Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

The colorful, shapeshifting wonder of the Amazon’s praying mantises

In this captivating talk, journey into the surprisingly colorful nights of the Amazon Rainforest, as artistic entomologist Leo Lanna and designer Lvcas Fiat introduce us to the shapeshifting wonder of a creature they’ve fallen in love with: the praying mantis.
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Homemade Apple Pie 

This apple pie recipe with fresh apples is baked inside flaky pastry, best served with vanilla ice cream for a delicious dessert recipe.
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Autumn Leaves Meditation – Release and Renew

As autumn winds blow, change is in the air. Release what isn’t relevant, and make way for what is!
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Organize for the Unexpected – Create your quick emergency plan today
Friday, September 9: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

It’s National Preparedness Month. In the event of an emergency, are you ready to leave your home in one hour? Does someone else know where your important papers are filed? Click here.

Yoga in the Reading Garden -Monday, September 12: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden

Join us for Yoga in the Garden! Click here.

The Quanders – An Enduring African American Legacy – Wednesday, September 14: 6:00pm – 7:30pm –  Local History/Special Collections Sprouse Rare Book Room

Join Rohulamin Quander for an author talk on The Quanders: Since 1684, An Enduring African American Legacy, documenting one of America’s oldest African American families.
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