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August 30, 2015

New York Times Bestselling Author and Veteran Luis Carlos Montalván and his service dog, Tuesday, will present two programs at Lexington Park Library

F_2015_TuesdayThe St. Mary’s County Library is pleased to host New York Times bestselling author and retired U.S. Army Captain Luis Carlos Montalván and his service dog, “Tuesday,” for two programs to be held at the Lexington Park Library on Sunday, September 13. From 2 – 4 p.m. Both programs are free and open to the public.

Montalván and Tuesday will present their widely acclaimed children’s book “Tuesday Tucks Me In” and talk about their special bond. The tale, told from Tuesday’s point of view, tackles posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and living with disabilities. A dynamic K-9/handler demonstration of the types of tasks that Tuesday does to help Luis every day follows the reading. Both programs are open to all ages.

tuesday tucks me inThe next day, Monday, September 14, at 6 p.m., Montalván and Tuesday will return for a program about their New York Times bestselling book “Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him.” Inspiration and education come together in this
heartwarming celebration of the human-canine bond as they discuss their story of two wounded warriors who found salvation in each other. This program is for adults and teens ages 13 years and older.

Capt. Montalván and Tuesday will stay after each program to sign books and meet with the audience. Both award-winning books, “Until Tuesday” and “Tuesday Tucks Me In” will be available for purchase. Audience members may also bring their own books to be signed.

“We are very excited to welcome Luis and Tuesday to St. Mary’s County for these two very special programs,” said Mary Anne Bowman, Deputy Director for St. Mary’s County Library. “We hope to educate and inspire our community by offering this opportunity to honor veterans by learning to better understand the benefits of service animals and the challenges veterans and their families face.”