Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

How Moms Shape the World

Mothers undeniably impact and shape history, but their stories are often left out or misrepresented, says sociologist and author Anna Malaika Tubbs. This erasure limits policies to support mothers and their essential roles in society. Click here.

30-Minute Vegetarian Chili

Follow along as Melissa Clark shows us how to make her easy vegetarian skillet chili, which comes together in just 30 minutes and has been a staple in her home during the past year. If you have canned beans, tomatoes, onion and garlic in your pantry, you can make this dish. And the pickled onions aren’t strictly necessary, but they add a welcome tangy contrast to the beans. Click here.

2 Minute Guided Meditation for Winter

Do you have two minutes? That’s enough time to cool down with mindfulness and let go of stress. Take a quick break to enjoy this winter scene guided meditation, led by Neda Gould, Ph.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Mindfulness Program. Click here.

10-Minute Art Talk: Tiepolo’s “Allegory with Venus and Time”

Letizia Treves, Curator of Later 17th-Century Paintings at London’s National Gallery looks up at Tiepolo’s colorful ceiling painting, Allegory with Venus and Time.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

How did you do that? – Turning your Hobby into a side Business – Saturday, January 22: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Join us for a monthly series that brings artists, designers or makers that have managed to create a small business or a career our of their passion or hobby. Click here.

Handcraft Tuesday – Evening Edition – Tuesday, January 25: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!
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Friends of Duncan Film Club – Second Annual Double Feature Film Festival – Wednesday, January 26: 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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