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Death Cafe

2019-01-19 15:00:00 2019-01-19 16:30:00 America/New_York Death Cafe James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library

Saturday, January 19
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-01-19 15:00:00 2019-01-19 16:30:00 America/New_York Death Cafe Death Cafes are an opportunity to demystify the death experience. We offer an open, safe environment for discussing thoughts, feelings about all manner death and dying. James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library

Death Cafes are an opportunity to demystify the death experience. We offer an open, safe environment for discussing thoughts, feelings about all manner death and dying.

At a Death Cafe people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. This Death Cafe will be hosted by Hannah Risley, a librarian at Duncan Library who has been hosting Death Cafe's since 2018. 

Please note: Death Cafes are not meant to act as support groups or grief counseling. 

Sign up encouraged, but not required. E-mail Hannah at hrisley@alexlibraryva.org, or call 703-746-1781 to sign up.

AGE GROUP: | Seniors | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Event |

TAGS: | death | cafe |

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library

bstovall@alexlibraryva.org
Phone: 703.746.1705
Fax: 703.746.1785

Hours
Mon, Mar 25 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Mar 26 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Mar 27 1:00PM to 9:00PM
Thu, Mar 28 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Mar 29 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Mar 30 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Mar 31 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

Parking: There is a small lot with 9 spaces.  On street parking is available.

Public Transit:

  • Metrorail: Yellow and Blue lines at Braddock Road (1.3 miles) and King Street Stations (1.5 miles)
  • Metrobus: 10A, 10B, 10E
  • DASH Bus: AT10

Upcoming events

Meeting Room
Wed, Mar 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Enjoy a special presentation of Fannie Lou Hamer: “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired,"a character reenactment by Sheila Arnold Jones in honor of Women's History Month.

Meeting Room
Sat, Mar 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Anne Bolen of Anne B. History gives you examples of lessons learned and stories of perseverance she has collected while conducting oral history interviews.

Meeting Room
Sun, Mar 31, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Join Alexandria Oddball Cinema for a screening of the 2007 film, Crazy Love.

Meeting Room
Wed, Apr 03, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Friends of Duncan Library present A Year of Great Neo Noir Films!

Meeting Room
Thu, Apr 04, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
This discussion group meets on the first Thursday of each month. All are welcome!

Meeting Room
Sat, Apr 06, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Renée Adams of Del Ray’s poetry fence invites everyone to walk Mt. Vernon Ave. to read the poems outside 57 businesses that Renée “poem-bombed” for April, poetry month.

Meeting Room
Sat, Apr 06, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
In honor of All Alexandria Reads, Alexandria Oddball Cinema will screen this strange film with strong family themes.

Meeting Room
Mon, Apr 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join the Friends of Duncan Library for their monthly meeting! These meetings are open to the public. Learn more about what the Friends do, become a member, and get involved!

Meeting Room
Wed, Apr 10, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us as we watch through the known Marvel Cinematic Universe in anticipation of the final installment this April. This week's feature film is Spiderman: Homecoming. Rated PG-13.

Meeting Room
Sat, Apr 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Author Asma Elgouacem has lived as a Muslim woman in Algeria, France, and the United States. As part of All Alexandria Reads, she relates her experiences, and teaches you more about your fellow man.

Meeting Room
Mon, Apr 15, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Join our film club for a special screening of Stories We Tell for All Alexandria Reads!

Meeting Room
Wed, Apr 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
This month, our group will read "It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree" by AJ Jacobs for All Alexandria Reads!

Meeting Room
Thu, Apr 18, All day
Want to volunteer to assist with our annual Spring Book Sale Set Up? Ask a staff member how! 703-746-1781

Meeting Room
Fri, Apr 19, All day
Want to volunteer to assist with our annual Spring Book Sale Set Up? Ask a staff member how! 703-746-1781

Meeting Room
Sat, Apr 20, All day
Want to volunteer to assist with our annual Spring Book Sale Set Up? Ask a staff member how! 703-746-1781

Meeting Room
Mon, Apr 22, All day
Want to volunteer to assist with our annual Spring Book Sale Set Up? Ask a staff member how! 703-746-1781

Meeting Room
Tue, Apr 23, All day
Want to volunteer to assist with our annual Spring Book Sale Set Up? Ask a staff member how! 703-746-1781