What happens to a family and to a child when that child transitions from female to male, or male to female? As a parent, Mary Collins didn’t agree with her trans son’s decision to physically alter his body even as she supported his right to realize himself as a person. A local author, professor, and parent, Collins will share her family’s story at the JPW Library Thursday, January 24 at 7 p.m. Copies of Mary Collins and Donald Collins book, “At the Broken Places: A Mother and Trans Son Pick Up the Pieces,” will be available for purchase. The JPW Library is on the second floor of First Church, access via rear parking lot entrance and elevator.