Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

How to talk to veterans about war

Wes Moore joined the US Army to pay for college, but the experience became core to who he is. In this heartfelt talk, the paratrooper and captain — who went on to write “The Other Wes Moore” — explains the shock of returning home from Afghanistan. He shares the single phrase he heard from civilians on repeat, and shows why it’s just not sufficient. It’s a call for all of us to ask veterans to tell their stories — and listen.
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Amazing Pumpkin Bread

Check out the Preppy Kitchen’s moist and delicious pumpkin bread that is perfectly sweet with just the right combination of fall spices. It’s beyond easy to make and you don’t even need a mixer!
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7 Exercises to Help You Feel Your Best

Exercising regularly is a great way to boost self-esteem and your overall positivity. When you exercise, your body pumps more energy which has been shown to combat depression and anxiety! These 7 exercises are a great way to stay active and will help you feel like your best self.
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The History of Veterans Day

A look at the history of the holiday honoring those who fought for America, both living and dead.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Open Hearts Big Dreams – Bilingual Books from Ethiopia and Beyond – Saturday, November 12: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Meet authors who work to bring picture books to life that feature stories and languages from Ethiopia and beyond. Eat Ethiopian snacks and participate in fun activities as we read together. All Ages.
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Plants for Winter Interest – Presented by Master Gardeners of NOVA – Tuesday, November 15: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library – Second Floor
Kirsten Conrad, VCE Extension Agent, will present.
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Senior Living in Alexandria Workshop on “Tracing Your Roots Through Genealogy” – Thursday, November 17, 10am – Beatley Central Library – Large Meeting Room

Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) is hosting a “Senior Living in Alexandria” workshop on “Tracing Your Roots Through Genealogy” on Thursday, November 17 at 10 am at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street. SSA is fortunate to have as its speaker Stephen Hammond, a family historian in the Northern Virginia area. It is a free event with light refreshments, and is open to the public.
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Burke Book Club – “Taste: My Life through Food” by Stanley Tucci Wednesday, November 16: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Please join us for a virtual discussion of award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci’s intimate and charming memoir of life in and out of the kitchen.
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