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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Preschool Picasso 11:30 am
Preschool Picasso @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Oct 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ages 3-5 – Bring your preschooler for a story and hands-on arts and crafts. Each session will have a different theme. Make sure to dress in clothes you don’t mind getting messy. Limited to 20. [...]
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 1:30 pm
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 3–6 Take stories to the next level during this interactive storytime coupled with a very-fun book-related hands-on project.
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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Rising Readers Storytime for Ages 3-6 9:30 am
Rising Readers Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
  Ages 3–6 Reading aloud can help listeners and readers increase their attention span, safely explore strong emotions, and promote school readiness. Rising Readers aims to support your child’s transition from “learning to read” to [...]
Small Serendipity 10:00 am
Small Serendipity @ River Trails Nature Center
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Join River Trail Nature Center for a nature story and craft or other activity. Ages 3-6 w/adult. COST: FREE  
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum 3:30 pm
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Oct 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Early elementary age appropriate stories on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. are chosen based on age appropriateness but all ages are welcome to attend. September 4, September 11, September 18, September 25: Little Skink’s Tail by Janet Halfman While [...]
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Scrappy Art at the Antioch Library 12:00 pm
Scrappy Art at the Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
(3-12 years) Stop in and enjoy making a craft to take home.Supplies are limited!
LEGO Thursday 4:00 pm
LEGO Thursday @ Antioch Public Library District
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(Grades K-5) Roll up to the Library to come play with Lego! we have all the parts you could want and we also have a Lego friendly train table to take the play time further.
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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Friday Morning Stories and Wiggles at Cook Park Library 10:00 am
Friday Morning Stories and Wiggles at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Cook Park Library
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Enjoy stories, songs, and shaking your wiggles out in this fun storytime for children (ages 2-6) and their caregivers. Drop in
LEGO club 3:30 pm
LEGO club @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 4 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 Grades K-8 Make LEGO robots, create stories, and build amazing creations. Program Room. Drop in.
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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 [...]
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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Creatures of the Night 1:30 pm
Creatures of the Night @ River Trail Nature Center
Oct 6 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Experience some creepy, spooky and nocturnal animals of the forest preserves.
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Maker Monday at Antioch Library 12:00 pm
Maker Monday at Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Swing by the Library for an awesome drop-in craft.
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Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 1:30 pm
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 3–6 Take stories to the next level during this interactive storytime coupled with a very-fun book-related hands-on project.
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.
Playhouse Pals & Kids Club 6:00 pm
Playhouse Pals & Kids Club @ GiGi's Playhouse Deerfield
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Playhouse Pals and Kids Club are two programs that support the development of social skills and language through peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting. These programs also support gross motor skills [...]
Tuck-me-in Tales 6:30 pm
Tuck-me-in Tales @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Ages 0-6 with an adult. Free. Drop-in. Dress in pajamas, snuggle with your stuffed animal, and wind down from the day with books, songs, and rhymes. This program is free and open to ages 0-6 years with an [...]
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Rising Readers Storytime for Ages 3-6 9:30 am
Rising Readers Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
  Ages 3–6 Reading aloud can help listeners and readers increase their attention span, safely explore strong emotions, and promote school readiness. Rising Readers aims to support your child’s transition from “learning to read” to [...]
Stories in the Woods 10:00 am
Stories in the Woods @ Heller Nature Center
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Adult/Child, Ages 6 months-6 years Enjoy story time with a naturalist, then take a short hike and create a craft to take home. Fee is for one Adult and one Child, $3/additional child. No pre-registration [...]
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum 3:30 pm
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Oct 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Early elementary age appropriate stories on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. are chosen based on age appropriateness but all ages are welcome to attend. September 4, September 11, September 18, September 25: Little Skink’s Tail by Janet Halfman While [...]
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LEGO Thursday 4:00 pm
LEGO Thursday @ Antioch Public Library District
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(Grades K-5) Roll up to the Library to come play with Lego! we have all the parts you could want and we also have a Lego friendly train table to take the play time further.
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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Music & Movement Dance Party 10:00 am
Music & Movement Dance Party @ Fremont Public Library
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2-6 with an adult. Drop in. Wiggle, dance, and sing to silly songs and stories.
Saturday Storytime 10:00 am
Saturday Storytime @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2 – 6 w/ caregiver Play and explore with stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic Saturday morning story time class. Dress for a mess! Program Room. No registration required.
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
Halloween Trick or Treat Path 1:00 pm
Halloween Trick or Treat Path @ Viking Park
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join the Gurnee Park District for our Halloween Trick or Treat Path and receive treats from nearly 50 costumed characters! Saturday, October 12 1:00-3:00pm Viking Park | 4374 Old Grand Ave, Gurnee – Ages: 1-6 [...]
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Take-n-Make Monday
Take-n-Make Monday @ Warren Newport Public Library
Oct 14 all-day
Grades K-5 Stop by the Maker Table in The Point on select Monday’s and take a craft to go! While supplies last.
Maker Monday at Antioch Library 12:00 pm
Maker Monday at Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Swing by the Library for an awesome drop-in craft.
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Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 1:30 pm
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 3–6 Take stories to the next level during this interactive storytime coupled with a very-fun book-related hands-on project.
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.
Precious Prints 6:00 pm
Precious Prints @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ages 2-5 – Create a seasonal work of art with paint and your handprint! This keepsake is sure to be cherished. Child must be accompanied by an adult. Dress for mess. Space limited to the [...]
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Rising Readers Storytime for Ages 3-6 9:30 am
Rising Readers Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
  Ages 3–6 Reading aloud can help listeners and readers increase their attention span, safely explore strong emotions, and promote school readiness. Rising Readers aims to support your child’s transition from “learning to read” to [...]
Small Serendipity 10:00 am
Small Serendipity @ River Trails Nature Center
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Join River Trail Nature Center for a nature story and craft or other activity. Ages 3-6 w/adult. COST: FREE  
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum 3:30 pm
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Oct 16 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Early elementary age appropriate stories on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. are chosen based on age appropriateness but all ages are welcome to attend. September 4, September 11, September 18, September 25: Little Skink’s Tail by Janet Halfman While [...]
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LEGO Thursday 4:00 pm
LEGO Thursday @ Antioch Public Library District
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(Grades K-5) Roll up to the Library to come play with Lego! we have all the parts you could want and we also have a Lego friendly train table to take the play time further.
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Kids Night Out 5:00 pm
Kids Night Out @ Taste Buds Kitchen
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kids Night Out @ Taste Buds Kitchen | Bannockburn | Illinois | United States
Every 3rd Friday at TBK is Kids Night Out! Parents: you deserve a night out…and so do the kids! Drop them off for this 3-hour evening workshop. Pack up your adventure bags and let’s get [...]
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A Taste of Storytime 10:00 am
A Taste of Storytime @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For children birth to age 5 with their caregiver. A storytime so good it needs to be nibbled! The whole family is invited to this dynamic new storytime which combines all of our weekly storytime offerings into [...]
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Maker Monday at Antioch Library 12:00 pm
Maker Monday at Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Swing by the Library for an awesome drop-in craft.
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.
Up, Up & Away 7:00 pm
Up, Up & Away @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ages 5-9 – Come to your library for a bilingual storytime. We will also be making a fun balloon craft.  Please be advised: we will be handling balloons.  Spaces limited. First come, first serve.    Ven a tu biblioteca para [...]
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Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 1:30 pm
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 22 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 3–6 Take stories to the next level during this interactive storytime coupled with a very-fun book-related hands-on project.
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.
Playhouse Pals & Kids Club 6:00 pm
Playhouse Pals & Kids Club @ GiGi's Playhouse Deerfield
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Playhouse Pals and Kids Club are two programs that support the development of social skills and language through peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting. These programs also support gross motor skills [...]
Drop-in Ghost Craft 6:30 pm
Drop-in Ghost Craft @ Antioch Public Library District,
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
(Ages 3-12) Stop in and enjoy making a ghost craft to take home.
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Rising Readers Storytime for Ages 3-6 9:30 am
Rising Readers Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
  Ages 3–6 Reading aloud can help listeners and readers increase their attention span, safely explore strong emotions, and promote school readiness. Rising Readers aims to support your child’s transition from “learning to read” to [...]
Stories in the Woods 10:00 am
Stories in the Woods @ Heller Nature Center
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Adult/Child, Ages 6 months-6 years Enjoy story time with a naturalist, then take a short hike and create a craft to take home. Fee is for one Adult and one Child, $3/additional child. No pre-registration [...]
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum 3:30 pm
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Oct 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Early elementary age appropriate stories on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. are chosen based on age appropriateness but all ages are welcome to attend. September 4, September 11, September 18, September 25: Little Skink’s Tail by Janet Halfman While [...]
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Ahhh! Spiders! 1:00 pm
Ahhh! Spiders! @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 3-6 – Have your little ones join us for this Halloween program with stories and a spider craft. Spaces limited. First come, first serve.
LEGO Thursday 4:00 pm
LEGO Thursday @ Antioch Public Library District
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(Grades K-5) Roll up to the Library to come play with Lego! we have all the parts you could want and we also have a Lego friendly train table to take the play time further.
Pajama-Rama Storytime 6:30 pm
Pajama-Rama Storytime @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Storytime for families. Wear your pajamas if you wish & bring your bedtime stuffie. We will read stories, play some games. April 18: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs! May 16:  Monsters June 20: Teddy Bear [...]
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Barrington Library Costume Party Story Time 10:00 am
Barrington Library Costume Party Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Wear your costume to this special story time! After stories and songs, we will march through the Library in a costume parade. Drop in. Meeting Room.
Open Gym for Tots and Toddlers 11:30 am
Open Gym for Tots and Toddlers @ Island Lake Village Hall Gym
Oct 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ages: Up to 6 Yrs. Fee: $2.00 Per Child (Goes to Special Events) Time: 11:30 – 1:00 Location: Village Hall Gymnasium Instructor: Parents Must Be Present At All Times PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO MAKE SURE [...]
Howl With Holly 4:30 pm
Howl With Holly @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Oct 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Ages 4-8 – Holly Collie, library dog, invites you to celebrate Halloween with her as we listen to howingly good seasonal stories, make a craft, listen to howls and music and have treats. Wear a [...]
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Barrington Library Costume Party Story Time 10:00 am
Barrington Library Costume Party Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Wear your costume to this special story time! After stories and songs, we will march through the Library in a costume parade. Drop in. Meeting Room.
Maker Monday at Antioch Library 12:00 pm
Maker Monday at Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Swing by the Library for an awesome drop-in craft.
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Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 1:30 pm
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 3–6 Take stories to the next level during this interactive storytime coupled with a very-fun book-related hands-on project.
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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Rising Readers Storytime for Ages 3-6 9:30 am
Rising Readers Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Oct 30 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
  Ages 3–6 Reading aloud can help listeners and readers increase their attention span, safely explore strong emotions, and promote school readiness. Rising Readers aims to support your child’s transition from “learning to read” to [...]
Small Serendipity 10:00 am
Small Serendipity @ River Trails Nature Center
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Join River Trail Nature Center for a nature story and craft or other activity. Ages 3-6 w/adult. COST: FREE  
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum 3:30 pm
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Oct 30 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Early elementary age appropriate stories on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. are chosen based on age appropriateness but all ages are welcome to attend. September 4, September 11, September 18, September 25: Little Skink’s Tail by Janet Halfman While [...]
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LEGO Thursday 4:00 pm
LEGO Thursday @ Antioch Public Library District
Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(Grades K-5) Roll up to the Library to come play with Lego! we have all the parts you could want and we also have a Lego friendly train table to take the play time further.

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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