Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

What Makes a Friendship Last

Making friends as an adult can feel like a baffling obstacle course. Why was it so much easier to connect as kids? To help you find well-rounded and fulfilling friendships, psychologist Marisa Franco discusses science-backed tips on how to make (and keep) friends, like the optimism-inducing “acceptance prophecy” and the shame-reducing “theory of chums.”
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Ina Garten’s Pasta Salad

Check out this pasta salad from the Barefoot Contessa for your summer cookouts and picnics.
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8 Best Exercises for Gardeners

Does gardening leave you sore and achy? Improve your flexibility and muscle endurance in the back, shoulders, hips and hands so you can enjoy your gardening time.
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National Gallery of London’s 10-minute Art Talk

Discover hidden details in Jan Gossaert’s vibrant ‘The Adoration of the Kings’ with our Deputy Director, Susan as she takes us on a journey into Gossaert’s outstanding interpretation of this Christmas story.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

One-On-One Computer Help – at the Barrett Branch – Tuesday, May 23: 5:00pm – 7:00pm –  Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

Barrett Library has a volunteer available on Tuesdays to help with computer and technologies use. Appointments are available at 5 PM and 6 PM. Please call 703-746-1721 to schedule an appointment.
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Alexandria, Dundee, and the Transatlantic Slave Trade – A Shared History
Wednesday, May 24: 1:00pm – 2:00pm –  Virtual

Join Local History librarians from Alexandria, Virginia and our Sister City, Dundee, Scotland, as they share information about each city’s history with the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
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Senior Law Day – June 3, 9 am – 12 noon – First Baptist Church – 2932 King Street “Expect the Unexpected – When Life Throws you a Curveball”

This year’s Senior Law Day, sponsored by the Alexandria Bar Association and Senior Services of Alexandria will cover the basics of estate planning, late marriage and gray divorce, scenarios involving adult children, and housing options as you age. Senior Law Day is free and open to the public.
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