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
1
2
3
Preschool Playdate 10:00 am
Preschool Playdate @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddlers! Come to the library for active play! Strengthen and develop your motor skills with hands-on exploration. Parents and caretakers can chat with each other.
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 [...]
4
Kids Cook! 5:00 pm
Kids Cook! @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join Miss Monica from the University of Illinois Extension as you make your own fun and healthy snacks! Then we will enjoy some interactive games together! Space is limited so arriving early or on time is [...]
5
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)
Pajama-Rama Storytime 6:30 pm
Pajama-Rama Storytime @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Dec 5 @ 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 [...]
6
7
LEGO Free Build 2:00 pm
LEGO Free Build @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drop in any time between 2:00 and 4:00 pm to construct your ideas using Legos. ZB Kids (Grades K-4), ZB Kids (Grades 3-6)
8
9
10
Preschool Playdate 10:00 am
Preschool Playdate @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddlers! Come to the library for active play! Strengthen and develop your motor skills with hands-on exploration. Parents and caretakers can chat with each other.
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 [...]
11
12
13
14
Child Development Screening 10:00 am
Child Development Screening @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Are you wondering about your child’s development? The library is now an ASQ screening site! Screen your child to see if they are on the right track in 5 key areas (communication, gross motor, fine [...]
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!
15
16
Las Posadas Storytime, Craft & Tamales 4:00 pm
Las Posadas Storytime, Craft & Tamales @ Zion-Benton Public LIbrary
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hear a story about the tradition of Las Posadas.  Stay for a craft and tamales! Escucha un cuento de la tradicion de las posadas.  Artensanias y tamales despues de la cuento.
17
Preschool Playdate 10:00 am
Preschool Playdate @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddlers! Come to the library for active play! Strengthen and develop your motor skills with hands-on exploration. Parents and caretakers can chat with each other.
Las Posadas: Noche de Luminaria 5:00 pm
Las Posadas: Noche de Luminaria @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join ZB Library on this special night as we light up the library with luminaria lights.
18
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 [...]
Las Posadas The Legend of the Poinsetta 5:30 pm
Las Posadas The Legend of the Poinsetta @ Zion-Benton Public LIbrary
Dec 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join ZB Library for this storytime and craft night. Noche de cuentos y artesanias para las posadas.
19
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)
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
Drop-in Family Art 12:00 pm
Drop-in Family Art @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Dec 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Draw, paint, craft and doodle. Art supplies will be out for families to create together.
29
30
31

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*