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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Robots 3:00 pm
Robots @ North Chicago Public Library
Apr 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Build and play with the library robots
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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Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Ozobot Class 3:00 pm
Ozobot Class @ North Chicago Public Library
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Ozobot class is a fun way to teach your children the basics of coding! Ozobots are a tiny robot toy that your children can “train” to move in basic patterns. Space is limited. For [...]
Tinker Tuesday in the Point 4:00 pm
Tinker Tuesday in the Point @ Warren Newport Public Library
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Drop-in STEM Activity for Grades K-5
STEAM Stations 5:30 pm
STEAM Stations @ Fremont Public Library
Apr 2 @ 5:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Grade K and up. Drop-in program incorporating STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Limited supply, items are available on a first come first serve basis.
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Wednesday Storytime 10:30 am
Wednesday Storytime @ Barnes and Noble Deerfield
Apr 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 am for stories and activities for kids ages 4 and up.
The Club 2:00 pm
The Club @ Fox Lake Library
Apr 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Crafts, activities, board games, SNACKS, and more with Miss Nikki! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th. Registration is not required.
After School Program 2:30 pm
After School Program @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 3 @ 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Supervised activities, gaming, snacks and mentoring for kids ages 8-18. Participants are expected to demonstrate the six community character traits. Respect, Perseverance, Responsibility, Safety, Integrity, Kindness   Participants are also expected to follow the library code [...]
LEGO Club 3:00 pm
LEGO Club @ North Chicago Public Library
Apr 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Help your children explore their latent creativity by bringing them to Lego Club every Wednesday after school! We have boxes of Legos for you and your children to enjoy. For ages 3 to 12.
Mini Makers Club {TR} 4:00 pm
Mini Makers Club {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Apr 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades 1-5. Each month we will explore a new topic of science, technology, and arts and crafts using a variety of supplies and techniques. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Sphero Ball Programming 4:00 pm
Sphero Ball Programming @ North Chicago Public Library
Apr 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
We’ve added Sphero Balls to our coding activities! Have your child learn coding by programming these small robotic balls to do simple tasks. For grades 4-8.
Winning Wednesday in The Point 4:00 pm
Winning Wednesday in The Point @ Warren-Newport Public Library
Apr 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Drop-in Board Games Play for Grades K-5
Money Smart: ICash 4:30 pm
Money Smart: ICash @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 3 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
In view of Money Smart Week March 30 through April 6, 2019, this evening is designed for ages Pre-K-3rd graders and their caregivers to learn basic financial concepts of earning, saving, and using money in interactive [...]
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Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
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 [...]
Drop-In Coding Club 4:00 pm
Drop-In Coding Club @ Warren Newport Public Library
Apr 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Meet in The Point to practice your coding skills with a different challenge each month. REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED
LEGO Thursday in the Point 4:00 pm
LEGO Thursday in the Point @ Warren Newport Public Library
Apr 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Drop-in Fun with LEGOS for Grades K-5
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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 [...]
Robots 3:00 pm
Robots @ North Chicago Public Library
Apr 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Build and play with the library robots
Coraline: The Movie 3:30 pm
Coraline: The Movie @ Barrington Area Library
Apr 5 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Grades K – 8 Join us for a viewing party – including popcorn! – of this animated film, adapted from Neil Gaiman’s popular middle grade novel. Rated PG by the MPAA for thematic elements, scary [...]
Friday Family Ninja Nights 6:30 pm
Friday Family Ninja Nights @ Ultimate Ninjas Libertyville
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
BEGINNING JANUARY 19 FROM 6:30-8:30 PM, come out to Ultimate Ninjas Libertyville for Friday Family Ninja Nights. Your kids can jump, swing, and climb on our course, or join them for 1 or 2 hours [...]
Friday Night Dance Party 6:30 pm
Friday Night Dance Party @ Denise Sabala Dance Studios
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
This 45 minutes class is catered to special needs students. We will explore our body’s space around us through rhythm, music, socialization, and dancing!
Flashlight Egg Hunt 8:00 pm
Flashlight Egg Hunt @ Hart's Woods Park
Apr 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bring your flashlight and running shoes. The Easter Bunny’s making a special delivery of goodies and treats. Hot chocolate and a treat will be served after the big hunt. Please note: this event will be [...]
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Home Depot Kids Workshop 9:00 am
Home Depot Kids Workshop @ Your Local Home Depot
Apr 6 @ 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 – [...]
Egg Scramble 9:30 am
Egg Scramble @ Round Lake Area Park District Sports Center
Apr 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Come join us once again for our annual Egg Scramble at the Sports Center. We will have demo classes, pictures with Mr. Bunny, crafts, and of course our egg hunt! Please pre-register to reserve your [...]
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
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!
Drop-In Chess 10:30 am
Drop-In Chess @ Highland Park Public Library
Apr 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Play chess on Saturday mornings in the Youth Services Department. This program is for ages 5-14. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.
LEGO Free Build 2:00 pm
LEGO Free Build @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drop in any time between 2:00 and 4:00 pm to construct your ideas using Legos. ZB Kids (Grades K-4), ZB Kids (Grades 3-6)
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Los Bilingüitos Storytime 3:30 pm
Los Bilingüitos Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Apr 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Kids ages 4 to 7 will give their imaginations a workout, listening to stories, singing songs and creating craft projects in the art center. Niños de 4 a 7 años trabajarán con sus imaginaciones, escuchando [...]
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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. [...]
Robots 3:00 pm
Robots @ North Chicago Public Library
Apr 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Build and play with the library robots</