Library hosts program on Cuesta College’s book of the year
In partnership with Cuesta College, the Paso Robles City Library is offering programs centered on The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers.
• Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m.: The library will show a film based on the personal wartime experiences of journalist Mark Boal, telling the story of the Iraq war from the perspective of the soldiers, specifically an elite Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team. Starring Jeremy Renner, Guy Pearce and Ralph Fiennes as three fearless bomb technicians whose job it is to dismantle roadside bombs while avoiding sharp-shooting snipers, this award-winning film will have you on the edge of your seat. This film is rated “R” so no one under age 17 will be admitted without an accompanying parent or guardian.
• Thursday, March 18 at 7 p.m.: The library will host a special presentation by United States Air Force SMSgt Brian Fleming. Fleming, who is currently stationed at Vandenberg Air Force Base, served in Iraq during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, and will share his first-hand accounts of his experiences there and here at home. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions.
• Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m.: The Paso Robles Library Book Group will be discussing Powers’ The Yellow Birds.
The Paso Robles City Library is located at 1000 Spring Street and is open Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.