Jan 14, 2016 12:27 PM

Portsmouth library hosts 'Death Cafe,' opportunity to discuss life, death and meaning

PORTSMOUTH – Make the most of life by talking about death - that's the pitch for an event at the Portsmouth Public Library called "Death Cafe."

The gathering planned for Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon is part of an international movement to get people talking about death in order to get them thinking more about life, according to

"It's about how to live your best life. Talking about death helps you make more of your life and helps you focus on the here and now. It can help you achieve goals while you're alive," said Janet Prescott, executive director of the Hospice Help Foundation, who will be leading the discussion. She has also been involved in previous "Death Cafe" events.

"It's hard to find places that are comfortable to talk about (death)," she said. "We want to normalize discussions about it."

The event at the library, which includes refreshments, is free and open to all.

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