Spring 2024

Poetry in Translation

Open poetry reading. Join us! Email regina_voge@cuesta.edu for more information. 

Wednesday, April 10

North County Campus, Dallons Hall
Join Livestream

Book of the Year

Alt text: Creep: Accusations and Confessions by Myriam Gurba. Lecture and book signing. April 18, 2024, 5-7pm, Harold J. Miossi CPAC, SLO Campus

Join us for a lecture and book signing by queer Latinx poet, author, and visual artist Myriam Gurba. Her latest book, Creep: Accusations and Confessions, is a provocative collection of essays exploring the creeping toxicity and negativity that has wormed its way into our lives. She is also the acclaimed author of Mean, a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ Nonfiction. 

Thursday, April 18, 2024
Cuesta College, SLO Campus
Harold J. Miossi CPAC

Tickets available for purchase at tickets.cuesta.edu
$15 general admission | Students free | email cuestabook@cuesta.edu to reserve student tickets

Support Future Programs!

Please help us continue to bring engaging literary events to our community by investing in Cuesta College and the needs of our students. Your donation directly supports the Book of the Year program, ensuring its success for years.

About Book of the Year: In its 15th year, the Book of the Year program selects and contracts with renowned authors, bringing them to campus for enlightening lectures and book-signing appearances. 

Donate HERE and support Cuesta Library's Book of the Year program!

Art Display

African Ceramic display African ceramic display

African Ceramic Display 

The Cuesta Art Department and Cuesta library have collaborated to host a beautiful collection of African ceramics in the display case in the SLO Library lobby - check it out! 

Cuesta Library Lobby, SLO Campus
Ongoing through March 2024

Past Events

Spring 2024

Classified Staff Book Club

The classified staff book club is reading Radical Inclusion by David Moinina Sengeh. Join us to discuss! For more information, email jacquelyn_contreras@cuesta.edu.

Friday, March 8, 2024, 12:00pm

The Human Library®
 black and white photograph of two people talking. Human Library logo in bottom corner

You're invited - join The Human Library®! The Human Library® project is a safe space for personal conversations designed to challenge prejudice, stigma, and stereotypes. This event will provide a space for dialogue, where people who would otherwise never talk find room for conversation. Join us - unjudge someone. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
SLO Campus Library
Conversations last 30 minutes each; come to one or several
Free snacks

Fall 2023

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Cuesta College Library!

Virtual Author Event with Alexandra Diaz
Tuesday, September 19, 4:30-6pm
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Cuesta Library Virtual Book Club! Join us as we host award-winning, Latina Young Adult author Alexandra Diaz for a virtual presentation and Q&A.

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Cuesta Library!

Native American Heritage Month is observed in November to call attention to the culture, traditions, and achievements of the nation's original inhabitants and of their descendents. Cuesta Library has a fantastic selection of books for all ages on the topic of Native Americans. Come view our display and check out a few books! On display throughout November 2023. 

"Awareness Gallery"

October 11 - November 13, 2023 | SLO and NCC Libraries
In partnership with the SLO County Behavioral Health Department, Cuesta is hosting an Awareness Gallery to reflect the needs and perspectives of the campus community. The Awareness Gallery is an informative and interactive exhibit in both English and Spanish. Its goal is to encourage participants to self-reflect and create an inclusive social environment by promoting healthy lifestyles and utilizing campus and community resources and support services. All are welcome to view and add to the gallery!

Spring 2023

Book of the Year 2023: All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

Lecture and moderated Q&A with Sabaa Tahir
Harold J. Miossi CPAC, Cuesta College San Luis Obispo
April 27, 2023 | In person with possible live simulcast
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Visit the reader's guide for All My Rage
Book of the Year event information Poster (PDF)
Save the Date Postcard (PDF)

Words of Change: Cuesta Library Virtual Book Club 

Visit the webpage for the Cuesta Virtual Book Club: Words of Change Spring 2023

February 2023: Black History Month

Black Joy: A Panel Discussion
Wednesday, February 8, 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Featuring Darius Jones, Erica Stewart, Christina Sholars, and Ken Parish
Visit the webpage about the Black Joy Panel discussion

March 2023: Women's History Month

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré
Thursday, March 9, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Visit the reader's guide for The Girl with the Louding Voice

April 2023: Poetry Month

Step Right Up open poetry reading
Thursday, April 13, 11:30 - 12:45 pm
View the flyer for this event

May 2023: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang
Wednesday, May 3, 12:00 - 1:15 pm
Facilitated by Cuesta English faculty member, Anne Jansen
Visit the reader's guide for How Much of These Hills Is Gold