Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

How Yarn Bombing Grew into a Worldwide Movement

Textile artist Magda Sayeg transforms urban landscapes into her own playground by decorating everyday objects with colorful knit and crochet works. These warm, fuzzy “yarn bombs” started small, with stop sign poles and fire hydrants in Sayeg’s hometown, but soon people found a connection to the craft and spread it across the world. “We all live in this fast-paced, digital world, but we still crave and desire something that’s relatable,” Sayeg says.
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Healthy Chicken Salad

This chicken salad is healthy, easy to make and super delicious. One of the many benefits of this salad is that it goes well with sandwiches, so you can take it to school or work or just serve as your favorite dinner.
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Exercises to Lower Blood Pressure

Daily exercise not only helps control high blood pressure but it also helps manage your weight, strengthen your heart and reduce stress. In today’s video, we’re going to get moving with some fun, low-impact cardio exercises, which can often be used in the management of high blood pressure. Let’s get started!
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Handcraft Tuesday – Weekend Edition – Saturday, June 25: 2:00pm – 4:00pm – Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library

Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!
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Fireworks at Mt. Vernon – June 24 and 25

Watch a dazzling fireworks show at George Washington’s estate!
On June 24 and 25, relax on the east lawn as you watch fireworks soar over the Potomac River. Greet General Washington, and enjoy performances by the National Concert Band and The Fifes & Drums of Yorktown.
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One-on-One Computer Tutoring – Tuesday Evenings – ***THIS IS NOT A CLASS*** – Tuesday, June 28: 5:00pm – 7:00pm – Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

Schedule an appointment with our Computer Volunteer to help with the Internet, Email, MS Word, or other computer questions.
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Ocean Worlds with Dr. Jessica Noviello – Water in the Solar System and Beyond – Thursday, June 30: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

NASA researcher Dr. Jessica Noviello will guide you on a tour of the ocean worlds in our Solar System and explain the importance of water in the search for life in exoplanetary systems.
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 Pride Month Lecture – “A Night in Peterborough” by Professor Lisa Crooms-Robinson – Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum – June 30

Doors open at 6:30 p.m./Lecture starts at 7 p.m.

Join Historic Alexandria as we celebrate Pride Month this June. Lisa Crooms-Robinson, Professor of Law at the Howard University School of Law, lectures on the 1954 MacDowell Colony fellows, including the legal scholar, gender equality advocate, and later Episcopal priest Pauli Murray and the author James Baldwin as the Colony’s first two Black artists. Both artists would now identify as LGBT. Professor Crooms-Robinson is an internationally recognized scholar of race, gender, and human rights.
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