Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

What Wikipedia teaches us about balancing truth and beliefs

Even with public trust at an all-time low, Wikipedia continues to maintain people’s confidence. How do they do it? Former CEO of Wikimedia Foundation Katherine Maher delves into the transparent, adaptable and community-building ways the online encyclopedia brings free and reliable information to the public — while also accounting for bias and difference of opinion. “The seeds of our disagreement can actually become the roots of our common purpose,” she says.
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Ina Garten’s Tarragon Potato Salad Recipe

Check out the Barefoot Contessa’s delicious potato salad for your upcoming July 4th or summer picnic.
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Summer Solstice Meditation

Give yourself permission to chill. Enjoy this short meditation to reflect back, look forward and find peace in the present moment.
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History of the Holidays: Independence Day

This short video gives the origin of fireworks produced by the History Channel.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Alexandria Fireworks Celebration – Saturday, July 9 – 6 to 9:45 pm (Fireworks at 9:30) at Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison St, Alexandria

This celebration marks Alexandria’s 273rd birthday and the USA’s 246th birthday. A performance by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra will be held along with cupcakes, local vendors, live music and fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Pets and smoking are not permitted at the event.
Aside from Oronoco Bay Park, fireworks viewing locations will include Center Canal Plaza; Rivergate Park, 2 Montgomery St.; Founders Park, 351 North Union St.; Waterfront Park, 1A Prince St.; Windmill Hill Park, 501 South Union St.; Fords Landing boardwalk, 99 Franklin St.; Jones Point Park, Jones Point Dr., and George Washington Masonic Temple, 101 Callahan Dr.

Afternoon Book Group – “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig –
July 7: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM. All are welcome!
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Tai Chi at Beatley Library – Balance your mind and body – Thursday,
July 7: 5:30pm – 6:30pm – Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden

Join Jorge Banales as he gives instruction on the Yang Style 24 Movement Tai Chi form.
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