AUBURN — The Auburn Public Library will host ret. Army Capt. Luis Carlos Montalvan, bestselling author of “Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him,” from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3.

Accompanying Montalvan will be Tuesday, the golden retriever for whom the memoir is named.

This program is part of the 2015 Teen Summer Reading Program, “Unmask!” The theme focuses on heroes this year, and teens have been exploring all types of heroes — local, national and superheroes.

When Montalvan, a 17-year veteran of the U.S. Army, returned from his multiple combat tours in Iraq, the stress of daily life due to his wounds — both physical and emotional — began to take their toll on him. Then he met Tuesday, a beautiful, smart and sensitive golden retriever who had been trained to assist the disabled. Tuesday could open doors, turn on lights and sense anxiety in humans.

The program will include a demonstration of how Tuesday assists Montalvan in his daily life, a question-and-answer session, copies of his two books for sale, a book signing and photo opportunities.

The event is open to all ages. Those who plan on participating should call or stop by the reference desk on the second floor to pick up their free ticket.

This program is made possible by the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston-Auburn Maine, Veterans for Peace, Hampton Inn Lewiston-Auburn and several private donations.

FMI: 207-333-6640 x 4, [email protected]

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