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Friday Fun Day Lego Day
Friday Fun Day Lego Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Jan 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.
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Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Jan 4 @ 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
Jan 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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Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 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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Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Jan 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
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Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Jan 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
Jan 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 [...]
Nerf Wars 6:00 pm
Nerf Wars @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Jan 11 @ 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 [...]
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Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 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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DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM 9:30 am
DROP-IN TOT OPEN GYM @ Grand Oaks Recreation
Jan 14 @ 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 [...]
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Jan 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
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Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area 7:30 pm
Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 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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Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Jan 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
Jan 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
Jan 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
Jan 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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Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 20 @ 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 Movie at the Barrington Area Library 10:30 am
Family Movie at the Barrington Area Library @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Bring the family to enjoy a matinee showing of ABOMINABLE on our big screen. Wigglers and wailers welcome. Popcorn and movie-friendly activities will be available, too. Movie: Abominable 
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 20 @ 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. Pick up free tickets at the Service Center.
Creature Feature: Coyotes 1:00 pm
Creature Feature: Coyotes @ Crabtree Nature Center
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn about this mysterious and misunderstood predator that many of us call neighbors.
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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 21 @ 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
Jan 21 @ 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
Jan 21 @ 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
Jan 21 @ 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
Jan 21 @ 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. Pick up free tickets at the Service Center.
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Jan 21 @ 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
Jan 21 @ 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
Jan 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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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 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.
Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 0-5 with caregiver
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 23 @ 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
Jan 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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Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 24 @ 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.
Storytime at The Green Read 11:00 am
Storytime at The Green Read @ The Green Read
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Story Time at The Green Read book store Come to The Green Read with your little ones to listen to a story and participate in a craft or activity related to the story.  A different [...]
Art Studio 3:30 pm
Art Studio @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jan 24 @ 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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Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time: every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am
Read & Play Cafe 11:00 am
Read & Play Cafe @ Algonquin Library
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Drop in and enjoy a book, game and snack at our Read & Play Cafe.
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 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 [...]
Norge Ski Club Annual Ski Jump Tournament 12:00 pm
Norge Ski Club Annual Ski Jump Tournament @ Norge Ski Club
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SAT. JAN 25 SUN. JAN 26 Junior Competition K70 – US Cup Five Hills Tournament K70 Competition Long – Standing Competition Highlights: Junior National Qualifier – Junior Ski Jumpers compete on the big hill (Saturday) [...]
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Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 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 [...]
Norge Ski Club Annual Ski Jump Tournament 12:00 pm
Norge Ski Club Annual Ski Jump Tournament @ Norge Ski Club
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SAT. JAN 25 SUN. JAN 26 Junior Competition K70 – US Cup Five Hills Tournament K70 Competition Long – Standing Competition Highlights: Junior National Qualifier – Junior Ski Jumpers compete on the big hill (Saturday) [...]
Owl Investigations 1:00 pm
Owl Investigations @ Crabtree Nature Center
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn about owls and their amazing adaptations while dissecting an owl pellet and making an owl craft.
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Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 27 @ 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
Jan 27 @ 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. Pick up free tickets at the Service Center.
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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Wee Ones Storytime 10:00 am
Wee Ones Storytime @ Fox River Grove Memorial Library
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
8 weeks – 23 months old, with a caregiver Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m. January 28 – April 7 Class Limit: 20
Drop-in Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 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. Pick up free tickets at the Service Center.
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes 10:30 am
Storytime at Read Between the Lynes @ Read Between the Lynes
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Tiny Tots 10:00 am
Tiny Tots @ Fox River Grove Memorial Library
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
2 – 3 years old, with a caregiver Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m. January 29 – April 8 Class Limit: 20 ***No Class on March 25th***
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 0-5 with caregiver
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jan 30 @ 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
Jan 30 @ 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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Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jan 31 @ 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.
Tech Open Lab 3:30 pm
Tech Open Lab @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 31 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
All ages Families play and create with LEGO robots, circuits, iPads, and more. Program Room. Drop in.