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Event Series Saturday Stay and Play

Saturday Stay and Play

Geneva Public Library 227 S 7th Street, Geneva

Bring your family-building skills to Kids Landing during our Saturday Stay and Play! Your family will enjoy an endless variety of play patterns like construction, pretend play, role-playing, and inventing...


Super Saturday: North Central O Gaugers Model Train Run

Indian Trails Public Library - Main Branch 355 Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling

All ages. Join us for a special all-day event featuring the North Central O Gaugers Carnival and Circus themed model railroad run. The O’ Gaugers share insight about their hobby...


Our Time Celebration Supported Show with Little Miss Ann

Arlington Heights Memorial Library 500 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights

Renowned children's musician Little Miss Ann will have everyone dancing and singing to her catchy songs followed by a 30-minute musical playtime to celebrate inclusion and connection. This performance is...

Event Series Nature Discovery Days

Nature Discovery Days

Knoch Knolls Nature Center 320 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville

These FREE, nature-themed self-guided activities for families. No registration required. Times are Monday through Friday - 9:00am - 12:30pm and 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Saturdays are 9:30am - 2:30pm. January 2,...

Event Series Supported Storytime

Supported Storytime

Geneva Public Library 227 S 7th Street, Geneva

Supported Storytime is for children with disabilities who need sensory, visual, or communication support. Supported Storytime provides an alternative Storytime format for children whose traditional Storytimes have not been successful....


Bilingual Mandarin Storytime

Palatine Public Library 700 N North Court, Palatine

Local educator Ling Liu brings you fun stories and songs in Mandarin and English. All ages. Sign up begins 2/3.


Yoga Storytime

Batavia Public Library 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia

Enjoy a story plus simple yoga stretches, activities and songs with your little one. Please bring a yoga mat or towel for each of you. Call Youth Services at (630)...


Arabic Storytime with The Language Labs

Helen Plum Library 411 South Main Street, Lombard

Learn about different cultures through books, music, and crafts with our friends from The Language Labs. No prior knowledge of the featured language is necessary.


ZAP Storytime at Brookfield Zoo

Berwyn Public Library 2701 S. Harlem Ave., Berwyn

Winter's Here! Winter Near! Celebrate the cold season with a special storytime. Brookfield Zoo staff will be at the library with amazing nature-themed stories, games and songs. Registration encouraged.


Baby Prom

Mount Prospect Public Library 10 S. Emerson, Mount Prospect

Put on your favorite outfit and get ready to groove! Drop in for a fancy dance party featuring our favorite kid's songs, fun activities, and a simple craft. For ages...


STEM Stations

Westmont Public Library 428 North Cass, Westmont

Flex your STEM muscles as you play, build, design, problem solve, and collaborate at each station.


Celebration of Lunar New Year

Dan Ryan Woods 83rd and Western Ave, Chicago

Activities to educate and celebrate the Lunar New Year–Year of the Dragon.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Ways for Families to Celebrate...


Argyle Lunar New Year Celebration

Uptown 4956 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago

Join Uptown United on Argyle Street in 2024 as Uptown continues its annual tradition going back 40+ years of celebrating the Lunar New Year! To welcome the Year of the...

Event Series Dudes and Donuts

Dudes and Donuts

Lemont Public Library 50 E Wend St, Lemont

Come for the donuts, stay for the conversation. Bring the kiddos for activities and coloring, have a donut, and chat with other dudes about whatever comes to mind. A perfect...

Event Series Budding Botanists

Budding Botanists

Garfield Park Conservatory 300 N Central Park Avenue, Chicago

Watch out as you explore the Conservatory – you may run into a Budding Botanists! on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am to 2:30pm, Nature Educators will provide activities for kids...


Little Miss Ann Musical Concert

Arlington Heights Memorial Library 500 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights

Enjoy an interactive musical concert performed by Ann Torralba, aka Little Miss Ann, an award-winning kids' musician. For families with children ages 0-6. Siblings Welcome.

Event Series Lego Club

Lego Club

Various Locations IL

Come in to build cool LEGO creations. LEGOs are provided. Ages 6 - 11. No registration required.


Craft Fair

St. Charles Public Library 1 S. 6th Street, St. Charles

All Ages may browse and purchase homemade crafts from STC High School students!


Lunar New Year Celebration

Fox Valley Mall 195 Fox Valley Center, Aurora

Together with the Xilin Association, Fox Valley will welcome the Year of the Dragon with a fun-filled Lunar New Year celebration. Throughout the free event, there will be cultural activities,...



Bartlett Nature Center 2054 W Stearns Road, Bartlett

Break your cabin fever and experience winter on the prairie. Adopt-A-Husky will be at the Bartlett Nature Center, 20254 W. Stearns Road, with their teams of Siberian Huskies and Sleds....


Bilingual Storytime – 한국어와 영어로 하는 스토리타임

Eola Road Branch 555 S Eola Road, Aurora

Engage in a bilingual storytime in both English & Korean. Rhymes, music, & a craft will be featured. 한국어와 영어로 진행되는 스토리타임에 오세요. 말놀이와 노래, 간단한 만들기도 함께 해요.

Event Series Movie Afternoon

Movie Afternoon

Schiller Park Public Library 4200 Old River Road, Schiller Park

Join the library and enjoy a newer released movie. B.Y.O.S. -Bring your own snacks! Times posted and movie ratings may vary. All ages. No registration required.


Children’s Movie Matinee

Woodridge Public Library 3 Plaza Dr, Woodridge

Join us for a movie and a snack at the library! No cost. Please register each child that wishes to attend. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.


Resident Raptors

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center 9800 Willow Springs Rd, Willow Springs

Learn about the natural and individual histories and husbandry of our ambassador raptors.


Blues 101: History and Performance

Glen Ellyn Public Library 400 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn

Explore the origins of blues music from its early beginnings with Fruteland Jackson. Learn the history of Blues music through songs, stories, and discussions while listening to instrumental examples played...


Bruno’s Best Birthday with Megan Deliberto

Lemont Public Library 50 E Wend St, Lemont

Join us for a special story time with international award-winning author, Megan Deliberto. Megan will be reading her new book, Bruno’s Best Birthday, a delightful story about friendship and determination....


Owl Babies and Other Nocturnal Creatures

Geneva Public Library 227 S 7th Street, Geneva

Join us as we learn all about owls, from their relations with other animals to their unique adaptations, with a naturalist from Peck Park Farm!


Family Puzzle Challenge

La Grange Public Library 10 W. Cossitt Avenue, La Grange

Got what it takes to be a puzzling champion? Come to the La Grange Library and prove it! Our puzzle challenge will allow families to compete against each other to...

Event Series Sensory Friendly Movie

Sensory Friendly Movie

Wheaton Public Library 225 N Cross Street, Wheaton

Join us for a sensory friendly movie screening. The room will be lighter, the volume will be lower, and audience members are welcome to move around, talk, and sing. Noise...


Fire and Ice

The Promenade Bolingbrook 631 E Boughton Road, Bolingbrook

Let your imagination wander as you stroll along the streets of The Promenade and revel in the entertainment—fire jugglers, twisters, and captivating mini shows on The Row and South Sandburg...


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