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Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
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Friday Fun Day Lego Day
Friday Fun Day Lego Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Jan 3 all-day
Friday Fun Day and Lego Night are teaming up this Fall. One day a month will be Lego Day – all day. On the other Fridays there will be a fun drop-in craft/activity.
Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This program invites families and their friends to the Playhouse for playtime!  Open Play helps promote positive beginnings for new families with a child with Down syndrome, creates awareness opportunities for peers and friends, as [...]
Parents Night Out 5:30 pm
Parents Night Out @ Dolphin Swim Club
Jan 3 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Leave your kids with us on the first Saturday of every month! From 5:30-9:00 kids aged 6-12 will swim, play, make new friends, eat dinner, and watch movies under the watchful eyes of their favorite [...]
Teen Tastic 6:30 pm
Teen Tastic @ GiGi's Playhouse
Jan 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Focuses on building social skills with friends without Down syndrome by participating in team-based activities in a casual and fun setting.  Skill development includes understanding compromise, turn-taking and problem-solving abilities. Recommended for ages 13 -17 [...]
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Home Depot Kids Workshop 9:00 am
Home Depot Kids Workshop @ Your Local Home Depot
Jan 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Home Depot offers free workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels. Review the schedule of upcoming workshops and choose a specific workshop to attend. You’ll see a variety of workshops scheduled – [...]
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Jan 4 @ 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
Jan 4 @ 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
Jan 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
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Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Jan 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
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Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Toddler Time 12:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 8 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
Toddler Time 6:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
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Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
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Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This program invites families and their friends to the Playhouse for playtime!  Open Play helps promote positive beginnings for new families with a child with Down syndrome, creates awareness opportunities for peers and friends, as [...]
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AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Lake n the Hills and South Barrington
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! [...]
Kids Club 10:00 am
Kids Club @ GiGi's Playhouse
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kids Club – This program is designed to support the development of social skills and language through peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting! Kids Club supports gross motor skills through active games, [...]
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Jan 11 @ 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
Jan 11 @ 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 [...]
Nerf Wars 6:00 pm
Nerf Wars @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nerf Wars is a night of battle with friends and family. Bring your best Nerf Gun that takes Elite Darts and we will supply you with safety goggles and Elite Darts. The entire gym is [...]
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Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
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Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM 9:30 am
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM @ Grand Oaks Recreation
Jan 14 @ 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 [...]
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Jan 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
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Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Toddler Time 12:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 15 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
Toddler Time 6:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
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Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
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Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This program invites families and their friends to the Playhouse for playtime!  Open Play helps promote positive beginnings for new families with a child with Down syndrome, creates awareness opportunities for peers and friends, as [...]
Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area 7:30 pm
Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 17 @ 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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Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Jan 18 @ 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
Jan 18 @ 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
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
Free Community Lunch 1:00 pm
Free Community Lunch @ Maranatha Assembly of God Church
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Maranatha Assembly of God Church hosts free meal every third Sunday of the month at 1:30P.M. Doors open at 1:00P.M. Bring your family, friends or neighbors and enjoy a wonderful time together. This luncheon provides [...]
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All-Day Game Day
All-Day Game Day @ Algonquin Library
Jan 20 all-day
Spend your day off from school in the Teen Center playing tabletop games and the Nintendo Switch and eating snacks! Earns 300 Book Bucks.
Family Movie at the Barrington Area Library 10:30 am
Family Movie at the Barrington Area Library @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Bring the family to enjoy a matinee showing of ABOMINABLE on our big screen. Wigglers and wailers welcome. Popcorn and movie-friendly activities will be available, too. Movie: Abominable 
Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for [...]
Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 20 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
LEGOs are great way for children to test new designs, make predictions and learn how to solve problems. Bring a friend to help you create.
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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM 9:30 am
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM @ Grand Oaks Recreation
Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Need a break while the kids run around? We have the perfect spot with a big open gym and fun toys to play with. Great social interaction tires even the most rambunctious toddler! Location: Grand Oaks [...]
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 21 @ 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 [...]
Drop-in Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 21 @ 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.
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Jan 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 21 @ 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
Jan 21 @ 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 [...]
Junior Master Gardeners 4:30 pm
Junior Master Gardeners @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 21 @ 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
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Milk & Cookies Storytime 6:30 pm
Milk & Cookies Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun! Babies to 6-year-old with parent/caregive
Pajama Jam Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Pajama Jam Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 21 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Toddler Time 12:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 22 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Jan 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
Sensory Story Time *RR* 6:00 pm
Sensory Story Time *RR* @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 22 @ 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.
Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
Toddler Time 6:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
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Drop-In Craft Time 9:00 am
Drop-In Craft Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
 Stop by our Creation Center and use our supplies and follow our directions to make a craft. A different craft will be out for each session.
Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 23 @ 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
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 0-5 with caregiver
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for [...]
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Mini Treats Plushies 3:30 pm
Mini Treats Plushies @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 23 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Sew cute food plushies (in honor of Winter Reading) you can use as keychains or hanging decor. Earns 250 Book Bucks.
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 23 @ 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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Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
:  Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for a traditional lap-sit storytime followed by playtime. No older siblings please.
Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This program invites families and their friends to the Playhouse for playtime!  Open Play helps promote positive beginnings for new families with a child with Down syndrome, creates awareness opportunities for peers and friends, as [...]
Storytime at The Green Read 11:00 am
Storytime at The Green Read @ The Green Read
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Story Time at The Green Read book store Come to The Green Read with your little ones to listen to a story and participate in a craft or activity related to the story.  A different [...]
Fun Friday Projects 3:00 pm
Fun Friday Projects @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 24 @ 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
Jan 24 @ 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.
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AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Lake n the Hills and South Barrington
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! [...]
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
Saturday Story Time 10:00 am
Saturday Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 25 @ 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
Jan 25 @ 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
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Read & Play Cafe 11:00 am
Read & Play Cafe @ Algonquin Library
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Drop in and enjoy a book, game and snack at our Read & Play Cafe.
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 25 @ 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 [...]
Norge Ski Club Annual Ski Jump Tournament 12:00 pm
Norge Ski Club Annual Ski Jump Tournament @ Norge Ski Club
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SAT. JAN 25 SUN. JAN 26 Junior Competition K70 – US Cup Five Hills Tournament K70 Competition Long – Standing Competition Highlights: Junior National Qualifier – Junior Ski Jumpers compete on the big hill (Saturday) [...]
LMNOP 6:00 pm
LMNOP @ GiGi's Playhouse
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LMNOP: Language Music N’ Our Peeps – LMNOP is an interactive and engaging program designed to guide parents and young children through learning basic sign language and other forms of communication using music and language based [...]
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Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
Norge Ski Club Annual Ski Jump Tournament 12:00 pm
Norge Ski Club Annual Ski Jump Tournament @ Norge Ski Club
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SAT. JAN 25 SUN. JAN 26 Junior Competition K70 – US Cup Five Hills Tournament K70 Competition Long – Standing Competition Highlights: Junior National Qualifier – Junior Ski Jumpers compete on the big hill (Saturday) [...]
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Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for [...]
Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 27 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
LEGOs are great way for children to test new designs, make predictions and learn how to solve problems. Bring a friend to help you create.
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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM 9:30 am
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM @ Grand Oaks Recreation
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Need a break while the kids run around? We have the perfect spot with a big open gym and fun toys to play with. Great social interaction tires even the most rambunctious toddler! Location: Grand Oaks [...]
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 28 @ 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 [...]
Drop-in Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 28 @ 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.
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Jan 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 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 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Pajama Jam Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Pajama Jam Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Toddler Time 12:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 29 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Jan 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
Toddler Time 6:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 30 @ 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
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 0-5 with caregiver
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for [...]
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jan 30 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
DIY M&M Brownie Mix Jars 3:30 pm
DIY M&M Brownie Mix Jars @ Algonquin Library - Outdoor Patio
Jan 30 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Decorate a Mason jar and add the ingredients you’ll need to make a batch of M&M brownies at home!   Teens/Tweens
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 30 @ 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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Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
:  Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for a traditional lap-sit storytime followed by playtime. No older siblings please.
Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This program invites families and their friends to the Playhouse for playtime!  Open Play helps promote positive beginnings for new families with a child with Down syndrome, creates awareness opportunities for peers and friends, as [...]
Tech Open Lab 3:30 pm
Tech Open Lab @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 31 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
All ages Families play and create with LEGO robots, circuits, iPads, and more. Program Room. Drop in.