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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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 [...]
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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.
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 [...]
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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. [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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3D Design & Printing for Teens 3:30 pm
3D Design & Printing for Teens @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Nov 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Learn how to 3D print your own designs! Each teen will leave with a 3D printed object. High School Teens (Grades 9-12), ZB Teens (Grades 6-8)
Teen Crafts 7:00 pm
Teen Crafts @ Lake Bluff Public Library
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for teen crafts this fall and put your own unique spin on these fun projects. All materials provided, just bring your creativity! September: Slime Laboratory October: Memory Boxes November: Button Bonanza.
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Drop-in Maker Mania at Lake Forest Library 10:30 am
Drop-in Maker Mania at Lake Forest Library @ Lake Forest Library
Nov 8 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 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.
Art Studio 3:30 pm
Art Studio @ Barrington Area Library,
Nov 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Grades 1-8 We have the supplies, you have the ideas – let’s make art! Program Room. Drop in.
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Saturday Morning Fun at Snicklefritz 10:30 am
Saturday Morning Fun at Snicklefritz @ Snickelfritz Toys
Nov 9 @ 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 [...]
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Nov 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.
Dinosaur Craft 3:30 pm
Dinosaur Craft @ Warren Newport Public Library,
Nov 11 @ 3:30 pm – 7:15 pm
While supplies last. Registration not required.
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Nov 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.
Toddler Art 11:30 am
Toddler Art @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Nov 12 @ 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 2:00 pm
Create Workshop in The Vault – Teens @ Warren Newport Public Library
Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Grades 6 – 12 Create decals, stickers or a design to heat transfer. Bring a cotton t-shirt, pillowcase or bag if you will be designing a heat transfer. Come in and enjoy a break from [...]
Tinker Tuesday 4:00 pm
Tinker Tuesday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Nov 12 @ 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 [...]
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Nov 13 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
Nov 13 @ 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 [...]
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Nov 14 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
Nov 15 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.
Messy Art & Play 11:30 am
Messy Art & Play @ Deerfield Public Library
Nov 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join us for a hands-on playtime that involves all 5 of our senses! Make sure to dress for mess. Children of all abilities with siblings and caregivers are welcome! For children up to age 6 [...]
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Nov 16 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
Nov 17 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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Make it Monday 1:00 pm
Make it Monday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Nov 18 @ 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 [...]
STEAM Ahead 3:30 pm
STEAM Ahead @ Warren Newport Public Library
Nov 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades K-5 Stop by The Point for drop-in STEAM activities. October 10: See the wonders of Fall through a magnifying glass! October 29: Halloween – create spooky fun November 18: Celebrate the movie “Frozen” with a [...]
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Tinker Tuesday 4:00 pm
Tinker Tuesday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Nov 19 @ 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 [...]
Drop In: Perler Treats 4:30 pm
Drop In: Perler Treats @ Grayslake Area Public LIbrary
Nov 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Grades 5-12 | DROP IN Love making art bead by bead? This time you can also do it Skittle by Skittle or Twizzler by Twizzler!
Precious Prints 6:00 pm
Precious Prints @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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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Play-Doh Playdate 10:30 am
Play-Doh Playdate @ Lake Forest Library
Nov 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Meet a new Play-Doh pal and have fun molding and sculpting together. We’ll take care of the mess!
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Nov 20 @ 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 [...]
DIY Patches 3:30 pm
DIY Patches @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Nov 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Make your own fabric patch on our embroidery machine.
Teen Art Club 4:30 pm
Teen Art Club @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Nov 20 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Art club is for artists of all levels: advanced or beginners. Each Month you will learn/do a different form of art.  October Drawing Magna November Digital Art December Acrylic Painting Locations: The Sandbox Age Group(s): High School Teens [...]
DIY for Teens 6:30 pm
DIY for Teens @ Round lake area public library
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Teens – Come and try a new craft! We’ll have a new project each month in the Teen Zone. September: Morse Code Bracelets October: Zentangle Magnets November: Personalized Earbuds Space and supplies are limited to a [...]
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Turkey Time! 10:00 am
Turkey Time! @ Grayslake Area Public LIbrary
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
All Ages | DROP IN Gobble up these turkey and Thanksgiving crafts for the whole family.
Maker Monday at Antioch Library 12:00 pm
Maker Monday at Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Nov 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 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
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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. September: The Art of Marbling [...]
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Kids Do Art! 9:30 am
Kids Do Art! @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Nov 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages 1-3 with an adult. Free. Drop in. Art starts young with easy-to-create, educational crafts. September: Explore how colors mix by creating a rainbow jar (to take home!) and designing a pom-pom drop. Both crafts [...]
Create Workshop in The Vault – Teens 2:00 pm
Create Workshop in The Vault – Teens @ Warren Newport Public Library
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Grades 6 – 12 Create decals, stickers or a design to heat transfer. Bring a cotton t-shirt, pillowcase or bag if you will be designing a heat transfer. Come in and enjoy a break from [...]
Crafternoons 4:15 pm
Crafternoons @ Glencoe Public Library
Nov 26 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
All ages What could be better than a lazy crafternoon? Create your own crafts out of a wide variety of materials, ranging from the everyday to the entirely unexpected.
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Art Play 10:30 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Nov 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 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 [...]
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12 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.

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