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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Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play for ages 0–6 9:30 am
Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play for ages 0–6 @ Lake Forest Public Library
Jan 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Come for a special 10-minute storytime, stay for free play at imagination stations stocked with blocks and more! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. There are new [...]
Family Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Family Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with books, music and more … all are welcome, no registration required!
Active Tots Time 10:00 am
Active Tots Time @ X-Factor Trampoline
Jan 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come and enjoy 180 minutes of Tots Time
Museum Family Crafts 10:00 am
Museum Family Crafts @ Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
Jan 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Spend your day off creating free winter-themed crafts at the Dunn Museum.Free with Museum admission. Registration not required. WHO: Families with children 12 and under.
Stories and More 10:00 am
Stories and More @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 2 @ 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
Jan 2 @ 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)
Preschool Storytime 10:45 am
Preschool Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Jan 2 @ 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)
Winter Walk-ins 1:00 pm
Winter Walk-ins @ Raupp Museum
Jan 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Every afternoon during winter break, the Raupp Museum will be open with special walk-in activities from 1 – 3:30 pm. Admission is free; so, stop by to learn something new, try something fun, and get [...]
Theatre Games at Kohl Children’s Museum 1:30 pm
Theatre Games at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Jan 2 @ 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 [...]
Afternoon Movie: Toy Story 2 2:00 pm
Afternoon Movie: Toy Story 2 @ North Chicago Public Library
Jan 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
All are welcome to our featured afternoon movie!
Art + Tech: Sphero Painting 2:00 pm
Art + Tech: Sphero Painting @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Art and technology collide when you code a robot sphero to roll and draw in paint. Program Room. Drop in.
Teen Gaming Tournament 2:00 pm
Teen Gaming Tournament @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
NBA2K Gaming Tournament in The Vault! Join us for a mini gaming tournament in The Vault. The tournament will be NBA2K tourney, so come into The Vault and bring your friends to see who is [...]
LEGO Thursday 4:00 pm
LEGO Thursday @ Antioch Public Library District
Jan 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(Grades K-5) Roll up to the Library to come play with Lego! we have all the parts you could want and we also have a Lego friendly train table to take the play time further.
Theater Thursday 4:00 pm
Theater Thursday @ Indian Trails Library District,
Jan 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Grades 6-8. Stop by the Middle Ground on the last Thursday of each month to watch a movie and and enjoy popcorn and drinks.  We’ll also vote for the next months movie selection. Movies will [...]
Children Weeknight Storytime 6:00 pm
Children Weeknight Storytime @ Highwood Public Library
Jan 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Every Monday and Thursday at 6:00 pm Ages 3 to 10.
Ice Age Encounters 6:00 pm
Ice Age Encounters @ Dunn Museum
Jan 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ice Age Encounters @ Dunn Museum | Libertyville | Illinois | United States
A FREE Thursday Night Event.  Come investigate the Ice Age through hands-on demonstrations, looking at fossil casts, and comparing and contrasting to animals today. Enjoy free programs every first and third Thursday evening at the [...]
Family Skate Night 6:30 pm
Family Skate Night @ Centennial Ice Arena
Jan 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Skating coaches are available to assist new skaters. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults $7 Youth $6 Skate Rental $3
Teen Crafts 7:00 pm
Teen Crafts @ Lake Bluff Public Library
Jan 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for teen crafts; put your own unique spin on these fun projects. All materials provided, just bring your creativity! January Snowflake Window Clings February DIY Bath Boombs
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Rockin’ Tots 9:00 am
Rockin’ Tots @ Rockin' Jump
Jan 3 @ 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 [...]
Family Dance Party 10:00 am
Family Dance Party @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get ready to dance, shake, shimmy, groove! Make sure you’re ready to move-it, move-it for this music-filled party for you and your little ones. No registration required!
LMNOP (0-3) 10:00 am
LMNOP (0-3) @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Jan 3 @ 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.
Museum Curiosity Stations 10:00 am
Museum Curiosity Stations @ Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rotate through the exhibition galleries to experience a variety of hands-on activities. Free with Museum admission. Registration not required. For updates call 847968-3400. WHO: Families with children 12 and under.
Oscar Mayer Wienermobile at Mariano’s Bannockburn 10:00 am
Oscar Mayer Wienermobile at Mariano’s Bannockburn @ Mariano's Bannockburn
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is coming to Bannockburn! Come join the “hot doggers” for pictures with the wienermobile!!! We hope to see you there!
Sensory Hour 10:00 am
Sensory Hour @ Raupp Museum
Jan 3 @ 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 [...]
Minecraft Mania 1:00 pm
Minecraft Mania @ Indian Trails Public LIbrary District
Jan 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Grades 3 & 4. Use Minecraft’s Creative Mode to  build and decorate related to a theme. Led by Scott Vrablik and Mitchell Brown, this live demonstration includes step-by-step tutorials for beginners, along with rigorous high-tech [...]
Spin the Wheel Lego Challenge 1:00 pm
Spin the Wheel Lego Challenge @ Wauconda Area Library
Jan 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Show off your Lego© building skills.  Spin the wheel, receive a challenge, and build an amazing creation! All Ages
Switch: Just Dance 2020 1:00 pm
Switch: Just Dance 2020 @ Round lake area public library
Jan 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ages 5 and Up – Come on in and have fun while playing switch games.
Winter Walk-ins 1:00 pm
Winter Walk-ins @ Raupp Museum
Jan 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Every afternoon during winter break, the Raupp Museum will be open with special walk-in activities from 1 – 3:30 pm. Admission is free; so, stop by to learn something new, try something fun, and get [...]
Oscar Mayer Wienermobile at Mariano’s Vernon Hills 2:00 pm
Oscar Mayer Wienermobile at Mariano’s Vernon Hills @ Mariano's Vernon Hills
Jan 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is coming to Vernon Hills! Come join the “hot doggers” for pictures with the wienermobile!!! We hope to see you there!
Toddler Open Gym 2:30 pm
Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Park Community Center
Jan 3 @ 2:30 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 [...]
Minecraft Mania 3:00 pm
Minecraft Mania @ Indian Trails Public LIbrary District
Jan 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Grades 5-8. Use Minecraft’s Creative Mode to  build and decorate related to a theme. Led by Scott Vrablik and Mitchell Brown, this live demonstration includes step-by-step tutorials for beginners, along with rigorous high-tech assignments for advanced [...]
Open Gaming 4:00 pm
Open Gaming @ Highwood Public LIbrary
Jan 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Enjoy many games in the YA room
Harry Potter Yule Ball 6:00 pm
Harry Potter Yule Ball @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
All ages Celebrate the magic and music of Harry Potter at this festive gathering of fans. Enjoy a live performance by the Moeller Cello & Guitar Duo, plus fun Hogwarts activities for all ages, and [...]
Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Antioch Public Library District,
Jan 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
(All Ages) A series of stories and songs for children December: New Years Celebrations around the world. January 3: Snow and winter fun January 24: Penguins February 7: Black History Month February 21: Food
Friday Family Ninja Nights 6:30 pm
Friday Family Ninja Nights @ Ultimate Ninjas Libertyville
Jan 3 @ 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 [...]
Open Swim 7:00 pm
Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Jan 3 @ 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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Saturday Kids Craft Table 9:00 am
Saturday Kids Craft Table @ Barbara's Bookstore
Jan 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us on Saturdays for crafts at our craft table! According to child experts, creating crafts (a great break from playing with devices,) provide many benefits.
Family Drop-In Storytime 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with books, music and more … all are welcome, no registration required!
Family Time 10:00 am
Family Time @ Deerfield Public Library
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Come to the Youth Program Room for a drop-in storytime the whole family will enjoy!
Open Play at GiGi’s Playhouse 10:00 am
Open Play at GiGi’s Playhouse @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Hosted by our Youth Board, Open Play is the perfect opportunity to visit with other families and enjoy the playhouse in a fun, friendly, casual setting.
Drop-In Chess 10:30 am
Drop-In Chess @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 4 @ 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 Storytime 10:30 am
Saturday Storytime @ The Book Stall
Jan 4 @ 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 [...]
Meet the Forge 11:00 am
Meet the Forge @ Ela Area Public Library
Jan 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Drop by and paint a 3d model to take home, try out our technology kits, and learn about what our makerspace has to offer.
Storytime and Activities at Deer Park Town Center 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities at Deer Park Town Center @ Barnes & Noble Deer Park
Jan 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Storytime and Activities featuring different books. Plus, get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 (Café stores only). December 21: It’s Christmas time at your favorite [...]
Storytime and Activities at Deerfield Square 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities at Deerfield Square @ Barnes & Noble Deerfield
Jan 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Storytime and Activities featuring different books. Plus, get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 (Café stores only). December 21: It’s Christmas time at your favorite [...]
Storytime and Activities Mellody Farms 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities Mellody Farms @ Barnes & Noble Mellody Farms
Jan 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Storytime and Activities featuring different books. Plus, get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 (Café stores only). December 21: It’s Christmas time at your favorite [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 4 @ 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 [...]
Snow Man crafts 1:00 pm
Snow Man crafts @ North Chicago Public Library
Jan 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Snowman Crafts; paint mason jars or make a snow globe  
Teen Gaming 1:00 pm
Teen Gaming @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Grades 6 – 12 Video Gaming in The Vault for Teens! Join us in The Vault for video gaming! Choose between the Nintendo Switch, Xbox 1, and PS4 and numerous games between them all. All [...]
Open Swim 1:30 pm
Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Jan 4 @ 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 [...]
Craft Cart in The Point 2:00 pm
Craft Cart in The Point @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drop in for creative fun using materials from the Craft Cart. Grades K-5
Electric Circuits 2:00 pm
Electric Circuits @ North Chicago Public Library
Jan 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn to build electric circuits
Saturday Afternoon Story Time 2:30 pm
Saturday Afternoon Story Time @ Barbara's Bookstore
Jan 4 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Join us for “Saturday Afternoon Story Time” in our children’s book section. In addition to “Story Time Tuesdays with Sharon” at 10:30 AM, we are adding “Saturday Afternoon StoryTime” during the hours of 2:30-3:30PM! Experts [...]
What’s on the Menu? 3:00 pm
What’s on the Menu? @ River Trail Nature Center
Jan 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join River Trail Nature Center at feeding time to learn about our display animals and their unique habits.
Family Neon Jump Night 8:00 pm
Family Neon Jump Night @ Rockin' Jump Buffalo Grove
Jan 4 @ 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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Sensory Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese 9:00 am
Sensory Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese @ Chuck E. Cheese - Vernon Hills
Jan 5 @ 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 [...]
Toddler Open Gym 10:00 am
Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Community Center
Jan 5 @ 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
Jan 5 @ 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
Jan 5 @ 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, [...]
LEGO Club 1:30 pm
LEGO Club @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Jan 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Ages 3-12 | DROP IN Build something fun at the library, and we’ll display it for people to see. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Open Swim 1:30 pm
Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Jan 5 @ 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
Jan 5 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Come join the Waukegan Public Library for a family movie! January 5: Toy Story 4 January 12: A Wrinkle in Time January 19: Pokemon Detective Pikachu January 26: Wonder February 2: Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse February 9: Dora [...]
Wonderful Winter Wildlife 1:30 pm
Wonderful Winter Wildlife @ River Trail Nature Center
Jan 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Learn how local wildlife must sleep, move or adapt in order to survive Chicago winters.
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play 2:00 pm
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 5 @ 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!
What’s on the Menu? 3:00 pm
What’s on the Menu? @ River Trail Nature Center
Jan 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join River Trail Nature Center at feeding time to learn about our display animals and their unique habits.
Los Bilingüitos Storytime 3:30 pm
Los Bilingüitos Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Jan 5 @ 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 [...]
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Jan 6 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
Parent/Tot Gym 9:00 am
Parent/Tot Gym @ Sullivan Community Center Gym
Jan 6 @ 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 [...]
Stay & Play at the J 9:00 am
Stay & Play at the J @ Lake County JCC
Jan 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Have fun with your little one and connect with other families when you Stay & Play at the J! Our infant toddler play spaces have been expertly designed with the littlest hands, feet, and bodies [...]
Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital 9:30 am
Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital @ Kohl Children's Museum
Jan 6 @ 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
Jan 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Birth-one year with an adult. Drop in. Siblings welcome. Registration recommended for email reminders.  
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
(Intended for babies and toddlers) Come be part of the fun at Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with rhyme, music, books and more for our littlest of listeners. No registration required!
Panera Storytime 9:30 am
Panera Storytime @ Panera Bread
Jan 6 @ 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
Jan 6 @ 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!
Together 2s & 3s (TR) 9:30 am
Together 2s & 3s (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2 and 3 with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Share stories and learn sign language with Miss Sarah. Activities and books centered around a letter of the day help your child develop letter recognition. [...]
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Indian Trails Library District - Temporary Location
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages infants & crawlers with a caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays and sign language followed by 15-minute playtime. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Family story time at Aspen Drive 10:00 am
Family story time at Aspen Drive @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Aspen Drive Library
Jan 6 @ 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
Jan 6 @ 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.
Magic of Rhythm 10:00 am
Magic of Rhythm @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
The Elgin Symphony Orchestra traveling ensemble explores how a composer uses rhythm to create musical magic. Melody, rhythm, and magical illusions combine with audience participation to delight and amaze.   All ages with a caregiver. [...]
Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 6 @ 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
Jan 6 @ 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
Jan 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Birth-one year with an adult. Drop in. Siblings welcome. Registration recommended for email reminders.  
Drop-in Jumpstart Art for K-4 10:30 am
Drop-in Jumpstart Art for K-4 @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
We get you started with an art project, and you let your creativity take off! January 6: Unexpected Angles Channel your inner Michelangelo as you paint under the table, along the wall, and at all [...]
Stay and Play 10:30 am
Stay and Play @ Glencoe Public Library
Jan 6 @ 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. [...]
Together 2s & 3s (TR) 10:30 am
Together 2s & 3s (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages 2 and 3 with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Share stories and learn sign language with Miss Sarah. Activities and books centered around a letter of the day help your child develop letter recognition. [...]
Wiggle Time 10:30 am
Wiggle Time @ Community Recreation Center
Jan 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ages 1-4 Years Climb, jump, crawl and run! Youngsters practice large and fine moor skills. Parents and caregivers must remain with and supervise their child/children at the program.
Winter Storytime Live! 10:45 am
Winter Storytime Live! @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 6 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
For ages 3 1/2 to 6. Location: Meeting Room. Drop off your independent preschoolers or kindergartners in the Meeting Room for a special storytime! Let them enjoy great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music, and activities that [...]
Wonderful Walkers {TR} 10:45 am
Wonderful Walkers {TR} @ Indian Trails Public Library District
Jan 6 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages walkers – 24 months with a caregiver. Stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by 10-minute playtime. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Book Babies 11:00 am
Book Babies @ Glencoe Public Library
Jan 6 @ 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 Story Time at Kohl Children’s Museum 11:00 am
Preschool Story Time at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Jan 6 @ 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 [...]
Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 6 @ 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 [...]
Drop-in Jumpstart Art for K-4 2:30 pm
Drop-in Jumpstart Art for K-4 @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 6 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
We get you started with an art project, and you let your creativity take off! January 6: Unexpected Angles Channel your inner Michelangelo as you paint under the table, along the wall, and at all [...]
Ozobot Class 3:00 pm
Ozobot Class @ North Chicago Public Library
Jan 6 @ 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 [...]
Teen Gaming 3:15 pm
Teen Gaming @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 6 @ 3:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Grades 6 – 12 Video Gaming in The Vault for Teens! Join us in The Vault for video gaming! Choose between the Nintendo Switch, Xbox 1, and PS4 and numerous games between them all. All [...]
Maker Monday at Antioch Library 4:00 pm
Maker Monday at Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Jan 6 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Swing by the Library for an awesome drop-in craft.
Children Weeknight Storytime 6:00 pm
Children Weeknight Storytime @ Highwood Public Library
Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Every Monday and Thursday at 6:00 pm Ages 3 to 10.
Drop-in Jumpstart Art for K-4 6:30 pm
Drop-in Jumpstart Art for K-4 @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
We get you started with an art project, and you let your creativity take off! January 6: Unexpected Angles Channel your inner Michelangelo as you paint under the table, along the wall, and at all [...]
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Jan 7 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
Rockin’ Tots 9:00 am
Rockin’ Tots @ Rockin' Jump
Jan 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 [...]
Baby Story Time at Aspen Drive 9:30 am
Baby Story Time at Aspen Drive @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Aspen Drive Library
Jan 7 @ 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 [...]
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
(Intended for babies and toddlers) Come be part of the fun at Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with rhyme, music, books and more for our littlest of listeners. No registration required!
Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play for ages 0–6 9:30 am
Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play for ages 0–6 @ Lake Forest Public Library
Jan 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Come for a special 10-minute storytime, stay for free play at imagination stations stocked with blocks and more! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. There are new [...]
Preschool Tinkers 9:30 am
Preschool Tinkers @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 7 @ 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
Jan 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 [...]
Wiggling Ones 9:30 am
Wiggling Ones @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Ages 12-24 months with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Giggle, sing, and jam along with your toddler in this music- and movement-centered program. This is an active program; be prepared to move! Tickets are available [...]
Active Tots Time 10:00 am
Active Tots Time @ X-Factor Trampoline
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come and enjoy 180 minutes of Tots Time
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 7 @ 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
Jan 7 @ 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
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Parent/Tot Open Gym 10:00 am
Parent/Tot Open Gym @ Mundelein Park District Community Center
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Now that fall is in full swing and the temperatures are dropping, mark your calendar for Parent/Tot Open Gym drop in’s. Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 am – Noon starting November 8 and running through April [...]
Stay and Play at the J 10:00 am
Stay and Play at the J @ JCC at Am Shalom
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Have fun with your little one and connect with other families when you Stay & Play at the J! Our newly refurbished infant toddler play spaces have been expertly designed with the littlest hands, feet, [...]
Two-Year-Old Storytime 10:15 am
Two-Year-Old Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Jan 7 @ 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 [...]
Preschool Tinkers 10:30 am
Preschool Tinkers @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 7 @ 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.
Storytime Tuesdays with Sharon at “Wiggly Field” 10:30 am
Storytime Tuesdays with Sharon at “Wiggly Field” @ Barbara's Bookstore
Jan 7 @ 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
Jan 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.
Wiggling Ones 10:30 am
Wiggling Ones @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages 12-24 months with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Giggle, sing, and jam along with your toddler in this music- and movement-centered program. This is an active program; be prepared to move! Tickets are available [...]
Preschool Storytime 10:45 am
Preschool Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Jan 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)
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym 11:00 am
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym @ American Eagles Gymnastics
Jan 7 @ 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,
Jan 7 @ 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
Jan 7 @ 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
Jan 7 @ 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
Jan 7 @ 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. [...]
Baby and Me 12:00 pm
Baby and Me @ Highwood Public Library
Jan 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Parent baby storytime
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 1:30 pm
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 7 @ 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.
Amazing Animal Series: Surviving Winter 2:00 pm
Amazing Animal Series: Surviving Winter @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
January: Organisms are exposed to and influenced by five vectors of winter: Cold, Radiation, Energy, Wind and Snow. Discover how the natural world survives winter. Kids explore the reasons for changing seasons and discover how [...]
Snap Electric Circuits 3:00 pm
Snap Electric Circuits @ North Chicago Public Library
Jan 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Learn to build electric circuits
Create Workshop in The Vault – Teens 3:30 pm
Create Workshop in The Vault – Teens @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Grades 6 – 12 Come in and enjoy a break from school work and join us in The Vault for our create workshop! All skill levels invited. Materials will be provided. Registration not required. January [...]
Drop In: Trinkets with Meaning 4:00 pm
Drop In: Trinkets with Meaning @ Grayslake Area Public LIbrary
Jan 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Grades 2-6 | DROP IN Drop by and make a magnet, button, or binary code bracelet.
Special Needs Family Night 4:00 pm
Special Needs Family Night @ Rockin' Jump - Buffalo Grove
Jan 7 @ 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 [...]
Awesome Arctic Adventure 6:00 pm
Awesome Arctic Adventure @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Grades K-2. Explore the world of arctic animals with stories, crafts and a frosty snack. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Playdate Connection! 6:00 pm
Playdate Connection! @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This fun parenting workshop is geared toward parents and their 0-3 year old children. Experts from Family Focus will provide guidance and support on healthy interactions with your little one. Learn about child development with [...]
Family Drop-in Storytime 6:30 pm
Family Drop-in Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Come be part of the fun at storytime! It’s a half hour of books, songs, fingerplays and storytelling activities. All ages welcome, no registration required!
prideSOCIAL 6:30 pm
prideSOCIAL @ Grayslake Area Public LIbrary,
Jan 7 @ 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, contact [...]
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Jan 8 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
Rockin’ Tots 9:00 am
Rockin’ Tots @ Rockin' Jump
Jan 8 @ 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 [...]
Stay & Play at the J 9:00 am
Stay & Play at the J @ Lake County JCC
Jan 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Have fun with your little one and connect with other families when you Stay & Play at the J! Our infant toddler play spaces have been expertly designed with the littlest hands, feet, and bodies [...]
Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jan 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Ages 6-24 months – This is a special library time to share stories, songs, rhymes and bounces. There will also be time after storytime for play and to talk to each other.
Baby Rhyme Storytime 9:30 am
Baby Rhyme Storytime @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 8 @ 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
Jan 8 @ 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 [...]
Family Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Family Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with books, music and more … all are welcome, no registration required!
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 9:30 am
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Ages 3–6 Take stories to the next level during this interactive storytime coupled with a very-fun book-related hands-on project.
Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 8 @ 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, [...]
Toddler Time 9:30 am
Toddler Time @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 8 @ 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
Jan 8 @ 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,
Jan 8 @ 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 [...]
Small Serendipity 10:00 am
Small Serendipity @ River Trails Nature Center
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Join River Trail Nature Center for a nature story and craft or other activity. Ages 3-6 w/adult. COST: FREE  
Twice As Nice Mother & Child Mobile Diaper Pantry 10:00 am
Twice As Nice Mother & Child Mobile Diaper Pantry @ Warren Newport Public Library,
Jan 8 @ 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. Registration with Twice & Nice Mother & Child, as [...]
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for a special program for little naturalists. For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Experience nature through storytelling, music, play, and art! We’ll spend some time outdoors if weather permits, so dress accordingly. [...]
Kids Sing-A-Long Miss Jamie from the Farm 10:30 am
Kids Sing-A-Long Miss Jamie from the Farm @ Mariano's Buffalo Grove
Jan 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Planting seeds through song as Miss Jamie from the Farm takes your kids (ages 5 and under) on an imaginative 30-minute musical adventure to her “farm.” Children will learn values like hard work, healthy eating [...]
Storytime Sparks for Ages 0-2 10:30 am
Storytime Sparks for Ages 0-2 @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 8 @ 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
Jan 8 @ 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
Jan 8 @ 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.
Wiggle Time 10:30 am
Wiggle Time @ Community Recreation Center
Jan 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ages 1-4 Years Climb, jump, crawl and run! Youngsters practice large and fine moor skills. Parents and caregivers must remain with and supervise their child/children at the program.
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 8 @ 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
Jan 8 @ 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
Jan 8 @ 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 [...]
Wonderful 1’s & 2’s Storytime 11:00 am
Wonderful 1’s & 2’s Storytime @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Jan 8 @ 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.
LEGO Club 2:00 pm
LEGO Club @ North Chicago Public Library
Jan 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Help your children explore their latent creativity by bringing them to Lego Club every Wednesday after school! We have boxes of Legos for you and your children to enjoy. For ages 3 to 12.
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
Jan 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us on one of LBES’ early release days for popcorn and an afternoon movie at the Library! January 8 Detective Pikachu (2019) February 5 Toy Story 4 (2019)
Teen Crafts at the library 2:30 pm
Teen Crafts at the library @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Crafting in the library: January 8: Woven Friendship Bracelets January 15: 90’s-Inspired Friendship Bracelets January 29: Marbled Charms February 12: Marbled Charms February 19: Sew a Scrunchie February 26: Perler Bead Characters March 4: Backpack Buddy March 11: St. Paddy’s “Pot of Gold” [...]
Explore Your World 3:00 pm
Explore Your World @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Different topic each week! Call the library for more information! Age Group(s): ZB Kids (Grades K-4), ZB Kids (Grades 3-6)
Teen Gaming 3:15 pm
Teen Gaming @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 8 @ 3:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Grades 6 – 12 Video Gaming in The Vault for Teens! Join us in The Vault for video gaming! Choose between the Nintendo Switch, Xbox 1, and PS4 and numerous games between them all. All [...]
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
Jan 8 @ 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.
Mini Makers Club {TR} 4:00 pm
Mini Makers Club {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades 1-5. Each month we will explore a new topic of science, technology, and arts and crafts using a variety of supplies and techniques. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Sphero Ball Programming 4:00 pm
Sphero Ball Programming @ North Chicago Public Library
Jan 8 @ 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.
Tech Free Family Time 4:00 pm
Tech Free Family Time @ Antioch Public Library
Jan 8 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Looking to unplug and unwind as a family during the middle of the week? Come and play board games/ developmental games or color!
Tween Gaming at Warren Newport 4:00 pm
Tween Gaming at Warren Newport @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Grades 6 – 12 Video Gaming in The Vault for Teens! Join us in The Vault for video gaming! Choose between the Nintendo Switch, Xbox 1, and PS4 and numerous games between them all. All [...]
Family Storytme Drop-in 6:00 pm
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Jan 8 @ 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.