COVID-19 Statement

Experts have advised that the best thing for our community during the current Coronavirus pandemic is to reduce crowded gatherings. Some of the events listed on our website may occur while others have been canceled. Please check with the hosting venue, and exercise caution when selecting outings. Ultimately it is your decision if you choose to continue to go to public events and spaces.

For the best and most up to date information on the outbreak locally please visit the McHenry County Health Department COVID-19 status page.


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 McHenry 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 McHenry County cannot be held responsible.

Little McHenry 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 click the green +Post Your Event button on the calendar below.

Questions about the calendar? Please contact Melissa.

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Drop-in Storytime 1:30 pm
Drop-in Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library
Apr 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime Families with children of all ages are welcome at this drop-in storytime
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Apr 2 @ 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 Lego Day
Friday Fun Day Lego Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Apr 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.
WLAC Open Gym 7:00 pm
WLAC Open Gym @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Apr 3 @ 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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Egg-citing Easter Egg Hunt & Bunny Luncheon 8:00 am
Egg-citing Easter Egg Hunt & Bunny Luncheon @ Lakefront Park
Apr 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Join the Village of Fox Lake for the Egg-Citing Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast! Egg Hunt Times: 10:00 a.m. – 2 & under and Ages 3 – 5 10:00 a.m. – Ages 6 – 8 [...]
Algonquin Egg Hunt 10:00 am
Algonquin Egg Hunt @ Towne Park
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Grab your basket and meet the bunny at our new location, Towne Park, for the Village of Algonquin’s annual egg hunt! The egg hunt is open to participants from 0-12 years only. There will be [...]
Bunny Trolley Hop 10:00 am
Bunny Trolley Hop @ Illinois Railway Museum
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Spring is here, and what better way to celebrate than with a festive train ride, Easter Bunny, egg hunts, activities for kids, and more. Special Fares applies on these days. No passes honored on these days. No [...]
Easter Egg Hunt 10:00 am
Easter Egg Hunt @ Lake in the Hills Village Hall
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Hop over to the Lake in the Hills Village Hall for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt. We will have eggs filled with candy, small toys, or tickets to win prizes. Our bunny will also be [...]
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Nippersink Library
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Time – All Ages Welcome Stories and songs Saturday 10:00 AM 25-30 minutes in length
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Apr 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Easter Bunny Visits 11:00 am
Easter Bunny Visits @ Downtown Crystal Lake
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Make plans to visit downtown and see the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny will be in Downtown Crystal Lake on Saturday, April 4th.  Look for the Bunny’s tent at the corner of Williams & Brink, [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Apr 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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Bunny Trolley Hop 10:00 am
Bunny Trolley Hop @ Illinois Railway Museum
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Spring is here, and what better way to celebrate than with a festive train ride, Easter Bunny, egg hunts, activities for kids, and more. Special Fares applies on these days. No passes honored on these days. No [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Apr 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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Cuentos en Español 5:30 pm
Cuentos en Español @ Woodstock Public Library
Apr 6 @ 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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Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Apr 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Pajama Jam Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Pajama Jam Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Apr 7 @ 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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Family Story and Playtime 1:00 pm
Family Story and Playtime @ McHenry Public Library District
Apr 8 @ 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 [...]
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Storytime at Historic Village Hall 10:30 am
Storytime at Historic Village Hall @ Historic Village Hall
Apr 9 @ 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 [...]
Drop-in Storytime 1:30 pm
Drop-in Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library
Apr 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime Families with children of all ages are welcome at this drop-in storytime
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Apr 9 @ 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
Apr 10 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.
WLAC Open Gym 7:00 pm
WLAC Open Gym @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Apr 10 @ 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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CANCELLED Lowe’s DIY Kids Workshop 9:00 am
CANCELLED Lowe’s DIY Kids Workshop @ Lowe's
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
LOWE’S WORKSHOP ARE CANCELLED FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. See Lowe’s statement. 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 [...]
Bunny Trolley Hop 10:00 am
Bunny Trolley Hop @ Illinois Railway Museum
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Spring is here, and what better way to celebrate than with a festive train ride, Easter Bunny, egg hunts, activities for kids, and more. Special Fares applies on these days. No passes honored on these days. No [...]
Easter Egg Hunt 10:00 am
Easter Egg Hunt @ Deicke Park
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
DJ – Music – Photos – Prizes 10:00 a.m.  Under age 2 & Special Needs 10:15 a.m. Ages 2-3 10:30 a.m.  Ages 4-5 10:45 a.m.  Ages 6-8
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Nippersink Library
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Time – All Ages Welcome Stories and songs Saturday 10:00 AM 25-30 minutes in length
Let’s Go Fly A Kite! 10:00 am
Let’s Go Fly A Kite! @ Lions Park
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Bring your kite and help us celebrate National Kite Flying month and the arrival of spring! Fly on your own or participate in a kite flying contest where the categories may include biggest kite, smallest [...]
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Apr 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
Apr 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 [...]
Sensory Storytime *RR* 1:30 pm
Sensory Storytime *RR* @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Apr 11 @ 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.
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Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Apr 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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Music Monday–Week of the Young Child Celebration 10:00 am
Music Monday–Week of the Young Child Celebration @ McHenry Public Library District
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
We’re celebrating Week of the Young Child here at the library! Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, [...]
Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Apr 13 @ 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
Apr 13 @ 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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Tasty Tuesday–Week of the Young Child Celebration 10:00 am
Tasty Tuesday–Week of the Young Child Celebration @ McHenry Public Library District
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
We’re celebrating Week of the Young Child here at the library! Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, [...]
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Apr 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Pajama Jam Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Pajama Jam Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Apr 14 @ 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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Work Together Wednesday–Week of the Young Child Celebration 1:30 pm
Work Together Wednesday–Week of the Young Child Celebration @ McHenry Public Library District
Apr 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
We’re celebrating Week of the Young Child here at the library! Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, [...]
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Artsy Thursday–Week of the Young Child Celebration 1:30 pm
Artsy Thursday–Week of the Young Child Celebration @ McHenry Public Library District
Apr 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
We’re celebrating Week of the Young Child here at the library! Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, [...]
Drop-in Storytime 1:30 pm
Drop-in Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library
Apr 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime Families with children of all ages are welcome at this drop-in storytime
Read & Eat – Fries with a Firefighter 6:00 pm
Read & Eat – Fries with a Firefighter @ Culver's of Huntley
Apr 16 @ 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, [...]
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Apr 16 @ 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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Family Friday–Week of the Young Child Celebration 1:30 pm
Family Friday–Week of the Young Child Celebration @ McHenry Public Library District
Apr 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
We’re celebrating Week of the Young Child here at the library! Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, [...]
Family Game Night 5:00 pm
Family Game Night @ Lakefront Park Building
Apr 17 @ 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
Apr 17 @ 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
Apr 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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Community Clean Up Day 8:30 am
Community Clean Up Day @ Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce
Apr 18 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
FREE Breakfast & Lunch for all Volunteers Join the Crystal Lake Chamber and the Crystal Lake Park District as they clean-up what winter left behind. Meet at the chamber building to get your gloves & [...]
Craft Like a Pioneer 10:00 am
Craft Like a Pioneer @ Colonel Palmer House
Apr 18 @ 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
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Time – All Ages Welcome Stories and songs Saturday 10:00 AM 25-30 minutes in length
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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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Constructive Play 10:00 am
Constructive Play @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Apr 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.
Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Apr 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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Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Apr 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Pajama Jam Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Pajama Jam Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Apr 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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Family Story and Playtime 1:00 pm
Family Story and Playtime @ McHenry Public Library District
Apr 22 @ 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 [...]
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Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Apr 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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WLAC Open Gym 7:00 pm
WLAC Open Gym @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Apr 24 @ 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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Drop-In Craft
Drop-In Craft @ Nippersink Library
Apr 25 all-day
  Drop-in and make a craft. No registration required.
GREEN & CLEAN HUNTLEY DAY
GREEN & CLEAN HUNTLEY DAY
Apr 25 all-day
Electronics Recycling The Village will be accepƟng your unwanted residenƟal‐only electronics at the Municipal Complex parking lot from 9am to Noon (or unƟl dumpsters are full whichever is first) Volunteers will be on hand to [...]
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Nippersink Library
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Time – All Ages Welcome Stories and songs Saturday 10:00 AM 25-30 minutes in length
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Apr 25 @ 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
Apr 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 [...]
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Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Apr 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 [...]
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Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Apr 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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Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
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