Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

A Thought Experiment on the Intelligence of Crows

Hacker and writer Joshua Klein is fascinated by crows. (Notice the gleam of intelligence in their little black eyes?) After a long amateur study of corvid behavior, he’s come up with an elegant thought experiment: a machine that could form a new bond between animal and human.
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Martha Stewart’s Pumpkin Bread

Martha Stewart’s pumpkin bread recipe uses a quick bread batter and requires no yeast. The freshly grated nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon add a delicate yet delicious spiced flavor to this classic pumpkin bread.
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Chair One Fitness “Thriller”

Check out this fun chair-based exercise routine set to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Click here.

National Archives: FDR and the Grace Tully Archive

This Inside the Vaults video looks at some of the most important and interesting documents in The Tully Archive, a collection of original FDR-related papers and memorabilia that had been in the possession of the President’s last personal secretary, Miss Grace Tully.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library

Monthly Meditation – Wednesday, November 3: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Monthly Meditation, lead by our Friends at Yoga in Daily Life, is a free one-hour meditation class open to everyone.
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Afternoon Book Group – “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Thursday, November 4: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM.
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3 Simple Ways to Master Your Money Talk – Thursday, November 4: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Join us to learn positive ways to communicate with your partner about money.
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