PITTSFIELD — A four month long special program, The Last Word: an end of life book discussion series will take place at the Pittsfield Pulbic Library. With the help of special speakers and four types of literature — fiction, non-fiction, poetry and autobiography, participants can explore and discuss various aspects of preparing for our own death and for those we care about.

The first program will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Library to discuss the book “Me Before You,” by JoJo Moyes.

The second program is set for 5 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the First Universalist Church. The meeting will start with a discussion of “Without,” by Donald Hall, follwed by guest speaker Chuck Lakin who will talk about alternative funerals.

The third session is set for 5 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at First Universalist Church. Featuring discussion of “The Final Gifts,” by Maggie Callanan and guest speaker Susan Morton will talk about hospice care.

The final program is set for 5 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the Pittsfield Public Library, Discussion of “The End of Your Life Book Club,” by Will Schwalbe is planned.

Books can be borrowed through the Pittsfield Public Library. The series is sponsored by the Pittsfield Public Library and the Mid-Maine Community Forum with a grant from the Maine Humanities Council. For more information, call the library at 487-5880.

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