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Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
May 1 @ 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, [...]
Storytime: High Five 10:00 am
Storytime: High Five @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Limber up those hands and learn how to high five with finesse. Join us for Storytime and activities, and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for [...]
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
May 1 @ 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
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 1 @ 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
May 1 @ 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
May 1 @ 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
May 1 @ 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
May 1 @ 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 |
Teen Space 3:30 pm
Teen Space @ Batingto Area Library
May 1 @ 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
May 1 @ 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. [...]
Herpetology with The Frog Lady 6:30 pm
Herpetology with The Frog Lady @ Fox River Grove Memorial Library
May 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Learn about reptiles and amphibians! You will get to meet over 20 live, non-furry friends that you can touch and meet up close!
Toddler Time 6:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 1 @ 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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Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Stories and MORE! 10:00 am
Stories and MORE! @ Fox Lake District Library
May 2 @ 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.
Baby & Me 1:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 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 [...]
Toddler Time 3:30 pm
Toddler Time @ River East Public Library Lily Lake
May 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Toddler Time is for ages 2 to 4. Each week features a different theme. Games, songs, art, messy art and lots more!
Thursday Crafternoon, grades 4-8 3:45 pm
Thursday Crafternoon, grades 4-8 @ Crystal Lake Public Library
May 2 @ 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 [...]
Wetland Birds 6:30 pm
Wetland Birds @ Lost Valley Visitor Center
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Description: Meet volunteer birding enthusiast Dave Miller for an early evening walk along the Nippersink Creek and its wetlands. Search for wetland birds on this 2-2.5 mile hike. Walking will be over uneven terrain and [...]
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Friday Fun Day Lego Day
Friday Fun Day Lego Day @ Woodstock Public Library
May 3 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
May 3 @ 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
May 3 @ 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
May 3 @ 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 [...]
District 47 Student Art Show 5:30 pm
District 47 Student Art Show @ Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole
May 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
District 47 invites parents and the community to this free open house event featuring the creative talents of D47 students kindergarten through 8th grade.
Parents Night Out 5:30 pm
Parents Night Out @ Dolphin Swim Club
May 3 @ 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
May 3 @ 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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A Star Wars Celebration
A Star Wars Celebration @ Nippersink Library
May 4 all-day
May the Fourth be with you! Celebrate Star Wars Day with crafts and activities all day. Don’t forget to dress up as your favorite character ;  Jedi? Sith? Wookie? You decide! Registration is not required.
Drop-in Craft: Mother’s Day Cards
Drop-in Craft: Mother’s Day Cards @ The Green Read
May 4 all-day
Trace your hand to make a lovely card, just in time for Mother’s Day!  Decorate it and add a touching poem (provided) or a personal message just for Mom!
Free Comic Book Day
Free Comic Book Day @ Cary Area Public Library
May 4 all-day
Stop by to get a comic for Free Comic Book Day! Choose from comics like Amazing Spider-Man, My Hero Academia, Star Wars, Minecraft, Lumberjanes, Pokemon, Avengers, Descendants, and more. Comics are supplied by Modern Age [...]
Free Comic Book Day
Free Comic Book Day @ Barrington Area Libary
May 4 all-day
Celebrate Free Comic Book Day by stopping in to get your free comic and do a craft activity! One per person as quantities and selection are limited. Comics and craft available while supplies last. Drop [...]
Free Comic Book Day
Free Comic Book Day @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 4 all-day
Adults, teens, and youth are invited to stop in and pick a free comic book to take home (while supplies last.)
Free Comic Book Day/Star Wars Celebration
Free Comic Book Day/Star Wars Celebration @ Algonquin Library
May 4 all-day
May the 4th be with YOU! Celebrate comics and Star Wars with free comic books, crafts, costume contests, and photo ops. All ages are welcome! No registration required; open to all.   12:00 – 1:00 [...]
Free Comic Book Day/Star Wars Celebration
Free Comic Book Day/Star Wars Celebration @ Algonquin Library Eastgate Branch
May 4 all-day
May the 4th be with YOU! Celebrate comics and Star Wars with free comic books, crafts, costume contests, and photo ops. All ages are welcome! No registration required; open to all.    
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market 8:00 am
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market @ Woodstock Square
May 4 @ 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 [...]
Home Depot Kids Workshop 9:00 am
Home Depot Kids Workshop @ Your Local Home Depot
May 4 @ 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
May 4 @ 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 [...]
Ready, Set, Book Swap! 9:30 am
Ready, Set, Book Swap! @ McHenry Public Library District
May 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join us in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week with a Book Swap! Trade your gently used children’s books for new-to-you children’s books! Bring between 1 to 6 books. For each book you [...]
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
May 4 @ 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
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun! Babies to 6-year-old with parent/caregiver.
Star Wars Day 10:00 am
Star Wars Day @ Woodstock Public Library
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
At last: May the Fourth is on a weekend. Come for crafts, a costume contest, art projects and more inspired by a galaxy far, far away.
Touch a Truck 10:00 am
Touch a Truck @ Towne Park
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Algonquin Recreation is excited to host Touch a Truck in down town at Towne Park. This will be a fun family event that offers hands-on opportunities for children to EXPLORE, CLIMB and TOUCH trucks, emergency [...]
3rd Annual Day of Play/Fitness Fair 11:00 am
3rd Annual Day of Play/Fitness Fair @ McHenry Recreation Center
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The McHenry Recreation center is your location for family recreation and fitness. Come out to enjoy a glimpse of our athletics, youth program, day camp, athletics affiliate groups, and family fitness programs. We will have events [...]
Barrington Area KidFest 11:00 am
Barrington Area KidFest @ Citizen's Park
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, Leave No Child Inside and the Barrington Park District come together to host this fabulous community event, along with over 20 other different organizations. This is a FREE event located at [...]
May the Fourth be With You 11:00 am
May the Fourth be With You @ Harvard Diggins Library
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join us on Saturday, May 4 for an all-day event in celebration of Star Wars Day! Activities include: -Scavenger Hunt -Star Wars Finger Puppet Craft -Star Wars Bingo (Ages 8-18, 11am-12pm) -LEGO Build & Watch (Ages 5 and up, [...]
Perspective Play (registration required) 11:00 am
Perspective Play (registration required) @ Algonquin Library
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Ages 3-7 years with parent/caregiver Move groove communicate and interact. Lead by Preston Brown from Behavioral Perspective this program is designed for children with autism and others who may benefit from these interactions. All abilities [...]
Star Wars Day 11:00 am
Star Wars Day @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Strong this day, the force will be. With crafts to do, games to play and special visitors to meet; there’s something for everyone! So dress-up if you can, and together we will defend the galaxy! [...]
Storytime: High Five 11:00 am
Storytime: High Five @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Limber up those hands and learn how to high five with finesse. Join us for Storytime and activities, and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
May 4 @ 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 [...]
Woodland Wildflower Walk 1:30 pm
Woodland Wildflower Walk @ Coral Woods Conservation Area
May 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
The woodlands spring to life with colorful wildflowers in April and May, before the trees leaf out and shade the forest floor. Join us for a 1.5 mile hike through the woods to take in [...]
Free Comic Book Day 2:00 pm
Free Comic Book Day @ Fox Lake District Library
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The 1st Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day! We’ll have free comics to take home, comics to check out and bring back to the library (as we do everyday!), and other activities! Free [...]
LEGO Star Wars Event 2:00 pm
LEGO Star Wars Event @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Star Wars fans can storm troop into stores for an afternoon of collaborative LEGO play and imagining a galaxy far, far away. Take a photo with a cool standee, and get an exclusive collectible poster, [...]
Teen Crafternoon 2:00 pm
Teen Crafternoon @ Huntley Area Public Library
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
MARCH: Learn about melt & pour soap-making! Learn about the melt and pour soap-making method and create a soap to bring home. Materials will be provided. We’ll start at 2 p.m., and cleanup will begin at [...]
Community Movie Night 7:00 pm
Community Movie Night @ Jefferson School
May 4 @ 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 [...]
Open Gym Cheer Fundraiser and Registration 7:00 pm
Open Gym Cheer Fundraiser and Registration @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Open Gym Fundraiser for Cheer Team and Fall Cheer Registration Night
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
May 5 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
May 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 [...]
Springtime Slitherers 1:00 pm
Springtime Slitherers @ Crabtree Nature Center
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Come learn about local snakes and their busy spring activities.
Art Play 2:00 pm
Art Play @ Barrington Area Public Library
May 5 @ 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
May 6 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
May 6 @ 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 [...]
Connections Storytime 10:00 am
Connections Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 6 @ 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
Storytime at Panera 10:00 am
Storytime at Panera @ Panera Bread FRG
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
We will read stories, sing and dance. Milk and cookies will follow. Thanks, Panera Bread! All ages welcome.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 6 @ 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
May 6 @ 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 [...]
Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3 3:45 pm
Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3 @ Crystal Lake Public Library
May 6 @ 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.
Babies and Beans 6:30 pm
Babies and Beans @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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 [...]
Sensory Story Time *RR* 6:30 pm
Sensory Story Time *RR* @ Barrington Area Library
May 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 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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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
May 7 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market 8:00 am
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market @ Woodstock Square
May 7 @ 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 [...]
Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 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.
Light Action Craft 10:00 am
Light Action Craft @ Fox Lake District Library
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Program for Children ages 2-5. Watch a short film and make a craft.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 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.
Mother Goose and Friends 10:30 am
Mother Goose and Friends @ Barrington Area Library
May 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Enjoy puppetry, rhymes, and creative dramatics while you visit with Mother Goose.
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 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
May 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 [...]
Music & Movement 11:30 am
Music & Movement @ Algonquin Library -Eastgate Branch
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun! Babies to 6-year-old with parent/caregive
Pajama Jam Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Pajama Jam Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
May 7 @ 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.
Spring Into Action Movie Series 6:30 pm
Spring Into Action Movie Series @ Woodstock Public Library
May 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 Join us on the first Tuesday of each month for an action movie or television episode.
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
May 8 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
May 8 @ 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, [...]
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 8 @ 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
May 8 @ 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
May 8 @ 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
May 8 @ 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
May 8 @ 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
May 8 @ 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 |
Teen Space 3:30 pm
Teen Space @ Batingto Area Library
May 8 @ 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
May 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Drop-in maker events. For grades 3-8 May 8 –  Make your own Snap Bracelet May 22 – Make an electronic circuit with PLay-doh and clay
Rock the Mic 4:00 pm
Rock the Mic @ Algonquin Library - Outdoor Patio
May 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Support local teen musicians by checking out our Rock the Mic event, a mini concert featuring teen musicians from Jacobs High School, including The Resorts. All ages welcome!
Baby & Me 6:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 8 @ 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. [...]
Toddler Time 6:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 8 @ 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
May 9 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
May 9 @ 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.
Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 9 @ 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
May 9 @ 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.
Stories and MORE! 10:00 am
Stories and MORE! @ Fox Lake District Library
May 9 @ 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 the Pantry Garden 10:30 am
Storytime at the Pantry Garden @ Algonquin - Lake in the Hills Food Pantry
May 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
This fun outdoor storytime is filled with songs, books, dancing, crafts and other activities. Program is cancelled in case of inclement weather. Call the Youth Desk at 847-458-6060 ext, 135 with any questions about cancellations.
Baby & Me 1:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 9 @ 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
May 9 @ 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
May 9 @ 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
May 9 @ 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 [...]
Toddler Time 3:30 pm
Toddler Time @ River East Public Library Lily Lake
May 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Toddler Time is for ages 2 to 4. Each week features a different theme. Games, songs, art, messy art and lots more!
Family Board Game Nights 5:00 pm
Family Board Game Nights @ Fox River Grove Memorial Library
May 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Come learn a new game or play an old favorite! We have something for everyone. Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
LEGO Club 6:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Fox Lake District Library
May 9 @ 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!
Maker Time 6:00 pm
Maker Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Drop-in maker events. Crafts and activities vary by week. May 9 – Make a slap bracelet May 23 – Make an electric circuit with play-doh For grades 3-8
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 9 @ 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
May 10 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
May 10 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
May 10 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
May 10 @ 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
May 10 @ 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
May 10 @ 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 at Smart Wash 3:00 pm
Storytime at Smart Wash @ Smart Wash
May 10 @ 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
May 10 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Grades K-8 Make LEGO robots, create stories, and build amazing creations. Program Room. Drop in.
Fabulous Frogs 7:00 pm
Fabulous Frogs @ Lost Valley Visitor Center
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Description: Learn about frogs and toads with a colorful slide show, then take a hike to hear Glacial Park’s amphibian chorus sing! Be prepared for a 1-mile hike. This is a free drop-in program for adults [...]
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
May 11 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Birding Blitz 8:00 am
Birding Blitz @ Glacial Park Conservation Area
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Description: Are you ready for some serious birding? Join volunteer birding enthusiast Dave Miller as we explore the woodlands and grasslands in search of as many species as possible. Can we break our former record? Bring [...]
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market 8:00 am
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market @ Woodstock Square
May 11 @ 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 [...]
Public Works Open House 9:00 am
Public Works Open House @ Huntley Public Works
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop in at the Public Works facility at 11000 Bakley Street, between 9 am and noon for our open house. This informative and fun event will offer something for everyone in the family to enjoy. [...]
AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Lake n the Hills and South Barrington
May 11 @ 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
May 11 @ 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
May 11 @ 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
May 11 @ 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! [...]
Car Seat Check 11:00 am
Car Seat Check @ Back to Basics Pediatrics
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join Back To Basics Pediatrics and Algonquin Police Officer Slabinski for our car seat check event!  Face painting, balloon animals, raffle, snacks and other fun stuff for your kids to do while Officer Slabinski checks [...]
International Migratory Bird Day and #BirdThePreserves Big Sit 11:00 am
International Migratory Bird Day and #BirdThePreserves Big Sit @ Crabtree Nature Center
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join us for a bird walk to see who is winging in and experience the perils of migration in our Migration Obstacle Course.
Pet Parade & Party Benefiting Animal House Shelter 11:00 am
Pet Parade & Party Benefiting Animal House Shelter @ Riverbottom Ice Cream Co.
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
We are on a mission to get more people from the Algonquin area and surrounding communities to come visit Historic Downtown Algonquin to check out what is being built and the fantastic new shops that [...]
Storytime and Activities Featuring In a Minute, Mama Bear 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities Featuring In a Minute, Mama Bear @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
When Mama Bear decides to throw the to-do list out the window and spend the day playing and relaxing in the park with baby Bella Bear, they find that sometimes, when things don’t go as [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
May 11 @ 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 [...]
A Celebration of Wildflowers and Art 12:00 pm
A Celebration of Wildflowers and Art @ Coral Woods Conservation Area
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Spring is a time of great natural beauty. This is especially evident throughout the woodlands of Coral Woods. Join us for an afternoon of outdoor exploration and artistic activities centered around the spring wildflowers. Hike [...]
Chess/Game Day 1:00 pm
Chess/Game Day @ Nippersink Library
May 11 @ 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.
Sensory Storytime – Therapy Dog Visit *RR* 1:30 pm
Sensory Storytime – Therapy Dog Visit *RR* @ Crystal Lake Public Library
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
This storytime, designed for children with special needs, features movement, music, stories, and hand-on activities. We will focus on dogs this month. A registered therapy dog will visit the class. Siblings are welcome. Registration required.
Nerf Wars 6:00 pm
Nerf Wars @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
May 11 @ 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 [...]
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Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
May 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 [...]
Mother’s Day with Birds of Prey 1:00 pm
Mother’s Day with Birds of Prey @ Stillman Nature Center
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Try something different this Mother’s Day. Bring Mom to see our birds of prey. She’ll love meeting the great horned, barn, barred, and screech owls plus a peregrine falcon, red-shouldered and broad-winged hawks. Also, the [...]
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Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
May 13 @ 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
May 13 @ 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 [...]
Connections Storytime 10:00 am
Connections Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 13 @ 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
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 13 @ 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
May 13 @ 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 [...]
Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
May 13 @ 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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Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market 8:00 am
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market @ Woodstock Square
May 14 @ 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 [...]
Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 14 @ 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
May 14 @ 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.
Light Action Craft 10:00 am
Light Action Craft @ Fox Lake District Library
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Program for Children ages 2-5. Watch a short film and make a craft.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 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.
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 14 @ 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
May 14 @ 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
May 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 [...]
Music & Movement 11:30 am
Music & Movement @ Algonquin Library -Eastgate Branch
May 14 @ 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
May 14 @ 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
May 14 @ 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
May 14 @ 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
May 15 @ 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, [...]
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
May 15 @ 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
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 15 @ 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
May 15 @ 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
May 15 @ 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
May 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Games, crafts, and more! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th!
Teen Switch Gaming 3:00 pm
Teen Switch Gaming @ Crystal Lake Public Library
May 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 Try out our new Nintendo Switches! We will bring the games and snacks, drop by to play some games. Grades 6-12.
Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 15 @ 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 |
Woodland Wildflower Walk 3:00 pm
Woodland Wildflower Walk @ Coral Woods Conservation Area
May 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The woodlands spring to life with colorful wildflowers in April and May, before the trees leaf out and shade the forest floor. Join us for a 1.5 mile hike through the woods to take in [...]
Teen Space 3:30 pm
Teen Space @ Batingto Area Library
May 15 @ 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
May 15 @ 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. [...]
Toddler Time 6:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 15 @ 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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Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Stories and MORE! 10:00 am
Stories and MORE! @ Fox Lake District Library
May 16 @ 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.
Constructive Play 11:00 am
Constructive Play @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Eastgate Branch
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
You choose what you want to do! Play with blocks, puzzles, toys, and enjoy early literacy games. Snacks will be served.
Baby & Me 1:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 16 @ 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
May 16 @ 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
May 16 @ 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
May 16 @ 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
May 16 @ 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
May 17 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
St. Bede 60th Anniversary Carnival
St. Bede 60th Anniversary Carnival @ St. Bede School
May 17 all-day
St. Bede will be celebrating its 60th anniversary by hosting a carnival May 17-19 on the school grounds located at the corner of 59 and Wilson Road in Ingleside. There will be child-friendly rides, a [...]
Cop on a Rooftop – LITH 5:00 am
Cop on a Rooftop – LITH @ Dunkin' Donuts
May 17 @ 5:00 am – 12:00 pm
This year marks the 17th Anniversary of the Dunkin’ Donuts Cop on a Rooftop event with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. This event has been a huge success over the years. [...]
Cop on Rooftop 5:00 am
Cop on Rooftop @ Dunkin Donuts
May 17 @ 5:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Crystal Lake Police Department will raise money for Special Olympics Illinois in their annual Cop on Rooftop event.
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
May 17 @ 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
May 17 @ 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
May 17 @ 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
May 17 @ 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,
May 17 @ 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.    
Art Studio 3:30 pm
Art Studio @ Barrington Area Public Library
May 17 @ 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.
Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area 7:30 pm
Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
May 17 @ 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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St. Bede 60th Anniversary Carnival
St. Bede 60th Anniversary Carnival @ St. Bede School
May 18 all-day
St. Bede will be celebrating its 60th anniversary by hosting a carnival May 17-19 on the school grounds located at the corner of 59 and Wilson Road in Ingleside. There will be child-friendly rides, a [...]
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market 8:00 am
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market @ Woodstock Square
May 18 @ 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 [...]
Harvard Area Community Festival 10:00 am
Harvard Area Community Festival @ Harvard Moose Lodge
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mark your calendar for the Harvard Area Community Festival (formerly the Harvard Expo)!!!!  We will have a variety of businesses along with music and food for you to experience.
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
May 18 @ 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! [...]
Safety Town Open House 10:00 am
Safety Town Open House @ Knox Park
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Our Safety Town Open House offers families with children ages 4 – 7 the opportunity to experience Safety Town. Travel around “town” and visit the different safety stations. This FREE event is full of fun [...]
Public Works Open House 11:00 am
Public Works Open House @ Lake in the Hills Public Works
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The annual Lake in the Hills Public Works Open House will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as a part of National Public Works Week. The event gives residents an [...]
Storytime and Activities Featuring Oh, the Places You’ll Go! 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities Featuring Oh, the Places You’ll Go! @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
With his trademark use of humorous verse and illustrations, Dr. Seuss addresses the ups and downs life presents while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within them all. Join us, and get a [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
May 18 @ 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 [...]
Storytime 1:00 pm
Storytime @ The Green Read
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Enjoy story time with your little ones!  The Selfish Crocodile will be one of the featured books this month, with a coloring page to go along with it!
Touch-a-Truck/Park and Play 1:00 pm
Touch-a-Truck/Park and Play @ Rec Center Parking Lot
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Get a chance to see, touch, and climb through a variety of different vehicles as well as participate in a variety of activity stations in the park.
Kids’ Book Hangout 2:00 pm
Kids’ Book Hangout @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for our Kids’ Book Hangout and discover your next favorite book. Enjoy games, activities, and giveaways, and save 20% on featured books from 2PM-5PM. Plus, receive a coupon for a $1 Blondie Bar. [...]
Family Stem Saturday 3:00 pm
Family Stem Saturday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 Come work together as a family and build a variety of fun structures. No registration.
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St. Bede 60th Anniversary Carnival
St. Bede 60th Anniversary Carnival @ St. Bede School
May 19 all-day
St. Bede will be celebrating its 60th anniversary by hosting a carnival May 17-19 on the school grounds located at the corner of 59 and Wilson Road in Ingleside. There will be child-friendly rides, a [...]
51th Annual Fair Diddley® 9:00 am
51th Annual Fair Diddley® @ Historic Woodstock Square
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Our Fair Diddley® show is scheduled for Sunday, May 19th, 2019. The show runs from 9:00am to 4:00pm on the historically beautiful Woodstock Square! Please plan on joining us at this year’s show! There is ample [...]
Ridin’ Right with LITH PD 11:00 am
Ridin’ Right with LITH PD @ Village Hall Parking Lot
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ridin’ Right is an event to promote bicycle safety. Come out and ride with the LITH PD Tactical Bike Unit while learning about bike safety, proper bike and helmet fit, and Illinois bike/traffic laws. You [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
May 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 [...]
Just Who is Samuel Walker 12:00 pm
Just Who is Samuel Walker @ Powers Walker House
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  MAY: Just Who is Samuel Walker? Description: Come visit this Greek Revival 1854 restored house and learn more about the resident families that called this area home. May’s open house features Samuel Walker, a prominent and [...]
Amazing Eggs 1:00 pm
Amazing Eggs @ Crabtree Nature Center
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us for an egg-cellent program to discover which animals hatch from eggs and what features make eggs so amazing!
Free Community Lunch 1:00 pm
Free Community Lunch @ Maranatha Assembly of God Church
May 19 @ 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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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 20 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.
Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
May 20 @ 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
May 20 @ 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.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 20 @ 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
May 20 @ 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 [...]
Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
May 20 @ 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 and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 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.
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market 8:00 am
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market @ Woodstock Square
May 21 @ 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 [...]
Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 21 @ 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
May 21 @ 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.
Light Action Craft 10:00 am
Light Action Craft @ Fox Lake District Library
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Program for Children ages 2-5. Watch a short film and make a craft.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 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.
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 21 @ 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
May 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 [...]
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
May 21 @ 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
May 21 @ 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
May 21 @ 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 and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 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.
Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
May 22 @ 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, [...]
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 22 @ 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
May 22 @ 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 [...]
Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 22 @ 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 |
Tech Open Lab 3:30 pm
Tech Open Lab @ Barrington Area Library
May 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
All ages Families play and create with LEGO robots, circuits, iPads, and more. Program Room. Drop in.
Maker Time 4:00 pm
Maker Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Drop-in maker events. For grades 3-8 May 8 –  Make your own Snap Bracelet May 22 – Make an electronic circuit with PLay-doh and clay
Baby & Me 6:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 22 @ 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. [...]
Toddler Time 6:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 22 @ 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 [...]
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory- The Movie 7:00 pm
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory- The Movie @ Woodstock Opera House
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tis the season to be jolly, joyous, and watch The Muppet Christmas Carol.   Do you have a Golden Ticket?  You don’t need one to see the Opera House showing of this classic movie. A sweet [...]
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 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.
Drop-In Craft Time 9:00 am
Drop-In Craft Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 23 @ 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 & Me 1:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 23 @ 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
May 23 @ 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
May 23 @ 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
May 23 @ 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 [...]
Button! Button! Button Maker! 3:30 pm
Button! Button! Button Maker! @ Algonquin Library - Outdoor Patio
May 23 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Need some flair to brighten up your backpacks? Come make some buttons of your favorite things! Earns $25 Book Bucks.   Teens/Tweens
Maker Time 6:00 pm
Maker Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Drop-in maker events. Crafts and activities vary by week. May 9 – Make a slap bracelet May 23 – Make an electric circuit with play-doh For grades 3-8
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
May 23 @ 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
May 24 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
May 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.
Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
May 24 @ 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
May 24 @ 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 [...]
Potty Power 10:00 am
Potty Power @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Are you potty training, thinking or potty training, or has your child just learned? Join us for fun games and stories to reinforce your teaching. Ages 1-4 with a parent or guardian
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Memorial Day Weekend at Illinois Railway Museum
Memorial Day Weekend at Illinois Railway Museum @ Illinois Railway Museum
May 25 all-day
The summer begins! Steam or Diesel and Electric trains will operate all three days. Active Military personnel and their families admitted FREE with military ID.
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market 8:00 am
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market @ Woodstock Square
May 25 @ 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 [...]
Huntley Farmers Market 9:00 am
Huntley Farmers Market @ Huntley Town Square
May 25 @ 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 [...]
AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Lake n the Hills and South Barrington
May 25 @ 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! [...]
Block Party 10:00 am
Block Party @ McHenry Public Library District
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Playing is learning! Join us to have a great time playing and building with the library’s block collection. Ages 2-6. No registration is required, but sign up if you would like a reminder call.
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
May 25 @ 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 Aladdin 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities featuring Aladdin @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrate the release of the live-action movie with this Storytime. Activites to follow. Plus get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4! (Café stores only)
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
May 25 @ 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 [...]
LMNOP 6:00 pm
LMNOP @ GiGi's Playhouse
May 25 @ 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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Memorial Day Weekend at Illinois Railway Museum
Memorial Day Weekend at Illinois Railway Museum @ Illinois Railway Museum
May 26 all-day
The summer begins! Steam or Diesel and Electric trains will operate all three days. Active Military personnel and their families admitted FREE with military ID.
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
May 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 [...]
LGBTeaQ Rainbow Reads 1:00 pm
LGBTeaQ Rainbow Reads @ McHenry Public Library District
May 26 @ 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 [...]
Pollinators 1:00 pm
Pollinators @ Crabtree Nature Center
May 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discover why pollinators are so important for the local ecosystems and for us. Then hike to observe our pollinators in action.
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Memorial Day Weekend at Illinois Railway Museum
Memorial Day Weekend at Illinois Railway Museum @ Illinois Railway Museum
May 27 all-day
The summer begins! Steam or Diesel and Electric trains will operate all three days. Active Military personnel and their families admitted FREE with military ID.
Spring Grove Memorial Day Ceremony 9:00 am
Spring Grove Memorial Day Ceremony @ Horse Fair Park
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Monday, May 28 – Memorial Day Ceremony Horse Fair Park 9am
Barrington Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony 10:30 am
Barrington Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony @ Barrington
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Memorial Day Parade steps off at 10:30 am from Park Ave. and proceeds to Evergreen Cemetery for a Remembrance Ceremony.
Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade 10:30 am
Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade @ Woodstock Square
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Woodstock Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade are on Monday, May 27th beginning with the Ceremony at 10:30 AM and the parade around the Square immediately after.
Memorial Day Parade 11:00 am
Memorial Day Parade @ Huntley
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The parade will kick off from the Municipal Complex at 11 a.m. and travel west on Main Street to the Town Square for the ceremony.
Memorial Day Parade 11:00 am
Memorial Day Parade @ Crystal Lake
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Crystal Lake American Legion Post will conduct its annual Memorial Day Parade and Cemetery Service on Monday, May 27, 2019. Veterans, civic, Scout, and youth organizations are invited to participate in the parade and [...]
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Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market 8:00 am
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market @ Woodstock Square
May 28 @ 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 [...]
Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 28 @ 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. [...]
Light Action Craft 10:00 am
Light Action Craft @ Fox Lake District Library
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Program for Children ages 2-5. Watch a short film and make a craft.
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 28 @ 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 [...]
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
May 28 @ 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
May 28 @ 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
May 28 @ 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
May 28 @ 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
May 29 @ 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, [...]
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 29 @ 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
May 29 @ 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 [...]
Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 29 @ 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 |
Baby & Me 6:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 29 @ 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. [...]
BINGO 6:00 pm
BINGO @ Fox Lake District Library
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us once each month this Spring for a fun night of bingo!  Prizes will be awarded to winners. All ages welcome!
Toddler Time 6:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
May 29 @ 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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Spring Cookie Decorating 10:00 am
Spring Cookie Decorating @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
 Enjoy a couple of spring stories and then decorate your own cookie! For ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver.
Baby & Me 1:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 30 @ 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
May 30 @ 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
May 30 @ 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
May 30 @ 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 [...]
DIY Candle Art 3:30 pm
DIY Candle Art @ Algonquin Library - Outdoor Patio
May 30 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Transfer your own art designs onto a plain white pillar candle! Earns $150 Book Bucks.   Teens/Tweens
Summer Kickoff Party 4:00 pm
Summer Kickoff Party @ Barrington Area Library
May 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of summer by signing up for the library’s Summer Learning Challenge! We’re having a party to kick off the fun.
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
May 31 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
Harvard Milk Days 9:00 am
Harvard Milk Days @ Harvard
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
May 31st, June 1 & 2, 2019 Milk Day Festival The longest ongoing Hometown festival in the state of Illinois Harvard Milk Days, Downtown Harvard & Milky Way Park,  One of the longest-running home town [...]
Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
May 31 @ 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 [...]
Teen Zone Matinees: Bumblebee 4:00 pm
Teen Zone Matinees: Bumblebee @ Fox Lake District Library
May 31 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Today we will be showing: Bumblebee Popcorn, Snacks, and refreshments will be provided.