Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you Enjoy!


A Mysterious Design that Appears Across Millennia


What can we make of a design that shows up over and over in disparate cultures throughout history? Theorist Terry Moore explores “Penrose tiling” — two shapes that fit together in infinite combinations without ever repeating — and ponders what it might mean. Click here.


Laura in the Kitchen

Laura Vitale makes the best fall salad.

Click here.

Silver Sneakers – Fall Prevention for Seniors

There are a few things about balance work that are amazing! First, it’s within your power to make positive changes making improvements both small and great. Second, your eyes, your inner ears and your nervous system all work together to send input to the brain to create balance and stability. Click here.

The Bird House at the National Zoo

Take a virtual tour of the Bird House at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute with conservation scientist Brian Evans! Click here.

Alexandria Library and Other Events

Computer Assistance – Friday, August 25: 11:30am – 1:30pm – Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library

Need help printing or scanning? Need to send and/or download an attachment but don’t know how? Volunteers are here to help! Click here.

Oddball Cinema – La Dolce VidaSaturday, August 26: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library – Beth Patridge Meeting Room

Join Oddball cinema for a viewing of La Dolce Vida! Click here.

Senior Services of Alexandria’s “Senior Living in Alexandria” event – Thursday, October 19 at 10 am – Westminster Presbyterian Church – 2701 Cameron Mills Road

This is the first speaker series event of the 2023-24 season and will be focused on Senior Safety and Awareness. Local experts will discuss a variety of topics geared to keeping you safe inside and outside of your home including: Fall prevention; Ideas on how to keep your home safe by removing tripping hazards and other minor fixes; Stroke prevention measures; and the Importance of knowing how various prescriptions interact. The event is free and open to the public. Click here or call SSA at 703 836 4414 ext. 110. 


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