Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

An Illustrated Kingdom of Fantastical Plants

Botanical artist Nirupa Rao captures the spirit and beauty of nature in watercolor. With a portfolio of enchanting, scientifically accurate illustrations, she aims to reignite our emotional connection to the environment — and open our eyes to an entire kingdom hidden in plain sight. Click here to listen.

Health and Recreation

Easy Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

Check out this short video with easy-to-make recipes using a fall favorite – the pumpkin. Click here.

Fun Dance Video

Here is a short disco-dance video to start off your day.
Click here!

It’s a Boy!

If you missed the gender reveal of the new baby panda at the National Zoo, click here to see this cute video.

What’s in Bloom at Hillwood Gardens

Hillwood Museum’s Gardens is in full fall bloom and mum’s the word! Click here to see the beautiful fall mums and more.

Upcoming Alexandria Library Events

Let’s Talk Books – “The Line Becomes a River” by Francisco Cantu
Tuesday, October 13 – 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Join “Let’s Talk Books” book discussion club to read and discuss “The Line Becomes a River” by Francisco Cantú. In The Line Becomes a River, journalist Francisco Cantú writes candidly about the five years he spent as a U.S. Border Patrol agent and the lingering personal toll this work had after he left the force. Named one of the best books of 2018 by the Washington Post and NPR. Let’s Talk Books is a monthly book discussion club at the Barrett Branch Library. Email for more information. Click
here to register.

Cooking with Kole – A Nutritious Cooking Class for Fall – Saturday, October 10: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Learn a few tricks to brighten your fall table! To register click here.



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