Ansonia resident and author, Raymond Tucker will be available to sign copies of his book, Mind Guards the Gate: A Book of Verse, a book of inspirational poetry and essays written to and for those who have suffered and continue to suffer childhood sexual abuse and trauma. The event will be held at the Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 1-2 p.m.

It is estimated that one in four girls and one in seven boys under the age of 12 are sexually abused by someone they know.