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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BIG THINKERS! 11:30 am
BIG THINKERS! @ Lake Forest Library
May 1 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Expand your minds and stretch your imaginations during Big Thinkers! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. Puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and more are on hand to [...]
Mini Makers Club {TR} 4:00 pm
Mini Makers Club {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
May 1 @ 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
May 1 @ 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.
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BIG THINKERS! 10:30 am
BIG THINKERS! @ Lake Forest Library
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Expand your minds and stretch your imaginations during Big Thinkers! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. Puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and more are on hand to [...]
Robots 3:00 pm
Robots @ North Chicago Public Library
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Build and play with the library robots
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BIG THINKERS! 10:30 am
BIG THINKERS! @ Lake Forest Library
May 6 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Expand your minds and stretch your imaginations during Big Thinkers! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. Puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and more are on hand to [...]
Make it Monday 12:30 pm
Make it Monday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
May 6 @ 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
May 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Build and play with the library robots
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Ozobot Class 3:00 pm
Ozobot Class @ North Chicago Public Library
May 7 @ 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 4:00 pm
Tinker Tuesday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Invent like Edison, create like Kandinsky, and use your noodle like Newton.  Tinker Tuesday offers fun activities for kids and adults working together in ourmakerspace-The Sandbox.  You will have the chance to explore, experiment and [...]
STEAM Stations 5:30 pm
STEAM Stations @ Fremont Public Library
May 7 @ 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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BIG THINKERS! 11:30 am
BIG THINKERS! @ Lake Forest Library
May 8 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Expand your minds and stretch your imaginations during Big Thinkers! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. Puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and more are on hand to [...]
Sphero Ball Programming 4:00 pm
Sphero Ball Programming @ North Chicago Public Library
May 8 @ 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.
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BIG THINKERS! 10:30 am
BIG THINKERS! @ Lake Forest Library
May 10 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Expand your minds and stretch your imaginations during Big Thinkers! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. Puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and more are on hand to [...]
Robots 3:00 pm
Robots @ North Chicago Public Library
May 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Build and play with the library robots
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BIG THINKERS! 10:30 am
BIG THINKERS! @ Lake Forest Library
May 13 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Expand your minds and stretch your imaginations during Big Thinkers! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. Puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and more are on hand to [...]
Robots 3:00 pm
Robots @ North Chicago Public Library
May 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Build and play with the library robots
Discovery Kit Drop-in 3:30 pm
Discovery Kit Drop-in @ Deerfield Public Library
May 13 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Have you ever wanted to test drive a Sphero, build with Strawbees, or strum a ukulele? Join us for a Discovery Kit Drop-In to discover what you can check out at the Library!
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Ozobot Class 3:00 pm
Ozobot Class @ North Chicago Public Library
May 14 @ 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 4:00 pm
Tinker Tuesday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
May 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Invent like Edison, create like Kandinsky, and use your noodle like Newton.  Tinker Tuesday offers fun activities for kids and adults working together in ourmakerspace-The Sandbox.  You will have the chance to explore, experiment and [...]
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BIG THINKERS! 11:30 am
BIG THINKERS! @ Lake Forest Library
May 15 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Expand your minds and stretch your imaginations during Big Thinkers! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. Puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and more are on hand to [...]
Sphero Ball Programming 4:00 pm
Sphero Ball Programming @ North Chicago Public Library
May 15 @ 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.
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BIG THINKERS! 10:30 am
BIG THINKERS! @ Lake Forest Library
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Expand your minds and stretch your imaginations during Big Thinkers! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. Puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and more are on hand to [...]
Robots 3:00 pm
Robots @ North Chicago Public Library
May 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Build and play with the library robots
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Drop-in STEAM Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in STEAM Storytime @ Lake Forest Library
May 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Activate the budding scientist, engineer, and artist in you! After a story, get ready to conduct science experiments, tackle technology through apps and music, explore engineering while building and designing, get creative with art, and [...]
Super Saturday: Getting Excited About Science 11:00 am
Super Saturday: Getting Excited About Science @ Indian Trails Library District
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
All ages. Dramatic demonstrations, easy to see equipment, humor, and audience participation will be sure to entertain and inspire the next generation of scientists. Limit: 160. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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BIG THINKERS! 10:30 am
BIG THINKERS! @ Lake Forest Library
May 20 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Expand your minds and stretch your imaginations during Big Thinkers! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. Puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and more are on hand to [...]
Robots 3:00 pm
Robots @ North Chicago Public Library
May 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Build and play with the library robots
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Ozobot Class 3:00 pm
Ozobot Class @ North Chicago Public Library
May 21 @ 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 4:00 pm
Tinker Tuesday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Invent like Edison, create like Kandinsky, and use your noodle like Newton.  Tinker Tuesday offers fun activities for kids and adults working together in ourmakerspace-The Sandbox.  You will have the chance to explore, experiment and [...]