Lending Library

books, books, booksThe following books and videos are available from our members as a lending library.  Our members may ask for a deposit on the book or video.  To request an item, please call one of us via the Contact page, and we’ll get you in touch with the item owner.  Also please note that those books or DVDs marked with (MPL) are available from or through the Madison Public Library system, which is part of the South Central Library System, which gives you access to all of the materials in the 52 associated libraries.

Books and videos on Home Funerals and Green Burials:
A Manual for Home Funeral Care, by Elizabeth Knox
Dying Green (DVD), by Ellen Tripler (MPL)
Grave Matters : a journey through the modern funeral industry to a natural way of burial, by Mark Harris (MPL)
Undertaken with Love (DVD), by Jane Spottiswoode

Books and videos on Dying and After-Death Care:
After Death Home Care (DVD), by Marilynne Rush
Aftermath, by Mariam Hybels-Steer  A Reason to Live, by Melody Bettie
Attending the Dying, by Megory Anderson
At Home with Dying, by Merrill Collett
Being a Compassionate Companion : teachings stories and practical wisdom for those  accompanying someone who is dying (DVD), by Zen Hospice Project
Being with Dying : cultivating compassion and fearlessness in the presence of death, by Julie Kaufman
Children who Grieve, by Roberta Beckmann
Closer to the Light, by Melvin Morse
Crossing the Rubicon : celebrating the human-animal bond in life and death, by Julie Kaufman (MPL)
Dying : a guide for helping and coping, by Martin Shepard (MPL)
Dying Unafraid, by Fran Moreland Johns
Final Gifts : understanding the special awareness, needs and communication of the dying, by Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley (MPL)
Final Rights : reclaiming the American way of death, by Joshua Slocum and Lisa Carlson
Graceful Passages : a companion for living and dying (book & DVD)
In Lieu of Flowers : a conversation for the living, by Nancy Cobb (MPL)
Living Into Dying, by Nancy Jewel Poer
Midwifing Death, by Leslene Della-Madre
Midwife for Souls, by Kathy Kalina
Midwives to the Dying, by Miriam Schneider and Jan Selliken Bernard
No One Has To Die Alone : preparing for a meaningful death, by Lani Leary (MPL)
On Death and Dying, by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (MPL)
Parting, by Jennifer Sutton Holder and Jarin Aldredge-Clanton
Sacred Dying, by Megory Anderson (MPL)
Serving Life : a hospice project in a Louisiana prison (DVD), directed by Lisa Cohen (MPL)
Sibling Bereavement, by Ann Farrant
Tear Soup : a recipe for healing after loss, by Pat Schwiebert (MPL)
The Courage to Grieve, by Judy Tatelbaum (MPL)
The Grieving Child : a parent’s guide, by Helen Fitzgerald (MPL)
The Hospice Movement, by Sandol Stoddard
The Human Encounter with Death, by Stanislav Grof and Joan Halifax
The Needs of the Dying : a guide for bringing hope, comfort and love to life’s final chapter, by David Kessler (MPL)
The Pagan Book of Living and Dying : practical rituals, prayers, blessings and meditations on crossing over, by Starhawk (MPL)
The Wheel of Life : a memoir of living and dying, by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (MPL)
The Tibetan Book of the Dead : or the after-death experiences on the Bardo Plane, according to Lama Kaze Dawa-Samdumps English rederings, by W.Y. Evans-Wentz (MPL)
Where the Tree Falls, the Forest Rises : stories of death and renewal, by Charlene Elderkin (MPL)

Books for Children about Dying:
Lifetimes, by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen
Lucy Lettuce : A story demonstrating feelings of grief and loss, by Patrick Loring and Joy Johnson
101 Rainbow Ribbons, by Linda Colletti
The Promise, by Chiemi
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, by Judith Viorst
When Someone Very Special Dies, by Marge Heegaard