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Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market 8:00 am
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market @ Woodstock Square
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are a PRODUCERS ONLY MARKET offering fresh produce, local honey, pasture-raised meat & eggs, bread, cheese, artisanal goods, grab & go eats, locally grown plants and so much more! Shop our vendors, make your [...]
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Oct 1 @ 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. [...]
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM 9:30 am
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM @ Grand Oaks Recreation
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Need a break while the kids run around? We have the perfect spot with a big open gym and fun toys to play with. Great social interaction tires even the most rambunctious toddler! Location: Grand Oaks [...]
Preschool Stories 9:30 am
Preschool Stories @ Cary Area Public Library
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 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 [...]
Lights, Action, Craft! 10:00 am
Lights, Action, Craft! @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Drop-in Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 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.
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Oct 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Oct 1 @ 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 [...]
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 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 & Movement 11:30 am
Music & Movement @ Algonquin Library -Eastgate Branch
Oct 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Children are invited to join us for a fun half hour full of singing and dancing. We’ll learn some new songs and sing some favorites. 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
Oct 1 @ 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 [...]
Page Turners 4:30 pm
Page Turners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 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 [...]
Pajama Jam Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Pajama Jam Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Oct 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wear your pajamas to the Library for our Pajama Jam. We will dance to songs, use scarves, bells and shakers and conclude with a story. No registration required.
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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop-in at this child led unstructured play for babies through 2 year old with a caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center. Meet other parents and caregivers for playtime and socializing. We have music, play mats, [...]
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 2 @ 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 [...]
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 2 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Open-ended art projects for all ages and abilities. Process-oriented art allows kids to explore their imaginations and develop creative thinking skills. Mess-makers welcome! Drop in. Program Room.
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Oct 2 @ 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
Oct 2 @ 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 [...]
The Club 2:00 pm
The Club @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Games, crafts, and more! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th!
Game ON! 3:00 pm
Game ON! @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 2 @ 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! May’s edition of Game ON! will be a special Playstation VR day!
Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
Cuentos en Español 5:45 pm
Cuentos en Español @ Woodstock Public Library
Oct 2 @ 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
¡Traiga a sus niños a pasar una tarde divertida! Invitamos a las familias que hablan o están aprendiendo español a que se acerquen a la Biblioteca para escuchar el relato de interesantes historias, realizar manualidades [...]
Happy Tails Dog Show 5:45 pm
Happy Tails Dog Show @ Hoffman Park
Oct 2 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
It’s time for pups to strut their stuff for fun and prizes at Cary Park District’s Happy Tails Dog Show. Do you have an award-winning canine or one that you think is award winning? Then [...]
Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Oct 2 @ 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
Oct 2 @ 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
Oct 3 @ 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 Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 0-5 with caregiver
Stories and MORE! 10:00 am
Stories and MORE! @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Storytime for 3-5 years old with a caregiver at 10am Enjoy stories, rhymes, a craft and more at this morning story time! For children with a caregiver.
Drop-in Family Storytime 11:00 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Families with children of all ages are welcome at this drop-in storytime.
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 3 @ 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 [...]
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Oct 3 @ 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 [...]
Controller Freaks 3:00 pm
Controller Freaks @ Marengo-Union Library District
Oct 3 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New club! Join us Thursday afternoons for video gaming fun! Play E through PG-13 rated games on our Xbox 1. Bring your friends and meet new ones. For youth ages 8-14. Drop in anytime.  Open [...]
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
Oct 3 @ 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 [...]
Thursday Crafternoon, grades 4-8 3:45 pm
Thursday Crafternoon, grades 4-8 @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Oct 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 [...]
Perspective Play *RR* 4:00 pm
Perspective Play *RR* @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lead by Preston Brown from Behavioral Perspective, move, groove, and interact with other kids. Designed for the participation of children with autism. All abilities are welcome. Ages 3-7 with caregiver
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Oct 3 @ 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
Oct 3 @ 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 Lego Day
Friday Fun Day Lego Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Oct 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.
Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 4 @ 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
Oct 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 [...]
No School Day: Games! 1:00 pm
No School Day: Games! @ Marengo-Union Library District
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Play various games with a dice, pencil and paper, and Gummy Bears. Please join MULD for a fun afternoon.
Lego Club 3:30 pm
Lego Club @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 4 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Grades K-8 Make LEGO robots, create stories, and build amazing creations. Program Room. Drop in.
Parents Night Out 5:30 pm
Parents Night Out @ Dolphin Swim Club
Oct 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
Oct 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 [...]
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Home Depot Kids Workshop 9:00 am
Home Depot Kids Workshop @ Your Local Home Depot
Oct 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 Farmers Market 9:00 am
Huntley Farmers Market @ Huntley Town Square
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Huntley Farmers Market We are a homegrown & homemade market! Join us each Saturday from May 26th thru October 13 at the Town Square.  Here are the vendors that have signed up for the weekly [...]
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Nippersink Library
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Time – All Ages Welcome Stories and songs Saturday 10:00 AM January 19 through May 18 25-30 minutes in length
GO Fox Lake 10:00 am
GO Fox Lake @ Lakefront Park Building
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join the Village of Fox Lake for a GO FOX LAKE 30 minute walk! We will start at Lakefront Park and walk the bike path in Fox Lake.
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Oct 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! [...]
Milk & Cookies Storytime 10:00 am
Milk & Cookies Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun! Babies to 6-year-old with parent/caregiver.
Woofstock Social 10:00 am
Woofstock Social @ Bark Park
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am
Don’t be square grab your pup and join in some Woofstock fun!! Then this tag wagging party is for you. Bring your furry best friend to join in on some far out snacks, fun and [...]
Family Story and Playtime 10:30 am
Family Story and Playtime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Oct 5 @ 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 at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
LEGO Club 1:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Nippersink Library
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Who can build the highest LEGO Tower or the coolest vehicle? Join us for LEGO Club and build cool projects alone or with a team!
TWEEN Night at the Rec Center 6:30 pm
TWEEN Night at the Rec Center @ Woodstock Recreation Center
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Ages 10-14 Tweens, 5th- 8th grade, can participate in organized gym activities, swim, play volleyball and board games or just socialize.
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Annual Cider Fest 10:00 am
Annual Cider Fest @ McHenry County Historical Society
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Visitors to the 42nd annual Cider Fest also will be able to experience a Civil War encampment, courtesy of the 36th Wisconsin Voluntary Infantry. Watch a blacksmith and other historic artisans ply their trade, or [...]
Grant Township Fall Festival 10:00 am
Grant Township Fall Festival @ Grant Township Center
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Village of Fox Lake and Grant Township have partnered together to host the Fall Festival at the Grant Township Center. The event will be on Sunday, October 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
Autumn Voyagers 1:00 pm
Autumn Voyagers @ Crabtree Nature Center
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Enjoy a seasonal outing discovering some of our autumn voyaging birds, mammals, insects and more!  Please be prepared to be outdoors for up to 45 minutes to 1 hour, as we will be hiking around [...]
Village of Bull Valley Oktoberfest 4:00 pm
Village of Bull Valley Oktoberfest @ Stickney House
Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm
Oktoberfest is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Village of Bull Valley. The event will be held at the Stickney House, 1904 Cherry Valley Road. The last Village Oktoberfest attracted hundreds of [...]
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Connections Storytime 10:00 am
Connections Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
A storytime for children to make connections with their caregivers, other children and literacy. Designed for the inclusion of children with developmental delays. All abilities are welcome.  For ages 0-5 with parent/caregiver
Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Start your week off right! Children with a caregiver can participate in stories, songs, movement, and a simple craft every Monday Morning.
Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 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 [...]
Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3 3:45 pm
Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3 @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Oct 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.
TRUNK or TREAT at the Green St Cruise Night! 5:00 pm
TRUNK or TREAT at the Green St Cruise Night! @ Green Street Cruise Night
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come on down for a night of TRUNK or TREATING at the Finale Night of Downtown McHenry’s Green Street Cruise Night! Cruise night attendees are encouraged to decorate their vehicles, bring candy to pass out [...]
Cuentos en Español 5:45 pm
Cuentos en Español @ Woodstock Public Library
Oct 7 @ 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
¡Traiga a sus niños a pasar una tarde divertida! Invitamos a las familias que hablan o están aprendiendo español a que se acerquen a la Biblioteca para escuchar el relato de interesantes historias, realizar manualidades [...]
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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Oct 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. [...]
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM 9:30 am
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM @ Grand Oaks Recreation
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Need a break while the kids run around? We have the perfect spot with a big open gym and fun toys to play with. Great social interaction tires even the most rambunctious toddler! Location: Grand Oaks [...]
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 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 [...]
Lights, Action, Craft! 10:00 am
Lights, Action, Craft! @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Oct 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 [...]
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 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 & Movement 11:30 am
Music & Movement @ Algonquin Library -Eastgate Branch
Oct 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Children are invited to join us for a fun half hour full of singing and dancing. We’ll learn some new songs and sing some favorites. 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
Oct 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 [...]
Page Turners 4:30 pm
Page Turners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Oct 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
Oct 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
Oct 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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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop-in at this child led unstructured play for babies through 2 year old with a caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center. Meet other parents and caregivers for playtime and socializing. We have music, play mats, [...]
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 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 [...]
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
Oct 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 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 9 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Open-ended art projects for all ages and abilities. Process-oriented art allows kids to explore their imaginations and develop creative thinking skills. Mess-makers welcome! Drop in. Program Room.
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Oct 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
Oct 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 [...]
The Club 2:00 pm
The Club @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Games, crafts, and more! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th!
Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Oct 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
Twilight on the Farm 6:00 pm
Twilight on the Farm @ Glacial Park & Lost Valley Visitor Center
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 Enjoy the twilight ambiance of this 1850’s house by candlelight and lamplight while enjoying a fall evening viewing the ever-changing colors in the Lost Valley Marsh. Smell the aromas and see what is being baked [...]
Toddler Time 6:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Oct 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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Marengo Settler’s Days
Marengo Settler’s Days @ Downtown Marengo
Oct 10 all-day
Detailed Schedule: https://www.settlersdays.com/schedule Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Preschool Pumpkin Decorating (bring your own pumpkin) at Florence Nursing Home 6:30 p.m. Prince & Princess Contest at Marengo Community Middle School Friday: 10:00 a.m. [...]
Drop-In Craft Time 9:00 am
Drop-In Craft Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 10 @ 9:00 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.
Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 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 Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 0-5 with caregiver
Stories and MORE! 10:00 am
Stories and MORE! @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Storytime for 3-5 years old with a caregiver at 10am Enjoy stories, rhymes, a craft and more at this morning story time! For children with a caregiver.
Storytime at Historic Village Hall 10:30 am
Storytime at Historic Village Hall @ Historic Village Hall
Oct 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 [...]
Drop-in Family Storytime 11:00 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Families with children of all ages are welcome at this drop-in storytime.
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 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 [...]
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Oct 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 [...]
Controller Freaks 3:00 pm
Controller Freaks @ Marengo-Union Library District
Oct 10 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New club! Join us Thursday afternoons for video gaming fun! Play E through PG-13 rated games on our Xbox 1. Bring your friends and meet new ones. For youth ages 8-14. Drop in anytime.  Open [...]
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
Oct 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 [...]
Drop-in STEM (K-5) 3:45 pm
Drop-in STEM (K-5) @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Oct 10 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
 Drop in to explore, tinker, and more. We’ll feature a different STEM topic with hands-on activities each month.
LEGO Club 6:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open to builders of all ages! Enjoy a chance to free build with friends or take on Miss Courtney’s special Master Builder challenges in the Children’s Activity Center!
Tween Time 6:00 pm
Tween Time @ Marengo-Union Library District
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
For ages 9-11. Make a paper folded scarecrow.
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Oct 11 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
Marengo Settler’s Days
Marengo Settler’s Days @ Downtown Marengo
Oct 11 all-day
Detailed Schedule: https://www.settlersdays.com/schedule Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Preschool Pumpkin Decorating (bring your own pumpkin) at Florence Nursing Home 6:30 p.m. Prince & Princess Contest at Marengo Community Middle School Friday: 10:00 a.m. [...]
Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 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
Oct 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 Studio 3:30 pm
Art Studio @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 11 @ 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.
Haunted Hayride by the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team 7:00 pm
Haunted Hayride by the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team @ Peterson Park- McHenry IL
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Mid-October is when Henry Deadwood emerges on Peterson Park in McHenry. To him this place is known as ‘Deadwood Forest’ where he and his gangling group of relatives and misfits entertain spirits, ghosts and goblins. [...]
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Marengo Settler’s Days
Marengo Settler’s Days @ Downtown Marengo
Oct 12 all-day
Detailed Schedule: https://www.settlersdays.com/schedule Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Preschool Pumpkin Decorating (bring your own pumpkin) at Florence Nursing Home 6:30 p.m. Prince & Princess Contest at Marengo Community Middle School Friday: 10:00 a.m. [...]
FIRE PREVENTION OPEN HOUSE 9:00 am
FIRE PREVENTION OPEN HOUSE @ City of Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Our annual Fire Prevention Open House is a well-loved tradition! Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Station 1 opens its doors for a fun and educational day for the entire family! This is a rain or shine [...]
Fire Rescue Open House 9:00 am
Fire Rescue Open House @ City Hall
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us to learn ways to protect your home and family against fire. The 2019 Open House will include fun, interactive, and educational activities for all ages such as station tours, rescue demonstrations, fire extinguisher [...]
AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Lake n the Hills and South Barrington
Oct 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! [...]
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Nippersink Library
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Time – All Ages Welcome Stories and songs Saturday 10:00 AM January 19 through May 18 25-30 minutes in length
Kids Club 10:00 am
Kids Club @ GiGi's Playhouse
Oct 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
Oct 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! [...]
Saturday Story Time 10:00 am
Saturday Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Play and explore stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time. Dress for a mess! Drop in. Program Room.
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Oct 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
Chess/Game Day 1:00 pm
Chess/Game Day @ Nippersink Library
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drop in 1-4 PM What’s your favorite game Trouble, Scrabble, Candyland, or Monopoly? We’ll have a variety of games for you and your friends and family to play.
South Barrington Fall Family Fest 1:00 pm
South Barrington Fall Family Fest @ South Barrington Conservancy & Community Park
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Scarecrow Trail Walk & Family Fall Fest Live music food drinks kids games and activities scarecrows and much more
Sensory Storytime *RR* 1:30 pm
Sensory Storytime *RR* @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Oct 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.
Fox Lake Pumpkin Jubilee 3:00 pm
Fox Lake Pumpkin Jubilee @ Community Garden Green
Oct 12 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Village of Fox Lake will host their second annual Pumpkin Jubilee on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Community Garden Green located at 17 E. School Ct. Fox Lake, IL. The event will be [...]
Nerf Wars 6:00 pm
Nerf Wars @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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 [...]
Community Movie Night 7:00 pm
Community Movie Night @ Jefferson School
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Harvard Community Radio and the Harvard Events Committee Present COMMUNITY MOVIE NIGHTs: 7 p.m. (Doors open and classic cartoons at 6:30) Jefferson School, west entrance Admission FREE – No outside food allowed, concessions available Bring [...]
Haunted Hayride by the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team 7:00 pm
Haunted Hayride by the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team @ Peterson Park- McHenry IL
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Mid-October is when Henry Deadwood emerges on Peterson Park in McHenry. To him this place is known as ‘Deadwood Forest’ where he and his gangling group of relatives and misfits entertain spirits, ghosts and goblins. [...]
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Marengo Settler’s Days
Marengo Settler’s Days @ Downtown Marengo
Oct 13 all-day
Detailed Schedule: https://www.settlersdays.com/schedule Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Preschool Pumpkin Decorating (bring your own pumpkin) at Florence Nursing Home 6:30 p.m. Prince & Princess Contest at Marengo Community Middle School Friday: 10:00 a.m. [...]
The Big Sit
The Big Sit @ Glacial Park Conservation Area
Oct 13 all-day
Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week with birding’s most sedentary event, The Big Sit, an annual, international, noncompetitive birding event. The concept is simple: find a good spot for bird watching, sit in one spot for [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
Farmapalooza 12:00 pm
Farmapalooza @ Terra Vitae Farm
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for fall fun on the farm, all to benefit GiGi’s Playhouse McHenry. Enjoy a delicious pig roast, take a tour of the farm, pumpkin patch, face painting & LOTS more activities for the [...]
LGBTeaQ Rainbow Reads 1:00 pm
LGBTeaQ Rainbow Reads @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 13 @ 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 [...]
South Barrington Fall Family Fest 1:00 pm
South Barrington Fall Family Fest @ South Barrington Conservancy & Community Park
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Scarecrow Trail Walk & Family Fall Fest Live music food drinks kids games and activities scarecrows and much more
Trunk-or-Treat 3:30 pm
Trunk-or-Treat @ Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Starck Real Estate
Oct 13 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Free food & fun for all ages! Stop by the welcome table on your way in to pick up your trick or treat bag, FREE pumpkin, and meal ticket. John Berkshire Hathway Home Services Starck [...]
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Scooby-Doo 50th Anniversary Celebration
Scooby-Doo 50th Anniversary Celebration @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Eastgate Branch
Oct 14 all-day
Jinkies! Scooby Doo is 50?!? Celebrate with drop-in activities, snacks, prizes, and fun!
Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Start your week off right! Children with a caregiver can participate in stories, songs, movement, and a simple craft every Monday Morning.
Sensory Playtime *RR* 10:00 am
Sensory Playtime *RR* @ Marengo-Union Library District
Oct 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 [...]
School is Out Movie: “Pokemon Detective Pikachu” 11:15 am
School is Out Movie: “Pokemon Detective Pikachu” @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Oct 14 @ 11:15 am – 1:00 pm
Small, yellow Pikachu is an officer of the law who can’t remember what happened to his Ryme City partner Harry. Harry’s young son Tim helps. Luckily, Pikachu can understand Tim and Tim can understand Pokémon [...]
No School Matinee 1:00 pm
No School Matinee @ Marengo-Union Library District
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
MULD will be showing “Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase” (89 minutes, rated PG, Warner Brothers Pictures).
Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 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
Oct 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.
Cuentos en Español 5:45 pm
Cuentos en Español @ Woodstock Public Library
Oct 14 @ 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
¡Traiga a sus niños a pasar una tarde divertida! Invitamos a las familias que hablan o están aprendiendo español a que se acerquen a la Biblioteca para escuchar el relato de interesantes historias, realizar manualidades [...]
Movie Night: Aladdin (2019) 6:00 pm
Movie Night: Aladdin (2019) @ Harvard-Diggins Library
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Movie night on the library’s big screen! Free screening of the new live-action Aladdin movie. A street rat frees a genie from a lamp, granting all of his wishes and transforming himself into a charming [...]
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Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Oct 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. [...]
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM 9:30 am
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM @ Grand Oaks Recreation
Oct 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Need a break while the kids run around? We have the perfect spot with a big open gym and fun toys to play with. Great social interaction tires even the most rambunctious toddler! Location: Grand Oaks [...]
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 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 [...]
Lights, Action, Craft! 10:00 am
Lights, Action, Craft! @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Oct 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Oct 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 [...]
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 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 [...]
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
Oct 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 [...]
Page Turners 4:30 pm
Page Turners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Oct 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
Oct 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 [...]
Sensory Story Time *RR* 6:00 pm
Sensory Story Time *RR* @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 15 @ 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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Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop-in at this child led unstructured play for babies through 2 year old with a caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center. Meet other parents and caregivers for playtime and socializing. We have music, play mats, [...]
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 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 [...]
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 16 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Open-ended art projects for all ages and abilities. Process-oriented art allows kids to explore their imaginations and develop creative thinking skills. Mess-makers welcome! Drop in. Program Room.
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Oct 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
Oct 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 [...]
The Club 2:00 pm
The Club @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Games, crafts, and more! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th!
Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
McHenry Public Library ComiCon 6:30 pm
McHenry Public Library ComiCon @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for our 21st annual ComiCon! Enjoy an evening full of comic and pop culture entertainment. From our featured creators and vendors to our cosplay contest, swag room, and fabulous door prizes, there is [...]
Toddler Time 6:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Oct 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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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 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. [...]
Stories and MORE! 10:00 am
Stories and MORE! @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Storytime for 3-5 years old with a caregiver at 10am Enjoy stories, rhymes, a craft and more at this morning story time! For children with a caregiver.
Drop-in Family Storytime 11:00 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Families with children of all ages are welcome at this drop-in storytime.
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 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 [...]
Music & Movement at the Main Library 11:30 am
Music & Movement at the Main Library @ Algonquin Library
Oct 17 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
A fun half hour full of singing and dancing. We will learn some new songs each week as well as sing some old favorites. Singing is a fun and easy way for young children to [...]
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Oct 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 [...]
Controller Freaks 3:00 pm
Controller Freaks @ Marengo-Union Library District
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New club! Join us Thursday afternoons for video gaming fun! Play E through PG-13 rated games on our Xbox 1. Bring your friends and meet new ones. For youth ages 8-14. Drop in anytime.  Open [...]
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
Oct 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 [...]
Financial Literacy Storytime with the State of Illinois, grades K-5 4:00 pm
Financial Literacy Storytime with the State of Illinois, grades K-5 @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The State of Illinois Treasurer’s office will lead a storytime on financial literacy. In this storytime for elementary school children, spending and saving choices open to children will be discussed. No registration required.
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Oct 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.
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Oct 18 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
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
Oct 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.
Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Oct 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 [...]
Playdough Playtime – Halloween Edition 10:00 am
Playdough Playtime – Halloween Edition @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet new friends, create with playdough, and go home with a homemade pumpkin playdough recipe! Ages 2-5 with caregiver
Family Movie at the Barrington Area Library 10:30 am
Family Movie at the Barrington Area Library @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
All ages w/caregiver Bring the entire family to watch a matinee on our big screen. Wigglers and wailers welcome. Enjoy popcorn and movie-friendly activities, too. Meeting Room. Other Information:  All ages with a caregiver. Drop [...]
Pumpkin Painting 3:00 pm
Pumpkin Painting @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bring your own pumpkin, and we’ll supply the paint. Take it home, or leave it at the library for a vote. Library pumpkins will be voted on throughout the weekend. Winner to be announced on [...]
Tech Open Lab 3:30 pm
Tech Open Lab @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
All ages Families play and create with LEGO robots, circuits, iPads, and more. Program Room. Drop in.
Family Game Night 5:00 pm
Family Game Night @ Lakefront Park Building
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy a night with the family playing different games including puzzles, board games, cards, and much more. This free program is a great way to get the family out of the house and spend quality [...]
Haunted Hayride by the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team 7:00 pm
Haunted Hayride by the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team @ Peterson Park- McHenry IL
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Mid-October is when Henry Deadwood emerges on Peterson Park in McHenry. To him this place is known as ‘Deadwood Forest’ where he and his gangling group of relatives and misfits entertain spirits, ghosts and goblins. [...]
Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area 7:30 pm
Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Third Fridays 7:30 pm                  Open to the Public NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME   7:30 pm Business Meeting 8:30 pm Classroom Topic 9:45 pm Star Party: Join LCAS astronomers to view planets, stars, constellations and [...]
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Community Costume Swap Shop 9:00 am
Community Costume Swap Shop @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Looking for the perfect Halloween costume? Stop by today at our Halloween Costume Swap Shop where your child can choose from a wide variety of gently used costumes for the perfect Halloween look!
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Nippersink Library
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Time – All Ages Welcome Stories and songs Saturday 10:00 AM January 19 through May 18 25-30 minutes in length
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Oct 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! [...]
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
Movie Saturday 2:00 pm
Movie Saturday @ Nippersink Library
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Relax and watch a new release or a classic movie! Bring your own drink and we will provide water and snacks.
Sensory Saturday (RR) 2:00 pm
Sensory Saturday (RR) @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for a sensory event designed for children with disabilities, their families, and friends! This month we celebrate everything apples featuring movement, music, stories, and hands-on activities. August: Enjoy the apple picking sensory bin, [...]
Lakemoor Trunk or Treat 3:00 pm
Lakemoor Trunk or Treat @ Lakemoor Heritage Community Park
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Trunk or Treat is a FREE event for all! Come for the TREATS and stay for the FUN! Prizes awarded for best adult and child costume. During Trunk or Treat, costumed children come dressed up [...]
Huntley Halloween Fun Night 4:00 pm
Huntley Halloween Fun Night @ Huntley Park District - Rec Center Gym
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join the Huntley Park District this fall for an evening of indoor games, prizes, costume contests & outdoor hayrides! Live music from DJ Don Esposito. Activities range from 25 cents – 1 dollar. Cash only. [...]
Trunk-or-Treat 5:30 pm
Trunk-or-Treat @ Grace Lutheran Church
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Trunk-or-Treat! Members and Non-members welcome! Saturday October 19th 5:30pm to 7:00pm Games, food, prizes and much more! Decorate your trunk in a creative theme! Wear costumes and trick-or-treat from trunk to trunk! Or just come [...]
Trunk or Treat and Saintly Stories 6:30 pm
Trunk or Treat and Saintly Stories @ St. Mary's Catholic Church
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join St. Mary’s for a fun, family event full of candy and fun! 6:30-7:30pm Trunk or Treating, Games 6:45-7:30pm Free Hot Dog Dinner! 7:30-8pm Saintly Stories
Haunted Hayride by the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team 7:00 pm
Haunted Hayride by the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team @ Peterson Park- McHenry IL
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Mid-October is when Henry Deadwood emerges on Peterson Park in McHenry. To him this place is known as ‘Deadwood Forest’ where he and his gangling group of relatives and misfits entertain spirits, ghosts and goblins. [...]
Moonlight Corn Maze 7:00 pm
Moonlight Corn Maze @ Tom's Farm Market
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Our 2019 Moonlight Corn Maze; Saturday, October 19th, 7:00pm – 10:00pm! FRIENDLY ‘SPOOK FREE’ MOONLIGHT CORN MAZE AND HAYRIDE Our Amazing Corn Maze Takes on a New Atmosphere After Dark. Bring your Flashlights and Enjoy [...]
Ninja Nights 7:00 pm
Ninja Nights @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This Summer… Ninjas are taking over WLAC! On Ninja Nights the entire gym will be dedicated to Ninja obstacles and various stations to challenge all Ninjas. We will have the Slack Line, the Ninja Line [...]
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 20 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Fall Harvest Fest on the Square 11:00 am
Fall Harvest Fest on the Square @ Huntley Town Square
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
There is something for everyone including Pumpkins, Corn Stalks & Indian Corn for purchase! Trick or Treat Trot for Special Olympics / Food Tents / Family Costume Parade around the Square / Free Hay Rides [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
Autumn Hues 1:00 pm
Autumn Hues @ Crabtree Nature Center
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Take in the colors of the season and learn a little about the science behind the changes. Please be prepared to be outdoors for up to 1.5-2 hours, as we will be hiking approximately 1.4 [...]
Free Community Lunch 1:00 pm
Free Community Lunch @ Maranatha Assembly of God Church
Oct 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 [...]
Trunk or Treat at First Church 2:00 pm
Trunk or Treat at First Church @ First Church
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Trunk Or Treat! Bring the whole family and enjoy a safe, FREE Family Event. Costumes, Games, Candy, Prizes & Snacks for everyone! 2 to 3 PM Open to Families with Special Needs 3 to 5 [...]
Hebron Trunk or Treat 3:00 pm
Hebron Trunk or Treat @ Hebron Community Park
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Come join us for our 1st Annual Trunk or Treating event! We will have games, fun, and of course trick or treating! Bring the kiddies out for a fun time!
Trunk or Treat at First United Harvard 3:15 pm
Trunk or Treat at First United Harvard @ First United Methodist Church of Harvard
Oct 20 @ 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm
The First United Methodist Church and Trinity Lutheran Church are teaming up to host a Trunk or Treat!!!! This event will go on rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather all festivities will [...]
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Oct 21 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 21 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Family Time @ the Library 6:30 am
Family Time @ the Library @ Marengo-Union LIbrary district
Oct 21 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am
Join MULD in making Snuffle Mats for your pets out of fleece scraps.
Constructive Play 10:00 am
Constructive Play @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 21 @ 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.
Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Start your week off right! Children with a caregiver can participate in stories, songs, movement, and a simple craft every Monday Morning.
Story Time in the Sun at Charles E. Brown Park 10:00 am
Story Time in the Sun at Charles E. Brown Park @ Charles E. Brown Park
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Meet us at the park for stories and activities in nature! Weather permitting. Drop in.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Oct 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
Oct 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
Oct 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 [...]
Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Oct 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.
Cuentos en Español 5:45 pm
Cuentos en Español @ Woodstock Public Library
Oct 21 @ 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
¡Traiga a sus niños a pasar una tarde divertida! Invitamos a las familias que hablan o están aprendiendo español a que se acerquen a la Biblioteca para escuchar el relato de interesantes historias, realizar manualidades [...]
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Oct 22 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 22 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Oct 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. [...]
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM 9:30 am
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM @ Grand Oaks Recreation
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Need a break while the kids run around? We have the perfect spot with a big open gym and fun toys to play with. Great social interaction tires even the most rambunctious toddler! Location: Grand Oaks [...]
Preschool Stories 9:30 am
Preschool Stories @ Cary Area Public Library
Oct 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
Oct 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 [...]
Lights, Action, Craft! 10:00 am
Lights, Action, Craft! @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Drop-in Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Oct 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
Oct 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.
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Oct 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Oct 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 [...]
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Oct 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
Oct 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 [...]
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
Oct 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 [...]
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Oct 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 [...]
Teen Gaming Drop-In 7:00 pm
Teen Gaming Drop-In @ Cary Area Public Library
Oct 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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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Oct 23 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 23 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop-in at this child led unstructured play for babies through 2 year old with a caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center. Meet other parents and caregivers for playtime and socializing. We have music, play mats, [...]
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 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 [...]
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
Oct 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 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 23 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Open-ended art projects for all ages and abilities. Process-oriented art allows kids to explore their imaginations and develop creative thinking skills. Mess-makers welcome! Drop in. Program Room.
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Oct 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
Oct 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 [...]
The Club 2:00 pm
The Club @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Games, crafts, and more! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th!
Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Oct 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
Oct 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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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Oct 24 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 24 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Drop-In Craft Time 9:00 am
Drop-In Craft Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 24 @ 9:00 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.
Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 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. [...]
Stories and MORE! 10:00 am
Stories and MORE! @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Storytime for 3-5 years old with a caregiver at 10am Enjoy stories, rhymes, a craft and more at this morning story time! For children with a caregiver.
Drop-in Family Storytime 11:00 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Families with children of all ages are welcome at this drop-in storytime.
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 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 [...]
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Oct 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 [...]
Controller Freaks 3:00 pm
Controller Freaks @ Marengo-Union Library District
Oct 24 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New club! Join us Thursday afternoons for video gaming fun! Play E through PG-13 rated games on our Xbox 1. Bring your friends and meet new ones. For youth ages 8-14. Drop in anytime.  Open [...]
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
Oct 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 [...]
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Oct 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
Oct 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
Oct 25 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Oct 25 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 25 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Take-Home Craft Fridays
Take-Home Craft Fridays @ Huntley Area Public Library
Oct 25 all-day
Stop by the Children’s Room and pick up a take-home craft. Geared for ages 4-7 While supplies last.
Costume Party Story Time 10:00 am
Costume Party Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Wear your costume to this special story time! After stories and songs, we will march through the Library in a costume parade. Drop in. Meeting Room.
Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Oct 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 [...]
Halloween at the Y! 6:00 pm
Halloween at the Y! @ SAge YMCA
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Sage YMCA for a frighteningly fun-filled event for the whole family. Wear your costume for the Halloween Parade! Donate a non-perishable food item for our local food pantry. Event includes: Spook-tacular Kids Games Ghoulish [...]
St. Paul’s Annual Trunk or Treat 6:30 pm
St. Paul’s Annual Trunk or Treat @ St. Paul's United Church of Christ
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ is hosting its 5th Annual Trunk or Treat event on Friday, October 25, from 6:30-8:30 p.m Event includes over 20 Trunkers handing out candy, a free hot dog/chip dinner [...]
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Halloween Comic Fest
Halloween Comic Fest @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Oct 26 all-day
Come pick up a Halloween treat in the Youth Department, at the Library. We will have a free mini comic for each child, all rated “All ages”. While supplies last.
Halloween Party
Halloween Party @ Nippersink Public LIbrary District
Oct 26 all-day
Spooky storytime at 10:30 a.m. Games, crafts, and activities available all day. Wear your costume and join in the fun!
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 26 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Lake n the Hills and South Barrington
Oct 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! [...]
Halloween Family Storytime 10:00 am
Halloween Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Enjoy Halloween stories, songs, and fingerplays! Children come dressed in your costume. We will do a short parade and trick-or-treat around the library after storytime. Ages 5 and under with caregiver
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Oct 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! [...]
Pumpkin Train 10:00 am
Pumpkin Train @ Illinois Railway Museum
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Pick up your pumpkin by train and enjoy some family-themed Halloween fun. Kids encouraged to come in costume for a special treat! For hours, admission prices, and scheduled operating equipment October 26th click here. For hours, [...]
Trunk or Treat at St. Barnabas 10:00 am
Trunk or Treat at St. Barnabas @ St. Barnabas Lutheran Church
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Trick or treat among decorated car trunks in the St. Barnabas Church parking lot. Games and activities as well. Candy and non-candy fun for all! Stop by on your way to other community events. Free [...]
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Halloween Walk 11:00 am
Halloween Walk @ Cary
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join the Cary-Grove Chamber and business owners for Halloween Trick or Treating. The parade will be lead by 2019 Miss Cary-Grove. Cary: The parade will begin by the former Dunkin Donuts and end at Athletico [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
Annual Party in the Plaza 12:00 pm
Annual Party in the Plaza @ Crystal Lake Plaza
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Event includes: Face painting Petting Zoo Touch-a-truck trick-or-treating apple cider pumpkin painting Costumes are ENCOURAGED but not necessary.  Don’t forget a bag to collect candy. STAR 105.5 will be broadcasting live.
Algonquin Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade 1:00 pm
Algonquin Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade @ Towne Park
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm
Time to dress up those adorable pups for Halloween and bring them out for the Annual Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade on Saturday, October 26th at 1:00pm. This year the parade will move to Towne Park and end in the [...]
Halloween Walk 1:00 pm
Halloween Walk @ Cary
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join the Cary-Grove Chamber and business owners for Halloween Trick or Treating. The parade will be lead by 2019 Miss Cary-Grove Cary: The parade will begin by the former Dunkin Donuts and end at Athletico [...]
Trunk or Treat with Richmond PD 1:00 pm
Trunk or Treat with Richmond PD @ Richmond Police Department
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Calling all Goblins, Witches, Superheroes & More! Join the Richmond Police Department for a spectacular family event that provides a safe, fun, & Friendly alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating.
Alice in Wonderland Halloween Party 2:00 pm
Alice in Wonderland Halloween Party @ Wonderland Kids Academy
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Alice in Wonderland Halloween Party. Tea party, food, drinks in “poison bottles” labeled “Drink Me” , GAMES, Cheshire Cat Cheese Ball, FACE PAINTING, CRAFT AND ART. Families and kids can participate in a collection of [...]
Halloween Charity Bash 2:00 pm
Halloween Charity Bash @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us at our Charity Bash with raffles proceeds benefitting the Turning Point. This is a family event, so no drop offs please. We will have games, RAFFLES, costume contsts with prizes, face painting, a [...]
Trunk or Treat Family Freedom Festival 3:00 pm
Trunk or Treat Family Freedom Festival @ McHenry VFW Post 4600
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
We are so excited to host our first annual Family Freedom Festival with a Halloween Theme. Please join us for FREE food, fun, DJ, games and much more!! We hope to see you all there!!!
LMNOP 6:00 pm
LMNOP @ GiGi's Playhouse
Oct 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 [...]
Raue Center’s Halloween Bash 7:00 pm
Raue Center’s Halloween Bash @ Raue Center for the Arts
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Family-Friendly Spooktacular!   Live Music • Frightfully Scrumptious Treats (courtesy of 1776) • Sideshow Wonders • Scavenger Hunts • Fun & Games for the whole family!   Come one, Come all to the Dead Man’s [...]
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Pumpkin Train 10:00 am
Pumpkin Train @ Illinois Railway Museum
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Pick up your pumpkin by train and enjoy some family-themed Halloween fun. Kids encouraged to come in costume for a special treat! For hours, admission prices, and scheduled operating equipment October 26th click here. For hours, [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
Kiddie Haunt Matinee 12:00 pm
Kiddie Haunt Matinee @ McHenry Commons Shopping Center
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Un-Haunted Friendly Walk through This year kids can trick-or-treat throughout the house. This year we will also be leaving our rooms open, visually, for any age. The event will take place on Oct 27th from [...]
Trick or Treat Fun! 12:00 pm
Trick or Treat Fun! @ Algonquin Commons
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Trick or Treat FUN at The Commons!   We are looking forward to seeing kids ages 0-12 for trick or treating at participating retailers. While candy supplies last.
Halloween Fest & Trunk or Treat 1:00 pm
Halloween Fest & Trunk or Treat @ Harvard Chevrolet Buick and GMC
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Harvard Chevrolet Buick GMC is hosting our 4th annual Halloween Fest! When: Sunday October 27th, 2019 Time 1pm-4pm Activities: Trunk or Treat, Games, Pony rides and petting zoo, balloon artist, pumpkin decorating, and an all [...]
Witches and Wizards of Woodstock 1:00 pm
Witches and Wizards of Woodstock @ Woodstock Square
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
WWoW is back! Just in time for Halloween!  Save the date: Sunday, October 27, 2019, 1-6 p.m. The Hat is Back!: Once again the Woodstock Square will be transformed into a world of enchantment. The hit [...]
Trunk or Treat Huntley 4:00 pm
Trunk or Treat Huntley @ Springbrook Community Church
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
This year we are transforming our church into a far away galaxy for an out of this world experience! Join us at our annual Trunk or Treat party at Springbrook Community Church. Come in any [...]
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Costume Party Story Time 10:00 am
Costume Party Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Wear your costume to this special story time! After stories and songs, we will march through the Library in a costume parade. Drop in. Meeting Room.
Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Start your week off right! Children with a caregiver can participate in stories, songs, movement, and a simple craft every Monday Morning.
Family Storytime 10:30 am