Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

My year of saying yes to everything

Shonda Rhimes, the titan behind Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder, is responsible for some 70 hours of television per season, and she loves to work. “When I am hard at work, when I am deep in it, there is no other feeling,” she says. She has a name for this feeling: The hum. The hum is a drug, the hum is music, the hum is God’s whisper in her ear. But what happens when it stops?
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Stay-at-Home Chef’s Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie is a comfort food favorite! Mix and match whatever vegetables you’d like in this recipe to create your own custom pot pie recipe that your family will love.
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One-Minute Calm Meditation

Try this short calming meditation to clear your mind.
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Emancipation Proclamation 150th Anniversary at the National Archives

The original Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln is in the holdings of the National Archives. To protect the document from light damage It is publicly displayed only a few days each year under extremely low light.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Our Faces in Film: Brown Sugar -Friday, February 3: 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Large Meeting Room

All month long for Black History Month we will show films featuring African American lead characters. Join us for great films and snacks!
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Mystery Book Club – “The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream” by Dean Jobb –
Wednesday, February 8: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Virtual – Zoom

Please join us virtually for a discussion of a true crime story of Victorian era serial killer Dr. Cream by Dean Jobb.
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Lecture: Exposing the Alexandria Slave Pen- Feb 13, 2023 – 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Lyceum – 201 S. Washington Street

Join City of Alexandria Archaeologist Dr. Benjamin Skolnik, as he explores the visual history of 1315 Duke Street in Alexandria, Virginia. Now the Freedom House Museum, the site was once the location where several 19th century dealers trafficked enslaved men, women, and children to the Deep South. Dr. Skolnik will look at period photographs and illustrations of the building and share what they tell us about the building and the businesses which operated from 1315 Duke Street.
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