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Friday Fun Day Lego Day
Friday Fun Day Lego Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Nov 1 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.
Nature at Night: Nocturnal Animals 6:30 pm
Nature at Night: Nocturnal Animals @ Brookdale Conservation Area
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Here’s your chance to enjoy one of our sites after sunset, when it would normally be closed. Come out for a self guided night hike on a designated trail. A staff member will greet you [...]
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Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Nippersink Library
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Time – All Ages Welcome Stories and songs Saturday 10:00 AM January 19 through May 18 25-30 minutes in length
GO Fox Lake 10:00 am
GO Fox Lake @ Lakefront Park Building
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join the Village of Fox Lake for a GO FOX LAKE 30 minute walk! We will start at Lakefront Park and walk the bike path in Fox Lake.
Milk & Cookies Storytime 10:00 am
Milk & Cookies Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun! Babies to 6-year-old with parent/caregiver.
Pumpkin Roll & Pumpkin Smash 10:00 am
Pumpkin Roll & Pumpkin Smash @ Lions Park
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Have fun recycling your pumpkins! Bring your pumpkins and compete with others to see which one wins the Pumpkin Roll or demolish your pumpkin in the Pumpkin Smash!
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Nov 2 @ 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
Nov 2 @ 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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Waterfowl Watch 9:30 am
Waterfowl Watch @ Crabtree Nature Center
Nov 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Hike as long as you like as we visit our wetlands to see what waterfowl flew in. Bring your favorite optics, and follow along for as long as you would like.  If you do not [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Nov 3 @ 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 [...]
Harvest Time in 1858 12:00 pm
Harvest Time in 1858 @ Powers Walker House
Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 Step back in time to the 1850’s at harvest time. Try your hand at corn shelling, grinding corn into flour, or making a corn husk or yarn doll. Witness harvest activities like the baking of [...]
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Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Start your week off right! Children with a caregiver can participate in stories, songs, movement, and a simple craft every Monday Morning.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3 3:45 pm
Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3 @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Nov 4 @ 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.
Cuentos en Español 5:45 pm
Cuentos en Español @ Woodstock Public Library
Nov 4 @ 5:45 pm – 6:15 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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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM 9:30 am
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM @ Grand Oaks Recreation
Nov 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Need a break while the kids run around? We have the perfect spot with a big open gym and fun toys to play with. Great social interaction tires even the most rambunctious toddler! Location: Grand Oaks [...]
Lights, Action, Craft! 10:00 am
Lights, Action, Craft! @ Fox Lake District Library
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Drop-in Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Milk & Cookies Storytime 6:30 pm
Milk & Cookies Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun! Babies to 6-year-old with parent/caregive
Pajama Jam Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Pajama Jam Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Nov 5 @ 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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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
a special program for little naturalists. Children ages 2-6 w/adult. Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am. COST: FREE
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Nov 6 @ 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.
Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
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Drop-In Craft Time 9:00 am
Drop-In Craft Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Nov 7 @ 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.
Read for the Record AAPL 10:00 am
Read for the Record AAPL @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Join us in helping set another Guinness World Record at this special storytime featuring the award-winning book Thank You, Omu by Oge Mora.
Drop-in Family Storytime 11:00 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Families with children of all ages are welcome at this drop-in storytime.
Thursday Crafternoon, grades 4-8 3:45 pm
Thursday Crafternoon, grades 4-8 @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Nov 7 @ 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 [...]
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
For children birth to age 6 with an adult. Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement. No tickets needed.
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Nov 7 @ 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
Nov 8 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
Family Concert: The Birthplace of Rhythm 10:00 am
Family Concert: The Birthplace of Rhythm @ Barrington Area Library
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Three drummers from the Pulse Beat Music Chicago collective serve as musical tour guides as they journey with audiences around the world to study the history, language, and geography of rhythm. Join in the rhythm-making [...]
Art Studio 3:30 pm
Art Studio @ Barrington Area Public Library
Nov 8 @ 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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Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Nippersink Library
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Time – All Ages Welcome Stories and songs Saturday 10:00 AM January 19 through May 18 25-30 minutes in length
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Nov 9 @ 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
Nov 9 @ 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 [...]
Chess/Game Day 1:00 pm
Chess/Game Day @ Nippersink Library
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drop in 1-4 PM What’s your favorite game Trouble, Scrabble, Candyland, or Monopoly? We’ll have a variety of games for you and your friends and family to play.
Sensory Storytime *RR* 1:30 pm
Sensory Storytime *RR* @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Nov 9 @ 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.
Nerf Wars 6:00 pm
Nerf Wars @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nerf Wars is a night of battle with friends and family. Bring your best Nerf Gun that takes Elite Darts and we will supply you with safety goggles and Elite Darts. The entire gym is [...]
Community Movie Night 7:00 pm
Community Movie Night @ Jefferson School
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Harvard Community Radio and the Harvard Events Committee Present COMMUNITY MOVIE NIGHTs: 7 p.m. (Doors open and classic cartoons at 6:30) Jefferson School, west entrance Admission FREE – No outside food allowed, concessions available Bring [...]
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Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Nov 10 @ 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 [...]
Fall Stroll 1:00 pm
Fall Stroll @ Crabtree Nature Center
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us for a 1.5-mile hike as we enjoy and discuss the seasonal changes that are afoot. Be prepared to be outdoors for up to 1.5 hours. Sturdy, closed-toed shoes are recommended for the walk.
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The Transit of Mercury 8:00 am
The Transit of Mercury @ Crabtree Nature Center
Nov 11 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Crabtree Nature Center invites you to stop on by to take a safe view of the sun through our filtered scope, to watch Mercury cross the face of the sun.  This event will not be [...]
Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Start your week off right! Children with a caregiver can participate in stories, songs, movement, and a simple craft every Monday Morning.
Sensory Playtime *RR* 10:00 am
Sensory Playtime *RR* @ Marengo-Union Library District
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
This now permanent club was developed for young ones ages 2-4. Toddlers will have the opportunity to stimulate the senses with a variety of activities, which also enhance learning and encourage exploration. Please register in [...]
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Nov 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Veteran’s Day Ceremony 10:30 am
Veteran’s Day Ceremony @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Nov 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills American Legion Post 1231 as they raise the colors in honor of Veteran’s Day. During the presentation, the National Anthem will also be performed. Refreshments, including cookies and coffee, [...]
No School Movie 2:00 pm
No School Movie @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
November 11: Toy Story 4 (G) A road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy. November 22: Aladdin (2019) – starts at 2:30 See [...]
Cuentos en Español 5:45 pm
Cuentos en Español @ Woodstock Public Library
Nov 11 @ 5:45 pm – 6:15 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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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM 9:30 am
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM @ Grand Oaks Recreation
Nov 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Need a break while the kids run around? We have the perfect spot with a big open gym and fun toys to play with. Great social interaction tires even the most rambunctious toddler! Location: Grand Oaks [...]
Lights, Action, Craft! 10:00 am
Lights, Action, Craft! @ Fox Lake District Library
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Drop-in Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Nov 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Nov 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Nov 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Nov 13 @ 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.
Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
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Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 0-5 with caregiver
Storytime at Historic Village Hall 10:30 am
Storytime at Historic Village Hall @ Historic Village Hall
Nov 14 @ 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 Family Storytime 11:00 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Woodstock Public Library
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Families with children of all ages are welcome at this drop-in storytime.
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
For children birth to age 6 with an adult. Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement. No tickets needed.
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Nov 14 @ 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
Nov 15 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
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
Nov 15 @ 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.
Family Game Night 5:00 pm
Family Game Night @ Lakefront Park Building
Nov 15 @ 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 [...]
Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area 7:30 pm
Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Nov 15 @ 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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Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Nippersink Library
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Time – All Ages Welcome Stories and songs Saturday 10:00 AM January 19 through May 18 25-30 minutes in length
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Nov 16 @ 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
Nov 16 @ 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 [...]
Family Stem Saturday 3:00 pm
Family Stem Saturday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Nov 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 Drop in to explore, tinker, and more. We’ll feature a different STEM topic with hands-on activities each month.  Children ages 3 and older. September: Span-tastic Bridges  Families will use a variety of building materials to [...]
Holiday Sing-A-Long 6:30 pm
Holiday Sing-A-Long @ Huntley Park District
Nov 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Can’t wait for the holidays? Neither can we! Join us for a night of Holiday cheer with a sing-a-long to Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Tickets are $5-please see the link in the ticket box for [...]
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Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Nov 17 @ 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
Nov 17 @ 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 [...]
Wookiee Life Day 1:00 pm
Wookiee Life Day @ Algonquin Library
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Celebrate Wookie Life Day, a Star Wars holiday, with some crafts and music.
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Nov 18 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
Nov 18 @ 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.
Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Start your week off right! Children with a caregiver can participate in stories, songs, movement, and a simple craft every Monday Morning.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Nov 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Nov 19 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.
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM 9:30 am
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM @ Grand Oaks Recreation
Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Need a break while the kids run around? We have the perfect spot with a big open gym and fun toys to play with. Great social interaction tires even the most rambunctious toddler! Location: Grand Oaks [...]
Lights, Action, Craft! 10:00 am
Lights, Action, Craft! @ Fox Lake District Library
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Nov 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Nov 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Milk & Cookies Storytime 6:30 pm
Milk & Cookies Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Nov 19 @ 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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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Nov 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.
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
a special program for little naturalists. Children ages 2-6 w/adult. Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am. COST: FREE
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Nov 20 @ 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
Nov 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.
Drop-In Craft Time 9:00 am
Drop-In Craft Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Nov 21 @ 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
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 0-5 with caregiver
Family Read Night 6:00 pm
Family Read Night @ Woodstock Public Library
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Celebrate Illinois Reads with us. Meet our reading therapy dogs, make posters for your favorite books, share books with your family, and hear our guest readers.
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
For children birth to age 6 with an adult. Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement. No tickets needed.
Families Who Play 6:30 pm
Families Who Play @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
T-Rex Tea Party Enjoy a spot of tea and some civilized conversation with everyone’s favorite dinosaur! Don’t forget to bring your manners. Families with preschool-age children and older
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Nov 22 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Nov 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.
No School Movie 2:00 pm
No School Movie @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
November 11: Toy Story 4 (G) A road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy. November 22: Aladdin (2019) – starts at 2:30 See [...]
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Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Nippersink Library
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Time – All Ages Welcome Stories and songs Saturday 10:00 AM January 19 through May 18 25-30 minutes in length
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Nov 23 @ 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
Nov 23 @ 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
Nov 24 @ 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 [...]
Downtown McHenry Parade, Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting 12:00 pm
Downtown McHenry Parade, Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting @ Downtown McHenry
Nov 24 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
This annual event includes: Santa Visits Dickens Carolers free trolley rides and special shopping savings City Christmas tree lighting ceremony at dusk in Veterans Memorial Park The parade is staged on Main Street and concludes [...]
Aw Nuts! 1:00 pm
Aw Nuts! @ Crabtree Nature Center
Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
It’s not just the squirrels and chipmunks that take advantage of the fall bounty of acorns and nuts. Take a stroll to discover more about nuts and who else is enjoying them!
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Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Start your week off right! Children with a caregiver can participate in stories, songs, movement, and a simple craft every Monday Morning.
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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Nov 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Lights, Action, Craft! 10:00 am
Lights, Action, Craft! @ Fox Lake District Library
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Nov 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Storytime Dance Party 10:30 am
Storytime Dance Party @ Barrington Area Library,
Nov 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2 – 6 w/caregiver Dance, wiggle, and shake at this groovin’ story time. Don’t forget your dancin’ shoes! Drop in. Meeting Room.
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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Nov 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Family Theater: The Tortoise and The Hare 10:00 am
Family Theater: The Tortoise and The Hare @ Barrington Area Library
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Improv Playhouse presents its newest original musical, The Tortoise and The Hare. The tortoise accepts the hare’s demand for a rematch, and the great race is about to begin! Who will be celebrated as the [...]
Elf the Movie at the Woodstock Opera House 7:00 pm
Elf the Movie at the Woodstock Opera House @ Woodstock Opera House
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to [...]
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Nov 29 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
Art Play 10:30 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Nov 29 @ 10:30 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.
Tech Open Lab 2:00 pm
Tech Open Lab @ Barrington Area Library
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
All ages Families play and create with LEGO robots, circuits, iPads, and more. Program Room. Drop in.
Community Service Project: Holiday for our Heroes! 2:30 pm
Community Service Project: Holiday for our Heroes! @ McHenry Public Library District
Nov 29 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
his holiday season. You will create an ornament in honor of a McHenry-area resident who is serving or has served in the military. We will then display them on our “Heroes Tree” located in the [...]
Lighting of the Square 5:00 pm
Lighting of the Square @ Woodstock Square
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Visit the beautiful and historic Square on the Friday after Thanksgiving and help the City of Woodstock usher in the official start to the holiday season.  With the flip of a switch, tens of thousands [...]
Festival of Lights Parade 7:00 pm
Festival of Lights Parade @ Downtown Crystal Lake
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for the Festival of Lights Parade! Decorated floats, marchers, and music will escort our guest of honor–SANTA! He (and Mrs. Claus) will arrive at the end of the parade on a sleigh of [...]
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Santa’s Arrival at the Arb 10:00 am
Santa’s Arrival at the Arb @ The Arboretum of South Barrington
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us in welcoming Santa to The Arb, Saturday November 30th at 10am. Santa, Mrs Claus and their darling Elf will arrive via Police Car and escorted by the Fire Department at 10am sharp! The [...]
Santas House 10:00 am
Santas House @ Brink Street Market
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Visits are FREE. The memories are PRICELESS! Our relaxed, living room environment provides a comfortable, inviting place for children to sit on Santa’s knee. Bring your camera, and be prepared to SMILE! Children whisper their [...]
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Nov 30 @ 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
Nov 30 @ 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 [...]
Fox Lake Festival of Lights: Kris Kringle Winter Market 2:00 pm
Fox Lake Festival of Lights: Kris Kringle Winter Market @ Community Garden Green
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Celebrate the Holiday spirit with the Village of Fox Lake at the Festival of Lights! Prior to the parade and tree lighting, attend a Kris Kringle Winter Market located at the community Garden Green from [...]