Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

How Every Child can Strive by Five

“What if I was to tell you that a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?” asks seven-year-old Molly Wright, one of the youngest-ever TED speakers. Breaking down the research-backed ways parents and caregivers can support children’s healthy brain development.
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Barefoot Contessa’s Challah French Toast

Check out this new take on a breakfast/brunch classic that’s easy to make.
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Silver Sneakers – Dancing to the Oldies

Do you cringe every time you hear the word, exercise? Well, dancing is a great way to elevate your heart rate and before you know it, you’ll see an improvement with your cardiovascular endurance. These 50s and 60s dance inspired moves are hopefully going to take you back to a place when you just danced and let everything go. Click here to get started.

Birds in Paintings at London’s National Gallery

What does the goldfinch symbolize? Many artists knew that the people who would view their paintings would recognize the symbols they had carefully placed within them – but they may not have planned on their works surviving over 700 years! Meanings can be forgotten or lost over time, so these videos are here to help you make sense of some of the secrets hidden in paintings.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library

Cooking with Kole – Saturday, September 18: 1:00pm – 2:00pm  –
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden – Beatley Central Library

Join us for a live cooking demonstration in the Beatley Central Library Reading Garden with the popular program host Kole.
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Race & Higher Education – A Conversation with Dr. Peter Wallenstein
Monday, September 20: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Dr. Peter Wallenstein returns to talk about race and higher education.
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Discover 5 New Apps – Take a Nature Walk – Tuesday, September 21: 10:00am – 11:00am

Join us to discover 5 new apps that you can use to take a nature walk with your phone. Use apps to identify birds, bugs, plants and more! Click here to register.

Loyalists and the American Revolution – A talk by Dr. Rebecca Brannon
Tuesday, September 21: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Dr. Rebecca Brannon joins us virtually to talk about the people who were loyal to the Crown during the American Revolution.
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