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Senior Book Club

Hidden Valley Road

2022-08-09 13:00:00 2022-08-09 13:45:00 America/Denver Senior Book Club Join us at the Provo Rec Center the 2nd Tuesday of each month for a book discussion with fellow seniors. Pick up a copy of Hidden Valley Road at the Community Desk of the Rec Center after 07/11. Provo Recreation Center

Tuesday, August 09
1:00pm - 1:45pm

Add to Calendar 2022-08-09 13:00:00 2022-08-09 13:45:00 America/Denver Senior Book Club Join us at the Provo Rec Center the 2nd Tuesday of each month for a book discussion with fellow seniors. Pick up a copy of Hidden Valley Road at the Community Desk of the Rec Center after 07/11. Provo Recreation Center

Provo Recreation Center

Senior Library

Join us at the Provo Rec Center the 2nd Tuesday of each month for a book discussion with fellow seniors. Pick up a copy of Hidden Valley Road at the Community Desk of the Rec Center after 07/11.

About this month's book:

Hidden Valley Road
By Robert Kolker

The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease.

Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don's work with the Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom: the oldest born in 1945, the youngest in 1965. In those years, there was an established script for a family like the Galvins--aspiration, hard work, upward mobility, domestic harmony--and they worked hard to play their parts. But behind the scenes was a different story: psychological breakdown, sudden shocking violence, hidden abuse. By the mid-1970s, six of the ten Galvin boys, one after another, were diagnosed as schizophrenic. How could all this happen to one family?

What took place inside the house on Hidden Valley Road was so extraordinary that the Galvins became one of the first families to be studied by the National Institute of Mental Health. Their story offers a shadow history of the science of schizophrenia, from the era of institutionalization, lobotomy, and the schizophrenogenic mother to the search for genetic markers for the disease, always amid profound disagreements about the nature of the illness itself. And unbeknownst to the Galvins, samples of their DNA informed decades of genetic research that continues today, offering paths to treatment, prediction, and even eradication of the disease for future generations.

With clarity and compassion, bestselling and award-winning author Robert Kolker uncovers one family's unforgettable legacy of suffering, love, and hope.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Bookish |

TAGS: | Seniors | Books | Book Club | Adults |

Provo Library

Phone: 801-852-6650

Hours
Mon, Aug 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Aug 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Aug 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Aug 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Aug 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Sat, Aug 20 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Aug 21 Closed

Upcoming events

Wed, Aug 17, All day
Provo Library - Children's Department
You are the newest illustrator for your favorite book! Grab a paper from the library to redesign a book's cover. Our panel of judges will pick who designed the best book.

Wed, Aug 17, 10:00am - 11:30am
Provo Library - Story Circle
Come to the Story Circle for interactive playtime with your child.

Thu, Aug 18, All day
Provo Library - Children's Department
You are the newest illustrator for your favorite book! Grab a paper from the library to redesign a book's cover. Our panel of judges will pick who designed the best book.

Thu, Aug 18, 10:00am - 11:30am
Provo Library - Story Circle
Come to the Story Circle for interactive playtime with your child.

Fri, Aug 19, All day
Provo Library - Children's Department
You are the newest illustrator for your favorite book! Grab a paper from the library to redesign a book's cover. Our panel of judges will pick who designed the best book.

Sat, Aug 20, All day
Provo Library - Children's Department
You are the newest illustrator for your favorite book! Grab a paper from the library to redesign a book's cover. Our panel of judges will pick who designed the best book.

Sat, Aug 20, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Provo Library - Ballroom
Calling all witches and wizards for a day of magic school. Get sorted into houses, earn house points, and save the world!

Mon, Aug 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Provo Library - North Patio
¡Ven a la biblioteca para una carrera de obstáculos, burbujas, juegos y más para despedir el verano!

Tue, Aug 23, 10:00am - 11:30am
Provo Library - Story Circle
Come to the Story Circle for interactive playtime with your child.

Wed, Aug 24, 10:00am - 11:30am
Provo Library - Story Circle
Come to the Story Circle for interactive playtime with your child.

Thu, Aug 25, 10:00am - 11:30am
Provo Library - Story Circle
Come to the Story Circle for interactive playtime with your child.

Tue, Aug 30, 10:00am - 11:30am
Provo Library - Story Circle
Come to the Story Circle for interactive playtime with your child.

Wed, Aug 31, 10:00am - 11:30am
Provo Library - Story Circle
Come to the Story Circle for interactive playtime with your child.

Thu, Sep 01, 10:00am - 11:30am
Provo Library - Story Circle
Come to the Story Circle for interactive playtime with your child.

Sat, Sep 03, 9:00am - 10:00am
Provo Library - Children's Department
Tickets ($5 each) will be available to Provo City Library cardholders on Saturday, September 3 starting at 9:00 am at the Children's Desk.

Tue, Sep 06, All day
Take Home Crafts
Pick up a free take-home craft kit for children ages 0-12, limit 8 kits per family. Supplies are limited and preregistration is required.
Registration opens Monday, August 29 2022 at 9:00am

Wed, Sep 07, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Provo Library - Story Circle
Come to the Story Circle for interactive playtime with your child.

Wed, Sep 07, 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Provo Library - Story Room
You bring the imagination, and we'll provide the LEGOs! Simple building concepts for kids to construct on their own or in a group. Finished creations will be put on display. For kids ages 5-8.
Registration opens Monday, September 5 2022 at 9:00am

Thu, Sep 08, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Provo Library - Story Circle
Come to the Story Circle for interactive playtime with your child.

Mon, Sep 12, All day
Provo Library - Children's Department
Can you tell who these book characters are by their silhouette? If you figure all them out, you can win a prize!

Mon, Sep 12, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Provo Library - Story Room
Come watch How to Train Your Dragon (Dreamworks) at the library! Blankets are welcome.

Tue, Sep 13, All day
Provo Library - Children's Department
Can you tell who these book characters are by their silhouette? If you figure all them out, you can win a prize!

Tue, Sep 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Provo Library - Story Room,Shaw Programming Room #260
Homeschool fun for all school-aged kids! Meet other homeschool families and discuss library homeschool resources, lessons, and strategies.

Wed, Sep 14, All day
Provo Library - Children's Department
Can you tell who these book characters are by their silhouette? If you figure all them out, you can win a prize!

Wed, Sep 14, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Provo Library - Story Circle
Come to the Story Circle for interactive playtime with your child.

Wed, Sep 14, 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Provo Library - Story Room
You bring the imagination, and we'll provide the LEGOs! Simple building concepts for kids to construct on their own or in a group. Finished creations will be put on display. For kids ages 5-8.
Registration opens Monday, September 12 2022 at 9:00am

Thu, Sep 15, All day
Provo Library - Children's Department
Can you tell who these book characters are by their silhouette? If you figure all them out, you can win a prize!

Thu, Sep 15, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Provo Library - Story Circle
Come to the Story Circle for interactive playtime with your child.

Thu, Sep 15, 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Provo Library - Story Room
Calling all Tweens! Join us 1st & 3rd Thursdays for a program just for you! For kids ages 9-12.
Registration opens Monday, September 12 2022 at 9:00am

Thu, Sep 15, 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Provo Library - Young Special Events Room #201
Literacy-based programs for children ages 5-8.
Registration opens Monday, September 12 2022 at 9:00am

Fri, Sep 16, All day
Provo Library - Children's Department
Can you tell who these book characters are by their silhouette? If you figure all them out, you can win a prize!