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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Minecraft Mania 1:00 pm
Minecraft Mania @ Indian Trails Public LIbrary District
Jan 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Grades 3 & 4. Use Minecraft’s Creative Mode to  build and decorate related to a theme. Led by Scott Vrablik and Mitchell Brown, this live demonstration includes step-by-step tutorials for beginners, along with rigorous high-tech [...]
Minecraft Mania 3:00 pm
Minecraft Mania @ Indian Trails Public LIbrary District
Jan 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Grades 5-8. Use Minecraft’s Creative Mode to  build and decorate related to a theme. Led by Scott Vrablik and Mitchell Brown, this live demonstration includes step-by-step tutorials for beginners, along with rigorous high-tech assignments for advanced [...]
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Together 2s & 3s (TR) 9:30 am
Together 2s & 3s (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2 and 3 with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Share stories and learn sign language with Miss Sarah. Activities and books centered around a letter of the day help your child develop letter recognition. [...]
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Indian Trails Library District - Temporary Location
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages infants & crawlers with a caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays and sign language followed by 15-minute playtime. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Together 2s & 3s (TR) 10:30 am
Together 2s & 3s (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages 2 and 3 with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Share stories and learn sign language with Miss Sarah. Activities and books centered around a letter of the day help your child develop letter recognition. [...]
Wonderful Walkers {TR} 10:45 am
Wonderful Walkers {TR} @ Indian Trails Public Library District
Jan 6 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages walkers – 24 months with a caregiver. Stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by 10-minute playtime. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for a special program for little naturalists. For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Experience nature through storytelling, music, play, and art! We’ll spend some time outdoors if weather permits, so dress accordingly. [...]
Mini Makers Club {TR} 4:00 pm
Mini Makers Club {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 8 @ 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.
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Preschool Storytime (TR) 10:00 am
Preschool Storytime (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 3-5 without an adult. Free. Ticket required. Children attend this storytime independently to help them get ready for school while the accompanying adult remains in the library. Adults join at 10:30 AM to sing [...]
Preschool Storytime (TR) 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Children ages 3-5 without an adult. Free. Ticket required. Promotes pre-reading and listening skills, builds literacy, and nurtures a love of reading in preparation for school success. Children will also gain confidence by attending classes [...]
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Noisy Time! 10:00 am
Noisy Time! @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 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.
Noisy Time! 10:45 am
Noisy Time! @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 10 @ 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.
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Together 2s & 3s (TR) 9:30 am
Together 2s & 3s (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2 and 3 with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Share stories and learn sign language with Miss Sarah. Activities and books centered around a letter of the day help your child develop letter recognition. [...]
Toddler Storytime {TR} 10:00 am
Toddler Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 13 @ 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.
Together 2s & 3s (TR) 10:30 am
Together 2s & 3s (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages 2 and 3 with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Share stories and learn sign language with Miss Sarah. Activities and books centered around a letter of the day help your child develop letter recognition. [...]
Toddler Storytime {TR} 10:45 am
Toddler Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 13 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs. Limit: 20.  Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event.
Preschool Storytime {TR} 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 13 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 3-5 attending on own. Join us for stories, songs and activities. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Little Learners *TR* 9:30 am
Little Learners *TR*
Jan 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Stories, songs, and playtime for accompanied children 24-35 months. This is a ticketed event* *Tickets required. Free tickets are available to Ela cardholders beginning at 9am the day of the program and are first-come, first-served. [...]
Preschool Storytime {TR} 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 3-5 attending on own. Join us for stories, songs and activities. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Bounce and Rhyme Tot Time *TR* 9:30 am
Bounce and Rhyme Tot Time *TR* @ Ela Area Public Library
Jan 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:05 am
Stories, songs and playtime for accompanied children ages birth – 23 months. This is a ticketed event.* *Free tickets are available to Ela cardholders beginning at 9am the day of the program and are first-come, [...]
Preschool Storytime (TR) 10:00 am
Preschool Storytime (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 3-5 without an adult. Free. Ticket required. Children attend this storytime independently to help them get ready for school while the accompanying adult remains in the library. Adults join at 10:30 AM to sing [...]
Toddler Storytime {TR} 10:00 am
Toddler Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 16 @ 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.
Toddler Storytime {TR} 10:45 am
Toddler Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 16 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs. Limit: 20.  Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event.
Preschool Storytime (TR) 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Children ages 3-5 without an adult. Free. Ticket required. Promotes pre-reading and listening skills, builds literacy, and nurtures a love of reading in preparation for school success. Children will also gain confidence by attending classes [...]
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STEM: Little Learners (TR) 10:00 am
STEM: Little Learners (TR) @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Discover science, technology, engineering and math through stories, songs and experiments. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
STEM: Little Learners 11:00 am
STEM: Little Learners @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Discover science, technology, engineering and math through stories, songs and experiments. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Saturday Mornings with Rock ‘n’ Kids! *TR* 11:00 am
Saturday Mornings with Rock ‘n’ Kids! *TR* @ Ela Area Publc Library
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Through songs, movements, imaginative play and musical activities, explore a different book each month. Get ready for a rock n’ reading experience you won’t forget! This is a ticketed program* This program is for accompanied [...]
Super Saturday at ITPLD 11:00 am
Super Saturday at ITPLD @ Indian Trails Public Library District
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
January 18: Bill Hooper’s Active Music For Children All ages. Suggested for ages 5 and younger. Performing interactive  original children’s songs in the  Midwest for over thirty years,  Bill Hooper encourages families  to move and participate [...]
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Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Indian Trails Library District - Temporary Location
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages infants & crawlers with a caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays and sign language followed by 15-minute playtime. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Wonderful Walkers {TR} 10:45 am
Wonderful Walkers {TR} @ Indian Trails Public Library District
Jan 20 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages walkers – 24 months with a caregiver. Stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by 10-minute playtime. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Kids in the Kitchen {TR} 4:00 pm
Kids in the Kitchen {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades 3-5. Let’s create and enjoy eating some delicious and easy recipes. Take the recipes home to make for your family! Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Little Learners *TR* 9:30 am
Little Learners *TR*
Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Stories, songs, and playtime for accompanied children 24-35 months. This is a ticketed event* *Tickets required. Free tickets are available to Ela cardholders beginning at 9am the day of the program and are first-come, first-served. [...]
Let’s Make Some Music {TR} 10:00 am
Let’s Make Some Music {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Ages 2-5 with caregiver. Feel the beat as we explore music, try instruments, and make an instrument to take home. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event.
Let’s Make Some Music {TR} 11:00 am
Let’s Make Some Music {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Ages 2-5 with caregiver. Feel the beat as we explore music, try instruments, and make an instrument to take home. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event.
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Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for a special program for little naturalists. For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Experience nature through storytelling, music, play, and art! We’ll spend some time outdoors if weather permits, so dress accordingly. [...]
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Bounce and Rhyme Tot Time *TR* 9:30 am
Bounce and Rhyme Tot Time *TR* @ Ela Area Public Library
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:05 am
Stories, songs and playtime for accompanied children ages birth – 23 months. This is a ticketed event.* *Free tickets are available to Ela cardholders beginning at 9am the day of the program and are first-come, [...]
Preschool Storytime (TR) 10:00 am
Preschool Storytime (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 3-5 without an adult. Free. Ticket required. Children attend this storytime independently to help them get ready for school while the accompanying adult remains in the library. Adults join at 10:30 AM to sing [...]
Preschool Storytime (TR) 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Children ages 3-5 without an adult. Free. Ticket required. Promotes pre-reading and listening skills, builds literacy, and nurtures a love of reading in preparation for school success. Children will also gain confidence by attending classes [...]
Night Owls 6:30 pm
Night Owls @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Ages 3-7 with a caregiver. Not quite ready for bed?  Relax with stories, songs and literacy activities for the perfect way to end your day! Limit: 25. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Noisy Time! 10:00 am
Noisy Time! @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 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.
Noisy Time! 10:45 am
Noisy Time! @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 24 @ 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.
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Pinkalicious Jamboree TR 10:00 am
Pinkalicious Jamboree TR @ Glencoe Public LIbrary
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
All ages (children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult)   Celebrate all things Pinkalicious! First, the Highland Park Players will present songs from their upcoming Pinkalicious musical, then we’ll have crafts, activities, and [...]
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Together 2s & 3s (TR) 9:30 am
Together 2s & 3s (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2 and 3 with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Share stories and learn sign language with Miss Sarah. Activities and books centered around a letter of the day help your child develop letter recognition. [...]
Toddler Storytime {TR} 10:00 am
Toddler Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 27 @ 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.
Together 2s & 3s (TR) 10:30 am
Together 2s & 3s (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages 2 and 3 with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Share stories and learn sign language with Miss Sarah. Activities and books centered around a letter of the day help your child develop letter recognition. [...]
Preschool Storytime {TR} 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 3-5 attending on own. Join us for stories, songs and activities. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Little Learners *TR* 9:30 am
Little Learners *TR*
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Stories, songs, and playtime for accompanied children 24-35 months. This is a ticketed event* *Tickets required. Free tickets are available to Ela cardholders beginning at 9am the day of the program and are first-come, first-served. [...]
Preschool Storytime {TR} 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 3-5 attending on own. Join us for stories, songs and activities. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Family LEGO Club {TR} 6:00 pm
Family LEGO Club {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District,
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Ages 3 and older with a caregiver. Explore the creativity and excitement of building together. We’ll have Duplo and regular-sized Legos. Limit: 40. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Bounce and Rhyme Tot Time *TR* 9:30 am
Bounce and Rhyme Tot Time *TR* @ Ela Area Public Library
Jan 30 @ 9:30 am – 10:05 am
Stories, songs and playtime for accompanied children ages birth – 23 months. This is a ticketed event.* *Free tickets are available to Ela cardholders beginning at 9am the day of the program and are first-come, [...]
Toddler Storytime {TR} 10:00 am
Toddler Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 30 @ 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.
Toddler Storytime {TR} 10:45 am
Toddler Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 30 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs. Limit: 20.  Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event.
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Chat & Play Cafe 10:00 am
Chat & Play Cafe @ Indian Trails Library District - Temporary Location
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Ages birth-24 months with a caregiver. Drop in for unstructured playtime for you and baby. Enjoy coffee, donuts and conversation while the little ones socialize and play. Limit: 35. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before [...]

14 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.

  4. There is a new gym opening in lindenhurst called Play Tyme Gym. They are opening at the end of January I believe and have added some classes and prices to their FB page. Just something new to add to the calendar. Thanks for all you do! ❤️

  5. Busy brains POP UP museum will be in Grayslake at the Heritage Center (in the basement) starting January 14 9-8pm and most other days 9-2. $5 for an all day pass. I didn’t see it on the calendar so thought I’d mention it.

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