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Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Unstructured play for babies through 2 year old’s with caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center.  Sensory play with music.
Storytime Dance Party 10:00 am
Storytime Dance Party @ Barrington Area Library,
Jan 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Dance, wiggle, and shake at this groovin’ storytime. Be ready to rock and don’t forget your dancin’ shoes! Meeting Room.    
Storytime with Miss Emily 10:00 am
Storytime with Miss Emily @ Barnes & Noble Crystal Lake
Jan 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Stop in for our Wednesday Morning Storytime with Miss Emily!
Winter Break Movie 10:00 am
Winter Break Movie @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
How can the five super heroes becomes Hollywood stars when a villain is in their way?
No School Movie 2:00 pm
No School Movie @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
11/23 Incredibles 2: Your favorite family of superheroes The Incredibles are back! Come enjoy the movie and a small snack. 12/26 Ice Age: Enjoy one of your old favorite movies on the big screen. A [...]
Winter Break Movie 2:00 pm
Winter Break Movie @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
What is baby Jack-Jack’s super power? Will it help the family fight a new villain plotting against them?
Art + Tech: Sphero Painting 2:30 pm
Art + Tech: Sphero Painting @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 2 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
All ages Art and tech collide when you code a Sphero robot to roll and draw in paint. Program Room. Drop in.
Maker Time 4:00 pm
Maker Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Drop-in maker events. Crafts and activities vary by week.
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DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM 9:30 am
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM @ Grand Oaks Recreation
Jan 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: Grand Oaks Recreation, 1401 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake 9:30 am-11 am Ages 1-4 years $5 per child/pay at the door
LEGO Build Day 10:00 am
LEGO Build Day @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come build with our LEGO collection. Bring a friend and stay to create, demolish and start again. Repeats at 2:00 p.m.
Board Games 2:00 pm
Board Games @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Enjoy Winter Break @ The Library!  Looking for something to do to beat the cold? Look no further. The Library will have a variety of board games available for you to play. Bring your friends or [...]
LEGO Build Day 2:00 pm
LEGO Build Day @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come build with our LEGO collection. Bring a friend and stay to create, demolish and start again. Repeats at 2:00 p.m.
No School Movie 2:00 pm
No School Movie @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
11/23 Incredibles 2: Your favorite family of superheroes The Incredibles are back! Come enjoy the movie and a small snack. 12/26 Ice Age: Enjoy one of your old favorite movies on the big screen. A [...]
Thursday Crafternoon, grades 4-8 3:45 pm
Thursday Crafternoon, grades 4-8 @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 3 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Do you love crafting? Drop-in our new craft program for older kids, offered the first Thursday of the month. The Library will provide all the supplies you need. Learn new crafting techniques while creating a [...]
Maker Time 4:00 pm
Maker Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Drop-in maker events. Crafts and activities vary by week.
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Friday Fun Day Lego Day
Friday Fun Day Lego Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Jan 4 all-day
Friday Fun Day and Lego Night are teaming up this Fall. One day a month will be Lego Day – all day. On the other Fridays there will be a fun drop-in craft/activity.
Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Jan 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This program invites families and their friends to the Playhouse for playtime!  Open Play helps promote positive beginnings for new families with a child with Down syndrome, creates awareness opportunities for peers and friends, as [...]
Open Craft Time 12:30 pm
Open Craft Time @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 4 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
We will have lots of craft materials available for you to use. What will you make? Stop by and create.
Winter Matinee 1:00 pm
Winter Matinee @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Enjoy Winter Break @ The Library! All ages welcome! We’ll be showing the 2013 family feature film Rise of the Guardians (97 minutes, rated PG, Dreamworks) Beverages and snack will be provided.
Interactive Movie: Moana 1:30 pm
Interactive Movie: Moana @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 4 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 Take a break from winter by grabbing some popcorn and joining Moana, Hei Hei, and Maui on an ocean adventure. Make some waves, sing along; no one knows how far we’ll go! Drop in. Meeting [...]
Teen Disney Sing-along 2:00 pm
Teen Disney Sing-along @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Get your singing voice ready! We’ll vote on which Disney movie to watch and sing-along through all the feels. Snacks provided. Grades 6-12.
Parents Night Out 5:30 pm
Parents Night Out @ Dolphin Swim Club
Jan 4 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Leave your kids with us on the first Saturday of every month! From 5:30-9:00 kids aged 6-12 will swim, play, make new friends, eat dinner, and watch movies under the watchful eyes of their favorite [...]
Teen Tastic 6:30 pm
Teen Tastic @ GiGi's Playhouse
Jan 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Focuses on building social skills with friends without Down syndrome by participating in team-based activities in a casual and fun setting.  Skill development includes understanding compromise, turn-taking and problem-solving abilities. Recommended for ages 13 -17 [...]
Open Gym 7:00 pm
Open Gym @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Open Gym is an affordable way for kids to burn off energy on a Friday night. A signed waiver is necessary for kids and parents to participate. The cost is $7 per participant (cash or [...]
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Home Depot Kids Workshop 9:00 am
Home Depot Kids Workshop @ Your Local Home Depot
Jan 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Home Depot offers free workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels. Review the schedule of upcoming workshops and choose a specific workshop to attend. You’ll see a variety of workshops scheduled – [...]
Huntley Indoors Farmers Market 9:00 am
Huntley Indoors Farmers Market @ Leigon Hall
Jan 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are a homegrown & homemade market! Join us on the 1st Saturday of each month thru May   Shop our local vendors and crafters: All Grass Farm (Farm Fresh Eggs & Meats) Alpaca Pines (Alpaca Made [...]
Woodstock Winter Farmers Market 9:00 am
Woodstock Winter Farmers Market @ McHenry County Fairgrounds
Jan 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The market is held in Building “D” at the McHenry County Fairgrounds. Along with our usual farm market offerings we will have several Artisans at each market. The market runs November through April on select [...]
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
Storytime and Activities Featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities Featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
Jan 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Clifford is an adorable dog whose well-meaning bumblings have great kid appeal especially for his owner, Emily Elizabeth. Join us as we read about everyone’s favorite big red dog. Plus, get a coupon from our [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Most Saturdays & Sundays @ 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – we’ll be here, playing the heat by ear and maybe just hanging out in the A.C. Our one-hour public tours to the eye [...]
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Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Most Saturdays & Sundays @ 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – we’ll be here, playing the heat by ear and maybe just hanging out in the A.C. Our one-hour public tours to the eye [...]
Winter Survival 1:00 pm
Winter Survival @ Crabtree Nature Center
Jan 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Find out what strategies wildlife uses to survive winter.
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Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Jan 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Babies and Beans 10:00 am
Babies and Beans @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Are you a first-time mom of a child under two? Come to the library to enjoy a hot beverage, a snack, and conversation with other new moms. Ask questions, swap parenting tips, and share stories [...]
Creative Connections 10:00 am
Creative Connections @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
 A storytime for children to make connections with their caregivers, other children and literacy. Run by a speech therapist from Elgin Pediatric Therapy, this group is designed for children currently receiving therapy services or those [...]
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Drop-In Craft Time 11:00 am
Drop-In Craft Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 7 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
 Stop by our Creation Center and use our supplies and follow our directions to make a craft. A different craft will be out for each session.
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early [...]
Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 7 @ 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. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for [...]
Mario Kart Tournament 2:30 pm
Mario Kart Tournament @ Barrington Area Library,
Jan 7 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
All ages Challenge fellow library-goers to a lively game of Mario Kart on the library’s Wii! Drop in. Meeting Room.
Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3 3:45 pm
Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3 @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 7 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Making crafts builds self-confidence for children, increases their imagination and helps with a child’s problem solving abilities.
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Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Preschool Stories 9:30 am
Preschool Stories @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
For ages 31/2- 5. Help your preschooler get ready to read and build skills through stories, music and rhymes. Caregivers must remain in library; pick up child’s name tag at the info center.
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 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 playtime. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library [...]
Light Action Craft 10:00 am
Light Action Craft @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Program for Children ages 2-5. Watch a short film and make a craft.
Drop-in Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early [...]
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 8 @ 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 [...]
Music and Movement 11:30 am
Music and Movement @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Jan 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesdays  11:30am – Drop-in @ Eastgate Children or all ages are invited to join us for a fun half hour full of singing and dancing. We will learn some new songs each week, as well [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
Pageturners 4:30 pm
Pageturners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Jan 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Children practice reading with a volunteer. After four sessions, choose a free book and prize from the Friends Foundation. Drop in. Session times: 4:30 PM 4:50 PM 5:10 PM
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Milk & Cookies Storytime 6:30 pm
Milk & Cookies Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun! Babies to 6-year-old with parent/caregive
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Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Unstructured play for babies through 2 year old’s with caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center.  Sensory play with music.
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
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 [...]
Storytime with Miss Emily 10:00 am
Storytime with Miss Emily @ Barnes & Noble Crystal Lake
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Stop in for our Wednesday Morning Storytime with Miss Emily!
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
a special program for little naturalists. Children ages 2-6 w/adult. Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am. COST: FREE
Art Play 10:30 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 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!
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Toddler Time 12:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
After School FUN! 2:00 pm
After School FUN! @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Crafts, activities, board games, SNACKS, and more with Miss Nikki! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th. Registration is not required.
Game ON! 3:00 pm
Game ON! @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Looking for something to do after school on Wednesdays? Come to the library to play board games and video games!
Teen Space 3:30 pm
Teen Space @ Batingto Area Library
Jan 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades 6-8 Hang out, mess around, and geek out in the Youth Services Program Room. Whether you want to meet up with friends, create some art, or relax with a book, you’re welcome at Teen [...]
Baby & Me 6:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
Toddler Time 6:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 0 – 3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play. Explore hands-on activities and connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM 9:30 am
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM @ Grand Oaks Recreation
Jan 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: Grand Oaks Recreation, 1401 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake 9:30 am-11 am Ages 1-4 years $5 per child/pay at the door
Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Fun For All 10:00 am
Fun For All @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Drop in for a half-hour of stories, songs, and movement. This storytime will promote the early stages of reading… and it’s FUN FOR ALL! ALL AGES.
Storytime at Historic Village Hall 10:30 am
Storytime at Historic Village Hall @ Historic Village Hall
Jan 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Join us at Algonquin’s Historic Village Hall for a storytime filled with songs, dancing, crafts and other fun activities. The Historic Village Hall is located at 2 S. Main Street, Algonquin.(intersection of Main Street and [...]
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
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 [...]
Baby & Me 1:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 10 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 10 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
Show Me A Sign 6:00 pm
Show Me A Sign @ GiGi's Playhouse
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Come learn basic sign language for communication.  All are welcome to attend.  We meet ever-other Thursday.
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
For children birth to age 6 with an adult. Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement. No tickets needed.
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Storytime in Spanish. We’ll feature stories, songs, and culture. This class is a great way to introduce your little one to a new language or let them practice if they are a student in a [...]
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Jan 11 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
Take-Home Craft Fridays
Take-Home Craft Fridays @ Huntley Area Public Library
Jan 11 all-day
Stop by the Children’s Room and pick up a take-home craft. Geared for ages 4-7 While supplies last.
Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Jan 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
:  Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for a traditional lap-sit storytime followed by playtime. No older siblings please.
Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This program invites families and their friends to the Playhouse for playtime!  Open Play helps promote positive beginnings for new families with a child with Down syndrome, creates awareness opportunities for peers and friends, as [...]
Art Play 10:30 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 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!
Storytime at Smart Wash 3:00 pm
Storytime at Smart Wash @ Smart Wash
Jan 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Listen to stories while you do your laundry! 10% off during storytime. Location: 331 Irving Ave, Woodstock, IL
Lego Club 3:30 pm
Lego Club @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 11 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Grades K-8 Make LEGO robots, create stories, and build amazing creations. Program Room. Drop in.
Open Gym 7:00 pm
Open Gym @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Open Gym is an affordable way for kids to burn off energy on a Friday night. A signed waiver is necessary for kids and parents to participate. The cost is $7 per participant (cash or [...]
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AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Lake n the Hills and South Barrington
Jan 12 @ 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! [...]
Kids Club 10:00 am
Kids Club @ GiGi's Playhouse
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kids Club – This program is designed to support the development of social skills and language through peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting! Kids Club supports gross motor skills through active games, [...]
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
Milk & Cookies Storytime 10:00 am
Milk & Cookies Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun! Babies to 6-year-old with parent/caregiver.
Sensory Story Time *RR* 10:00 am
Sensory Story Time *RR* @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
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.
Family Story and Playtime 10:30 am
Family Story and Playtime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and extra playtime.
Storytime and Activities Featuring Love, Z 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities Featuring Love, Z @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
Jan 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
A robot named Z discovers a message signed “Love, Beatrice,” and decides to find out what “love” means. They embark on an adventure that leads to Beatrice, and back home again, where love was hiding [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Most Saturdays & Sundays @ 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – we’ll be here, playing the heat by ear and maybe just hanging out in the A.C. Our one-hour public tours to the eye [...]
Sensory Storytime *RR* 1:30 pm
Sensory Storytime *RR* @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 12 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime, designed for children with special needs, features movement, music, stories, and hand-on activities. Siblings are welcome. Registration required.
Nerf Wars 5:00 pm
Nerf Wars @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Jan 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nerf Wars is a night of battle with friends and family. Bring your best Nerf Gun that takes Elite Darts and we will supply you with safety goggles and Elite Darts. The entire gym is [...]
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 13 all-day
 Stop by the Public Services Desk to pick up a Tacky the Penguin craft kit based on the books while supplies last. For all ages.
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Most Saturdays & Sundays @ 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – we’ll be here, playing the heat by ear and maybe just hanging out in the A.C. Our one-hour public tours to the eye [...]
WinterFest at Volo Bog State Natural Area 12:00 pm
WinterFest at Volo Bog State Natural Area @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
indoor and outdoor fun provides a wonderful cure to cabin fever! Miles Over Mountains brings us live music, plus… photo contest awards, winter-themed crafts and hot cocoa indoors, and bog tours, hiking and snow-permitting, cross-country [...]
Sunday Matinee at the Library 1:00 pm
Sunday Matinee at the Library @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Come to the Algonquin Area Public Library and watch these movies on the big screen. Feel free to bring a bag lunch or snacks. This is a drop in program and all are welcome to [...]
Art Play 2:00 pm
Art Play @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
All ages w/caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imaginations and develop creative thinking skills. Try an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome! Program Room. Drop in.
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 14 all-day
 Stop by the Public Services Desk to pick up a Tacky the Penguin craft kit based on the books while supplies last. For all ages.
Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Jan 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Creative Connections 10:00 am
Creative Connections @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
 A storytime for children to make connections with their caregivers, other children and literacy. Run by a speech therapist from Elgin Pediatric Therapy, this group is designed for children currently receiving therapy services or those [...]
Sensory Playtime *RR* 10:00 am
Sensory Playtime *RR* @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
This now permanent club was developed for young ones ages 2-4. Toddlers will have the opportunity to stimulate the senses with a variety of activities, which also enhance learning and encourage exploration. Please register in [...]
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Drop-In Craft Time 11:00 am
Drop-In Craft Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 14 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
 Stop by our Creation Center and use our supplies and follow our directions to make a craft. A different craft will be out for each session.
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early [...]
Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 14 @ 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. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for [...]
Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 14 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
LEGOs are great way for children to test new designs, make predictions and learn how to solve problems. Bring a friend to help you create.
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 15 all-day
 Stop by the Public Services Desk to pick up a Tacky the Penguin craft kit based on the books while supplies last. For all ages.
Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Preschool Stories 9:30 am
Preschool Stories @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
For ages 31/2- 5. Help your preschooler get ready to read and build skills through stories, music and rhymes. Caregivers must remain in library; pick up child’s name tag at the info center.
Babies and Beans 10:00 am
Babies and Beans @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Are you a first-time mom of a child under two? Come to the library to enjoy a hot beverage, a snack, and conversation with other new moms. Ask questions, swap parenting tips, and share stories [...]
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 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 playtime. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library [...]
Light Action Craft 10:00 am
Light Action Craft @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Program for Children ages 2-5. Watch a short film and make a craft.
Drop-in Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early [...]
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 15 @ 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 [...]
Music and Movement 11:30 am
Music and Movement @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Jan 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesdays  11:30am – Drop-in @ Eastgate Children or all ages are invited to join us for a fun half hour full of singing and dancing. We will learn some new songs each week, as well [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
YA Zone 4:00 pm
YA Zone @ Batingto Area Library
Jan 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Stop by the Conference Room to play games, read, or just to hang out with your friends. Drop in. Conference Room.
Pageturners 4:30 pm
Pageturners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Jan 15 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Children practice reading with a volunteer. After four sessions, choose a free book and prize from the Friends Foundation. Drop in. Session times: 4:30 PM 4:50 PM 5:10 PM
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 16 all-day
 Stop by the Public Services Desk to pick up a Tacky the Penguin craft kit based on the books while supplies last. For all ages.
Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Unstructured play for babies through 2 year old’s with caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center.  Sensory play with music.
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
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 [...]
Storytime with Miss Emily 10:00 am
Storytime with Miss Emily @ Barnes & Noble Crystal Lake
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Stop in for our Wednesday Morning Storytime with Miss Emily!
Art Play 10:30 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 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!
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 16 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 16 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Toddler Time 12:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
After School FUN! 2:00 pm
After School FUN! @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Crafts, activities, board games, SNACKS, and more with Miss Nikki! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th. Registration is not required.
Teen Space 3:30 pm
Teen Space @ Batingto Area Library
Jan 16 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades 6-8 Hang out, mess around, and geek out in the Youth Services Program Room. Whether you want to meet up with friends, create some art, or relax with a book, you’re welcome at Teen [...]
Maker Time 4:00 pm
Maker Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Drop-in maker events. Crafts and activities vary by week.
Baby & Me 6:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
Toddler Time 6:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 17 all-day
 Stop by the Public Services Desk to pick up a Tacky the Penguin craft kit based on the books while supplies last. For all ages.
Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 0 – 3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play. Explore hands-on activities and connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM 9:30 am
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM @ Grand Oaks Recreation
Jan 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: Grand Oaks Recreation, 1401 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake 9:30 am-11 am Ages 1-4 years $5 per child/pay at the door
Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Fun For All 10:00 am
Fun For All @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Drop in for a half-hour of stories, songs, and movement. This storytime will promote the early stages of reading… and it’s FUN FOR ALL! ALL AGES.
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
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 [...]
Baby & Me 1:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 17 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 17 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
Maker Time 4:00 pm
Maker Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Drop-in maker events. Crafts and activities vary by week.
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
For children birth to age 6 with an adult. Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement. No tickets needed.
Families Who Play 6:30 pm
Families Who Play @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for a pancakes and pajamas party! Children (and adults) are welcome to come in their pajamas.
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Storytime in Spanish. We’ll feature stories, songs, and culture. This class is a great way to introduce your little one to a new language or let them practice if they are a student in a [...]
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Dinosaur Day
Dinosaur Day @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 18 all-day
The Library is celebrating these ext-ROAR-dinary reptiles with book displays, crafts, and activity sheets. Stop by anytime to participate. No school for students in District 47.
Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Jan 18 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 18 all-day
 Stop by the Public Services Desk to pick up a Tacky the Penguin craft kit based on the books while supplies last. For all ages.
Drop-in Preschool Crafts, ages 2-6 with an adult 9:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Crafts, ages 2-6 with an adult @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Preschoolers love creating fun projects, especially with the help of the special adult that brings them. Come create a piece of artwork and make a memory with your child.
Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
:  Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for a traditional lap-sit storytime followed by playtime. No older siblings please.
Let’s Build a Snowman! 10:00 am
Let’s Build a Snowman! @ Fox River Grove Memorial Library
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
There’s no better way to spend your morning off school than building some “crafty” snowmen at the Library. We will have a variety of craft projects ready to make and take. Bring a friend and [...]
Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This program invites families and their friends to the Playhouse for playtime!  Open Play helps promote positive beginnings for new families with a child with Down syndrome, creates awareness opportunities for peers and friends, as [...]
No School Day: Games! 1:00 pm
No School Day: Games! @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us in playing a variety of board games including “Don’t Break the Ice”. Ages 5+.
Teen Zone Matinees: The House With a Clock in Its Walls 3:00 pm
Teen Zone Matinees: The House With a Clock in Its Walls @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Today we will be showing: The House with the Clock in its Walls Popcorn, Snacks, and refreshments will be provided.
Art Studio 3:30 pm
Art Studio @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 18 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Grades 1-8 We have the supplies, you have the ideas – let’s make art! Program Room. Drop in.
Wild Woodstock Walks: Winter Night’s Family Fun 6:00 pm
Wild Woodstock Walks: Winter Night’s Family Fun @ The Land Conservancy of McHenry County
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Explore Woodstock’s natural areas at TLC’s Wild Woodstock Walks! Enjoy the beauty of winter complete with bonfires, guided night hikes and a sheltered area with hot cocoa. Bring the whole family out to experience the [...]
Open Gym 7:00 pm
Open Gym @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Open Gym is an affordable way for kids to burn off energy on a Friday night. A signed waiver is necessary for kids and parents to participate. The cost is $7 per participant (cash or [...]
Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area 7:30 pm
Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Third Fridays 7:30 pm                  Open to the Public NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME January 18, February 21, March 15, April 19, May 17 7:30 pm Business Meeting 8:30 pm Classroom Topic 9:45 pm Star Party: [...]
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 19 all-day
 Stop by the Public Services Desk to pick up a Tacky the Penguin craft kit based on the books while supplies last. For all ages.
Woodstock Winter Farmers Market 9:00 am
Woodstock Winter Farmers Market @ McHenry County Fairgrounds
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The market is held in Building “D” at the McHenry County Fairgrounds. Along with our usual farm market offerings we will have several Artisans at each market. The market runs November through April on select [...]
Preschool Fair 9:30 am
Preschool Fair @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
What preschool is best for your family? Do you have questions about hours, location, price or programs offered? Let us simplify your search. Come to the Library’s annual Preschool Fair and meet representatives from over [...]
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
Craftapalooza 11:00 am
Craftapalooza @ Fox Lake District Library,
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Children’s Library is overrun with crafts. Bring family and friends over to Craftapalooza and craft until your heart’s content. Supplies and music will be provided
Storytime and Activities Featuring The Duchess and Guy: A Rescue-to-Royalty Puppy Love Story 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities Featuring The Duchess and Guy: A Rescue-to-Royalty Puppy Love Story @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
When he was a pup, Guy was just like any dog in the shelter dreaming of a forever home, but all that changed when Meghan adopted him. Inspired by the true story of Meghan Markle [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Most Saturdays & Sundays @ 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – we’ll be here, playing the heat by ear and maybe just hanging out in the A.C. Our one-hour public tours to the eye [...]
Treasure Island 2:00 pm
Treasure Island @ Woodstock Opera House
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A Participation Play for Children January 19, 26 & 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM The magic of this play comes from the way the entire audience creates the storm at sea, a jungle full of lions and [...]
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Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Most Saturdays & Sundays @ 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – we’ll be here, playing the heat by ear and maybe just hanging out in the A.C. Our one-hour public tours to the eye [...]
Free Community Lunch 1:00 pm
Free Community Lunch @ Maranatha Assembly of God Church
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Maranatha Assembly of God Church hosts free meal every third Sunday of the month at 1:30P.M. Doors open at 1:00P.M. Bring your family, friends or neighbors and enjoy a wonderful time together. This luncheon provides [...]
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Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Creative Connections 10:00 am
Creative Connections @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
 A storytime for children to make connections with their caregivers, other children and literacy. Run by a speech therapist from Elgin Pediatric Therapy, this group is designed for children currently receiving therapy services or those [...]
Kindness Rocks at the Library 10:00 am
Kindness Rocks at the Library @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a family by spreading kindness and compassion. The Kindness Rocks Project seeks to cultivate connections within communities and lift others up through simple acts of kindness. Paint an [...]
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early [...]
Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 21 @ 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. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for [...]
Kindness Rocks at the Library 2:00 pm
Kindness Rocks at the Library @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a family by spreading kindness and compassion. The Kindness Rocks Project seeks to cultivate connections within communities and lift others up through simple acts of kindness. Paint an [...]
Tech Open Lab 2:00 pm
Tech Open Lab @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
All ages Families play and create with LEGO robots, circuits, iPads, and more. Program Room. Drop in.
Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 21 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
LEGOs are great way for children to test new designs, make predictions and learn how to solve problems. Bring a friend to help you create.
Junior Master Gardners 4:30 pm
Junior Master Gardners @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Love to garden? Become a Junior Master Gardener! Participate in hands-on group activities and develop an appreciation for the environment.
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Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Preschool Stories 9:30 am
Preschool Stories @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
For ages 31/2- 5. Help your preschooler get ready to read and build skills through stories, music and rhymes. Caregivers must remain in library; pick up child’s name tag at the info center.
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 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 playtime. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library [...]
Light Action Craft 10:00 am
Light Action Craft @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Program for Children ages 2-5. Watch a short film and make a craft.
Drop-in Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early [...]
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 22 @ 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 [...]
Music and Movement 11:30 am
Music and Movement @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Jan 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesdays  11:30am – Drop-in @ Eastgate Children or all ages are invited to join us for a fun half hour full of singing and dancing. We will learn some new songs each week, as well [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
YA Zone 4:00 pm
YA Zone @ Batingto Area Library
Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Stop by the Conference Room to play games, read, or just to hang out with your friends. Drop in. Conference Room.
Pageturners 4:30 pm
Pageturners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Jan 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Children practice reading with a volunteer. After four sessions, choose a free book and prize from the Friends Foundation. Drop in. Session times: 4:30 PM 4:50 PM 5:10 PM
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Milk & Cookies Storytime 6:30 pm
Milk & Cookies Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun! Babies to 6-year-old with parent/caregive
Teen Gaming Drop-In 7:00 pm
Teen Gaming Drop-In @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Grades 6-12. Bring a friend and play Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and other Wii U or Xbox One games on the big screen. Snacks provided. No registration required
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Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Unstructured play for babies through 2 year old’s with caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center.  Sensory play with music.
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
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 [...]
Storytime with Miss Emily 10:00 am
Storytime with Miss Emily @ Barnes & Noble Crystal Lake
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Stop in for our Wednesday Morning Storytime with Miss Emily!
Toddler Open Play 10:00 am
Toddler Open Play @ Cary Park District Community Center
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Children will have fun crawling, climbing, and rolling in a room filled with mats and other foam objects. This is self-led and a parent supervised drop in style open play. Plan a play-date or perfect [...]
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
a special program for little naturalists. Children ages 2-6 w/adult. Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am. COST: FREE
Art Play 10:30 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 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!
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Toddler Time 12:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
After School FUN! 2:00 pm
After School FUN! @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Crafts, activities, board games, SNACKS, and more with Miss Nikki! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th. Registration is not required.
Multicultural Craft, Grades 2 and up 2:00 pm
Multicultural Craft, Grades 2 and up @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us on this District 47 early release day as we create multicultural crafts from the Native American and Middle Eastern cultures.
Teen Space 3:30 pm
Teen Space @ Batingto Area Library
Jan 23 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades 6-8 Hang out, mess around, and geek out in the Youth Services Program Room. Whether you want to meet up with friends, create some art, or relax with a book, you’re welcome at Teen [...]
“It’s Elementary” Science & Book Club 5:30 pm
“It’s Elementary” Science & Book Club @ Fox River Grove Memorial Library
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Grades K – 4 Science rocks! Come join us as we explore, experiment, and engage in fun science experiments! This program is generously sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove.
Baby & Me 6:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
Toddler Time 6:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 0 – 3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play. Explore hands-on activities and connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM 9:30 am
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM @ Grand Oaks Recreation
Jan 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: Grand Oaks Recreation, 1401 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake 9:30 am-11 am Ages 1-4 years $5 per child/pay at the door
Drop-In Craft Time 10:00 am
Drop-In Craft Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 Stop by our Creation Center and use our supplies and follow our directions to make a craft. A different craft will be out for each session.
Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Fun For All 10:00 am
Fun For All @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Drop in for a half-hour of stories, songs, and movement. This storytime will promote the early stages of reading… and it’s FUN FOR ALL! ALL AGES.
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
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 [...]
Baby & Me 1:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 24 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
Show Me A Sign 6:00 pm
Show Me A Sign @ GiGi's Playhouse
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Come learn basic sign language for communication.  All are welcome to attend.  We meet ever-other Thursday.
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
For children birth to age 6 with an adult. Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement. No tickets needed.
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Storytime in Spanish. We’ll feature stories, songs, and culture. This class is a great way to introduce your little one to a new language or let them practice if they are a student in a [...]
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Jan 25 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
:  Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for a traditional lap-sit storytime followed by playtime. No older siblings please.
Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This program invites families and their friends to the Playhouse for playtime!  Open Play helps promote positive beginnings for new families with a child with Down syndrome, creates awareness opportunities for peers and friends, as [...]
Storytime Dance Party 10:00 am
Storytime Dance Party @ Barrington Area Library,
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Dance, wiggle, and shake at this groovin’ storytime. Be ready to rock and don’t forget your dancin’ shoes! Meeting Room.    
Open Gym 7:00 pm
Open Gym @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Open Gym is an affordable way for kids to burn off energy on a Friday night. A signed waiver is necessary for kids and parents to participate. The cost is $7 per participant (cash or [...]
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AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Lake n the Hills and South Barrington
Jan 26 @ 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! [...]
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
Preschool Fair 10:00 am
Preschool Fair @ Woodstock Public Library
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come and meet people from different preschools in the Woodstock area to find the best fit for your little ones.
Family Story and Playtime 10:30 am
Family Story and Playtime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and extra playtime.
Storytime and Activities Featuring Pig the Pug 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities Featuring Pig the Pug @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pig is a greedy and selfish Pug who has so many toys, yet he refuses to share with his poor friend Trevor. Little does he know that being greedy has its consequences. Will Pig learn [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Most Saturdays & Sundays @ 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – we’ll be here, playing the heat by ear and maybe just hanging out in the A.C. Our one-hour public tours to the eye [...]
Norge Ski Club Annual Ski Jump Tournament 12:00 pm
Norge Ski Club Annual Ski Jump Tournament @ Norge Ski Club
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Highlights: Junior National Qualifier – Junior Ski Jumpers compete on the big hill (Saturday) for a spot representing the Central Division for the Championships at Norge Ski Club in Chicago IL February. Five-Hills Tournament: International [...]
Barnes & Noble Puzzle Party 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble Puzzle Party @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Celebrate National Puzzle Month with a Puzzle Party! This all-ages event has something for everyone including activities from Curious Jane Magazine, crosswords, word searches, a puzzle tournament, and jigsaw puzzles.
Treasure Island 2:00 pm
Treasure Island @ Woodstock Opera House
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A Participation Play for Children January 19, 26 & 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM The magic of this play comes from the way the entire audience creates the storm at sea, a jungle full of lions and [...]
LMNOP 6:00 pm
LMNOP @ GiGi's Playhouse
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LMNOP: Language Music N’ Our Peeps – LMNOP is an interactive and engaging program designed to guide parents and young children through learning basic sign language and other forms of communication using music and language based [...]
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Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Most Saturdays & Sundays @ 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – we’ll be here, playing the heat by ear and maybe just hanging out in the A.C. Our one-hour public tours to the eye [...]
Norge Ski Club Annual Ski Jump Tournament 12:00 pm
Norge Ski Club Annual Ski Jump Tournament @ Norge Ski Club
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Highlights: Junior National Qualifier – Junior Ski Jumpers compete on the big hill (Saturday) for a spot representing the Central Division for the Championships at Norge Ski Club in Chicago IL February. Five-Hills Tournament: International [...]
LGBTeaQ Rainbow Reads 1:00 pm
LGBTeaQ Rainbow Reads @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hang out with your rainbow fam at our monthly LGBTQ+ casual book club and support group. Sip some tea or coffee and tell us what you’ve been reading or watching, and whatever else might be [...]
Treasure Island 2:00 pm
Treasure Island @ Woodstock Opera House
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A Participation Play for Children January 19, 26 & 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM The magic of this play comes from the way the entire audience creates the storm at sea, a jungle full of lions and [...]
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Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Constructive Play 10:00 am
Constructive Play @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
You choose what you want to do! Play with blocks, puzzles, toys, and enjoy early literacy games. Muffins, juice and coffee will be served.
Creative Connections 10:00 am
Creative Connections @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
 A storytime for children to make connections with their caregivers, other children and literacy. Run by a speech therapist from Elgin Pediatric Therapy, this group is designed for children currently receiving therapy services or those [...]
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early [...]
Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 28 @ 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. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for [...]
Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 28 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
LEGOs are great way for children to test new designs, make predictions and learn how to solve problems. Bring a friend to help you create.
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Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Preschool Stories 9:30 am
Preschool Stories @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
For ages 31/2- 5. Help your preschooler get ready to read and build skills through stories, music and rhymes. Caregivers must remain in library; pick up child’s name tag at the info center.
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 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 playtime. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library [...]
Light Action Craft 10:00 am
Light Action Craft @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Program for Children ages 2-5. Watch a short film and make a craft.
Drop-in Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early [...]
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 29 @ 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 [...]
Music and Movement 11:30 am
Music and Movement @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Jan 29 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesdays  11:30am – Drop-in @ Eastgate Children or all ages are invited to join us for a fun half hour full of singing and dancing. We will learn some new songs each week, as well [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 29 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
YA Zone 4:00 pm
YA Zone @ Batingto Area Library
Jan 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Stop by the Conference Room to play games, read, or just to hang out with your friends. Drop in. Conference Room.
Pageturners 4:30 pm
Pageturners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Jan 29 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Children practice reading with a volunteer. After four sessions, choose a free book and prize from the Friends Foundation. Drop in. Session times: 4:30 PM 4:50 PM 5:10 PM
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
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Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Unstructured play for babies through 2 year old’s with caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center.  Sensory play with music.
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
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 [...]
Storytime with Miss Emily 10:00 am
Storytime with Miss Emily @ Barnes & Noble Crystal Lake
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Stop in for our Wednesday Morning Storytime with Miss Emily!
Art Play 10:30 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 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!
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Storytown Improv 11:00 am
Storytown Improv @ Barrington Area Library,
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
From superheroes to squids, princesses to dinosaurs, Storytown takes you on an interactive, improvised adventure. Audience ideas and suggestions create a one-of-a-kind story. Drop in. Meeting Room. Location: Meeting Room Other Information:  All ages with a [...]
Toddler Time 12:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 30 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
After School FUN! 2:00 pm
After School FUN! @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Crafts, activities, board games, SNACKS, and more with Miss Nikki! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th. Registration is not required.
Teen Space 3:30 pm
Teen Space @ Batingto Area Library
Jan 30 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades 6-8 Hang out, mess around, and geek out in the Youth Services Program Room. Whether you want to meet up with friends, create some art, or relax with a book, you’re welcome at Teen [...]
Maker Time 4:00 pm
Maker Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Drop-in maker events. Crafts and activities vary by week.
Baby & Me 6:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Family Movie: Christopher Robin 6:00 pm
Family Movie: Christopher Robin @ Huntley Area Public Library
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Come to the library and watch a family favorite! Mark your calendar and come join the fun!  
Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
Toddler Time 6:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 31 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 0 – 3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play. Explore hands-on activities and connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM 9:30 am
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM @ Grand Oaks Recreation
Jan 31 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: Grand Oaks Recreation, 1401 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake 9:30 am-11 am Ages 1-4 years $5 per child/pay at the door
Drop-In Craft Time 10:00 am
Drop-In Craft Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 Stop by our Creation Center and use our supplies and follow our directions to make a craft. A different craft will be out for each session.
Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Fun For All 10:00 am
Fun For All @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Drop in for a half-hour of stories, songs, and movement. This storytime will promote the early stages of reading… and it’s FUN FOR ALL! ALL AGES.
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 31 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
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 [...]
Baby & Me 1:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 31 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jan 31 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
Maker Time 4:00 pm
Maker Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Drop-in maker events. Crafts and activities vary by week.
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
For children birth to age 6 with an adult. Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement. No tickets needed.
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Storytime in Spanish. We’ll feature stories, songs, and culture. This class is a great way to introduce your little one to a new language or let them practice if they are a student in a [...]