Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

How life on Earth adapts to you and me

We tend to think of evolution as a slow, gradual process playing out over millions of years. But evolutionary biologist Shane Campbell-Staton says nature is now changing at a breakneck speed to keep up with the world humanity has built. To learn more,
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Berry Buckle

Here is a simple recipe for a yummy summer berry buckle.
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5-Minute Bedtime Meditation for Better Sleep

Here is a short video to play before bed.
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A celebration of beauty and love: Botticelli’s Birth of Venus

Learn about Sandro Botticelli’s Birth of Venus that was painted in 1485 and housed in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

City of Alexandria Fireworks Celebration – Saturday, July 8, Oronoco Bay Park

The City of Alexandria will celebrate its 274th and the USA’s 247th birthday on Saturday, July 8, at Oronoco Bay Park (100 Madison St.). The event includes music, cupcakes, and activities, ending with the Grand Finale — a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free!
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Smart Home Exhibit – Saturday, July 8 – 11 am – 3 pm – Martin Luther King Jr. Central Library

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Mystery Book Club – “The Woman in the Library” by Sulari Gentill
Wednesday, July 12: 3:30pm – 5:00pm – Virtual – Zoom

Join us for an online discussion of Sulari Gentill’s 2022 murder mystery about a story hidden inside another story.
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