Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Inside Africa’s thriving art scene

Art fair curator Touria El Glaoui is on a mission to showcase vital new art from African nations and the diaspora. She shares beautiful, inspiring, thrilling contemporary art that tells powerful stories of African identity and history — including works by Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop, Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj and Zimbabwean painter Kudzanai-Violet Hwami.
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Natasha’s Kitchen Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Here is an easy recipe to make a delicious grilled cheese sandwich perfect for a cold winter day.
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Workout with Sharlyn15-Minute Energizing Yoga Flow

This yoga routine will get your blood flowing. It’s the perfect addition to your morning or a great pick-me-up in the afternoon. Follow along with SilverSneakers Master Trainer Sharlyn as part of the 7-Day Happiness Challenge.
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1939 Alexandria Library Sit-In

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Alexandria, Virginia, February 15-22 to feature the history and literary life of the community. George Combs and Audrey P. Davis talked about the 1939 Alexandria Library sit-in, led by African-American attorney Samuel Tucker.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Friends of Duncan Film Club – In the Mood for Love – Saturday, January 21: 2:00pm – 4:30pm – James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library – Beth Patridge Meeting Room

The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000 and is often listed as one of the greatest films of all time and one of the major works of Asian cinema.
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The 1939 Alexandria Library Sit-In – Telling Our Story – Sunday, January 22: 1:30pm – 3:00pm – Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Large Meeting Room

A presentation by Library Director Rose T. Dawson, in partnership with the American Association of University Women of Virginia – Alexandria Branch.
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Senior Services of Alexandria’s February 15th at 11 am – You Are! Workshop at Beatley Central Library

“You Are” explores the legacies of our elders and the wisdom, passion and love they passed down to their children and grandchildren. Participants will learn how transform their words into poetry while celebrating the matriarchs and patriarchs they are!
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