Health & Wellness


Talk with the social worker at our library

Connect with Tabitha Ledbetter of Ascension Illinois, the full-time social worker at our library. Call or email Tabitha directly to schedule an appointment. Anyone may also meet with Tabitha during walk-in hours on a first come, first serve basis.

Tabitha can help you locate medical, mental health, and substance abuse treatment, and provide referrals to those experiencing intimate partner violence.

Contact info: 847-448-8659 | tledbetter@cityofevanston.org


Learn more about mental health

Join us for our “Mental Health is Essential” series for topical conversations about mental health with presenters from local organizations in the field. See the above calendar for upcoming conversations and to register.

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month | 7 pm – 8 pm | Virtual


Get screened for HIV & STIs

Howard Brown Health provides free community HIV and STI screenings at our library. Services that are provided are HIV prevention counseling, rapid HIV screening (finger prick), and confidential syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia screening.

Every 4th Tuesday of the month | 3 pm – 7 pm | Community Meeting Room, Main (downtown) Library

No reservation required. First come, first served. For more screening sites and information, see howardbrown.org/outreach


Join a supportive community of those experiencing memory changes and their caregivers

Memory Cafe is a supportive and engaging community featuring a different theme for each meeting, including: music, armchair travel, brain games, and more. You can attend virtually or in person.

Every Thursday | 2 pm – 3 pm | Virtual Zoom

Every 3rd Saturday of the month | 1 pm – 2 pm | Falcon Room, Main Library

No reservation required, but please see the above calendar for the Zoom link or for more information or email us at evanstonmemorycafe@cityofevanston.org or call 847-448-8620.

Dementia Caregivers Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, provides a confidential support group for caregivers of those experiencing memory changes. No reservation required.

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month | 6:30 pm – 8 pm | Community Meeting Room, Main Library


Stay healthy as you age

Aha! (active healthy aging) provides free monthly group fitness sessions for Older Adults ages 60+ with Evanston fitness professionals. No reserviation required.

Every 2nd Thursday of the month | 11 am – 12 pm | Robert Crown Community Center, Room B/C


Understand the maze of Medicare

An expert in the Medicare field shares knowledge on Medicare and what is covered or not by the program. Learn about Medicare, Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage. See our calendar above to register for the upcoming program.

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month | 11 am – 12:30 pm | Virtual


Connect to health and wellness resources

Medline Plus is an online health information resource that provides high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is easy to understand and in both English and Spanish. A service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library.

For additional, as well as scholarly medical resources, see our Health/Medical resources.

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