Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you Enjoy!


Art that imagines new ways of living with machines

Taking cues from soft robotics and the natural world, conceptual artist Anicka Yi builds lighter-than-air machines that roam and react like autonomous life forms. Her floating “aerobes” inspire us to think about new ways of living with machines — and to ponder how they could evolve into living creatures.  Click here.





Check out this summer classic – ratatouille. Click here.



Six Exercises to Help Improve Shoulder Range of Motion


It can be challenging to get through daily activities when your shoulders don’t move the way they once did. Here are six daily exercises that can help improve your shoulder movement. Click here.


Jellyfish 101


Check out this short video on jellyfish.  See a resemblance of something we saw in the Ted Talk?  Click here.


Upcoming Alexandria Library Events


Handcraft Tuesday – Weekend Edition – Saturday, August 27: 2:00pm – 4:00pm –  Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden


Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together! 

Click here.


“Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea” – Documentary Screening

Tuesday, August 30: 6:30pm – 8:00pm –  Virtual


Tune it to watch this encouraging documentary about one woman’s vision to draw attention to the ocean plastic problem and reclaim ocean refuse for good. Click here.


Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion – The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honoree Fannone Jeffers – Thursday, September 1: 1:30pm – 2:30pm –  James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library


The Afternoon Book Discussion meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM. All are welcome! Click here.

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