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Ice Fishing Tournament
Ice Fishing Tournament @ LaBahn Hain House
Feb 1 all-day
Join us for the 2nd Annual Lake in the Hills Ice Fishing Derby! The derby will be held from 7am to 10:30am with awards taking place at 11am.  Registration fee ($15) covers derby entrance, coffee, [...]
Woodstock Groundhog Days
Woodstock Groundhog Days
Feb 1 all-day
Thursday, January 30 5:00-6:00 p.m. Groundhog Story Time – Stage Left Café 6:00 p.m. Welcoming of the Groundhog – Opera House Main Stage 6:30 p.m. Groundhog Trivia – Stage Left Café 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Willie’s [...]
Home Depot Kids Workshop 9:00 am
Home Depot Kids Workshop @ Your Local Home Depot
Feb 1 @ 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
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are a homegrown & homemade market! Huntley Indoor Farmers Market The indoor market is held on the first Saturday of each month from November thru May from 9am to 1pm in the Legion Hall [...]
Woodstock Winter Farmers Market 9:00 am
Woodstock Winter Farmers Market @ McHenry County Fairgrounds
Feb 1 @ 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
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Time – All Ages Welcome Stories and songs Saturday 10:00 AM 25-30 minutes in length
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making feather arrow pencils . Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. [...]
Milk & Cookies Storytime 10:00 am
Milk & Cookies Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun! Babies to 6-year-old with parent/caregiver.
Family Story and Playtime 10:30 am
Family Story and Playtime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Feb 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and extra playtime.
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Feb 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
LEGO Club 1:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Nippersink Library
Feb 1 @ 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!
LEGO Club 2:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ages 5-10 Make new friends and cool creations with the Library’s Drop-in LEGO Club Work on your own or as a team using LEGO’s provided by the library. Registration is not required.
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Woodstock Groundhog Days
Woodstock Groundhog Days
Feb 2 all-day
Thursday, January 30 5:00-6:00 p.m. Groundhog Story Time – Stage Left Café 6:00 p.m. Welcoming of the Groundhog – Opera House Main Stage 6:30 p.m. Groundhog Trivia – Stage Left Café 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Willie’s [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
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Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Feb 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 [...]
Babies and Beans 10:00 am
Babies and Beans @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Feb 3 @ 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 [...]
Little Tots Storytimes 10:00 am
Little Tots Storytimes @ McHenry Public Library District
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
A short storytime program where babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements followed by playtime. Parent/caregiver must accompany child. Ages 6-19 months.  No older siblings please.
Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Start your week off right! Children with a caregiver can participate in stories, songs, movement, and a simple craft every Monday Morning.
Art Play 10:30 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Open-ended art projects for all ages and abilities. Process-oriented art allows kids to explore their imaginations and develop creative thinking skills. Mess-makers welcome! Drop in. Program Room.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Feb 3 @ 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. Pick up free tickets at the Service Center.
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Feb 3 @ 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
Feb 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. 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
Feb 3 @ 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 5:30 pm
Cuentos en Español @ Woodstock Public Library
Feb 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 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 [...]
Family Bingo 6:15 pm
Family Bingo @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Feb 3 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
 Families with children are invited to come and play a game of Bingo! Small prizes will be given out.
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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Feb 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM 9:30 am
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM @ Grand Oaks Recreation
Feb 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Need a break while the kids run around? We have the perfect spot with a big open gym and fun toys to play with. Great social interaction tires even the most rambunctious toddler! Location: Grand Oaks [...]
Preschool Stories 9:30 am
Preschool Stories @ Cary Area Public Library
Feb 4 @ 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
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Up to 24 months w/caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and playtime. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library [...]
Lights, Action, Craft! 10:00 am
Lights, Action, Craft! @ Fox Lake District Library
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Tiny Tots 10:00 am
Tiny Tots @ Fox River Grove Memorial Library
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
2 – 3 years old, with a caregiver Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m. January 29 – April 8 Class Limit: 20 ***No Class on March 25th***
Wee Ones Storytime 10:00 am
Wee Ones Storytime @ Fox River Grove Memorial Library
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
8 weeks – 23 months old, with a caregiver Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m. January 28 – April 7 Class Limit: 20
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Feb 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. Pick up free tickets at the Service Center.
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Feb 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library District
Feb 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Offered: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration [...]
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Feb 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 [...]
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 & 3 w/ caregiver Play and explore with stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time for toddlers. Dress for a mess! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area [...]
Music & Movement 11:30 am
Music & Movement @ Algonquin Library -Eastgate Branch
Feb 4 @ 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 [...]
Preschool Storytime 1:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ McHenry Public Library District
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Preschoolers who learn to love books and stories will enjoy Preschool Storytime! We will share new and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays to support early literacy and experiences with a variety [...]
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
Feb 4 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
Page Turners 4:30 pm
Page Turners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Feb 4 @ 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
Feb 4 @ 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
Feb 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun! Babies to 6-year-old with parent/caregive
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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Feb 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Feb 5 @ 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
Feb 5 @ 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
Feb 5 @ 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
Feb 5 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Open-ended art projects for all ages and abilities. Process-oriented art allows kids to explore their imaginations and develop creative thinking skills. Mess-makers welcome! Drop in. Program Room.
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Feb 5 @ 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.  
Toddler Time 12:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library District
Feb 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
Offered: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration [...]
Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Feb 5 @ 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 |
Toddler Time 6:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library District
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Offered: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration [...]
Cuentos Storytime 6:45 pm
Cuentos Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Feb 5 @ 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm
Developed for children aged 2-6. Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish. No registration required.
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Drop-In Craft Time 9:00 am
Drop-In Craft Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
 Stop by our Creation Center and use our supplies and follow our directions to make a craft. A different craft will be out for each session.
Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Feb 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 0 – 3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play. Explore hands-on activities and connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 0-5 with caregiver
Stories and MORE! 10:00 am
Stories and MORE! @ Fox Lake District Library
Feb 6 @ 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
Feb 6 @ 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 [...]
Play to Learn- Post Office 11:00 am
Play to Learn- Post Office @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Feb 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Can you help us make and deliver Valentine’s at our pretend Post Office? We’ll have hands-on activities to spark your imagination. For ages 2-5 years with parent/caregiver.
Ready-To-Read 1:00 pm
Ready-To-Read @ Fox River Grove Memorial Library
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
4 – 5 years old, on their own Thursdays @ 1:00 p.m. January 30 – April 9 Class Limit: 15 ***No Class on March 26th***
Drop-in Storytime 1:30 pm
Drop-in Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library
Feb 6 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime Families with children of all ages are welcome at this drop-in storytime
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Feb 6 @ 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
Feb 6 @ 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
Feb 6 @ 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
Feb 6 @ 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.
Harry Potter Book Night 6:30 pm
Harry Potter Book Night @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for our 2nd annual Harry Potter Book Night. Activities to include Sphero Tournament, Golden Snitch and Owlery Creation Stations, Free Dobby and Guess Who Games, Scavenger Hunt, exclusive photo-op’s and more. Wizards and [...]
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Friday Fun Day Lego Day
Friday Fun Day Lego Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Feb 7 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
Feb 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Feb 7 @ 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 [...]
Fun Friday Projects 3:00 pm
Fun Friday Projects @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Feb 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
All are welcome to attend these weekly sensory-friendly programs. Projects are designed to be fun and accessible to people of all skill levels! During Fun Fridays loud equipment and tools will not be operational.  Ear [...]
Lego Club 3:30 pm
Lego Club @ Barrington Area Public Library
Feb 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Grades K-8 Make LEGO robots, create stories, and build amazing creations. Program Room. Drop in.
Parents Night Out 5:30 pm
Parents Night Out @ Dolphin Swim Club
Feb 7 @ 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
Feb 7 @ 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 [...]
WLAC Open Gym 7:00 pm
WLAC Open Gym @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Open Gym: Our open gym sessions are designed to provide an opportunity for established and growing gymnastics to hone their skills, while also allowing any child interested in trying out our facility, and utilizing our [...]
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Valentine’s Party
Valentine’s Party @ Nippersink Public LIbrary District
Feb 8 all-day
Join us for a Valentine’s Day celebration. Drop-in for our Valentine-themed family storytime at 10:00 a.m. Crafts and activities will be available all day. Don’t forget to wear pink or red! Registration is not required.
Lowe’s DIY Kids Workshop 9:00 am
Lowe’s DIY Kids Workshop @ Lowe's
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
DIY Kids’ Workshops are free, monthly, in-store events designed to inspire the next generation of builders while growing their confidence and DIY skillset. Projects vary monthly.
AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Lake n the Hills and South Barrington
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! [...]
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Nippersink Library
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Time – All Ages Welcome Stories and songs Saturday 10:00 AM 25-30 minutes in length
Kids Club 10:00 am
Kids Club @ GiGi's Playhouse
Feb 8 @ 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
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making feather arrow pencils . Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. [...]
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Feb 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
Sensory Storytime *RR* 1:30 pm
Sensory Storytime *RR* @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Feb 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime, designed for children with special needs, features movement, music, stories, and hand-on activities. Siblings are welcome. Registration required.
Nerf Wars 6:00 pm
Nerf Wars @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Feb 8 @ 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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Ice Fishing Derby on Crystal Lake
Ice Fishing Derby on Crystal Lake @ West Beach
Feb 9 all-day
$10 per person, cash or check at gate ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUESTED FREE RAFFLE TICKETS FOR PRE-REGISTERED Register by February 6 CODE: 242306-01 Participants over 16 years must have valid IL fishing license
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
Valentine’s Skate with Mickey and Minnie 12:30 pm
Valentine’s Skate with Mickey and Minnie @ Just for Fun Roller Rink
Feb 9 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Bring your Valentine and come meet Mickey & Minnie at our Skate Party. Sunday, February 9th from 12:30-3:00! We will have a spot for special photos; tons of games; Raffles & Prizes. Most of all….everyone [...]
Close Encounters of the Slithery Kind 1:00 pm
Close Encounters of the Slithery Kind @ Crabtree Nature Center
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The whole family is invited for an indoor program to meet and learn about one of our resident snakes.
LGBTeaQ Rainbow Reads 1:00 pm
LGBTeaQ Rainbow Reads @ McHenry Public Library District
Feb 9 @ 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 [...]
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Feb 10 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
Feb 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 [...]
Connections Storytime 10:00 am
Connections Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
A storytime for children to make connections with their caregivers, other children and literacy. Designed for the inclusion of children with developmental delays. All abilities are welcome.  For ages 0-5 with parent/caregiver
Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Start your week off right! Children with a caregiver can participate in stories, songs, movement, and a simple craft every Monday Morning.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Feb 10 @ 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. Pick up free tickets at the Service Center.
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Feb 10 @ 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
Feb 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. 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
Feb 10 @ 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 5:30 pm
Cuentos en Español @ Woodstock Public Library
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
¡Traiga a sus niños a pasar una tarde divertida! Invitamos a las familias que hablan o están aprendiendo español a que se acerquen a la Biblioteca para escuchar el relato de interesantes historias, realizar manualidades [...]
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Feb 11 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 TOT OPEN GYM 9:30 am
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM @ Grand Oaks Recreation
Feb 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Need a break while the kids run around? We have the perfect spot with a big open gym and fun toys to play with. Great social interaction tires even the most rambunctious toddler! Location: Grand Oaks [...]
Preschool Stories 9:30 am
Preschool Stories @ Cary Area Public Library
Feb 11 @ 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
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Up to 24 months w/caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and playtime. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library [...]
Lights, Action, Craft! 10:00 am
Lights, Action, Craft! @ Fox Lake District Library
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Tiny Tots 10:00 am
Tiny Tots @ Fox River Grove Memorial Library
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
2 – 3 years old, with a caregiver Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m. January 29 – April 8 Class Limit: 20 ***No Class on March 25th***
Wee Ones Storytime 10:00 am
Wee Ones Storytime @ Fox River Grove Memorial Library
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
8 weeks – 23 months old, with a caregiver Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m. January 28 – April 7 Class Limit: 20
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Feb 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. Pick up free tickets at the Service Center.
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Feb 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library District
Feb 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Offered: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration [...]
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Feb 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 [...]
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 & 3 w/ caregiver Play and explore with stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time for toddlers. Dress for a mess! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area [...]
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
Feb 11 @ 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 [...]
LEGO Group 4:00 pm
LEGO Group @ River East Public LIbrary
Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Lego Fun, micro builds, speed builds, blind builds and just plain building!
Page Turners 4:30 pm
Page Turners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Feb 11 @ 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
Feb 11 @ 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
Feb 12 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.
Open Play – 5 and under 9:00 am
Open Play – 5 and under @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Let your little ones run and play in the gym when it is dedicated completely to those 5 and under! Climb the mountain, walk the beam, roll on the floor, try the obstacles and have [...]
Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Feb 12 @ 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
Feb 12 @ 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
Feb 12 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Open-ended art projects for all ages and abilities. Process-oriented art allows kids to explore their imaginations and develop creative thinking skills. Mess-makers welcome! Drop in. Program Room.
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Feb 12 @ 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.  
Toddler Time 12:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library District
Feb 12 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
Offered: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration [...]
Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Feb 12 @ 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 |
Families Who Play: Valentine’s Day 6:30 pm
Families Who Play: Valentine’s Day @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Bring your mom, dad, siblings, grandparents, or anyone else you love and join us for stories, activities and crafts celebrating Valentine’s Day. Families with preschool-age children and older
Toddler Time 6:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library District
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Offered: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration [...]
Cuentos Storytime 6:45 pm
Cuentos Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Feb 12 @ 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm
Developed for children aged 2-6. Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish. No registration required.
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Feb 13 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.
Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Feb 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 0 – 3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play. Explore hands-on activities and connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
Stories and MORE! 10:00 am
Stories and MORE! @ Fox Lake District Library
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Storytime for 3-5 years old with a caregiver at 10am Enjoy stories, rhymes, a craft and more at this morning story time! For children with a caregiver.
Storytime at Historic Village Hall 10:30 am
Storytime at Historic Village Hall @ Historic Village Hall
Feb 13 @ 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
Feb 13 @ 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 [...]
Ready-To-Read 1:00 pm
Ready-To-Read @ Fox River Grove Memorial Library
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
4 – 5 years old, on their own Thursdays @ 1:00 p.m. January 30 – April 9 Class Limit: 15 ***No Class on March 26th***
Drop-in Storytime 1:30 pm
Drop-in Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library
Feb 13 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime Families with children of all ages are welcome at this drop-in storytime
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Feb 13 @ 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
Feb 13 @ 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
Feb 13 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
Drop-in STEM (K-5) 3:45 pm
Drop-in STEM (K-5) @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Feb 13 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
 Drop in to explore, tinker, and more. We’ll feature a different STEM topic with hands-on activities each month.
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Feb 13 @ 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
Feb 14 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department, this is a great way for children and their caregivers to get an early start to the weekend.
Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Feb 14 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
Take-Home Craft Fridays
Take-Home Craft Fridays @ Huntley Area Public Library
Feb 14 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
Feb 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Feb 14 @ 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 [...]
The Magic and Art Show 10:00 am
The Magic and Art Show @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Age Group: Children Event Details In a unique blend of magic, comedy, and art, Dan Laib makes artistic creation accessible for all. Be inspired!
Xtreme Wheels Valentines BOGO Skate 1:00 pm
Xtreme Wheels Valentines BOGO Skate @ Xtreme Wheels Roller Skating Center
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Special Valentines Skate. Open all day! Friday, February 14th 1-10pm Admission $9 Every admission is Buy One, Get One 50% off! Rental $4 (If needed) This is a perfect day to bring a date to [...]
Fun Friday Projects 3:00 pm
Fun Friday Projects @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
All are welcome to attend these weekly sensory-friendly programs. Projects are designed to be fun and accessible to people of all skill levels! During Fun Fridays loud equipment and tools will not be operational.  Ear [...]
WLAC Open Gym 7:00 pm
WLAC Open Gym @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Open Gym: Our open gym sessions are designed to provide an opportunity for established and growing gymnastics to hone their skills, while also allowing any child interested in trying out our facility, and utilizing our [...]
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Block Party at Crystal Lake Library
Block Party at Crystal Lake Library @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Feb 15 all-day
Join our day-long celebration of blocks! We will provide blocks of all shapes and sizes for families to build whatever they can imagine.
Woodstock Winter Farmers Market 9:00 am
Woodstock Winter Farmers Market @ McHenry County Fairgrounds
Feb 15 @ 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 [...]
Craft Like a Pioneer 10:00 am
Craft Like a Pioneer @ Colonel Palmer House
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Have you ever wondered how it was to live like the pioneers? Learn how they handcrafted gifts and provisions of the early 1800’s This is a free drop in activity! No registration required! February:  Yarn [...]
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Nippersink Library
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Time – All Ages Welcome Stories and songs Saturday 10:00 AM 25-30 minutes in length
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making feather arrow pencils . Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. [...]
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Feb 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
Family Movie Day 2:00 pm
Family Movie Day @ Nippersink Library
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us to watch a new release or a classic movie! We will provide water and snacks. Call to find out what’s playing: 815-678-4014.
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Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
Free Community Lunch 1:00 pm
Free Community Lunch @ Maranatha Assembly of God Church
Feb 16 @ 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 [...]
That Smells Like Rejection 1:00 pm
That Smells Like Rejection @ Crabtree Nature Center
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Smelling a lot of skunks lately? It’s probably a female letting a lovestruck male know that she’s just not into him. Even though it’s the middle of winter, things are heating up in the animal [...]
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Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Feb 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 [...]
Little Tots Storytimes 10:00 am
Little Tots Storytimes @ McHenry Public Library District
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
A short storytime program where babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements followed by playtime. Parent/caregiver must accompany child. Ages 6-19 months.  No older siblings please.
Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Start your week off right! Children with a caregiver can participate in stories, songs, movement, and a simple craft every Monday Morning.
Storytime Dance Party 10:30 am
Storytime Dance Party @ Barrington Area Library,
Feb 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2 – 6 w/caregiver Dance, wiggle, and shake at this groovin’ story time. Don’t forget your dancin’ shoes! Drop in. Meeting Room.
Species Spotlight 1:00 pm
Species Spotlight @ Crabtree Nature Center
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
We are never sure what nature will show us on a day to day basis. We will surprise you with a featured animal encounter!
Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Feb 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for [...]
Crafty Creations 2:00 pm
Crafty Creations @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
For those who love all things DIY. Work in a self-guided setting on our featured monthly project or by selecting a project from our rotating craft menu. February: Leather Stamping March: Paperclay Teens
Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Feb 17 @ 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 5:30 pm
Cuentos en Español @ Woodstock Public Library
Feb 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 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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DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM 9:30 am
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM @ Grand Oaks Recreation
Feb 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Need a break while the kids run around? We have the perfect spot with a big open gym and fun toys to play with. Great social interaction tires even the most rambunctious toddler! Location: Grand Oaks [...]
Preschool Stories 9:30 am
Preschool Stories @ Cary Area Public Library
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Up to 24 months w/caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and playtime. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library [...]
Lights, Action, Craft! 10:00 am
Lights, Action, Craft! @ Fox Lake District Library
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Tiny Tots 10:00 am
Tiny Tots @ Fox River Grove Memorial Library
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
2 – 3 years old, with a caregiver Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m. January 29 – April 8 Class Limit: 20 ***No Class on March 25th***
Wee Ones Storytime 10:00 am
Wee Ones Storytime @ Fox River Grove Memorial Library
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
8 weeks – 23 months old, with a caregiver Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m. January 28 – April 7 Class Limit: 20
Drop-in Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 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. Pick up free tickets at the Service Center.
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Feb 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library District
Feb 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Offered: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration [...]
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Feb 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 [...]
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 & 3 w/ caregiver Play and explore with stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time for toddlers. Dress for a mess! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area [...]
Cookie Decorating 11:30 am
Cookie Decorating @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Feb 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Enjoy a few stories and then decorate your own cookie! For ages 2 and up with a parent/caregiver.
Preschool Storytime 1:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ McHenry Public Library District
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Preschoolers who learn to love books and stories will enjoy Preschool Storytime! We will share new and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays to support early literacy and experiences with a variety [...]
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
Feb 18 @ 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 [...]
Junior Master Gardeners 4:30 pm
Junior Master Gardeners @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Feb 18 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Plant and care for our teaching garden with hands-on group activities and experiments, and appreciate the environment! ages 7-13
Page Turners 4:30 pm
Page Turners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Pajama Jam Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Pajama Jam Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wear your pajamas to the Library for our Pajama Jam. We will dance to songs, use scarves, bells and shakers and conclude with a story. No registration required.
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Open Play – 5 and under 9:00 am
Open Play – 5 and under @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Feb 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Let your little ones run and play in the gym when it is dedicated completely to those 5 and under! Climb the mountain, walk the beam, roll on the floor, try the obstacles and have [...]
Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Feb 19 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Open-ended art projects for all ages and abilities. Process-oriented art allows kids to explore their imaginations and develop creative thinking skills. Mess-makers welcome! Drop in. Program Room.
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Feb 19 @ 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.  
Toddler Time 12:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library District
Feb 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
Offered: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration [...]
Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Feb 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Feb 19 @ 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 District
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Offered: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration [...]
Cuentos Storytime 6:45 pm
Cuentos Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Feb 19 @ 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm
Developed for children aged 2-6. Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish. No registration required.
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Drop-In Craft Time 9:00 am
Drop-In Craft Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
 Stop by our Creation Center and use our supplies and follow our directions to make a craft. A different craft will be out for each session.
Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Feb 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 0 – 3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play. Explore hands-on activities and connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
Stories and MORE! 10:00 am
Stories and MORE! @ Fox Lake District Library
Feb 20 @ 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
Feb 20 @ 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 [...]
Ready-To-Read 1:00 pm
Ready-To-Read @ Fox River Grove Memorial Library
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
4 – 5 years old, on their own Thursdays @ 1:00 p.m. January 30 – April 9 Class Limit: 15 ***No Class on March 26th***
Drop-in Storytime 1:30 pm
Drop-in Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library
Feb 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime Families with children of all ages are welcome at this drop-in storytime
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Feb 20 @ 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
Feb 20 @ 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
Feb 20 @ 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 [...]
Read & Eat – Fries with a Firefighter 6:00 pm
Read & Eat – Fries with a Firefighter @ Culver's of Huntley
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come out and meet a Huntley Firefighter for story time, coloring and free Culver’s French Fries! Come out and meet a Huntley Firefighter for story time, coloring and free Culver’s French Fries! Depending on weather and availability, [...]
Sensory Story Time *RR* 6:00 pm
Sensory Story Time *RR* @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
All ages w/ caregiver Children enjoy books, music, and movement activities designed to engage the senses and build language and literacy skills. For children of all abilities. Program Room. Register.
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
For children birth to age 6 with an adult. Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement. No tickets needed.
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Storytime in Spanish. We’ll feature stories, songs, and culture. This class is a great way to introduce your little one to a new language or let them practice if they are a student in a [...]
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Feb 21 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department, this is a great way for children and their caregivers to get an early start to the weekend.
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
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Feb 21 @ 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 [...]
Fun Friday Projects 3:00 pm
Fun Friday Projects @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
All are welcome to attend these weekly sensory-friendly programs. Projects are designed to be fun and accessible to people of all skill levels! During Fun Fridays loud equipment and tools will not be operational.  Ear [...]
Art Studio 3:30 pm
Art Studio @ Barrington Area Public Library
Feb 21 @ 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.
Family Game Night 5:00 pm
Family Game Night @ Lakefront Park Building
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy a night with the family playing different games including puzzles, board games, cards, and much more. This free program is a great way to get the family out of the house and spend quality [...]
WLAC Open Gym 7:00 pm
WLAC Open Gym @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Open Gym: Our open gym sessions are designed to provide an opportunity for established and growing gymnastics to hone their skills, while also allowing any child interested in trying out our facility, and utilizing our [...]
Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area 7:30 pm
Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Third Fridays 7:30 pm                  Open to the Public NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME   7:30 pm Business Meeting 8:30 pm Classroom Topic 9:45 pm Star Party: Join LCAS astronomers to view planets, stars, constellations and [...]
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Drop-In Craft
Drop-In Craft @ Nippersink Library
Feb 22 all-day
  Drop-in and make a craft. No registration required.
Expo ~ MCHENRY-OPOLY 2020 9:00 am
Expo ~ MCHENRY-OPOLY 2020 @ West Campus High School
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Over 1500 attendees Family Friendly Entertainment Games and Prizes Nearly 100 vendor booths Food court Sponsorships available
Winterfest Home & Business Expo 9:00 am
Winterfest Home & Business Expo @ Jacobs High School
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
**FREE GENERAL ADMISSION** Enjoy Live Entertainment, Raffles, Kid Zone, Local Business and Food Vendors plus much more!
AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Lake n the Hills and South Barrington
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! [...]
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Nippersink Library
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Time – All Ages Welcome Stories and songs Saturday 10:00 AM 25-30 minutes in length
LMNOP Leaps & Bounds 10:00 am
LMNOP Leaps & Bounds @ GiGi's Playhouse
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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 [...]
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making feather arrow pencils . Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. [...]
Saturday Story Time 10:00 am
Saturday Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and extra playtime.
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Feb 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
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Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
Frozen Alive 1:00 pm
Frozen Alive @ Crabtree Nature Center
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn how cold-blooded animals cheat death every winter when temps drop below freezing.
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Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Feb 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 [...]
Constructive Play 10:00 am
Constructive Play @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Feb 24 @ 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.
Little Tots Storytimes 10:00 am
Little Tots Storytimes @ McHenry Public Library District
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
A short storytime program where babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements followed by playtime. Parent/caregiver must accompany child. Ages 6-19 months.  No older siblings please.
Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Start your week off right! Children with a caregiver can participate in stories, songs, movement, and a simple craft every Monday Morning.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Feb 24 @ 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. Pick up free tickets at the Service Center.
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Feb 24 @ 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
Feb 24 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for [...]
Crafty Creations 2:00 pm
Crafty Creations @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
For those who love all things DIY. Work in a self-guided setting on our featured monthly project or by selecting a project from our rotating craft menu. February: Leather Stamping March: Paperclay Teens
Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Feb 24 @ 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 5:30 pm
Cuentos en Español @ Woodstock Public Library
Feb 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
¡Traiga a sus niños a pasar una tarde divertida! Invitamos a las familias que hablan o están aprendiendo español a que se acerquen a la Biblioteca para escuchar el relato de interesantes historias, realizar manualidades [...]
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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM 9:30 am
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM @ Grand Oaks Recreation
Feb 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Need a break while the kids run around? We have the perfect spot with a big open gym and fun toys to play with. Great social interaction tires even the most rambunctious toddler! Location: Grand Oaks [...]
Preschool Stories 9:30 am
Preschool Stories @ Cary Area Public Library
Feb 25 @ 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
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Up to 24 months w/caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and playtime. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library [...]
Lights, Action, Craft! 10:00 am
Lights, Action, Craft! @ Fox Lake District Library
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Tiny Tots 10:00 am
Tiny Tots @ Fox River Grove Memorial Library
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
2 – 3 years old, with a caregiver Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m. January 29 – April 8 Class Limit: 20 ***No Class on March 25th***
Wee Ones Storytime 10:00 am
Wee Ones Storytime @ Fox River Grove Memorial Library
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
8 weeks – 23 months old, with a caregiver Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m. January 28 – April 7 Class Limit: 20
Drop-in Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Feb 25 @ 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
Feb 25 @ 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. Pick up free tickets at the Service Center.
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Feb 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library District
Feb 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Offered: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration [...]
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Feb 25 @ 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
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 & 3 w/ caregiver Play and explore with stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time for toddlers. Dress for a mess! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area [...]
Music & Movement 11:30 am
Music & Movement @ Algonquin Library -Eastgate Branch
Feb 25 @ 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 [...]
Preschool Storytime 1:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ McHenry Public Library District
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Preschoolers who learn to love books and stories will enjoy Preschool Storytime! We will share new and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays to support early literacy and experiences with a variety [...]
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
Feb 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
Page Turners 4:30 pm
Page Turners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Feb 25 @ 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
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Pajama Jam Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Pajama Jam Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wear your pajamas to the Library for our Pajama Jam. We will dance to songs, use scarves, bells and shakers and conclude with a story. No registration required.
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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Open Play – 5 and under 9:00 am
Open Play – 5 and under @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Let the little ones run and play at WLAC! They can run obstacles, walk the beam, swing on the bars, roll on the floor, jump on the trampoline and have fun!
Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Feb 26 @ 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
Feb 26 @ 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
Feb 26 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Open-ended art projects for all ages and abilities. Process-oriented art allows kids to explore their imaginations and develop creative thinking skills. Mess-makers welcome! Drop in. Program Room.
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Feb 26 @ 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.  
Toddler Time 12:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library District
Feb 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
Offered: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration [...]
Family Story and Playtime 1:00 pm
Family Story and Playtime @ McHenry Public Library District
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
 Join us for a new flexible program that includes an informal playgroup and concurrent storytimes. Children will have the choice to either play with the library’s collection of toys and manipulatives, or take part in [...]
Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Feb 26 @ 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
Feb 26 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
All ages Families play and create with LEGO robots, circuits, iPads, and more. Program Room. Drop in.
Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Feb 26 @ 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 District
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Offered: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration [...]
Cuentos Storytime 6:45 pm
Cuentos Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Feb 26 @ 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm
Developed for children aged 2-6. Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish. No registration required.
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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 0 – 3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play. Explore hands-on activities and connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 0-5 with caregiver
Stories and MORE! 10:00 am
Stories and MORE! @ Fox Lake District Library
Feb 27 @ 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
Feb 27 @ 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 [...]
Ready-To-Read 1:00 pm
Ready-To-Read @ Fox River Grove Memorial Library
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
4 – 5 years old, on their own Thursdays @ 1:00 p.m. January 30 – April 9 Class Limit: 15 ***No Class on March 26th***
Drop-in Storytime 1:30 pm
Drop-in Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library
Feb 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime Families with children of all ages are welcome at this drop-in storytime
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Feb 27 @ 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
Feb 27 @ 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
Feb 27 @ 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
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
For children birth to age 6 with an adult. Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement. No tickets needed.
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Storytime in Spanish. We’ll feature stories, songs, and culture. This class is a great way to introduce your little one to a new language or let them practice if they are a student in a [...]
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Feb 28 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department, this is a great way for children and their caregivers to get an early start to the weekend.
Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Feb 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Feb 28 @ 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
Feb 28 @ 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 [...]
Fun Friday Projects 3:00 pm
Fun Friday Projects @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
All are welcome to attend these weekly sensory-friendly programs. Projects are designed to be fun and accessible to people of all skill levels! During Fun Fridays loud equipment and tools will not be operational.  Ear [...]
WLAC Open Gym 7:00 pm
WLAC Open Gym @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Open Gym: Our open gym sessions are designed to provide an opportunity for established and growing gymnastics to hone their skills, while also allowing any child interested in trying out our facility, and utilizing our [...]
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Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Nippersink Library
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Time – All Ages Welcome Stories and songs Saturday 10:00 AM 25-30 minutes in length
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making feather arrow pencils . Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. [...]
Family Story and Playtime 10:30 am
Family Story and Playtime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Feb 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and extra playtime.
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Feb 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Feb 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
St. Patrick’s Day Event 12:00 pm
St. Patrick’s Day Event @ Memorial Hall
Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Enjoy a full afternoon of fun, Irish Dancers, live music and shopping. Food, Drinks, cash bar, and sweets can be purchased from Richmond’s local Main Street Coffee. Schedule: Main Street Coffe Co Noon – 7:00 [...]