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.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play 9:30 am
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join us for Big Thinkers Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials!
Tinkering Tuesday 2:30 pm
Tinkering Tuesday @ Kohl Children's Museum
Oct 1 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Tinkering Tuesday The Museum’s Tinkering Tuesday program encourages children to do what they do best – let their curiosity take over! Explore the world of engineering by building machines and creating processes, and then explore what happens [...]
Ozobot Class 3:00 pm
Ozobot Class @ North Chicago Public Library
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Ozobot class is a fun way to teach your children the basics of coding! Ozobots are a tiny robot toy that your children can “train” to move in basic patterns. Space is limited. For [...]
Tinker Tuesday 4:00 pm
Tinker Tuesday @ Antioch Public Library District
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Come on in to the library to check out all our cool tinkering gear.
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Mini Makers Club {TR} 4:00 pm
Mini Makers Club {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades 1-5. Each month we will explore a new topic of science, technology, and arts and crafts using a variety of supplies and techniques. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Sphero Ball Programming 4:00 pm
Sphero Ball Programming @ North Chicago Public Library
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
We’ve added Sphero Balls to our coding activities! Have your child learn coding by programming these small robotic balls to do simple tasks. For grades 4-8.
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BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play 9:30 am
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join us for Big Thinkers Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials!
Toying with Tech at Kohl Children’s Museum 2:30 pm
Toying with Tech at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Oct 3 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Toying with Tech introduces children to the exciting world of technology in a developmentally appropriate way. Programming takes place approximately every other Thursday from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. September 19: Cause & Effect with Patterns Explore [...]
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Preschoolers Build with Boxes 3:00 pm
Preschoolers Build with Boxes @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Create a building and parking garage with your preschooler using cardboard boxes and tape and then take the cars for a run. Kids (Ages 0-6)
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BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play 2:00 pm
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for Big Thinkers Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials!
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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 [...]
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BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play 9:30 am
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join us for Big Thinkers Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials!
Ozobot Class 3:00 pm
Ozobot Class @ North Chicago Public Library
Oct 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Ozobot class is a fun way to teach your children the basics of coding! Ozobots are a tiny robot toy that your children can “train” to move in basic patterns. Space is limited. For [...]
Tinker Tuesday 4:00 pm
Tinker Tuesday @ Antioch Public Library District
Oct 8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Come on in to the library to check out all our cool tinkering gear.
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Sphero Ball Programming 4:00 pm
Sphero Ball Programming @ North Chicago Public Library
Oct 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
We’ve added Sphero Balls to our coding activities! Have your child learn coding by programming these small robotic balls to do simple tasks. For grades 4-8.
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BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play 9:30 am
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 10 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join us for Big Thinkers Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials!
STEAM Ahead 3:30 pm
STEAM Ahead @ Warren Newport Public Library
Oct 10 @ 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 [...]
Hour of Code: Tynker Candy Quest 4:30 pm
Hour of Code: Tynker Candy Quest @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Oct 10 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Ages 4-7 – Come in and learn the basics of coding by following step by step instructions. Spaces limited. First come, first serve.
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Drop-in STEAM Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in STEAM Storytime @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Ages 3–6 Energize the budding scientist, engineer, and artist in you! After a story, things get STEAMy with hands-on projects in technology, art, and math, perfect for building early literacy and inquiry skills.
STEM for ages 0-5 11:00 am
STEM for ages 0-5 @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Ages 0-5 with a caregiver – Discover science, technology, engineering and math through stories and experiments. Spaces limited. First come, first serve. September: Palentology October: Chemistry
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BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play 2:00 pm
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for Big Thinkers Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials!
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Osmo: Masterpiece 1:00 pm
Osmo: Masterpiece @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 6-12 – Come and use our iPads as interactive drawing tools to create your masterpiece! We will be using the Osmo Masterpiece app; whatever image you pick, Masterpiece will transform it into an easy-to-follow [...]
Osmo: Masterpiece 2:00 pm
Osmo: Masterpiece @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ages 6-12 – Come and use our iPads as interactive drawing tools to create your masterpiece! We will be using the Osmo Masterpiece app; whatever image you pick, Masterpiece will transform it into an easy-to-follow [...]
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: [...]
Robotics at the Highwood Public Library 6:15 pm
Robotics at the Highwood Public Library @ Highwood Public Library
Oct 14 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Build Robots! This program is for grades 1 to 12.
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BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play 9:30 am
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join us for Big Thinkers Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials!
Tinkering Tuesday 2:30 pm
Tinkering Tuesday @ Kohl Children's Museum
Oct 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Tinkering Tuesday The Museum’s Tinkering Tuesday program encourages children to do what they do best – let their curiosity take over! Explore the world of engineering by building machines and creating processes, and then explore what happens [...]
Ozobot Class 3:00 pm
Ozobot Class @ North Chicago Public Library
Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Ozobot class is a fun way to teach your children the basics of coding! Ozobots are a tiny robot toy that your children can “train” to move in basic patterns. Space is limited. For [...]
Tinker Tuesday 4:00 pm
Tinker Tuesday @ Antioch Public Library District
Oct 15 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Come on in to the library to check out all our cool tinkering gear.
Tinker Tech Tuesday 5:30 pm
Tinker Tech Tuesday @ Warren Newport Public Library
Oct 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Stop by The Point to tinker with fun tech! Kids grades k-5 are invited. September: 3D Pen October: Kubo November:  Sphero
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Sphero Ball Programming 4:00 pm
Sphero Ball Programming @ North Chicago Public Library
Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
We’ve added Sphero Balls to our coding activities! Have your child learn coding by programming these small robotic balls to do simple tasks. For grades 4-8.
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BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play 9:30 am
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join us for Big Thinkers Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials!
Toying with Tech at Kohl Children’s Museum 2:30 pm
Toying with Tech at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Oct 17 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Toying with Tech introduces children to the exciting world of technology in a developmentally appropriate way. Programming takes place approximately every other Thursday from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. September 19: Cause & Effect with Patterns Explore [...]
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Tech Open Lab 3:30 pm
Tech Open Lab @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
All ages Families play and create with LEGO robots, circuits, iPads, and more. Program Room. Drop in.
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Exploration Kits Petting Zoo at Lake Forest Library 3:00 pm
Exploration Kits Petting Zoo at Lake Forest Library @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Test-drive our newest Exploration Kits and check one out to continue exploring at home!
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BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play 2:00 pm
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for Big Thinkers Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials!
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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: [...]
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BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play 9:30 am
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join us for Big Thinkers Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials!
Ozobot Class 3:00 pm
Ozobot Class @ North Chicago Public Library
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Ozobot class is a fun way to teach your children the basics of coding! Ozobots are a tiny robot toy that your children can “train” to move in basic patterns. Space is limited. For [...]
Tinker Tuesday 4:00 pm
Tinker Tuesday @ Antioch Public Library District
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Come on in to the library to check out all our cool tinkering gear.
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Sphero Ball Programming 4:00 pm
Sphero Ball Programming @ North Chicago Public Library
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
We’ve added Sphero Balls to our coding activities! Have your child learn coding by programming these small robotic balls to do simple tasks. For grades 4-8.
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!
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BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play 9:30 am
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join us for Big Thinkers Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials!
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BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play 2:00 pm
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for Big Thinkers Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials!
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Robotics at the Highwood Public Library 6:15 pm
Robotics at the Highwood Public Library @ Highwood Public Library
Oct 28 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Build Robots! This program is for grades 1 to 12.
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BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play 9:30 am
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join us for Big Thinkers Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials!
Tinkering Tuesday 2:30 pm
Tinkering Tuesday @ Kohl Children's Museum
Oct 29 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Tinkering Tuesday The Museum’s Tinkering Tuesday program encourages children to do what they do best – let their curiosity take over! Explore the world of engineering by building machines and creating processes, and then explore what happens [...]
Ozobot Class 3:00 pm
Ozobot Class @ North Chicago Public Library
Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Ozobot class is a fun way to teach your children the basics of coding! Ozobots are a tiny robot toy that your children can “train” to move in basic patterns. Space is limited. For [...]
STEAM Ahead 3:30 pm
STEAM Ahead @ Warren Newport Public Library
Oct 29 @ 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 [...]
Tinker Tuesday 4:00 pm
Tinker Tuesday @ Antioch Public Library District
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Come on in to the library to check out all our cool tinkering gear.
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Sphero Ball Programming 4:00 pm
Sphero Ball Programming @ North Chicago Public Library
Oct 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
We’ve added Sphero Balls to our coding activities! Have your child learn coding by programming these small robotic balls to do simple tasks. For grades 4-8.
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BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play 9:30 am
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join us for Big Thinkers Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials!
Toying with Tech at Kohl Children’s Museum 2:30 pm
Toying with Tech at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Oct 31 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Toying with Tech introduces children to the exciting world of technology in a developmentally appropriate way. Programming takes place approximately every other Thursday from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. September 19: Cause & Effect with Patterns Explore [...]

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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