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Death Café

Drink Tea, Eat Cake and Discuss Death

2024-04-15 18:30:00 2024-04-15 20:00:00 America/Chicago Death Café At a Death Café people drink tea, eat cake -or cookies- and discuss death. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Third Monday of the month. Robert Crown Branch Library -

Monday, April 15
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-15 18:30:00 2024-04-15 20:00:00 America/Chicago Death Café At a Death Café people drink tea, eat cake -or cookies- and discuss death. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Third Monday of the month. Robert Crown Branch Library -

At a Death Café people drink tea, eat cake -or cookies- and discuss death. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Third Monday of the month.

"Death Cafés offer individuals a place to gather together to discuss various topics related to death in a safe environment without an agenda, judgment, or criticism. Join to learn more, expanding your awareness around topics of death that can help you make the most out of life"

Are you curious about what you can expect from a Death Café? Here are some basics from the Death Café website:

"Our principles are that Death Cafés are always offered:

• With no intention of leading participants to any conclusion, product or course of action.

• As an open, respectful and confidential space where people can express their views safely.

• On a not for profit basis.

• Alongside refreshing drinks and nourishing food – and cake or cookies! Please BYO Mug!


It's also worth stating here what Death Cafés is not:

• Death Café is not a bereavement support or grief counselling setting. Death Café doesn't work for people who, for whatever reason, aren't able to discuss death comfortably and openly. There are many projects better set up for this.

• Death Cafés aren't an opportunity to give people information about death and dying - regardless of how good or important it is. Rather we create time to discuss death without expectations. For this reason having guest speakers and information materials available is actively discouraged

• Death Café doesn't work as a method of community engagement, research or consultation." 

CDDC Vice President Alejandro Salinas will be our host. He has held Death Cafés since 2017. He is an avid advocate for grief and has a passion for exploring death, dreams, dying, and the afterlife. Alé works as a clinical massage therapist, yoga teacher, and musician. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Health & Wellness |

TAGS: | Death Cafe |

Robert Crown Branch Library

Phone: (847) 448-8101
Branch manager
Yolande Wilburn, Executive Director

Hours
Mon, May 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 24 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 25 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, May 26 12:00PM to 6:00PM

About the branch

 

The City of Evanston is committed to promoting a Citywide culture of accessibility and inclusivity. To request an accommodation for a program, service, or activity, please call 847-866-2919 to make an ADA service request or fill out a request form online.

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Mon, May 20, All day
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Main Library

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Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

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Main Library

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Robert Crown Branch Library

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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

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Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)
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Mon, Jun 03, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library

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Tue, Jun 04, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

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Tue, Jun 04, 11:00am - 12:15pm
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Main Library

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Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

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Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

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Robert Crown Branch Library

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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

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Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

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Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

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Robert Crown Branch Library

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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

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Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

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Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

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Main Library

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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

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Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

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Leah Lomer Park

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Jun 13, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Zoom Robert Crown (Virtual)

Thu, Jun 13, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Children's Room

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Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Fri, Jun 14, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Sat, Jun 15, 11:00am - 4:00pm

Sat, Jun 15, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Sat, Jun 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Robert Crown Community Ctr, 1801 Main St., Evanston, IL 60202 - Rms. B-C (main floor, to the left as you enter)

Sat, Jun 15, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theater 927 Noyes St. Evanston, IL 60201

Sun, Jun 16, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theater 927 Noyes St. Evanston, IL 60201

Mon, Jun 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Jun 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Jun 17, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Fleetwood-Jourdain Park

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
New venue Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Mon, Jun 17, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Center - Room B/C

Canceled
Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Tue, Jun 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual),Library Board Room (406)

Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Rescheduled
Wed, Jun 19, 11:00am - 12:30pm
New date Monday, June 24, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Main Library

Wed, Jun 19, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)