Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!
Seeing the Little Risks you can Take to Increase Your Luck – Tina Seelig
Luck is rarely a lightning strike, isolated and dramatic — it’s much more like the wind, blowing constantly. In this insightful talk, Stanford engineering school professor Tina Seelig shares three unexpected ways to increase your luck — and your ability to see and seize opportunities. Click here to listen.

Health and Recreation

No Bake Summer Berry Ice Box Cake

Try this yummy no bake berry ice box cake – just click here to get started.

20 Minute Exercise Routine for Seniors and Beginners with Jenny McClendon
Join Jenny McClendon from her home with a 20-minute low-impact workout that you can do at your own pace. Click here to try it.
Visit Claude Monet’s Gardens in Giverney
Take a virtual tour of the French Impressionist artist Claude Monet’s garden from his home in Giverney outside of Paris, France. The gardens were his inspiration during the latter part of his life. Click
here to enjoy.

Upcoming Alexandria Library Events

African American Genealogy Research – Tuesday, August 25: 7:00 – 8:00pm – Historian and genealogist Steve Hammond joins us to discuss African American genealogy, some of the challenges associated with this type of research, and how to get started with your own family tree. Click here for more information.
Financial Strategies for the Long Haul – Wednesday, August 26: 7:00 – 8:00 pm – Join us to learn strategies to manage your finances in these uncertain times. Click here to register.
Notable Alexandrian: Dr. Kate Waller Barrett – Celebrating 100 years of Women’s Right to Vote – Wednesday, August 19: 7:00 – 8:00pm
Learn about our notable namesake of the Queen Street Library: humanitarian, reformer and suffragette! Presented by Patricia Walker of Local History/Special Collections. Click here to learn more and register.


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