Tulare County Library Presents “Before I Die” A Book to Action Program

Tulare County Library, along with the California Center for the Book, is proud to present “Before I Die” a Book to Action program series at the Visalia Branch Library. The series is based on the book The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson, the programs, running throughout late February and March of 2019, feature open dialogue on topics related to death and dying, and ways to prepare and overcome to find fulfillment. The series include a book discussion group, guest speakers, and programs that provide ideas on creating wills and cleaning up the past and the things that may wear a person down to make room for more life, happiness, and joy.

Ongoing during February and March at the Visalia Branch Library, patrons will be invited to complete the sentence “Before I Die I Want to…” to be featured in the branch. This is a perfect way to express those things that one never accomplished, for which there is still time to fulfill in life.

February 26, 2019, 6-8 pm-Creating Living Wills with Attorney Paul Mullen from Central California Legal Services. Join us as we learn about creating living wills that help ensure that all your legal affairs are in order.

On March 5, 2019 from 6:30-7:30 pm the First Tuesday Book Club’s discussion features The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaningby Magareta Magnusson. What do you have around your home that is taking up space in your emotional and physical wellbeing? What are you hanging onto for which your family will have to clean up?

March 16, 2019, 1-3 pm features Advanced Health Care Directives and Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment with Jill McCarthy from Hinds Hospice. Join this program to learn about health care options for end of life treatment and planning.

March 30, 2019, 1-3 pm-Death Café with Jonathan Waltmire-Enjoy cake and snacks as participants open dialogue about death and dying.

The Visalia Branch is located in downtown Visalia at 200 W. Oak Avenue, with entrances on Encina and Locust Streets.

The Book to Action program comes to the Tulare County Library in part by the California Center of the Book, a program of the California Library Association and supported by the U.S. Institution of Museum and Library Services, and under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act in California administered by the California State Librarian.

The Tulare County Library serves all the citizens of Tulare County with locations in seventeen communities, four book machines, and online at www.tularecountylibrary.org. Like the Library on Facebook www.facebook.com/tularecountylibraryor follow us on Twitter twitter.com/TulareCountyLib.