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Live Chat with the Author of “Weekends with Daisy”

CaptureThursday, April 24, at 1 pm

Do you have a question for the author or thoughts on the book you would like to share?
Join us for a lively discussion of this year’s Buena Park Reads Together selection, “Weekends with Daisy” and a live phone chat with the author, Sharon Kahn Luttrell!

Weekends with Daisy
by Sharron Kahn Luttrell

“A deceptively simple but powerful   account of family bonds, friendship, and the special relationship we have with dogs.” —Kirkus Reviews

After the death of her own beloved dog, journalist Sharron Luttrell decided to volunteer for the NEADS Prison PUP program, acting as a weekend trainer and foster parent for Daisy, a yellow Labrador puppy.

During the week, Daisy spent her days in prison, living and training with an   inmate named Keith who, like the other inmates in the program, sought         rehabilitation through training dogs to be service animals for the disabled.

Luttrell could never have anticipated how her weekends with Daisy and her unlikely bond with the man who shared Daisy’s training would change her life.

 Check out our Buena Park Reads Together schedule of events HERE

Pathways to Hope comes to the BPLD!

pathways2Saturday, April 5th, 2 pm
Learn all about Pathways to Hope’s Cell Dogs training programs
and meet a service dog in training! 

Pathways to Hope is a nonprofit organization that partners with OC Animal Care and local correctional facilities to improve the lives of incarcerated individuals and shelter dogs. The dogs in this program are housed with and trained by selected prison inmates in preparation for becoming service dogs.

This event is part of our fourth annual “Buena Park Reads Together” program.  During the month of April, we will be offering interactive programs, book discussions and family fun inspired by this year’s chosen book, Weekends with Daisy by Sharon Kahn Luttrell.

In Weekends with Daisy, a volunteer service dog trainer tells the story of her relationships with an endearing yellow Labrador puppy and its felon partner in the Prison PUP program.  Join us this April for a month-long celebration of service animals and their caretakers, and the joy that animals bring to our lives!

For more information, please call the library at 714.826.4100 x125, or visit our virtual branch at http://www.buenaparklibrary.org.