Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

The history (and future) of women in STEM

In 2018, science writer Nathalia Holt wrote “Rise of the Rocket Girls,” a riveting account of the women mathematicians who played a key role in launching America’s space program in the 1950s. In this talk, she translates her historical research into evidence of the need for modern STEM workplace reform, sharing actionable lessons on how to recruit and retain women in science today.
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Spring Salad Mix

This delicious spring mix salad, with colorful and fresh ingredients that are full of vitamins and minerals for our body, is a perfect side dish for any meal!
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Pickleball for Beginners

In pickleball for beginners, we take you through the rules and scoring of pickleball, and tips and tricks for those who are picking up the paddle for the first time!
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The colors of an early spring garden in the English Shropshire hills

Edge Villa is a two-acre garden, full of blooms and abuzz with life. Check out this short video of early blooming flowers.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Friends of Duncan Film Club – Top Gun: Maverick – Saturday, March 18: 2:00pm – 4:30pm – James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library

A Wild Ride At Breakneck Speeds!
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Alexandria Poet Laureate Zeina Azzam – Poetry reading and book signing
Tuesday, March 21: 6:00pm – 7:00pm –  James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library – Beth Patridge Meeting Room

In honor of Women’s History Month, please join us for a reading and book signing from Alexandria’s Poet Laureate, Zeina Azzam, and her book “Bayna Bayna, In-Between”.
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Civil War Women’s Day – Fort Ward Museum – 4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria – Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In recognition of Women’s History Month, Fort Ward Museum is presenting Civil War Women’s Day. This living history program is free, and interesting for all ages. The event is weather dependent. Historical interpreters will present on-going talks, displays and demonstrations that illustrate the contributions of women during the Civil War period on the home front, in camp, and on the battlefield.
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Line Dancing – Tuesday, March 21: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library – Meeting Room

Learn basic line dance steps while you workout to Golden Oldies music. This is a great class for beginners. Bring a friend or come alone. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
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