Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

How Cities are Detoxifying Transportation

People around the world are demanding clean air — and cities are starting to respond, says electrification advocate Monica Araya. She takes us on a world tour of urban areas that are working to fully electrify their transportation systems over the next decade, shifting to emission-free motorcycles, cars, buses, ferries and beyond.
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The Best You’ve Eaten Chili

Check out this recipe that has won numerous chili cook-off competitions. Some say it is the best they’ve ever had. What do you think? Click here.

Guided Meditation – Redon’s “Ophelia Among the Flowers”

Take five minutes with Christina Bradstreet from the National Gallery’s learning team to look, slowly, at Redon’s dream-like pastel, ‘Ophelia among the Flowers’. Click here.

Missing Lincoln Documents Returned to National Archives

This Inside the Vaults video short tells the story of formerly missing letters between President Abraham Lincoln and Union surgeons that appeared in the auction catalogue of a rare documents dealer and were returned to the National Archives in 2011. The letters are dated shortly after the Battle of Antietam occurred: Union surgeons wrote to President Lincoln requesting that he appoint a chaplain to serve the wounded, dying and dead in hospitals near Hagerstown, Maryland.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library

The Birds at Four Mile Run – Saturday, October 9: 10:00am – 11:30am

Take a guided tour to discover the birds and the environmental settings at Four Mile Run.
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Family History Month Digital Resources – Tuesday, October 12: 10:00am – 11:00am

October is National Family History Month! Join us to review Ancestry Library Edition, Heritage Quest, Heritage Hub, Fold3 and the Washington Post Historical Newspapers digital services.
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The Excellent Booke of the Arte of Magicke – A History of Magic from 16th Century England – Wednesday, October 13: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Interested in early modern European history? Just in time for the autumn season, learn about magic in 16th century England through one book still housed in the British Library.
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