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Cuesta College Book of the Year 2015

Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers Yellow Birds cover and author Kevin Powers

A novel written by a veteran of the war in Iraq, The Yellow Birds is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive.

"The war tried to kill us in the spring." So begins this powerful account of friendship and loss. In Al Tafar, Iraq, twenty-one-year old Private Bartle and eighteen-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. Bound together since basic training when Bartle makes a promise to bring Murphy safely home, the two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for.

Ticket Information
Kevin Powers will be appearing March 26 at Cuesta College Performing Arts Center 5-7pm for an author in conversation event plus a book signing. Parking is free in lot 2. Tickets will be available through the CPAC website February 1, 2015. $5 General admission, free for veteranas and students:
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Kevin Powers: Save the date postcard (pdf)

Join us for the many great free events at Cuesta and community libraries. Calendar (PDF).

Thank you to all who attended our fundraiser! Cuesta Friends of the Library presents Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train, speaking November 4th at the Cuesta College Performing Arts Center.

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Book of the Year is a program of the Academic Senate of Cuesta College and theSLO County Public Library SLO Reads Program. Sponsored by Cuesta College Friends of the Library, San Luis Obispo County Library, and the Cuesta College Cultural Diversity and Student Equity Committee


Past Book of the Year Events

2014: Orange is the New Black
2014: Video of Piper Kerman at the CPAC
Schedule of Events (PDF)
Save the Date Postcard (PDF)
2014: Save the Date Flyer (PDF)

2013: Language of Flowers
2013 Videos of Vanessa Diffenbaugh Lecture and Stepping up for Emancipating Foster Youth Panel Events
Interview with author Vanessa Diffenbaugh on KCBX
2013 Cuesta Events Schedule (PDF)
2013 San Luis Obispo County Library Schedule of Events (PDF)
2013 Save the Date Postcard (PDF)

2012: In the Neighborhood
2012 Winedown Fundraiser
2012 Calendar of Events (PDF)
2012 Pocket Media Festival
2012 Peter Lovenheim Video

2011: Farm City
2011 calendar

2011 films
2011 library events

2010: Enrique's Journey
2010 calendar
2010 films

2009: When the Emperor was Divine
2009 calendar Cuesta Library Home
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