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 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 [...]
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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!
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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.
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 [...]
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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.
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 [...]
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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!
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.  
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. [...]
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 [...]
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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!
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.
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 [...]
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.
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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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 [...]
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 [...]
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” [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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Family Story Time at Cook Park Library 10:00 am
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District
Jan 9 @ 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, [...]
Toddler Play Day 10:00 am
Toddler Play Day @ Warren Newport Public Library,
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages Birth – 3 Years with Caregiver Drop in to enjoy unstructured playtime for little toddlers! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play and socialize with others in the [...]
LEGO Club 4:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Lake Bluff Public Library,
Jan 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
(Grades 1 and up) Come and build the LEGO creation of your dreams! Participate in a different challenge every month, or free build.
Arctic Antics 4:30 pm
Arctic Antics @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
(Grades K-3) Explore all things polar during this fun drop-in event. Learn why polar bears stay warm, make a snowflake, and more! No registration required.
Family Storytime 6:00 pm
Family Storytime @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
All ages with an adult. Drop in. Dance, sing, play, and read together at this storytime for the whole family! Miss Rachael guides you through bounces for babies, silly songs for big kids, and everything in [...]
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Playdate @ the Library 9:30 am
Playdate @ the Library @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages birth to 4 with an adult. Free. Drop in. Chase away the wintertime blues here: Little ones can play with friends without all that stifling snow gear. We’ll set up a wide variety of [...]
Bookflix Storytime 10:00 am
Bookflix Storytime @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2-5 with an adult. Drop in. Enjoy entertaining and educational rhymes, songs, and books animated on-screen using the Bookflix app. Bookflix transforms picture books and non-fiction books into miniature movies on screen!
Noisy Time! 10:45 am
Noisy Time! @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 10 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Explore the world around us with stories, rhymes and lots of music and movement. Limit: 25. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Teen Gaming 1:00 pm
Teen Gaming @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 11 @ 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 [...]
Train Storytime! 3:00 pm
Train Storytime! @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
We’ll read train books and then play with wooden toy train sets. Kids (Ages 0-6)
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Waukegan Public Library’s Free Family Movie Series 1:30 pm
Waukegan Public Library’s Free Family Movie Series @ Waukegan Public Library
Jan 12 @ 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 [...]
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Baby Bounce 9:30 am
Baby Bounce @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 13 @ 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 13 @ 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!
Toddler Storytime {TR} 10:00 am
Toddler Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs. Limit: 20.  Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event.
Baby Bounce 10:30 am
Baby Bounce @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 13 @ 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
Jan 13 @ 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. [...]
Toddler Storytime {TR} 10:45 am
Toddler Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 13 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs. Limit: 20.  Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event.
Teen Gaming 3:15 pm
Teen Gaming @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 13 @ 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 [...]
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
Jan 13 @ 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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Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 14 @ 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!
Preschool Tinkers 10:30 am
Preschool Tinkers @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 14 @ 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! at ZB Library 10:30 am
Storytime! at ZB Library @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Attend weekly storytimes to boost your child’s development! Each storytime will include early literacy skills geared at the birth through six age group. Siblings welcome!
Lotería 6:30 pm
Lotería @ Wauconda Area Library
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Ven a la biblioteca a jugar Lotería  con toda la familia. No requiere de inscripción Lotería Come to the library with the whole family to play Loteria. No registration required 
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Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 15 @ 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 15 @ 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 [...]
Play Dough Play Date! 10:30 am
Play Dough Play Date! @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Make new friends and play with play dough! Play dough allows children to use their creativity and imagination while developing their hand-eye coordination. The library will provide the dough & tools and will take care [...]
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” [...]
Explore Your World 3:00 pm
Explore Your World @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 15 @ 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 15 @ 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 [...]
Tween Gaming at Warren Newport 4:00 pm
Tween Gaming at Warren Newport @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 15 @ 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 [...]
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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Family Story Time at Cook Park Library 10:00 am
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District
Jan 16 @ 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, [...]
Toddler Storytime {TR} 10:00 am
Toddler Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs. Limit: 20.  Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event.
Toddler Storytime {TR} 10:45 am
Toddler Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 16 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs. Limit: 20.  Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event.
Family Storytime 6:00 pm
Family Storytime @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
All ages with an adult. Drop in. Dance, sing, play, and read together at this storytime for the whole family! Miss Rachael guides you through bounces for babies, silly songs for big kids, and everything in [...]
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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 [...]
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Zumba for Families 9:30 am
Zumba for Families @ Wauconda Area Library
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Family program January 18, 25 and February 1, 8, 22 and 29 (No class on February 15) Start the year well in a very fun way. Our friends at Mano a Mano will lead us [...]
Drop-In Chess 10:30 am
Drop-In Chess @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 18 @ 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.
Teen Gaming 1:00 pm
Teen Gaming @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 18 @ 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 [...]
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Waukegan Public Library’s Free Family Movie Series 1:30 pm
Waukegan Public Library’s Free Family Movie Series @ Waukegan Public Library
Jan 19 @ 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 [...]
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Baby Bounce 9:30 am
Baby Bounce @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 20 @ 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 20 @ 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!
Baby Bounce 10:30 am
Baby Bounce @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 20 @ 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
Jan 20 @ 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. [...]
Teen Gaming 3:15 pm
Teen Gaming @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 20 @ 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 [...]
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
Jan 20 @ 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! [...]
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 [...]
The Two Chess Nuts 6:30 pm
The Two Chess Nuts @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Two Chess Nuts are back for an evening of free play.  Try fun variations of Chess on their unique boards from around the world. Or enjoy a match on a board with your favorite [...]
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Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 21 @ 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!
Preschool Tinkers 10:30 am
Preschool Tinkers @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 21 @ 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! at ZB Library 10:30 am
Storytime! at ZB Library @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Attend weekly storytimes to boost your child’s development! Each storytime will include early literacy skills geared at the birth through six age group. Siblings welcome!
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Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 22 @ 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 22 @ 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 [...]
Play Dough Play Date! 10:30 am
Play Dough Play Date! @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Make new friends and play with play dough! Play dough allows children to use their creativity and imagination while developing their hand-eye coordination. The library will provide the dough & tools and will take care [...]
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 [...]
Explore Your World 3:00 pm
Explore Your World @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 22 @ 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 22 @ 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 [...]
Tween Gaming at Warren Newport 4:00 pm
Tween Gaming at Warren Newport @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 22 @ 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 [...]
Drop-in STEM Challenge 4:30 pm
Drop-in STEM Challenge @ Deerfield Public Library
Jan 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Stop by the library to try your hand at a new STEM challenge each month!
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Family Story Time at Cook Park Library 10:00 am
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District
Jan 23 @ 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 Storytime 6:00 pm
Family Storytime @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
All ages with an adult. Drop in. Dance, sing, play, and read together at this storytime for the whole family! Miss Rachael guides you through bounces for babies, silly songs for big kids, and everything in [...]
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Playdate @ the Library 9:30 am
Playdate @ the Library @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages birth to 4 with an adult. Free. Drop in. Chase away the wintertime blues here: Little ones can play with friends without all that stifling snow gear. We’ll set up a wide variety of [...]
Morning Make-Believe 10:00 am
Morning Make-Believe @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
(Intended for babies, toddlers and preschoolers) Did you know playing “make-believe” builds developmental skills? We provide the space and props–your child provides the imagination! No registration required.
Noisy Time! 10:45 am
Noisy Time! @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 24 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Explore the world around us with stories, rhymes and lots of music and movement. Limit: 25. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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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Zumba for Families 9:30 am
Zumba for Families @ Wauconda Area Library
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Family program January 18, 25 and February 1, 8, 22 and 29 (No class on February 15) Start the year well in a very fun way. Our friends at Mano a Mano will lead us [...]
Drop-In Chess 10:30 am
Drop-In Chess @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 25 @ 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.
Teen Gaming 1:00 pm
Teen Gaming @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 25 @ 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 [...]
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Waukegan Public Library’s Free Family Movie Series 1:30 pm
Waukegan Public Library’s Free Family Movie Series @ Waukegan Public Library
Jan 26 @ 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 [...]
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Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 27 @ 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!
Baby Gym 10:00 am
Baby Gym @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mobile infants under 18 months with an adult. Drop in. Feeling cooped up? Getting Cabin Fever? You and your baby can get your wiggles out with new friends at this unstructured playtime focused on gross motor [...]
Toddler Storytime {TR} 10:00 am
Toddler Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs. Limit: 20.  Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event.
Stay and Play 10:30 am
Stay and Play @ Glencoe Public Library
Jan 27 @ 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. [...]
Teen Gaming 3:15 pm
Teen Gaming @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 27 @ 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 [...]
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
Jan 27 @ 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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Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 28 @ 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!
Storytime! at ZB Library 10:30 am
Storytime! at ZB Library @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Attend weekly storytimes to boost your child’s development! Each storytime will include early literacy skills geared at the birth through six age group. Siblings welcome!
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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Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 29 @ 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, [...]
Play Dough Play Date! 10:30 am
Play Dough Play Date! @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Make new friends and play with play dough! Play dough allows children to use their creativity and imagination while developing their hand-eye coordination. The library will provide the dough & tools and will take care [...]
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” [...]
Explore Your World 3:00 pm
Explore Your World @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 29 @ 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 29 @ 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 [...]
Tween Gaming at Warren Newport 4:00 pm
Tween Gaming at Warren Newport @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 29 @ 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 [...]
LEGO Club 4:30 pm
LEGO Club @ Deerfield Public Library
Jan 29 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Join the Deerfield Public Library for an hour of building and show off your creativity at LEGO® Club! Build your own design or follow the monthly challenge.
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Family Story Time at Cook Park Library 10:00 am
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District
Jan 30 @ 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, [...]
Toddler Storytime {TR} 10:00 am
Toddler Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs. Limit: 20.  Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event.
Toddler Storytime {TR} 10:45 am
Toddler Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 30 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs. Limit: 20.  Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event.
Playdough Party 6:00 pm
Playdough Party @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ages 3-8 – We have playdough and other supplies for you to create anything you can imagine at this party! Limited to 20. First come, first serve.
Together for Childhood 6:00 pm
Together for Childhood @ Fremont Public LIbrary
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Ages 3-12 with an adult. Drop in. Enjoy crafts, games, snacks, and a raffle at this family-friendly event. Edades 3-12 con un adulto. Entren y disfruten de artesanías, juegos, bocadillos y una rifa en este evento [...]
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My First Yoga Class 10:30 am
My First Yoga Class @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
New to yoga? No problem! Salute the sun with us during this beginner’s yoga class, no experience necessary. Ommm … For ages 3-6

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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