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With the help of our talented volunteers, Bob and Evan, we’ve created a ‘Before I Die’ wall in celebration of Dying to Know Day in August. Originally created by Candy Chang on an abandoned house in New Orleans after the death of a loved one, there are now over 5,000 walls in 78 countries and 36 languages.

The purpose of the wall is to bring to life conversations and community action around death, dying and grief. It’s our belief that palliative care is everyone’s business and we all have a part to play in supporting each other at end of life and in grief.

Join in the conversation by visiting the wall at one of the following Hutt City libraries:

  • 3 – 9 August: Petone Library
  • 10 – 15 August: Lower Hutt War Memorial Library
  • 7 – 23 August: Wainuiomata Library
  • 24 – 30 August: Upper Hutt Library

For more information, visit:

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Raelee Jensen, Te Omanga Education Coordinator, and Liz Castle, Librarian with the ‘Before I Die’ wall at Petone Library.