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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Stalking the Sleeping Groundhog 1:00 pm
Stalking the Sleeping Groundhog @ Crabtree Nature Center
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
It’s Groundhog Day! Learn to identify the clues this critter leaves behind and the tracks of other local wildlife.
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Art Play 10:30 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please [...]
Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 2–5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. Customers from other library districts [...]
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Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Up to 24 months w/ caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and play time.   Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card [...]
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 & 3 w/caregiver Play and explore with stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time for toddlers. Dress for a mess! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area [...]
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Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Description:  Ages 2-5 w/ caregiver (siblings welcome) Location: Story Room Other Information: Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. Patrons from other library districts are admitted as space is available. No registration required. Story [...]
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
Feb 5 @ 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. [...]
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 5 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please [...]
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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 Ages 0-3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play and explore hands-on activities, while you connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Description:  Ages 2-5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
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LEGO club 3:30 pm
LEGO club @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 7 @ 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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AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Northbrook Court and South Barrington
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! [...]
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Close Encounters of the Slithery Kind 1:00 pm
Close Encounters of the Slithery Kind @ Crabtree Nature Center
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The whole family is invited for an indoor program to meet and learn about one of our resident snakes.
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Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 2–5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. Customers from other library districts [...]
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Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Up to 24 months w/ caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and play time.   Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card [...]
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 & 3 w/caregiver Play and explore with stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time for toddlers. Dress for a mess! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area [...]
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Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Description:  Ages 2-5 w/ caregiver (siblings welcome) Location: Story Room Other Information: Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. Patrons from other library districts are admitted as space is available. No registration required. Story [...]
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 12 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please [...]
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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 Ages 0-3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play and explore hands-on activities, while you connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Description:  Ages 2-5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
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The Magic and Art Show 10:00 am
The Magic and Art Show @ Barrington Area Library,
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Age Group: Children Event Details In a unique blend of magic, comedy, and art, Dan Laib makes artistic creation accessible for all. Be inspired!
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That Smells Like Rejection 1:00 pm
That Smells Like Rejection @ Crabtree Nature Center
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Smelling a lot of skunks lately? It’s probably a female letting a lovestruck male know that she’s just not into him. Even though it’s the middle of winter, things are heating up in the animal [...]
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Storytime Dance Party 10:30 am
Storytime Dance Party @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2-6 w/caregiver Dance, wiggle, and shake at this groovin’ storytime. Be ready to rock and don’t forget your dancing shoes! Meeting Room. Drop in
Species Spotlight 1:00 pm
Species Spotlight @ Crabtree Nature Center
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
We are never sure what nature will show us on a day to day basis. We will surprise you with a featured animal encounter!
Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 2–5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. Customers from other library districts [...]
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Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Up to 24 months w/ caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and play time.   Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card [...]
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 & 3 w/caregiver Play and explore with stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time for toddlers. Dress for a mess! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area [...]
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Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Description:  Ages 2-5 w/ caregiver (siblings welcome) Location: Story Room Other Information: Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. Patrons from other library districts are admitted as space is available. No registration required. Story [...]
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
Feb 19 @ 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. [...]
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 19 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please [...]
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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 Ages 0-3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play and explore hands-on activities, while you connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Description:  Ages 2-5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
*RR* Sensory Story Time 6:00 pm
*RR* Sensory Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
All ages w/ caregiver Children enjoy books, music, and movement activities designed to engage the senses and build language and literacy skills. For children of all abilities. Program Room. Register.
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Art Studio 3:30 pm
Art Studio @ Barrington Area Library,
Feb 21 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Grades 1 – 8 We have the supplies, you have the ideas – let’s make art! Drop in. Program Room.
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AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Northbrook Court and South Barrington
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! [...]
Saturday Storytime 10:00 am
Saturday Storytime @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 22 @ 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.
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Frozen Alive 1:00 pm
Frozen Alive @ Crabtree Nature Center
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn how cold-blooded animals cheat death every winter when temps drop below freezing.
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Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 24 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 2–5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. Customers from other library districts [...]
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Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Up to 24 months w/ caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and play time.   Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card [...]
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 & 3 w/caregiver Play and explore with stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time for toddlers. Dress for a mess! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area [...]
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Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Description:  Ages 2-5 w/ caregiver (siblings welcome) Location: Story Room Other Information: Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. Patrons from other library districts are admitted as space is available. No registration required. Story [...]
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 26 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please [...]
Tech Open Lab 3:30 pm
Tech Open Lab @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 26 @ 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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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 Ages 0-3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play and explore hands-on activities, while you connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Description:  Ages 2-5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
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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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