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Friday Fun Day Lego Day
Friday Fun Day Lego Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Mar 1 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
Mar 1 @ 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
Mar 1 @ 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
Mar 1 @ 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 [...]
Friday Family Swim Nights 5:00 pm
Friday Family Swim Nights @ Woodstock Recreation Center
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday Family Swim  Nights Fun family nights in the pool
Parents Night Out 5:30 pm
Parents Night Out @ Dolphin Swim Club
Mar 1 @ 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
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Focuses on building social skills with friends without Down syndrome by participating in team-based activities in a casual and fun setting.  Skill development includes understanding compromise, turn-taking and problem-solving abilities. Recommended for ages 13 -17 [...]
Open Gym 7:00 pm
Open Gym @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Open Gym is an affordable way for kids to burn off energy on a Friday night. A signed waiver is necessary for kids and parents to participate. The cost is $7 per participant (cash or [...]
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Home Depot Kids Workshop 9:00 am
Home Depot Kids Workshop @ Your Local Home Depot
Mar 2 @ 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
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are a homegrown & homemade market! Join us on the 1st Saturday of each month thru May   Shop our local vendors and crafters: All Grass Farm (Farm Fresh Eggs & Meats) Alpaca Pines (Alpaca Made [...]
Woodstock Winter Farmers Market 9:00 am
Woodstock Winter Farmers Market @ McHenry County Fairgrounds
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The market is held in Building “D” at the McHenry County Fairgrounds. Along with our usual farm market offerings we will have several Artisans at each market. The market runs November through April on select [...]
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Nippersink Library
Mar 2 @ 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
Festival of the Sugar Maples 10:00 am
Festival of the Sugar Maples @ Coral Woods Conservation Area
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hear how maple syrup was made hundreds of years ago… Discover how maple trees produce sap each spring… Learn how sap is collected from maple trees… See how maple syrup is made at the evaporator [...]
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Mar 2 @ 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
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun! Babies to 6-year-old with parent/caregiver.
Potty Training Workshop 10:00 am
Potty Training Workshop @ Marvin's Toy Store
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pediatrician Dr. Shelly Mann, co-creator of Potty Duck™ will present a Potty Training Workshop on Saturday, March 2, at Marvin’s Toy Store 64A North Williams Street. Dr. Mann is board-certified with 25-years of private practice. [...]
Saturday Story Time 10:00 am
Saturday Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Mar 2 @ 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.
Family Story and Playtime 10:30 am
Family Story and Playtime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Mar 2 @ 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.
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Bash 11:00 am
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Bash @ Marengo-Union Library District
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us as The Marengo-Union Library celebrates the Birthday of Dr. Seuss. Drop in anytime between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm and experience a world of wonder filled with activities, crafts, and special guests. No registration [...]
Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Storytime 11:00 am
Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Storytime @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Join us for Storytime, games, and activities in celebration of the beloved author’s birthday. Get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4!
LEGO Club 1:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Nippersink Library
Mar 2 @ 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!
Tech Open Lab 2:00 pm
Tech Open Lab @ Barrington Area Library
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
All ages Families play and create with LEGO robots, circuits, iPads, and more. Program Room. Drop in.
Community Movie Night 7:00 pm
Community Movie Night @ Jefferson School
Mar 2 @ 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 [...]
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Festival of the Sugar Maples 10:00 am
Festival of the Sugar Maples @ Coral Woods Conservation Area
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hear how maple syrup was made hundreds of years ago… Discover how maple trees produce sap each spring… Learn how sap is collected from maple trees… See how maple syrup is made at the evaporator [...]
Sun Gazing 1:00 pm
Sun Gazing @ Crabtree Nature Center
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Stop on by and learn about our nearest star, and take a look with our filtered telescope.
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Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Mar 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Creative Connections 10:00 am
Creative Connections @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
 A storytime for children to make connections with their caregivers, other children and literacy. Run by a speech therapist from Elgin Pediatric Therapy, this group is designed for children currently receiving therapy services or those [...]
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 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.
Cuentos en Español 5:00 pm
Cuentos en Español @ Woodstock Public Library
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 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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Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Mar 5 @ 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
Mar 5 @ 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
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Up to 24 months w/caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and playtime. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library [...]
Light Action Craft 10:00 am
Light Action Craft @ Fox Lake District Library
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Program for Children ages 2-5. Watch a short film and make a craft.
Drop-in Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Mar 5 @ 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
Mar 5 @ 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
Mar 5 @ 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
Mar 5 @ 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
Mar 5 @ 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
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 & 3 w/ caregiver Play and explore with stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time for toddlers. Dress for a mess! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area [...]
Music and Movement 11:30 am
Music and Movement @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Mar 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesdays  11:30am – Drop-in @ Eastgate Children or all ages are invited to join us for a fun half hour full of singing and dancing. We will learn some new songs each week, as well [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Mar 5 @ 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
Mar 5 @ 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
Mar 5 @ 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 [...]
Babies and Beans 6:30 pm
Babies and Beans @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Mar 5 @ 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 [...]
Pajama Jam Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Pajama Jam Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Mar 5 @ 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
Mar 5 @ 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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Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Mar 6 @ 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
Mar 6 @ 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
Mar 6 @ 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
Mar 6 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/ caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome!
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Mar 6 @ 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
Mar 6 @ 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
Mar 6 @ 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
Mar 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Games, crafts, and more! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th!
Teen Space 3:30 pm
Teen Space @ Batingto Area Library
Mar 6 @ 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
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Mar 6 @ 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
Mar 6 @ 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
Mar 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 0 – 3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play. Explore hands-on activities and connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM 9:30 am
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM @ Grand Oaks Recreation
Mar 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: Grand Oaks Recreation, 1401 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake 9:30 am-11 am Ages 1-4 years $5 per child/pay at the door
Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Mar 7 @ 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
Mar 7 @ 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
Mar 7 @ 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.
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for [...]
Baby & Me 1:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Mar 7 @ 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
Mar 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Mar 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 [...]
Thursday Crafternoon, grades 4-8 3:45 pm
Thursday Crafternoon, grades 4-8 @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Mar 7 @ 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 [...]
Drop-in Storytime 4:00 pm
Drop-in Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library
Mar 7 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Pop by for stories, crafts, and fun. Open to all!
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Mar 7 @ 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
Mar 8 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Mar 8 @ 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
Mar 8 @ 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
Mar 8 @ 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
Mar 8 @ 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
Mar 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Grades K-8 Make LEGO robots, create stories, and build amazing creations. Program Room. Drop in.
Friday Family Swim Nights 5:00 pm
Friday Family Swim Nights @ Woodstock Recreation Center
Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday Family Swim  Nights Fun family nights in the pool
Open Gym 7:00 pm
Open Gym @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Open Gym is an affordable way for kids to burn off energy on a Friday night. A signed waiver is necessary for kids and parents to participate. The cost is $7 per participant (cash or [...]
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Expo ~ MCHENRY-OPOLY 2019 9:00 am
Expo ~ MCHENRY-OPOLY 2019 @ West Campus High School
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Over 1500 attendees Family Friendly Entertainment Games and Prizes Nearly 100 vendor booths Food court Sponsorships available
Preschool Fair 9:30 am
Preschool Fair @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Mar 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
What preschool is best for your family? Do you have questions about hours, location, price or programs offered? Let us simplify your search. Come to the Library’s annual Preschool Fair and meet representatives from over [...]
AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Lake n the Hills and South Barrington
Mar 9 @ 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
Mar 9 @ 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
Festival of the Sugar Maples 10:00 am
Festival of the Sugar Maples @ Coral Woods Conservation Area
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hear how maple syrup was made hundreds of years ago… Discover how maple trees produce sap each spring… Learn how sap is collected from maple trees… See how maple syrup is made at the evaporator [...]
Kids Club 10:00 am
Kids Club @ GiGi's Playhouse
Mar 9 @ 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
Mar 9 @ 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! [...]
Perspective Play *RR* 10:00 am
Perspective Play *RR* @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Attendee must be between the ages of 3 Years and 7 Years old. Move, groove, communicate and interact. Lead by Preston Brown from Behavioral Perspective, this program is designed for children with autism and others [...]
Family Story and Playtime 10:30 am
Family Story and Playtime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Mar 9 @ 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.
Mr. Steve! 11:00 am
Mr. Steve! @ Fox Lake District Library
Mar 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mr. Steve combines MUSIC, MAGIC, BALLOONS, and MORE to create an exciting and action packed event! Family    Free    Fun! Registration is NOT required but sign up if you would like a text or [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Mar 9 @ 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 [...]
You Are My Happy Storytime 11:00 am
You Are My Happy Storytime @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
Mar 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
In this charming book from Today Show anchor Hoda Kotb, a mama bear and her cub cuddle together for a good night’s sleep and reflect on the everyday wonders of life that make them happy. [...]
Chess/Game Day 1:00 pm
Chess/Game Day @ Nippersink Library
Mar 9 @ 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 *RR* 1:30 pm
Sensory Storytime *RR* @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Mar 9 @ 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.
Teen Crafternoon 2:00 pm
Teen Crafternoon @ Huntley Area Public Library
Mar 9 @ 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 [...]
Nerf Wars 5:00 pm
Nerf Wars @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nerf Wars is a night of battle with friends and family. Bring your best Nerf Gun that takes Elite Darts and we will supply you with safety goggles and Elite Darts. The entire gym is [...]
Shamrockin’ Party 5:00 pm
Shamrockin’ Party @ Saints Peter &Paul Catholic School
Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The SS. Peter and Paul School Commission invites the entire community to join them for the: Shamrockin’ Party Food, Beer, Wine, and Entertainment (shenanigans for kids). Performance by: Mulligan Stew Band & Trinity Irish Dancers Adults [...]
LEGO Architecture Event 6:00 pm
LEGO Architecture Event @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join fellow builders to construct the newest in the LEGO Architecture series, San Francisco.
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Mar 10 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Shamrock Man craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Festival of the Sugar Maples 10:00 am
Festival of the Sugar Maples @ Coral Woods Conservation Area
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hear how maple syrup was made hundreds of years ago… Discover how maple trees produce sap each spring… Learn how sap is collected from maple trees… See how maple syrup is made at the evaporator [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Mar 10 @ 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 [...]
Sunday Funday 1:00 pm
Sunday Funday @ Crabtree Nature Center
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun with Mother Nature. Exciting activities and animal encounters await.
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Mar 11 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Shamrock Man craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Mar 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Babies and Beans 10:00 am
Babies and Beans @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Are you a first-time mom of a child under two? Come to the library to enjoy a hot beverage, a snack, and conversation with other new moms. Ask questions, swap parenting tips, and share stories [...]
Creative Connections 10:00 am
Creative Connections @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
 A storytime for children to make connections with their caregivers, other children and literacy. Run by a speech therapist from Elgin Pediatric Therapy, this group is designed for children currently receiving therapy services or those [...]
Sensory Playtime *RR* 10:00 am
Sensory Playtime *RR* @ Marengo-Union Library District
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
This now permanent club was developed for young ones ages 2-4. Toddlers will have the opportunity to stimulate the senses with a variety of activities, which also enhance learning and encourage exploration. Please register in [...]
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Mar 11 @ 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
Mar 11 @ 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
Mar 11 @ 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
Mar 11 @ 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 5:00 pm
Cuentos en Español @ Woodstock Public Library
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 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 [...]
BINGO 6:00 pm
BINGO @ Fox Lake District Library
Mar 11 @ 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!
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Mar 12 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Shamrock Man craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Mar 12 @ 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
Mar 12 @ 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
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Up to 24 months w/caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and playtime. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library [...]
Light Action Craft 10:00 am
Light Action Craft @ Fox Lake District Library
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Program for Children ages 2-5. Watch a short film and make a craft.
Drop-in Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Mar 12 @ 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
Mar 12 @ 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
Mar 12 @ 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
Mar 12 @ 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
Mar 12 @ 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
Mar 12 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 & 3 w/ caregiver Play and explore with stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time for toddlers. Dress for a mess! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area [...]
Music and Movement 11:30 am
Music and Movement @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Mar 12 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesdays  11:30am – Drop-in @ Eastgate Children or all ages are invited to join us for a fun half hour full of singing and dancing. We will learn some new songs each week, as well [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Mar 12 @ 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
Mar 12 @ 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
Mar 12 @ 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
Mar 12 @ 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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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Mar 13 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Shamrock Man craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Mar 13 @ 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
Mar 13 @ 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
Mar 13 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/ caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome!
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Mar 13 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Play to Learn- Shapes 11:00 am
Play to Learn- Shapes @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Mar 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for hands-on fun! You’ll play, create, and have a blast exploring a variety of activities that will help your little one learn all about shapes. For ages 2-5 years with parent/caregiver.
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Mar 13 @ 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
Mar 13 @ 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
Mar 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Games, crafts, and more! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th!
Teen Space 3:30 pm
Teen Space @ Batingto Area Library
Mar 13 @ 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
Mar 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Drop-in maker events. Crafts and activities vary by week.
Baby & Me 6:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Mar 13 @ 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
Mar 13 @ 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
Mar 14 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Shamrock Man craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Mar 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 0 – 3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play. Explore hands-on activities and connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM 9:30 am
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM @ Grand Oaks Recreation
Mar 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: Grand Oaks Recreation, 1401 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake 9:30 am-11 am Ages 1-4 years $5 per child/pay at the door
Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Mar 14 @ 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
Mar 14 @ 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
Mar 14 @ 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.
Toddler Open Play 10:00 am
Toddler Open Play @ Cary Park District Community Center
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Children will have fun crawling, climbing, and rolling in a room filled with mats and other foam objects. This is self-led and a parent supervised drop in style open play. Plan a play-date or perfect [...]
Storytime at Historic Village Hall 10:30 am
Storytime at Historic Village Hall @ Historic Village Hall
Mar 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Join us at Algonquin’s Historic Village Hall for a storytime filled with songs, dancing, crafts and other fun activities. The Historic Village Hall is located at 2 S. Main Street, Algonquin.(intersection of Main Street and [...]
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for [...]
Baby & Me 1:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Mar 14 @ 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
Mar 14 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Mar 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 [...]
Drop-in Storytime 4:00 pm
Drop-in Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library
Mar 14 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Pop by for stories, crafts, and fun. Open to all!
LEGO Club 6:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Fox Lake District Library
Mar 14 @ 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
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Drop-in maker events. Crafts and activities vary by week.
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Mar 14 @ 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
Mar 15 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
Mar 15 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Shamrock Man craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Drop-in Preschool Crafts, ages 2-6 with an adult 9:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Crafts, ages 2-6 with an adult @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Mar 15 @ 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
Mar 15 @ 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
Mar 15 @ 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
Mar 15 @ 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
Mar 15 @ 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.
Friday Family Swim Nights 5:00 pm
Friday Family Swim Nights @ Woodstock Recreation Center
Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday Family Swim  Nights Fun family nights in the pool
Family Bingo Night 6:00 pm
Family Bingo Night @ Village Hall
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
How Lucky Are You? Join us for a fun, family friendly night. We will play games of chance, build leprechaun traps, enjoy a pizza dinner, and end the night with Bingo. Will you be lucky [...]
Open Gym 7:00 pm
Open Gym @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Open Gym is an affordable way for kids to burn off energy on a Friday night. A signed waiver is necessary for kids and parents to participate. The cost is $7 per participant (cash or [...]
Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area 7:30 pm
Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Mar 15 @ 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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McHenry ShamRocks the Fox
McHenry ShamRocks the Fox @ Miller's Point
Mar 16 all-day
Paint the town green this St. Patrick’s Day! Come to where the river and the beers are green! Downtown McHenry’s two-day event McHenry ShamROCKS the Fox features the Fox River dyed emerald green by Blarney [...]
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Mar 16 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Shamrock Man craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Woodstock Winter Farmers Market 9:00 am
Woodstock Winter Farmers Market @ McHenry County Fairgrounds
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The market is held in Building “D” at the McHenry County Fairgrounds. Along with our usual farm market offerings we will have several Artisans at each market. The market runs November through April on select [...]
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Nippersink Library
Mar 16 @ 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
Mar 16 @ 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! [...]
Family Story and Playtime 10:30 am
Family Story and Playtime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Mar 16 @ 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.
How to Catch a Leprechaun Storytime 11:00 am
How to Catch a Leprechaun Storytime @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
Mar 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
You’ve been planning night and day, and finally you’ve created the perfect trap, but leprechauns are quick and sneakier than you may think. Will you ever catch one? Join us for Storytime and get a [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Mar 16 @ 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 [...]
Dakotah’s Reptiles 12:00 pm
Dakotah’s Reptiles @ Huntley Area Public Library
Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Enjoy this meet and greet with Dakotah Henn and some of his critters. Enjoy this meet and greet with Dakotah and his critters. For all ages. Drop-In
Leprechauns and Limericks Event 2:00 pm
Leprechauns and Limericks Event @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us to get your official leprechaun name, become a master limerick writer, learn how to leprechaun-proof your home, and take home fun giveaways as we celebrate the release of Ronan Boyle and the Bridge [...]
Movie Saturday 2:00 pm
Movie Saturday @ Nippersink Library
Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
march 16, April 20 and May 18 starts at 2:00 PM Relax and watch a new release or a classic movie! Bring your own drink and we will provide water and snacks.
Family Stem Saturday: Super Cool Catapults 3:00 pm
Family Stem Saturday: Super Cool Catapults @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Mar 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
drop in and build a mini-catapult with your family. Finish the project with decorations and then try out your creation. How far will it launch?
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Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Most Saturdays & Sundays @ 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – we’ll be here, playing the heat by ear and maybe just hanging out in the A.C. Our one-hour public tours to the eye [...]
Free Community Lunch 1:00 pm
Free Community Lunch @ Maranatha Assembly of God Church
Mar 17 @ 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 [...]
Shades of Green Hike 1:00 pm
Shades of Green Hike @ Crabtree Nature Center
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Grab a warm cup of green tea and hike to see what green signs of spring are sprouting along the trail. COST: FREE
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Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Mar 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Constructive Play 10:00 am
Constructive Play @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
You choose what you want to do! Play with blocks, puzzles, toys, and enjoy early literacy games. Muffins, juice and coffee will be served.
Creative Connections 10:00 am
Creative Connections @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
 A storytime for children to make connections with their caregivers, other children and literacy. Run by a speech therapist from Elgin Pediatric Therapy, this group is designed for children currently receiving therapy services or those [...]
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Mar 18 @ 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
Mar 18 @ 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
Mar 18 @ 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
Mar 18 @ 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 5:00 pm
Cuentos en Español @ Woodstock Public Library
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 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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Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Mar 19 @ 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
Mar 19 @ 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
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Up to 24 months w/caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and playtime. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library [...]
Light Action Craft 10:00 am
Light Action Craft @ Fox Lake District Library
Mar 19 @ 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
Mar 19 @ 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
Mar 19 @ 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
Mar 19 @ 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
Mar 19 @ 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
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 & 3 w/ caregiver Play and explore with stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time for toddlers. Dress for a mess! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area [...]
Music and Movement 11:30 am
Music and Movement @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Mar 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesdays  11:30am – Drop-in @ Eastgate Children or all ages are invited to join us for a fun half hour full of singing and dancing. We will learn some new songs each week, as well [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Mar 19 @ 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
Mar 19 @ 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
Mar 19 @ 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
Mar 20 @ 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
Mar 20 @ 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
Mar 20 @ 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
Mar 20 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/ caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome!
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Mar 20 @ 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
Mar 20 @ 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
Mar 20 @ 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
Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Games, crafts, and more! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th!
Teen Space 3:30 pm
Teen Space @ Batingto Area Library
Mar 20 @ 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
Mar 20 @ 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
Mar 20 @ 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
Mar 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 0 – 3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play. Explore hands-on activities and connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM 9:30 am
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM @ Grand Oaks Recreation
Mar 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: Grand Oaks Recreation, 1401 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake 9:30 am-11 am Ages 1-4 years $5 per child/pay at the door
Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Mar 21 @ 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
Mar 21 @ 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
Mar 21 @ 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.
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for [...]
Baby & Me 1:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Mar 21 @ 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
Mar 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Mar 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 [...]
Drop-in Storytime 4:00 pm
Drop-in Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Pop by for stories, crafts, and fun. Open to all!
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Mar 21 @ 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
Mar 22 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Mar 22 @ 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
Mar 22 @ 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
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This program invites families and their friends to the Playhouse for playtime!  Open Play helps promote positive beginnings for new families with a child with Down syndrome, creates awareness opportunities for peers and friends, as [...]
Art Play 10:30 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Mar 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
All ages w/ caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome!
Interactive Movie: How to Train Your Dragon 1:30 pm
Interactive Movie: How to Train Your Dragon @ Barrington Area Library
Mar 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
In town for Spring Break? Join Hiccup and Toothless on an exciting Viking adventure – we’ll even provide the popcorn! How to Train Your Dragon is rated PG by the MPAA for sequences of intense [...]
Teen Zone Matinees: Ralph Breaks the Internet 4:00 pm
Teen Zone Matinees: Ralph Breaks the Internet @ Fox Lake District Library
Mar 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Today we will be showing: Ralph Breaks the Internet! Popcorn, Snacks, and refreshments will be provided.
Friday Family Swim Nights 5:00 pm
Friday Family Swim Nights @ Woodstock Recreation Center
Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday Family Swim  Nights Fun family nights in the pool
Open Gym 7:00 pm
Open Gym @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Open Gym is an affordable way for kids to burn off energy on a Friday night. A signed waiver is necessary for kids and parents to participate. The cost is $7 per participant (cash or [...]
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AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Lake n the Hills and South Barrington
Mar 23 @ 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
Mar 23 @ 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
Home & Business Expo 10:00 am
Home & Business Expo @ Crystal Lake South High School
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Meet and interact with business and community groups. food for purchase.
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Mar 23 @ 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! [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Mar 23 @ 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 [...]
Escape This Bookstore! Event 2:00 pm
Escape This Bookstore! Event @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us as we explore the exciting new Escape This Book! Series. Decide your destiny by solving puzzles and riddles to pass each challenge and get to the next adventure!
LMNOP 6:00 pm
LMNOP @ GiGi's Playhouse
Mar 23 @ 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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Home & Business Expo 10:00 am
Home & Business Expo @ Crystal Lake South High School
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Meet and interact with business and community groups. food for purchase.
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Mar 24 @ 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
Mar 24 @ 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 [...]
Signs of Spring Hike at Moraine Hills State Park 1:00 pm
Signs of Spring Hike at Moraine Hills State Park @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
From early birds to the first woodland flowers to appear, we’ll look for the earliest signs of spring.  We’ll have binoculars & magnifying glasses!  Meet at the Pike Marsh parking area and be sure to [...]
Spring Awakening 1:00 pm
Spring Awakening @ Crabtree Nature Center
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Take a springtime hike and learn about animals emerging from hibernation, birds migrating back home, flowers sprouting and blooming, and eventually animal babies. COST: FREE
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Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Mar 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Building with Solo Cups, Preschool – 5th grade 10:00 am
Building with Solo Cups, Preschool – 5th grade @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Have you ever stacked Solo cups? How high can you make a tower? What other shapes can you create? Could you make a wall? Put your ideas to work and build with Solo cups. No [...]
Creative Connections 10:00 am
Creative Connections @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
 A storytime for children to make connections with their caregivers, other children and literacy. Run by a speech therapist from Elgin Pediatric Therapy, this group is designed for children currently receiving therapy services or those [...]
Slime, ages preschool through 5th grade 10:00 am
Slime, ages preschool through 5th grade @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 We are playing with slime today! Wear your messy clothes. You get to take home your slime. No registration.
Spring Break Movie, “Ralph Breaks the Internet”, PG 1:30 pm
Spring Break Movie, “Ralph Breaks the Internet”, PG @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Mar 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
 What adventures will Ralph and Vanellope have with the wi-fi router they find in the arcade?
MarioKart 8 Tournament 2:00 pm
MarioKart 8 Tournament @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
: Compete on our WiiU! 1st prize in each age bracket will receive a $10 GameStop gift card! All participants will receive a small prize. Limited to the first 28 contestants, ages 5-13.
Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Mar 25 @ 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 5:00 pm
Cuentos en Español @ Woodstock Public Library
Mar 25 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 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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Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Mar 26 @ 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
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Program for Children ages 2-5. Watch a short film and make a craft.
STEM Camp, ages preschool to 5th grade 10:00 am
STEM Camp, ages preschool to 5th grade @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 Drop in and investigate popular STEM activities previously explored at the Library.
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Mar 26 @ 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
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Family Theater: Wizard of Oz 11:00 am
Family Theater: Wizard of Oz @ Barrington Area Library,
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Travel down the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy, Toto, and their best friends; Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and Tin Man. Madcap brings this epic adventure to life with breathtaking puppets in this enchanting, family-friendly classic.
Music and Movement 11:30 am
Music and Movement @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Mar 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesdays  11:30am – Drop-in @ Eastgate Children or all ages are invited to join us for a fun half hour full of singing and dancing. We will learn some new songs each week, as well [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Mar 26 @ 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
Mar 26 @ 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
Mar 26 @ 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
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun! Babies to 6-year-old with parent/caregive
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Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Mar 27 @ 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 Dance Party 10:00 am
Storytime Dance Party @ Barrington Area Library,
Mar 27 @ 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.    
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Mar 27 @ 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
Mar 27 @ 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
Mar 27 @ 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 [...]
Family Movie: Norm of the North 1:00 pm
Family Movie: Norm of the North @ Huntley Area Public Library
Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Come to the library and watch a family favorite! Mark your calendar and come join the fun! Rated PG
Maker Time 4:00 pm
Maker Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Mar 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Drop-in maker events. Crafts and activities vary by week.
Baby & Me 6:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Mar 27 @ 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
Mar 27 @ 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 TOT OPEN GYM 9:30 am
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM @ Grand Oaks Recreation
Mar 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: Grand Oaks Recreation, 1401 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake 9:30 am-11 am Ages 1-4 years $5 per child/pay at the door
Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.
STEM Kit Open House, ages preschool to 5th grade 10:00 am
STEM Kit Open House, ages preschool to 5th grade @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 Come check out the new STEM Kits available at the Library. If you are looking for new kits with topics like simple robotics, engineering, or other science and technology themes, stop by to see what [...]
Stories and MORE! 10:00 am
Stories and MORE! @ Fox Lake District Library
Mar 28 @ 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
Mar 28 @ 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
Mar 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Mar 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 [...]
Googly-Eyed Monster Bookmarks (Teens) 3:30 pm
Googly-Eyed Monster Bookmarks (Teens) @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Mar 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
In need of the perfect bookmark? Come make a monster one with its own personality and pizzazz! Earns $150 Book Bucks.
Drop-in Storytime 4:00 pm
Drop-in Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library
Mar 28 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Pop by for stories, crafts, and fun. Open to all!
Game Night 6:00 pm
Game Night @ Fox Lake District Library
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Game Night! For Everyone! We’ll have all sorts of board games and everyone is welcome to bring in their own to play or share. Come for the pizza, stay for the games!
Maker Time 6:00 pm
Maker Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Drop-in maker events. Crafts and activities vary by week.
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Free Gaming Truck
Free Gaming Truck @ Algonquin Commons
Mar 29 all-day
The Gamein’ Ride video game truck will be visiting the mall again this year for District 300’s spring break. Hop aboard this free gaming truck for the ultimate interactive gaming experience! They provide the largest [...]
Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Mar 29 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
Take-Home Craft Fridays
Take-Home Craft Fridays @ Huntley Area Public Library
Mar 29 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
Mar 29 @ 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
Mar 29 @ 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
Mar 29 @ 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 [...]
Family Fort Building 10:30 am
Family Fort Building @ Barrington Area Library
Mar 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
All ages w/caregiver Build an incredible structure with the library’s fort-building supplies. Program Room. Drop in.
No School Movie 2:00 pm
No School Movie @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
11/23 Incredibles 2: Your favorite family of superheroes The Incredibles are back! Come enjoy the movie and a small snack. 12/26 Ice Age: Enjoy one of your old favorite movies on the big screen. A [...]
Open Gym 7:00 pm
Open Gym @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Open Gym is an affordable way for kids to burn off energy on a Friday night. A signed waiver is necessary for kids and parents to participate. The cost is $7 per participant (cash or [...]
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Free Gaming Truck
Free Gaming Truck @ Algonquin Commons
Mar 30 all-day
The Gamein’ Ride video game truck will be visiting the mall again this year for District 300’s spring break. Hop aboard this free gaming truck for the ultimate interactive gaming experience! They provide the largest [...]
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Mar 30 @ 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! [...]
Princesses and Superhero Day 10:00 am
Princesses and Superhero Day @ Volo Auto Museum
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
VOLO — Families looking for a great spring break outing are invited to spend March 30 at the Volo Auto Museum, where a storm trooper or two could be spied alongside a land speeder, Captain [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Mar 30 @ 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 [...]
We Are the Gardeners Storytime 11:00 am
We Are the Gardeners Storytime @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
Mar 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
From Joanna Gaines, this new children’s book chronicles the adventures of starting a family garden. Trying something new isn’t always easy, but the hardest work often yields the greatest reward. Join us for Storytime, and [...]
Craft Day 1:00 pm
Craft Day @ Nippersink Library
Mar 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drop in 1-4 PM Do you enjoy arts and crafts? We will make a seasonal craft to give as a gift!
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Free Gaming Truck
Free Gaming Truck @ Algonquin Commons
Mar 31 all-day
The Gamein’ Ride video game truck will be visiting the mall again this year for District 300’s spring break. Hop aboard this free gaming truck for the ultimate interactive gaming experience! They provide the largest [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Mar 31 @ 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 [...]
Animal Tricksters 1:00 pm
Animal Tricksters @ Crabtree Nature Center
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
With April Fools’ Day right around the corner, see how animals play tricks through camouflage, mimicry, feigning death, deceptive bait and more.