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:

Questions about the calendar? Please contact Melissa.

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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
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Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.
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Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
:  Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for a traditional lap-sit storytime followed by playtime. No older siblings please.
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Free Comic Book Day/Star Wars Celebration
Free Comic Book Day/Star Wars Celebration @ Algonquin Library
May 4 all-day
May the 4th be with YOU! Celebrate comics and Star Wars with free comic books, crafts, costume contests, and photo ops. All ages are welcome! No registration required; open to all.   12:00 – 1:00 [...]
Free Comic Book Day/Star Wars Celebration
Free Comic Book Day/Star Wars Celebration @ Algonquin Library Eastgate Branch
May 4 all-day
May the 4th be with YOU! Celebrate comics and Star Wars with free comic books, crafts, costume contests, and photo ops. All ages are welcome! No registration required; open to all.    
Home Depot Kids Workshop 9:00 am
Home Depot Kids Workshop @ Your Local Home Depot
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Home Depot offers free workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels. Review the schedule of upcoming workshops and choose a specific workshop to attend. You’ll see a variety of workshops scheduled – [...]
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
Milk & Cookies Storytime 10:00 am
Milk & Cookies Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun! Babies to 6-year-old with parent/caregiver.
Touch a Truck 10:00 am
Touch a Truck @ Towne Park
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Algonquin Recreation is excited to host Touch a Truck in down town at Towne Park. This will be a fun family event that offers hands-on opportunities for children to EXPLORE, CLIMB and TOUCH trucks, emergency [...]
Perspective Play (registration required) 11:00 am
Perspective Play (registration required) @ Algonquin Library
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Ages 3-7 years with parent/caregiver Move groove communicate and interact. Lead by Preston Brown from Behavioral Perspective this program is designed for children with autism and others who may benefit from these interactions. All abilities [...]
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Connections Storytime 10:00 am
Connections Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
A storytime for children to make connections with their caregivers, other children and literacy. Designed for the inclusion of children with developmental delays. All abilities are welcome.  For ages 0-5 with parent/caregiver
Babies and Beans 6:30 pm
Babies and Beans @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Are you a first-time mom of a child under two? Come to the library to enjoy a hot beverage, a snack, and conversation with other new moms. Ask questions, swap parenting tips, and share stories [...]
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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Music & Movement 11:30 am
Music & Movement @ Algonquin Library -Eastgate Branch
May 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Children are invited to join us for a fun half hour full of singing and dancing. We’ll learn some new songs and sing some favorites. We will learn some new songs each week as well [...]
Milk & Cookies Storytime 6:30 pm
Milk & Cookies Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun! Babies to 6-year-old with parent/caregive
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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
Maker Time 4:00 pm
Maker Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Drop-in maker events. For grades 3-8 May 8 –  Make your own Snap Bracelet May 22 – Make an electronic circuit with PLay-doh and clay
Rock the Mic 4:00 pm
Rock the Mic @ Algonquin Library - Outdoor Patio
May 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Support local teen musicians by checking out our Rock the Mic event, a mini concert featuring teen musicians from Jacobs High School, including The Resorts. All ages welcome!
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Drop-In Craft Time 9:00 am
Drop-In Craft Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
 Stop by our Creation Center and use our supplies and follow our directions to make a craft. A different craft will be out for each session.
Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Maker Time 6:00 pm
Maker Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Drop-in maker events. Crafts and activities vary by week. May 9 – Make a slap bracelet May 23 – Make an electric circuit with play-doh For grades 3-8
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Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
:  Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for a traditional lap-sit storytime followed by playtime. No older siblings please.
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Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
Car Seat Check 11:00 am
Car Seat Check @ Back to Basics Pediatrics
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join Back To Basics Pediatrics and Algonquin Police Officer Slabinski for our car seat check event!  Face painting, balloon animals, raffle, snacks and other fun stuff for your kids to do while Officer Slabinski checks [...]
Pet Parade & Party Benefiting Animal House Shelter 11:00 am
Pet Parade & Party Benefiting Animal House Shelter @ Riverbottom Ice Cream Co.
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
We are on a mission to get more people from the Algonquin area and surrounding communities to come visit Historic Downtown Algonquin to check out what is being built and the fantastic new shops that [...]
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Babies and Beans 10:00 am
Babies and Beans @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Are you a first-time mom of a child under two? Come to the library to enjoy a hot beverage, a snack, and conversation with other new moms. Ask questions, swap parenting tips, and share stories [...]
Connections Storytime 10:00 am
Connections Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
A storytime for children to make connections with their caregivers, other children and literacy. Designed for the inclusion of children with developmental delays. All abilities are welcome.  For ages 0-5 with parent/caregiver
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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Music & Movement 11:30 am
Music & Movement @ Algonquin Library -Eastgate Branch
May 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Children are invited to join us for a fun half hour full of singing and dancing. We’ll learn some new songs and sing some favorites. We will learn some new songs each week as well [...]
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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 11:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
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Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Constructive Play 11:00 am
Constructive Play @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Eastgate Branch
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
You choose what you want to do! Play with blocks, puzzles, toys, and enjoy early literacy games. Snacks will be served.
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Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
:  Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for a traditional lap-sit storytime followed by playtime. No older siblings please.
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Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 20 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
Constructive Play 10:00 am
Constructive Play @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
You choose what you want to do! Play with blocks, puzzles, toys, and enjoy early literacy games. Muffins, juice and coffee will be served.
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 21 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 22 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
Maker Time 4:00 pm
Maker Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Drop-in maker events. For grades 3-8 May 8 –  Make your own Snap Bracelet May 22 – Make an electronic circuit with PLay-doh and clay
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 23 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
Drop-In Craft Time 9:00 am
Drop-In Craft Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
 Stop by our Creation Center and use our supplies and follow our directions to make a craft. A different craft will be out for each session.
Button! Button! Button Maker! 3:30 pm
Button! Button! Button Maker! @ Algonquin Library - Outdoor Patio
May 23 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Need some flair to brighten up your backpacks? Come make some buttons of your favorite things! Earns $25 Book Bucks.   Teens/Tweens
Maker Time 6:00 pm
Maker Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Drop-in maker events. Crafts and activities vary by week. May 9 – Make a slap bracelet May 23 – Make an electric circuit with play-doh For grades 3-8
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 24 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
Potty Power 10:00 am
Potty Power @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Are you potty training, thinking or potty training, or has your child just learned? Join us for fun games and stories to reinforce your teaching. Ages 1-4 with a parent or guardian
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Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
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Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
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Spring Cookie Decorating 10:00 am
Spring Cookie Decorating @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
 Enjoy a couple of spring stories and then decorate your own cookie! For ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver.
DIY Candle Art 3:30 pm
DIY Candle Art @ Algonquin Library - Outdoor Patio
May 30 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Transfer your own art designs onto a plain white pillar candle! Earns $150 Book Bucks.   Teens/Tweens
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