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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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
Button Bird Art 6:00 pm
Button Bird Art @ Lake Villa District Library
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
(Grades 7 to 12). Welcome Spring with this fun, easy-to- customize project. Using everyday materials we will create a bright piece of art you can hang up or give as a gift. Drop-in.
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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
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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 [...]
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
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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.
Weekly Activity Table
Weekly Activity Table @ Ela Area Public Library
Apr 8 all-day
The National Association for the Education of Young Children sponsors this annual event, which focuses on the needs of young children. Stop by our activity table to share in the celebration!
Week of the Young Child – Preschool Maker Moment 1:00 pm
Week of the Young Child – Preschool Maker Moment @ Wauconda Area Library
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Drop-in the Storytime Room on Monday, April 8 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. to make a fun springtime craft.
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.
Weekly Activity Table
Weekly Activity Table @ Ela Area Public Library
Apr 9 all-day
The National Association for the Education of Young Children sponsors this annual event, which focuses on the needs of young children. Stop by our activity table to share in the celebration!
Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
10
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.
Weekly Activity Table
Weekly Activity Table @ Ela Area Public Library
Apr 10 all-day
The National Association for the Education of Young Children sponsors this annual event, which focuses on the needs of young children. Stop by our activity table to share in the celebration!
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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.
Weekly Activity Table
Weekly Activity Table @ Ela Area Public Library
Apr 11 all-day
The National Association for the Education of Young Children sponsors this annual event, which focuses on the needs of young children. Stop by our activity table to share in the celebration!
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 [...]
Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
12
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.
Weekly Activity Table
Weekly Activity Table @ Ela Area Public Library
Apr 12 all-day
The National Association for the Education of Young Children sponsors this annual event, which focuses on the needs of young children. Stop by our activity table to share in the celebration!
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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.
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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.
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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 [...]
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Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
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Artsy Tots 9:00 am
Artsy Tots @ Artist @Heart
Apr 18 @ 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 [...]
Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
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Art Start 10:00 am
Art Start @ Lake Villa District Library
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
(Intended for babies, toddlers and preschoolers) Encourage your child’s creativity through “process-focused” (open-ended) art activities. Explore, create and have fun together! No registration required.
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Make a Masterpiece Monday: 3D Yarn Art
Make a Masterpiece Monday: 3D Yarn Art @ Lake Forest Library
Apr 22 all-day
March: Make 3D Yarn Art inspired by Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson. April: Make an “I love the Earth” craft featuring The Earth Book by Todd Parr. May: Make a Planting a Rainbow craft based on the [...]
Maker Monday in The Point 4:00 pm
Maker Monday in The Point @ Warren Newport Public Library
Apr 22 @ 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 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
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