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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Waukegan Public Library’s Free Family Movie Series 1:30 pm
Waukegan Public Library’s Free Family Movie Series @ Waukegan Public Library
Dec 1 @ 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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Tinker Tuesday 4:00 pm
Tinker Tuesday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Dec 3 @ 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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Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Dec 4 @ 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, [...]
Twice As Nice Mother & Child Mobile Diaper Pantry 10:00 am
Twice As Nice Mother & Child Mobile Diaper Pantry @ Warren Newport Public Library,
Dec 4 @ 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 [...]
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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
Dec 5 @ 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
Dec 5 @ 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)
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My First Yoga Class 10:30 am
My First Yoga Class @ Lake Forest Library
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Ommmm… Salute the sun during a beginner’s yoga class, led by Banner Day Camp staff. No experience necessary.
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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
Dec 8 @ 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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Tinker Tuesday 4:00 pm
Tinker Tuesday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Dec 10 @ 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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Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Dec 11 @ 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, [...]
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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
Dec 12 @ 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, [...]
LEGO CLUB 6:00 pm
LEGO CLUB @ Fox Lake District Library
Dec 12 @ 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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Playdate @ the Library 9:30 am
Playdate @ the Library @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Dec 13 @ 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 [...]
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Oh Snap! It’s a 90’s Holiday Party! 1:00 pm
Oh Snap! It’s a 90’s Holiday Party! @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Chill out and get nostalgic your favorite 90’s holiday movies like Home Alone, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and The Santa Clause. There will be movie-themed activities, snacks, and raffle prizes for all ages!
Santa Claus is Coming to the Library! 1:00 pm
Santa Claus is Coming to the Library! @ Round lake area public library
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
All Ages – Stop by for a short visit, make a craft, and take a picture with Santa! Holly, the Reindog, will be here, too, with a special treat for all!
DIY for Teens 2:00 pm
DIY for Teens @ Round lake area public library
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Teens 14 – 18 – Come and try a new craft! We’ll have a new project each month in the Teen Zone. December-Fabric Christmas Tree Ornaments January-Beaded Snowflakes February-Valentine Cards
Note for Note Music Series 2:00 pm
Note for Note Music Series @ Highland Park Public Library
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
NOTE FOR NOTE  Music Series September 21: KAIA String Quartet will perform a classical music concert as a part of the Note for Note music series on Saturday September 21st at 2:00 PM.  Kaia String Quartet is a Chicago-based ensemble [...]
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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
Dec 15 @ 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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Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Dec 18 @ 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, [...]
Teen Art Club 4:30 pm
Teen Art Club @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Dec 18 @ 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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Family Story Time at Cook Park Library 10:00 am
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District
Dec 19 @ 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, [...]
String-Art Bulletin Board 3:30 pm
String-Art Bulletin Board @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Dec 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Make your own cork bulletin board with a string-art border. All materials will be provided High School Teens (Grades 9-12), ZB Teens (Grades 6-8)
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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
Dec 22 @ 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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Playdate @ the Library 9:30 am
Playdate @ the Library @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Dec 27 @ 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 [...]
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Under Five Family Time 10:30 am
Under Five Family Time @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Dec 28 @ 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 [...]
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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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