We do our best to provide the most relevant and timely information to our readers, but please confirm dates, times, and availability before attending an event. Events are posted on Little Lake County from information found on, but not limited to, attraction sites, government city sites; as well as submissions from individual attractions, press releases and PR firms. All events are subject to change without notice and Little Lake County cannot be held responsible.

Little Lake County loves hearing about events!! Events must be low cost or free and for kids, families or parents. Events must not require pre-registration to attend, and must welcome walk-ins. To submit your event for the calendar please fill out this form:

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Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 2 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Open-ended art projects for all ages and abilities. Process-oriented art allows kids to explore their imaginations and develop creative thinking skills. Mess-makers welcome! Drop in. Program Room.
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Thursday Crafternoon, grades 4-8 3:45 pm
Thursday Crafternoon, grades 4-8 @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Oct 3 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Do you love crafting? Drop-in our new craft program for older kids, offered the first Thursday of the month. The Library will provide all the supplies you need. Learn new crafting techniques while creating a [...]
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Home Depot Kids Workshop 9:00 am
Home Depot Kids Workshop @ Your Local Home Depot
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Home Depot offers free workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels. Review the schedule of upcoming workshops and choose a specific workshop to attend. You’ll see a variety of workshops scheduled – [...]
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
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Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3 3:45 pm
Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3 @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Oct 7 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Making crafts builds self-confidence for children, increases their imagination and helps with a child’s problem solving abilities.
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Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 9 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Open-ended art projects for all ages and abilities. Process-oriented art allows kids to explore their imaginations and develop creative thinking skills. Mess-makers welcome! Drop in. Program Room.
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Drop-In Craft Time 9:00 am
Drop-In Craft Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
 Stop by our Creation Center and use our supplies and follow our directions to make a craft. A different craft will be out for each session.
Tween Time 6:00 pm
Tween Time @ Marengo-Union Library District
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
For ages 9-11. Make a paper folded scarecrow.
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Art Studio 3:30 pm
Art Studio @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 11 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Grades 1-8 We have the supplies, you have the ideas – let’s make art! Program Room. Drop in.
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Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
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Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 16 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Open-ended art projects for all ages and abilities. Process-oriented art allows kids to explore their imaginations and develop creative thinking skills. Mess-makers welcome! Drop in. Program Room.
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Drop-in Preschool Crafts, ages 2-6 with an adult 9:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Crafts, ages 2-6 with an adult @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Oct 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Preschoolers love creating fun projects, especially with the help of the special adult that brings them. Come create a piece of artwork and make a memory with your child.
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Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 20 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Oct 21 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 21 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Family Time @ the Library 6:30 am
Family Time @ the Library @ Marengo-Union LIbrary district
Oct 21 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am
Join MULD in making Snuffle Mats for your pets out of fleece scraps.
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Oct 22 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 22 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Oct 23 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 23 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 23 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Open-ended art projects for all ages and abilities. Process-oriented art allows kids to explore their imaginations and develop creative thinking skills. Mess-makers welcome! Drop in. Program Room.
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Oct 24 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 24 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Drop-In Craft Time 9:00 am
Drop-In Craft Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
 Stop by our Creation Center and use our supplies and follow our directions to make a craft. A different craft will be out for each session.
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Oct 25 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 25 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Take-Home Craft Fridays
Take-Home Craft Fridays @ Huntley Area Public Library
Oct 25 all-day
Stop by the Children’s Room and pick up a take-home craft. Geared for ages 4-7 While supplies last.
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 26 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
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Art Play 2:00 pm
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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.
DIY Crafts- Grades 6-8 4:00 pm
DIY Crafts- Grades 6-8
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
October: Get ready for the cold months ahead by decorating your own mug! Supplies provided. November: De-stress at the Library. We’ll make and decorate glitter jars. Supplies Provided. December: Design and Decorate your own Holiday [...]
DIY Crafts- Grades 9-12 7:00 pm
DIY Crafts- Grades 9-12
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
October: Get ready for the cold months ahead by decorating your own mug! Supplies provided. November: De-stress at the Library. We’ll make and decorate glitter jars. Supplies Provided. December: Design and Decorate your own Holiday [...]
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Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 30 @ 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.
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