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Death Café set for Jesup on April 13

Posted March 28, 2014, at 3:14 p.m.

Sunday, April 13, 2014 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor, 34 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, Maine

For more information: 207 288-4245; jesuplibrary.org

BAR HARBOR — Come eat cake, drink tea … and talk about death – the biology, the emotions, the impact and more – at a Death Café on Sunday, April 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St., in a program co-sponsored by the library and the Mount Desert Island Hospital.

Death Café is not a support group. It’s a forum for open discussion relating to issues surrounding life and death with others in a relaxed, open, safe atmosphere. There is no agenda, no objectives or themes.

The program is part of an international effort that began in Europe and made its way to the United States. An Englishman named Jon Underwood began hosting Death Cafes in his basement in September 2011, with subsequent gatherings held in locales as varied as a yurt, actual cafes and the Royal Festival Hall.

Light refreshments will be served. Death Café is open to all; there is no fee to attend.

For more information about Death Cafes, visit deathcafe.com. For more information about this event at the Jesup, contact Melinda Rice at the library, at mrice@jesuplibrary.org or call 207-288-4245, or call Carla Tanguay from MDI Hospital at 244-3267.

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