Die Well Death Education logoOne of the library’s goals is to connect people with each other around topics of importance to their lives as individuals and as members of our community. One of the most vital, and often avoided topics, is death. We are pleased to offer a year-long Death Education series, as well as a monthly Death Café, both facilitated by Cape resident Leona Oceania. 

To add a bit of playfulness, the meetings of both groups will include tea and individually wrapped, homemade skull cakelets!

A human skull on top of a stack of five old booksDeath Education Series

This is a topic-driven discussion that tackles a different aspect of death each month.It takes place on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

Download the complete syllabus, or visit the individual event listings below. 

Upcoming Dates

Pond Cove Death Café

A Death Café is a group-directed conversation about death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. It takes place on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

(It should be noted that this is not not a grief support or counseling session.)

Upcoming Dates
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About Our Facilitator

photo of group facilitator Leona Oceania

Always fascinated with death and baffled by the fact that we don’t talk about the one thing that is going to happen to all of us, Leona Oceania decided to do what she could to encourage that conversation. Die Well Death Education is her passion project.

Leona has trained to become an End-of-Life Doula, a Home Funeral Guide, a Life Legacy Facilitator, and a Death Educator. She also serves on the board of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine, is the facilitator of the Portland Death Café, and is a volunteer with a local hospice organization.

She has built a bookcase coffin with the prodigious Chuck Lakin, which is currently in use as a bookcase in her living room until it is needed as a coffin.