Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

How Loss Helped One Artist Find Beauty in Imperfection

Painter Alyssa Monks finds beauty and inspiration in the unknown, the unpredictable and even the awful. In a poetic, intimate talk, she describes the interaction of life, paint and
canvas through her development as an artist, and as a human.
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Homemade Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is a great lunch or dinner option for a hot summer day. Check out the Stay-at-Home Chef’s video for how to make this summer favorite.
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5-Minute Bedtime Meditation for Better Sleep

Need some help to get a better night’s sleep? Try this soothing video before bedtime.
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Welcome to the National Museum of American History

This video provides an overview of the iconic artifacts, stimulating exhibitions, engaging programs, and other amenities visitors encounter on a visit to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Please visit the museum’s website for updated information about health and safety measures in place due to COVID-19, as well as the most current list of exhibitions. Some objects, exhibitions, and activities shown in the video may not be available.
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The Phillips Collection – Ghosts by Marley Dawson

Inspired by the dramatic architecture of the Phillips’s Annex stairway, Australian artist Marley Dawson has created two kinetic sculptures that accentuate its spiral configuration. They are on exhibit now at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library

Duncan Book Group – “Caste: The Origins of our Discontents” by Isabel WilkersonWednesday, August 18: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.
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Keep Track of Your Money – Thursday, August 19: 10:00am – 11:00am

Come and join us to learn how to set up a budget using Excel or Google Sheets. We will also cover budgeting apps to help you save up for that important goal! Click here.

Telling Our Story – The Making of “Out of Obscurity” – Thursday, August 19: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Library Director Rose Dawson interviews Matt Spangler, creator of the Out of Obscurity documentary about the 1939 Alexandria Library Sit-In.
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