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.

{TR} = Ticket Required – this are free events that require a ticket, generally they are handed out just prior to the event.

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April Fools 3:30 pm
April Fools @ Highland Park Public Library
Apr 1 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Learn some great pranks to trick your friends and family! Plus, make a fake drink spill to take home. Ages 8 to 14. Program will take place in the Meeting Room.
Make It Monday 4:00 pm
Make It Monday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This program is geared toward kids in grades 3-6.  Split into hour sessions at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Every week has different themed craft. Call library for more information   1/7: Winter can be [...]
Maker Monday in The Point 4:00 pm
Maker Monday in The Point @ Warren Newport Public Library
Apr 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 DIY Drop-in Craft for Grades K-5
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Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Apr 3 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please [...]
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Artsy Tots 9:00 am
Artsy Tots @ Artist @Heart
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
When? Thursdays 9:30-10:15AMHow Much? $5/toddler or $50 punch card for 12 classesAges: 18 Months – 4 Years​ Students will discover ways to create art using watercolor, finger painting, clay, gel sticks, paint, collage and more! This is a messy [...]
YS Throwback Thursday 3:30 pm
YS Throwback Thursday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 4 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
April 4 – The 90’s Grab your scrunchy and stirrup leggings and come to Youth Services for a day of 90s throwbacks.  Peep what it was like to be a child of the 90s. April [...]
Teen Crafts 4:30 pm
Teen Crafts @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 4 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
April: Make your own squishy creation using foam and puffy paint. All materials will be supplied. May 2&16: 3d Printing Zodiac Signs May 23&30: Stress Pets Locations: The Sandbox Age Group(s): High School Teens (Grades 9-12), [...]
Teen Crafts 7:00 pm
Teen Crafts @ Lake Bluff Public Library
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for teen crafts this fall and put your own unique spin on these fun projects! All materials provided, just bring your creativity!
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Open Art Studio 10:00 am
Open Art Studio @ Round Lake Area Park District
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Open studio parent tot time allows very young children to explore a wide variety of art mediums, and create a finished project to bring home. Allowing young children to experiment with various art supplies and [...]
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Pop-up Craft 10:00 am
Pop-up Craft @ Fremont Public Library
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us every other month for a craft that’s sure to appeal to all ages. Kids, teens, and adults are welcome. No registration is necessary, but supplies are first-come, first served!
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Apr 8 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
Make it Monday 12:30 pm
Make it Monday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 8 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
This program will take the full 2 hours. This program is geared toward grades 3-6.  Every week is  a new activity. Call library for details 1/14: Winter can be tough for animals that live outdoors. [...]
Maker Monday in The Point 4:00 pm
Maker Monday in The Point @ Warren Newport Public Library
Apr 8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 DIY Drop-in Craft for Grades K-5
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Apr 9 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
National Unicorn Day 4:00 pm
National Unicorn Day @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Celebrate National Unicorn day at the library! Unicorns have been a popular mythical creature since the Ancient Greek times.  Originally believed to be fierce, powerful animals-pop culture now depicts them as a symbol of love, [...]
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Apr 10 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Apr 10 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please [...]
Explore Your World 3:00 pm
Explore Your World @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Different topic each week! Call the library for more information! April 10: Jelly Bean Engineering April 24: Peeps Science Age Group(s): ZB Kids (Grades K-4), ZB Kids (Grades 3-6)
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Apr 11 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
Artsy Tots 9:00 am
Artsy Tots @ Artist @Heart
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
When? Thursdays 9:30-10:15AMHow Much? $5/toddler or $50 punch card for 12 classesAges: 18 Months – 4 Years​ Students will discover ways to create art using watercolor, finger painting, clay, gel sticks, paint, collage and more! This is a messy [...]
YS Throwback Thursday 3:30 pm
YS Throwback Thursday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 11 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
April 4 – The 90’s Grab your scrunchy and stirrup leggings and come to Youth Services for a day of 90s throwbacks.  Peep what it was like to be a child of the 90s. April [...]
Teen Crafts 4:30 pm
Teen Crafts @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 11 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
April: Make your own squishy creation using foam and puffy paint. All materials will be supplied. May 2&16: 3d Printing Zodiac Signs May 23&30: Stress Pets Locations: The Sandbox Age Group(s): High School Teens (Grades 9-12), [...]
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Apr 12 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Apr 13 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
Crafts for Tweens 10:00 am
Crafts for Tweens @ Warren Newport Public Library
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Drop-in DIY Crafts for Grades 3-5
Homeschoolers of Lake County Art Show Opening Reception 1:30 pm
Homeschoolers of Lake County Art Show Opening Reception @ Cook Park Library
Apr 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
 Artwork created by area home-schooled students on display throughout Cook Park Library. Drop in at the opening reception or anytime before Saturday, May 4.  
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Apr 14 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
3D Ladybug Craft 1:00 pm
3D Ladybug Craft @ Highland Park Public Library
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Stop by the Youth Services Department for a springtime craft! Make your own 3D paper ladybug to celebrate the season. The same craft will be available on Sunday and Friday.
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Make It Monday 4:00 pm
Make It Monday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This program is geared toward kids in grades 3-6.  Split into hour sessions at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Every week has different themed craft. Call library for more information   1/7: Winter can be [...]
Maker Monday in The Point 4:00 pm
Maker Monday in The Point @ Warren Newport Public Library
Apr 15 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 DIY Drop-in Craft for Grades K-5
Paint Like the Masters {TR} 4:00 pm
Paint Like the Masters {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Apr 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades 3-5. Learn about an artist’s life and paintings. Each meeting will feature a different artist. Using various mediums, you will create and take home your own masterpiece. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes [...]
Tween Creativity Club 4:00 pm
Tween Creativity Club @ Lake Forest Public Library
Apr 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm