Kids, Teens and Family

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Events specifically for children or teens as well as those for the whole family, including park and library programs, family-friendly performances, and holiday events. Deadline is two weeks before event date.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover: Wednesday, Jan. 2, Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich. Children can drop off a stuffed animal at the library by 6 p.m. Jan. 2 and come back the next day to pick them up and see what adventures they had overnight. Be sure to bring an animal you can spend the night without. Call (847) 438-3840.

Bookmarks for Veterans: 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court. Honor National Thank You Month by creating two stellar bookmarks: one is yours to keep and one will be donated to veterans at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. All ages. Call (847) 358-5881 or visit

Game On: 3:45-5:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, Wauconda Area Public Library, 801 N. Main St., Wauconda. Big games on the big screen. Register in advance. Prizes are offered to the top two players. Free. Call (847) 526-6225 or visit

Teen Party: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, Wheeling Park District Community Recreation Center. …