join at 10:30 AM to sing [...]
Stories and More 10:00 am
Stories and More @ Fox Lake District Library
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Stories and more for 3-5 year old’s with their caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center at 10.  
Babies and Books 10:15 am
Babies and Books @ Waukegan Public Library
Nov 7 @ 10:15 am – 10:30 am
Help your infant (6 to 23 months) develop new learning skills and sensory awareness by exploring books, singing songs and trying fun new activities together. Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
Tales for Tots 10:30 am
Tales for Tots @ Glencoe Public Library
Nov 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
All ages with parent or caregiver Read, sing, talk, and play to build early literacy skills! Join us for stories, songs and more, followed by time for socialization and play.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 am
Preschool Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Nov 7 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Stop by with your preschooler for stories and songs.   For children ages 3, 4, and 5 Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Description:  Ages 2-5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
AGES 1-2 | DROP IN Singing, dancing, bubbles, and crafts are all part of this active storytime, designed for walking one and two-year-old children and their caregivers.
More Animals prepare for winter! 1:30 pm
More Animals prepare for winter! @ Highland Park Public LIbrary
Nov 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
A fun nature based program brought to you by our friends from the Park District of Highland Park! Children ages 3-6 and a caregiver are welcome to join us in the Meeting Room. No registration necessary.
Preschool Storytime (TR) 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Nov 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Children ages 3-5 without an adult. Free. Ticket required. Promotes pre-reading and listening skills, builds literacy, and nurtures a love of reading in preparation for school success. Children will also gain confidence by attending classes [...]
Theatre Games at Kohl Children’s Museum 1:30 pm
Theatre Games at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Nov 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Theatre Games It’s time to let your inner actor out with Theatre Games. Through a variety of creative dramatic exercises, we will explore gross and fine motor skills, problem solving, listening and speaking skills, following directions, and [...]
LEGO Mindstorms 3:00 pm
LEGO Mindstorms @ North Chicago Public Library
Nov 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
What’s cooler than programming your own robot? Programming your own robot made of Legos! For grades 4-8.