Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

You Deserve the Right to Repair your Stuff

A self-declared “repair geek,” Gay Gordon-Byrne is a driving force behind the right-to-repair movement, which aims to empower people to fix their stuff. She describes how the movement is gaining legislative momentum and breaks down how the global shift away from “throwaway society” can literally turn trash into treasure in a circular economy — so we can all experience that “Yes! I fixed it!” feeling.
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Beef Bourguignon

Check out Ina Garten’s recipe for this winter comfort favorite.
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4-Minute Bedtime Yoga Routine | SilverSneakers

Help yourself get a good night’s sleep with these yoga poses. Follow along with SilverSneakers Master Trainer Sharlyn. Click here.

National Gallery’s Gainsborough’s Daughters Chasing a Butterfly in 10 Minutes or Less

Clara Davarpanah, one of the Gallery Educators, discusses Thomas Gainsborough’s ‘The Painter’s Daughters Chasing a Butterfly’ in this bite sized art history lecture.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Low Vision Support Group – Friday, February 18: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Learn About Senior Services of Alexandria’s programs and services for older adults. Click here.

Left Behind – Stories from the Underground Railroad – Tuesday, February 22: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Master Storyteller Sheila Arnold looks at what formally enslaved people left behind when they escaped to freedom. Click here.

Friends of Duncan Film Club – Second Annual Double Feature Film Festival – Wednesday, February 23: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Watch the selected films at your leisure, and join the Friends of Duncan Library Film Club on the last Wednesday of the month to discuss!  Click here.


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