know death

Know Death at Deschutes Public Library

Death and dying are often taboo topics. This October Deschutes Public Library explores a variety of topics associated with the end of life during the Know Death series. From Buddhist traditions about the afterlife, to the history of the death penalty, to establishing our own grief rituals, experts will offer diverse insight into what death means.

Topics include The History and Constitutionality of Executions, Death in Poetry, Ritual and Ceremony in Modern Life, The Journey Into That Good Night in Drama, What Is the Meaning of Life?, Death, Dying & Great Compassion in Buddhism and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

Most programs are free and open to the public. Check out registration, dates and locations at No registration required unless noted with an asterisk (*).

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