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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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 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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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.
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.
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  
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
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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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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. [...]
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.
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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.
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 [...]
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” [...]
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Jan 9 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.
Precious Prints 11:15 am
Precious Prints @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jan 9 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Ages 2-5 – Create a seasonal work of art with paint and your handprint! This keepsake is sure to be cherished. Child must be accompanied by an adult. Dress for mess. Space limited to the [...]
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Jan 10 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.
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Jan 11 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.
Saturday Kids Craft Table 9:00 am
Saturday Kids Craft Table @ Barbara's Bookstore
Jan 11 @ 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.
Craft Cart in The Point 2:00 pm
Craft Cart in The Point @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drop in for creative fun using materials from the Craft Cart. Grades K-5
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Jan 12 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.
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Mitten Window Clings 11:00 am
Mitten Window Clings @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Make a set of ‘stained glass’ mitten to hang in your window. This program will be in the Youth Services department; no registration is required. This program is for families with children ages 3-14. No [...]
Maker Monday at Antioch Library 4:00 pm
Maker Monday at Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Jan 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Swing by the Library for an awesome drop-in craft.
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Toddler Art 11:30 am
Toddler Art @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Jan 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ages 1-2 – Bring your toddler to listen to a story and make crafts that will help them practice their fine motor skills. Each session will have a different theme. Make sure to dress in [...]
Create Workshop in The Vault – Teens 3:30 pm
Create Workshop in The Vault – Teens @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 14 @ 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 [...]
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Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 15 @ 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 [...]
Teen Crafts at the library 2:30 pm
Teen Crafts at the library @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 15 @ 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” [...]
Teen Art Club 6:00 pm
Teen Art Club @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Art club is for artists of all levels: advanced or beginners. Each Month you will learn/do a different form of art.  Locations: The Sandbox Age Group(s): High School Teens (Grades 9-12), ZB Teens (Grades 6-8)
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Scrappy Art at the Antioch Library 11:00 am
Scrappy Art at the Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Jan 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
(all ages) Stop in and enjoy making a craft to take home.Supplies are limited! January: Winter February: Valentines
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Art Start 10:00 am
Art Start @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
(Intended for babies, toddlers and preschoolers) Encourage your child’s creativity through “process-focused” (open-ended) art activities. Explore, create and have fun together! No registration required.
Art Play 10:30 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 17 @ 10:30 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 [...]
Drop In Origami 2:00 pm
Drop In Origami @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Stop by the Youth Department to make your own origami figure! We’ll have some basic templates for you to choose from, or you can design your own creation. For ages 7 to 14.
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Saturday Kids Craft Table 9:00 am
Saturday Kids Craft Table @ Barbara's Bookstore
Jan 18 @ 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.
Messy Morning 9:30 am
Messy Morning @ Takiff Center
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Learn about the wonderful Glencoe Park District preschool programs while exploring our classrooms. Your child will get to squeeze, squish, paint, swat, and do all the fun stuff you would never try at home. No [...]
Craft Cart in The Point 2:00 pm
Craft Cart in The Point @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drop in for creative fun using materials from the Craft Cart. Grades K-5
ArtWauk 5:00 pm
ArtWauk @ Arts & Entertainment District Downtown Waukegan
Jan 18 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ArtWauk is the monthly celebration of all arts in downtown Waukegan. Each month is a unique experience as the art exhibits, musicians and featured performances vary from one month to the next. Come downtown, grab [...]
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Drop-in Maker Mania at Lake Forest Library 11:00 am
Drop-in Maker Mania at Lake Forest Library @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Make today a maker day! Drop in anytime between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm for high-tech and low-tech DIY projects on everything from creating candy catapults to constructing moving, flashing, ringing gizmos and bots.
Kindness Crafts 11:00 am
Kindness Crafts @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
All Ages | DROP IN In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we will be crafting things to uplift and empower our neighbors and performing Random Acts of Kindness. Activities Include: TBD Collecting Donations [...]
¡Pintemos! / Let’s Paint! 3:00 pm
¡Pintemos! / Let’s Paint! @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jan 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ages 7-11 – ¡Entra para una artesanía de pintura sorpresa!  Espacio limitado. Se le sirve en orden de llegada. Come on in for a surprise painting craft! Space is limited. First come, first served.
Maker Monday at Antioch Library 4:00 pm
Maker Monday at Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Jan 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Swing by the Library for an awesome drop-in craft.
Teen Drop-in Creativity Corner 6:00 pm
Teen Drop-in Creativity Corner @ Lake Forest Public Library
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Carve out a corner of your day to be creative. Drop in for a bit anytime between 6:00 and 8:00 pm and make a little something special. All supplies provided. January Decorate Paper Lanterns FWIW, this [...]
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Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 22 @ 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 [...]
Drop-in Craft 6:30 pm
Drop-in Craft @ Antioch Public Library District
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
(Ages 3 years-grade 5) Stop in and enjoy making a craft to take home. Supplies are limited! December: Snowmen January: Penquin February: Cupcake
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Be Creative: Painting 6:00 pm
Be Creative: Painting @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ages 8-14 – Join us in creating your very own painting. Design your own from start to finish. Make sure you bring a smock or something that you don’t mind getting dirty.  Space is limited. [...]
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Art Studio 3:30 pm
Art Studio @ Barrington Area Library,
Jan 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Grades 1 – 8 We have the supplies, you have the ideas – let’s make art! Drop in. Program Room.
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Saturday Kids Craft Table 9:00 am
Saturday Kids Craft Table @ Barbara's Bookstore
Jan 25 @ 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.
Craft Cart in The Point 2:00 pm
Craft Cart in The Point @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drop in for creative fun using materials from the Craft Cart. Grades K-5
Saturday Create Workshop 2:00 pm
Saturday Create Workshop @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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.
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Maker Monday at Antioch Library 4:00 pm
Maker Monday at Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Swing by the Library for an awesome drop-in craft.
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Teen Art Club 6:00 pm
Teen Art Club @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Art club is for artists of all levels: advanced or beginners. Each Month you will learn/do a different form of art.  Locations: The Sandbox Age Group(s): High School Teens (Grades 9-12), ZB Teens (Grades 6-8)
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Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 29 @ 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 [...]
Teen Crafts at the library 2:30 pm
Teen Crafts at the library @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 29 @ 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” [...]
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Noche de Arte Malo/ Bad Art Night 5:00 pm
Noche de Arte Malo/ Bad Art Night @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ages 10-14 – Seamos creativos. Ven a crear arte malo y muéstralo en nuestro departamento de juvenil durante una semana. Limitado a los primeros 20. Se le sirve en orden de llegada. Let’s get creative. [...]

14 Comments

  1. The events seem to revolve in most part around children and families and although that is nice, there is not a lot for single adults. is there a separate web site for those events?

  2. Is there a way to print out the calendar of just the month of June in one page? A printer friendly version?
    When I try to print it, it is wanting to print 25 pages in strange columns.
    Thanks.

  3. Rockin Jump no longer has rockin tots on Saturdays in the summer if you want to make that change. They said it would return in the fall.

  4. There is a new gym opening in lindenhurst called Play Tyme Gym. They are opening at the end of January I believe and have added some classes and prices to their FB page. Just something new to add to the calendar. Thanks for all you do! ❤️

  5. Busy brains POP UP museum will be in Grayslake at the Heritage Center (in the basement) starting January 14 9-8pm and most other days 9-2. $5 for an all day pass. I didn’t see it on the calendar so thought I’d mention it.

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