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Death Cafe

Like all Portland Public Library events, Death Cafes are free and open to all. Join us to share stories, question reality, and hear new voices as we ponder the mystery of death and dying.

We also discuss books! To see what Death Cafe participants are talking about, check out our book list.

Death Cafes are held on the second Tuesday of every month.