Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Why is this black square famous?

In 1915, an exhibition of radical artworks opened in Russia. Many pieces pushed the boundaries of form and style, but one was particularly controversial: Kazimir Malevich’s “Black Square.” Criticized as simple and uninspired, Malevich’s work is more complicated than it first appears— and may not be a painting of a black square at all.
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Barefoot Contessa’s Chocolate Cake

Ina Garten is back with a recipe for a yummy chocolate cake.
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16-Minute Strength and Cardio

Check out this quick exercise video incorporating strength and cardio!
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What is the autumnal equinox?

This year’s autumnal equinox took place on Sept. 23, but what does that mean? Here’s what you need to know.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Alexandria Annual Art Festival – Saturday, September 30, 10 am – 5 pm, 300 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria – Free

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Chamizal National Memorial – A Virtual History & Tour by the National Park Service – Wednesday, October 04: 7:00 – 8:00pm
Virtual – Virtual

Take a guided virtual tour of Chamizal National Memorial in El Paso, Texas, part of the U.S. National Park Service in El Paso, Texas with NPS Ranger J.R. Lujan.
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Low Vision Resource Group – Low Vision Technology Demo
Friday, October 06: 1:00pm – 2:30pm – Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Large Meeting Room

Join us to learn about low vision resources.
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Burke Branch Friends Fall Book Sale – Thursday, October 12: 3:30 – 7:00pm; Friday, October 13 – 11 am to 4 pm, Saturday October 14 – 11 am to 4 pm and Sunday October 15 – 1-4 pm – Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library

Books, CDs, and DVDs for both children and adults all for sale at low prices. Join the Friends and/or shop the sale and help support the library!
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Senior Services of Alexandria’s “Senior Living in Alexandria” event – Thursday, October 19 at 10 am – Westminster Presbyterian Church – 2701 Cameron Mills Road

This is the first speaker series event of the 2023-24 season and will be focused on Senior Safety and Awareness. Local experts will discuss a variety of topics geared to keeping you safe inside and outside of your home including: Fall prevention; Ideas on how to keep your home safe by removing tripping hazards and other minor fixes; Stroke prevention measures; and the Importance of knowing how various prescriptions interact. The event is free and open to the public.
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