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Storytime: High Five 10:00 am
Storytime: High Five @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Limber up those hands and learn how to high five with finesse. Join us for Storytime and activities, and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for [...]
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Thursday Crafternoon, grades 4-8 3:45 pm
Thursday Crafternoon, grades 4-8 @ Crystal Lake Public Library
May 2 @ 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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District 47 Student Art Show 5:30 pm
District 47 Student Art Show @ Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole
May 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
District 47 invites parents and the community to this free open house event featuring the creative talents of D47 students kindergarten through 8th grade.
Parents Night Out 5:30 pm
Parents Night Out @ Dolphin Swim Club
May 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 [...]
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Drop-in Craft: Mother’s Day Cards
Drop-in Craft: Mother’s Day Cards @ The Green Read
May 4 all-day
Trace your hand to make a lovely card, just in time for Mother’s Day!  Decorate it and add a touching poem (provided) or a personal message just for Mom!
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 – [...]
Storytime: High Five 11:00 am
Storytime: High Five @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Limber up those hands and learn how to high five with finesse. Join us for Storytime and activities, and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for [...]
LEGO Star Wars Event 2:00 pm
LEGO Star Wars Event @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Star Wars fans can storm troop into stores for an afternoon of collaborative LEGO play and imagining a galaxy far, far away. Take a photo with a cool standee, and get an exclusive collectible poster, [...]
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Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3 3:45 pm
Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3 @ Crystal Lake Public Library
May 6 @ 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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Pajama Jam Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Pajama Jam Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
May 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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Storytime and Activities Featuring In a Minute, Mama Bear 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities Featuring In a Minute, Mama Bear @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
When Mama Bear decides to throw the to-do list out the window and spend the day playing and relaxing in the park with baby Bella Bear, they find that sometimes, when things don’t go as [...]
Sensory Storytime – Therapy Dog Visit *RR* 1:30 pm
Sensory Storytime – Therapy Dog Visit *RR* @ Crystal Lake Public Library
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
This storytime, designed for children with special needs, features movement, music, stories, and hand-on activities. We will focus on dogs this month. A registered therapy dog will visit the class. Siblings are welcome. Registration required.
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Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
May 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.
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Teen Switch Gaming 3:00 pm
Teen Switch Gaming @ Crystal Lake Public Library
May 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 Try out our new Nintendo Switches! We will bring the games and snacks, drop by to play some games. Grades 6-12.
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Cop on Rooftop 5:00 am
Cop on Rooftop @ Dunkin Donuts
May 17 @ 5:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Crystal Lake Police Department will raise money for Special Olympics Illinois in their annual Cop on Rooftop event.
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
May 17 @ 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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Storytime and Activities Featuring Oh, the Places You’ll Go! 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities Featuring Oh, the Places You’ll Go! @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
With his trademark use of humorous verse and illustrations, Dr. Seuss addresses the ups and downs life presents while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within them all. Join us, and get a [...]
Storytime 1:00 pm
Storytime @ The Green Read
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Enjoy story time with your little ones!  The Selfish Crocodile will be one of the featured books this month, with a coloring page to go along with it!
Kids’ Book Hangout 2:00 pm
Kids’ Book Hangout @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for our Kids’ Book Hangout and discover your next favorite book. Enjoy games, activities, and giveaways, and save 20% on featured books from 2PM-5PM. Plus, receive a coupon for a $1 Blondie Bar. [...]
Family Stem Saturday 3:00 pm
Family Stem Saturday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 Come work together as a family and build a variety of fun structures. No registration.
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Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
May 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 and Activities featuring Aladdin 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities featuring Aladdin @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrate the release of the live-action movie with this Storytime. Activites to follow. Plus get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4! (Café stores only)
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Memorial Day Parade 11:00 am
Memorial Day Parade @ Crystal Lake
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Crystal Lake American Legion Post will conduct its annual Memorial Day Parade and Cemetery Service on Monday, May 27, 2019. Veterans, civic, Scout, and youth organizations are invited to participate in the parade and [...]
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