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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Lights, Action, Craft! 10:00 am
Lights, Action, Craft! @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 1 @ 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 [...]
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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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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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Lights, Action, Craft! 10:00 am
Lights, Action, Craft! @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 8 @ 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 [...]
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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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Lights, Action, Craft! 10:00 am
Lights, Action, Craft! @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 15 @ 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 [...]
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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.
Playdough Playtime – Halloween Edition 10:00 am
Playdough Playtime – Halloween Edition @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet new friends, create with playdough, and go home with a homemade pumpkin playdough recipe! Ages 2-5 with caregiver
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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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Lights, Action, Craft! 10:00 am
Lights, Action, Craft! @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 22 @ 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 [...]
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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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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-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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Alice in Wonderland Halloween Party 2:00 pm
Alice in Wonderland Halloween Party @ Wonderland Kids Academy
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Alice in Wonderland Halloween Party. Tea party, food, drinks in “poison bottles” labeled “Drink Me” , GAMES, Cheshire Cat Cheese Ball, FACE PAINTING, CRAFT AND ART. Families and kids can participate in a collection of [...]
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Lights, Action, Craft! 10:00 am
Lights, Action, Craft! @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 29 @ 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 [...]
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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