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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Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
2.5-5 years with an adult. Drop in. Engage in active learning with your preschooler! Singing, dancing, reading, and more followed by a hands-on activity. Siblings welcome. Registration is not required, but recommended for email reminders.
Raising Readers 10:30 am
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Help your child get ready to read with stories, finger plays, and music. Receive information on child development and early literacy skill building. These story times are geared toward ages 0-3 but all ages are [...]
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Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 2 @ 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
Oct 2 @ 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,
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Twice as Nice Mother & Child Mobile Diaper Pantry will provide families struggling to afford diapers for their children with FREE disposable diapers and wipes. Event held in library parking lot. Registration with Twice [...]
Raising Readers 10:30 am
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Help your child get ready to read with stories, finger plays, and music. Receive information on child development and early literacy skill building. These story times are geared toward ages 0-3 but all ages are [...]
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 2 @ 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 [...]
Magnetic Poetry Craft 3:00 pm
Magnetic Poetry Craft @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Make your own custom magnetic poetry to hang in your locker or at home. Use your favorite songs, poems or quotations as inspiration.
prideSOCIAL 6:30 pm
prideSOCIAL @ Grayslake Area Public LIbrary,
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Description:  GRADES 7-12 | DROP IN Looking for a place to hang out with other LGBTQ+ Teens? Join us on the first Wednesday of every month for prideSOCIAL events and drop-in nights! For more information, [...]
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Family Story Time at Cook Park Library 10:00 am
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District
Oct 3 @ 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, [...]
3D Design & Printing for Teens 3:30 pm
3D Design & Printing for Teens @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 3 @ 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)
Family Storytime 6:00 pm
Family Storytime @ Fremont Public Library
Oct 3 @ 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 [...]
Playdough Party 6:00 pm
Playdough Party @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Oct 3 @ 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.
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Art Start 11:00 am
Art Start @ Indian Trails Library District
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Introduce your child to art with this short storytime followed by a process oriented art project. Dress to get messy! Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Drop-In Chess 10:30 am
Drop-In Chess @ Highland Park Public Library
Oct 5 @ 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.
Under Five Family Time 10:30 am
Under Five Family Time @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Ages 0-5 with an adult. Free. Ticket required. After a busy week, spend quality time together enjoying stories, rhymes, music, and themed crafts perfect for the pre-K crowd. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served [...]
Tween Gaming 2:00 pm
Tween Gaming @ Warren Newport Public Library
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Calling all video gamers in 3rd-5th grades!
LEGO Club 3:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for brick-building fun as we tackle different LEGO challenges. Children ages five and up welcome, an adult must accompany children under seven. Ages 5+
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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
Oct 6 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Come join the Waukegan Public Library for a family movie! September 15:  Atletico San Pancho September 22: The Kid Who Would Be King September 29: Wonder Park October 6: Selena October 13: Hotel Transylvania II October 20: Goosebumps II October [...]
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Baby Bounce 9:30 am
Baby Bounce @ Fremont Public Library
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Birth-one year with an adult. Drop in. Siblings welcome. Registration recommended for email reminders. REGISTER
Baby Bounce 10:30 am
Baby Bounce @ Fremont Public Library
Oct 7 @ 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
Oct 7 @ 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. [...]
Make it Monday 1:00 pm
Make it Monday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 7 @ 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 [...]
Raising Readers 2:00 pm
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Help your child get ready to read with stories, finger plays, and music. Receive information on child development and early literacy skill building. These story times are geared toward ages 0-3 but all ages are [...]
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
Oct 7 @ 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 Play Day 10:00 am
Baby Play Day @ Warren Newport Public Library,
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet new friends and enjoy unstructured playtime while your child socializes and explores toys, books and a hands-on early literacy activity just for babies and toddlers.
Preschool Tinkers 10:30 am
Preschool Tinkers @ Fremont Public Library
Oct 8 @ 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 with Zion’s Mayor 10:30 am
Storytime with Zion’s Mayor @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join ZB Library for this special storytime featuring a visit from Zion’s mayor, Mr. Billy McKinney!
Loteria at Zion-Benton Public Library 4:00 pm
Loteria at Zion-Benton Public Library @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 Family Loteria Age Group(s): Kids (Ages 0-6), ZB Kids (Grades K-4), ZB Kids (Grades 3-6)
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Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 9 @ 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
Oct 9 @ 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 [...]
Raising Readers 10:30 am
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Help your child get ready to read with stories, finger plays, and music. Receive information on child development and early literacy skill building. These story times are geared toward ages 0-3 but all ages are [...]
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 9 @ 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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Family Story Time at Cook Park Library 10:00 am
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District
Oct 10 @ 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, [...]
Ven Y Lee Conmigo – Come and Read with Me! 1:00 pm
Ven Y Lee Conmigo – Come and Read with Me! @ Ela Area Public Library
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mama! Papa! te gustaría que tus hijos se diviertan y al mismo tiempo desarrollen su imaginación? Ven e introducelos al maravilloso mundo de las fábulas, narraciones y lecturas de cuentos infantiles, acompáñanos a vivir esta [...]
DIY Family: Paint a Pumpkin 4:00 pm
DIY Family: Paint a Pumpkin @ Round lake area public library
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Ages 6 and up – Your family is invited to use their imagination, problem solving skills and creativity to explore different materials and tools as they learn new techniques to create something new! Materials will [...]
LEGO Club 4:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Lake Bluff Public Library,
Oct 10 @ 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.
Family Storytime 6:00 pm
Family Storytime @ Fremont Public Library
Oct 10 @ 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 [...]
LEGO CLUB 6:00 pm
LEGO CLUB @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open to builders of all ages! Enjoy a chance to free build with friends or take on Miss Courtney’s special Master Builder challenges in the Children’s Activity Center! Register for an email reminder so you don’t [...]
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Noisy Time! 10:45 am
Noisy Time! @ Indian Trails Library District
Oct 11 @ 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,
Oct 11 @ 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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Drop-In Chess 10:30 am
Drop-In Chess @ Highland Park Public Library
Oct 12 @ 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.
Tween Gaming 2:00 pm
Tween Gaming @ Warren Newport Public Library
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Calling all video gamers in 3rd-5th grades!
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LEGO Club 1:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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
Oct 13 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Come join the Waukegan Public Library for a family movie! September 15:  Atletico San Pancho September 22: The Kid Who Would Be King September 29: Wonder Park October 6: Selena October 13: Hotel Transylvania II October 20: Goosebumps II October [...]
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Baby Bounce 9:30 am
Baby Bounce @ Fremont Public Library
Oct 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Birth-one year with an adult. Drop in. Siblings welcome. Registration recommended for email reminders. REGISTER
Toddler Storytime {TR} 10:00 am
Toddler Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Oct 14 @ 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
Oct 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Birth-one year with an adult. Drop in. Siblings welcome. Registration recommended for email reminders.  
Fall Dance Jam 10:30 am
Fall Dance Jam @ Deerfield Public Library
Oct 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
For children up to age 6, with a caregiver Shake your sillies out at this action-packed dance program. Children will find their rhythm with shakers and singing along to their favorite songs. No registration required!
Stay and Play 10:30 am
Stay and Play @ Glencoe Public Library
Oct 14 @ 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. [...]
Raising Readers 2:00 pm
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Help your child get ready to read with stories, finger plays, and music. Receive information on child development and early literacy skill building. These story times are geared toward ages 0-3 but all ages are [...]
Make It Monday 3:30 pm
Make It Monday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
This program is geared toward kids in grades 3-6. Every week has different themed craft. Call library for more information September 16: Shrinky Dinks September 30: Perler Beads October 14:  Wobblebots October 21: Special for K-6: [...]
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
Oct 14 @ 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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Preschool Tinkers 10:30 am
Preschool Tinkers @ Fremont Public Library
Oct 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
2.5-5 years with an adult. Drop in. Engage in active learning with your preschooler! Singing, dancing, reading, and more followed by a hands-on activity. Siblings welcome. Registration is not required, but recommended for email reminders.
Raising Readers 10:30 am
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Help your child get ready to read with stories, finger plays, and music. Receive information on child development and early literacy skill building. These story times are geared toward ages 0-3 but all ages are [...]
Loteria at Zion-Benton Public Library 4:00 pm
Loteria at Zion-Benton Public Library @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 Family Loteria Age Group(s): Kids (Ages 0-6), ZB Kids (Grades K-4), ZB Kids (Grades 3-6)
Poetry Workshop for Kids 4:30 pm
Poetry Workshop for Kids @ Waukegan Public Library
Oct 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Let your inner poet blossom! This workshop is designed to educate, encourage and engage young writers in writing nature-themed poetry. All ages are welcome (K-12). This program is presented as part of the College of [...]
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Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 16 @ 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
Oct 16 @ 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 [...]
Raising Readers 10:30 am
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Help your child get ready to read with stories, finger plays, and music. Receive information on child development and early literacy skill building. These story times are geared toward ages 0-3 but all ages are [...]
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 16 @ 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 [...]
LEGO Club 4:30 pm
LEGO Club @ Deerfield Public Library
Oct 16 @ 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.
DIY Patches 6:00 pm
DIY Patches @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Make your own fabric patch on our embroidery machine.
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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
Oct 17 @ 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
Oct 17 @ 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.
Family Storytime 6:00 pm
Family Storytime @ Fremont Public Library
Oct 17 @ 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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DIY for Teens 10:00 am
DIY for Teens @ Round lake area public library
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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 [...]
Drop-In Chess 10:30 am
Drop-In Chess @ Highland Park Public Library
Oct 19 @ 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.
Nature Club 11:00 am
Nature Club @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 5-9 – Find out about one of the largest mammals on Earth, the elephant. Where do they live? Are they endangered? What can we do to help them? Get the answers and more as [...]
Tween Gaming 2:00 pm
Tween Gaming @ Warren Newport Public Library
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Calling all video gamers in 3rd-5th grades!
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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
Oct 20 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Come join the Waukegan Public Library for a family movie! September 15:  Atletico San Pancho September 22: The Kid Who Would Be King September 29: Wonder Park October 6: Selena October 13: Hotel Transylvania II October 20: Goosebumps II October [...]
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Baby Bounce 9:30 am
Baby Bounce @ Fremont Public Library
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Birth-one year with an adult. Drop in. Siblings welcome. Registration recommended for email reminders. REGISTER
Baby Bounce 10:30 am
Baby Bounce @ Fremont Public Library
Oct 21 @ 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
Oct 21 @ 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. [...]
Raising Readers 2:00 pm
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Help your child get ready to read with stories, finger plays, and music. Receive information on child development and early literacy skill building. These story times are geared toward ages 0-3 but all ages are [...]
Make It Monday 3:30 pm
Make It Monday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
This program is geared toward kids in grades 3-6. Every week has different themed craft. Call library for more information September 16: Shrinky Dinks September 30: Perler Beads October 14:  Wobblebots October 21: Special for K-6: [...]
Making Mondays Memorable 4:00 pm
Making Mondays Memorable @ Indian Trails Library District
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades K-3.  Let’s make Mondays special!  Each month we will have a different theme and get very creative.  Don’t miss out on all the fun!  Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.  Limit 20.
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
Oct 21 @ 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
Oct 21 @ 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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Preschool Tinkers 10:30 am
Preschool Tinkers @ Fremont Public Library
Oct 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
2.5-5 years with an adult. Drop in. Engage in active learning with your preschooler! Singing, dancing, reading, and more followed by a hands-on activity. Siblings welcome. Registration is not required, but recommended for email reminders.
Raising Readers 10:30 am
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Help your child get ready to read with stories, finger plays, and music. Receive information on child development and early literacy skill building. These story times are geared toward ages 0-3 but all ages are [...]
Noisy Time! 10:45 am
Noisy Time! @ Indian Trails Library District
Oct 22 @ 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.
Magic Show with Gary Kantor 6:00 pm
Magic Show with Gary Kantor @ Zion-Benton Public Library,
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Be spelled by the Magic of Gary Kantor as he demonstrates magic tricks for the ZB Library. In the spirit of Halloween, please feel free to come in your costume.  Children will receive a sweet [...]
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Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 23 @ 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
Oct 23 @ 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 [...]
Raising Readers 10:30 am
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Help your child get ready to read with stories, finger plays, and music. Receive information on child development and early literacy skill building. These story times are geared toward ages 0-3 but all ages are [...]
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 23 @ 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 STEM Challenge 4:30 pm
Drop-in STEM Challenge @ Deerfield Public Library
Oct 23 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Stop by the library to try your hand at a new STEM challenge each month!
Teen Art Club 4:30 pm
Teen Art Club @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 23 @ 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 [...]
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Ven Y Lee Conmigo – Come and Read with Me! 1:00 pm
Ven Y Lee Conmigo – Come and Read with Me! @ Ela Area Public Library
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mama! Papa! te gustaría que tus hijos se diviertan y al mismo tiempo desarrollen su imaginación? Ven e introducelos al maravilloso mundo de las fábulas, narraciones y lecturas de cuentos infantiles, acompáñanos a vivir esta [...]
Paint a Pumpkin 3:30 pm
Paint a Pumpkin @ Zion-Benton Public Library,
Oct 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Prepare for Halloween and paint a pumpkin!  While supplies last. Age Group(s): ZB Kids (Grades 3-6)
Family Storytime 6:00 pm
Family Storytime @ Fremont Public Library
Oct 24 @ 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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Drop-In Chess 10:30 am
Drop-In Chess @ Highland Park Public Library
Oct 26 @ 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.
Wee Explorers 11:00 am
Wee Explorers @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
AGES 1-2 | DROP IN Bring your little one in for an informal playtime complete with toys and crafts – a great chance to make new friends for adults and babies alike!
Tween Gaming 2:00 pm
Tween Gaming @ Warren Newport Public Library
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Calling all video gamers in 3rd-5th grades!
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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
Oct 27 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Come join the Waukegan Public Library for a family movie! September 15:  Atletico San Pancho September 22: The Kid Who Would Be King September 29: Wonder Park October 6: Selena October 13: Hotel Transylvania II October 20: Goosebumps II October [...]
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Toddler Storytime {TR} 10:00 am
Toddler Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Oct 28 @ 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
Oct 28 @ 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. [...]
Raising Readers 2:00 pm
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Help your child get ready to read with stories, finger plays, and music. Receive information on child development and early literacy skill building. These story times are geared toward ages 0-3 but all ages are [...]
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
Oct 28 @ 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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Art Play 10:30 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 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 [...]
Raising Readers 10:30 am
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Help your child get ready to read with stories, finger plays, and music. Receive information on child development and early literacy skill building. These story times are geared toward ages 0-3 but all ages are [...]
Halloween Open House 4:00 pm
Halloween Open House @ Lake Bluff Public Library
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dress in your Halloween finest and join us for a not-so-spooky party! Join us for some stories, a craft, and treats, no tricks.
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Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 30 @ 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, [...]
Raising Readers 10:30 am
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Help your child get ready to read with stories, finger plays, and music. Receive information on child development and early literacy skill building. These story times are geared toward ages 0-3 but all ages are [...]
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 30 @ 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 [...]
LEGO Club 4:30 pm
LEGO Club @ Deerfield Public Library
Oct 30 @ 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
Oct 31 @ 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, [...]
Halloween Storytime 10:30 am
Halloween Storytime @ Zion-Benton Public Library,
Oct 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Children (caregivers too), wear your Halloween costume to this storytime. Age appropriate Halloween books will be read followed by a craft. Age Group(s): Kids (Ages 0-6)

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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