THURSDAY July 19th at 7pm: SALOMY JANE

"A Kiss and An Escape!"
SALOMY JANE

Dramatic story of love, murder, and mistaken identity in rough-and-tumble Gold Rush-era California— all of which whirls about its feisty female heroine, Salomy Jane. Along with ruffian Red Pete and heroic stranger Jack Dart.


Book: Salomy Jane Author: Bret Harte


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THURSDAY, July 19th at 2pm: FIRESIDE TALES~ "Good Omens"



Caledonia Skytower reads selections from Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s GOOD OMENS: The
Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch.

According to this tome of very specific and very accurate prophecies – written in 1655, shortly before Agnes exploded (which tends to happen when you pack 80 pounds of gunpowder into your petticoats ahead of a mob of self-righteous twits burning you at the stake for being a witch) – the world will end on a Saturday.

Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner. Which some might see as being a bit of a nuisance, really;
particularly an angel, a demon and an 11-year-old boy (himself the subject of a hospital mix-up at birth), all of whom have other plans for the weekend …

Caledonia Live in voice.

WEDNESDAY, July 18th at 7pm: MYTHOS Begins!

The Greek myths are the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney.

They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. In Stephen Fry’s hands the stories of the titans and gods become a brilliantly entertaining account of ribaldry and revelry, warfare and worship, debauchery, love affairs and life lessons, slayings and suicides, triumphs and tragedies.

Through them, you’ll once again fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia’s revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

Caledonia Skytower Live in voice.

TUESDAY, July 17th at 7pm: BRIEF CASES Continues


Corwyn Allen continues sharing selections from Jim Butcher’s 2018 collection of several of his excellent short stories and novellas from within the universe of Harry Dresden.

The tales present in the collection offer excellent short narratives that dabble between the scenes of the other novels in the Dresden Universe series, they even encompass what might be Dresden’s greatest challenge…

….Becoming a father.

Live in voice.



MONDAY July 16th at 7pm: DROWNING WORLD


- by Alan Dean Foster -
DROWNING WORLD

Political intrigue and strange discoveries on a world covered in nearly perpetual rain.

On the distant planet Fluva, torrential rains that leave it barely habitable also make it a treasure trove of rare botanical specimens. When the human bio-prospector Shadrach Hasselemoga crashes in the remote and deadliest place on Fluva; the Viisiiviisii. The only crew available to search for him is the warrior Jemunu-jah, one of the native Sakuntala, and the immigrant Deyzara trader and experienced pilot, Masurathoo. This culturally different and physically repulsive to each other couple promptly crash also. While the rescuers and the rescued are all slogging it out of the ultimate rain forest, the reptilian AAnn empire is fomenting bloody trouble between the Sakuntula and the Deyzara. This leaves Commonwealth administrator Lauren Matthias in the hot seat, with refugees swarming in to her limited facilities and the bodies of the innocent piling up, with few resources to help. But it's the survivors of the rain forest who bring new knowledge that helps save Fluva, along with quick work by Matthias.

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SUNDAY, July 15th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME on The Orient Express Continues

A mystery discovered this week, in Episode 2 . . . 


“Certainly it is serious. To begin with, a murder—that by itself is a calamity of the first water. But not only that, the circumstances are unusual. Here we are, brought to a standstill. We may be here for hours—and not only hours—days! Another circumstance. Passing through most countries we have the police of that country on the train. But in Yugoslavia—no. You comprehend?”  ~ M. Bouc, from "Murder on the Orient Express"

Seanchai Library & Friends, live in voice. 

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THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________

All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.
OOPS!  Who dumped snow all over our train?!
*SUNDAY, July 15th 

   ~ at 1:30pm: TEA TIME on The Orient Express: Episode 2 -   Seanchai Library & Friends, live in voice. Check out the special series page CLICK HERE
  https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/142/87/2901

   ~ at 6pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME: The Magician's Elephant - Caledonia revisits Kate DiCamillo's moving story that asks" What if? Why not? Could it be?", live at the Golden Horseshoe. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*MONDAY, July 16th at 7pm: Alan Dean Foster's DROWNING WORLD begins with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, July 17th at 7pm:  Jim Butcher's BRIEF CASES continues with Corwyn Allen

*WEDNESDAY, July 18th at 7pm: Stephen Fry's MYTHOS begins with Caledonia - "No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly and brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses. They are like us, only more so ... "

*THURSDAY, July 19th:

    ~ at 2pm: FIRESIDE TALES - Caledonia Skytower with Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's GOOD OMENS, Selections from "The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch," just in case all of this is starting to sound familiar.

    ~ at 7pm - SALOME JANE - a tale of the Wilder West with Shandon Loring. (also presented in Kitelyhop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)



All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Stories in voice. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
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THURSDAY July 12th at 7pm: Monsters & Myths - PROCRUSTES pt2

"human friendship, crafty planning, murderous intentions"
Monsters & Myths - PROCRUSTES

Procrustes is the most infamous of those monstrous brigands who made life miserable for travelers along the mountain road from Troezen to Athens. He kept an inn in which there was a special bedchamber with a very special bed. Guests who sought repose there found themselves shackled to the bed frame. He stretches the victim if he is too short, or lops off his feet or head if too long. Procrustes acts in cahoots with his three sons, each of whom practices his own peculiar form of banditry along the mountain road. High adventure, cunning, and suspense are at play when the young hero Theseus is challenged to combat this family of ogres and rid the road forever of their murderous deeds. Here is a stirring tale of youthful confidence and bravery, human friendship, crafty planning, murderous intentions, and sworn vengeance within the turbulent world of myth occupied by heroes, gods, and monsters.


Book: Procrustes Author: Bernard Evslin

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WEDNESDAY, July 11th at 7pm: Selections from DIAMOND HEAD


"... every man is connected to his destined match by an invisible red string, tied around both their
ankles. This string...connects destined lovers, despite time or place or circumstance. It can stretch and tangle, but it can never break."

Caledonia shares a selection from Cecily Wong's sweeping debut spanning from China to Hawaii that follows four generations of a wealthy shipping family whose rise and decline is riddled with secrets and tragic love—from a young, powerful new voice in fiction.

Presented live in voice.
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WEDNESDAY, July 11th at 11am: FIRESIDE TALES - Damon Runyon


VT and Cale kick off the brand new weekday series at Seanchai Library. This first session will feature two stories by American author Damon Runyon: The Old Doll House" & "A Piece of Pie."

Runyon was best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in New York City Brooklyn or Midtown demi-monde. The adjective "Runyonesque" refers to this type of character as well as to the type of situations and dialog that Runyon depicted. He spun humorous and sentimental tales of gamblers, hustlers, actors, and gangsters, few of whom go by "square" names, preferring instead colorful monikers such as "Nathan Detroit", "Benny Southstreet", "Big Jule", "Harry the Horse", "Good Time Charley", "Dave the Dude", or "The Seldom Seen Kid". His distinctive vernacular style is known as "Runyonese": a mixture of formal speech and colorful slang, almost always in present tense, and always devoid of contractions. He is credited with coining the phrase "Hooray Henry", a term now used in British English to describe an upper-class, loud-mouthed, arrogant twit.
that grew out of the Prohibition era. To New Yorkers of his generation, a "Damon Runyon character" evoked a distinctive social type from the

Live in voice.

TUESDAY, July 10th at 7pm: Selections from BRIEF CASES


Corwyn Allen dives into Jim Butcher’s 2018 collection of several of his excellent short stories and novellas from within the universe of Harry Dresden.

The tales present here not only offer excellent short narratives that dabble between the scenes of the other novels in the Dresden Universe series, they even encompass what might be Dresden’s greatest challenge…

….Becoming a father.

Live in voice.




MONDAY July 9th at 7pm: PROTECTOR

PROTECTOR
- by Larry Niven -
A race of beings near the center of the galaxy have a life cycle of Child, Breeder and Adult.  One of the Adults, having lost all of his descendants will lose his appetite and die of starvation, unless he can 'adopt' any survivors of a failed colony.  Everyone, watch out! Great Granpa is heading your way to save you.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE

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THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________

All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

Grab your bags and get ready to embark on a story adventure!

*SUNDAY, 
July 8th 
at 1:30pm: TEA TIME on The Orient Express: Episode 1 -  Grab your bags and join us at Istanbul Station as we embark on our summer series adventure!  Seanchai Library & Friends, live in voice. Check out the special series page CLICK HERE
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Check out Inara Pey's preview article: https://modemworld.me/2018/07/07/all-aboard-the-orient-express-with-hercule-poirot/

*MONDAY, July 9th at 7pm: Larry Niven's PROTECTOR Concludes with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, July 10th at 7pm:  Jim Butcher's BRIEF CASES Begins with Corwyn Allen

*WEDNESDAY, July 11th:  
    ~ at 11am: FIRESIDE TALES - VT Torvalar & Caledonia Skytower with two stories by Damon Runyon, "The Old Doll House,"  and "A Piece of Pie."
    ~ at 7pm: Cecily Wong's DIAMOND HEAD with Caledonia - (Selection) The Red Ribbon.

*THURSDAY, July 12th:
    ~ at 7pm - MONSTERS & MYTHS: Procrustes  - Concludes with Shandon Loring. (also presented in Kitelyhop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)
    ~ at 9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT: Contemporary Sci-Fi with Finn Zeddmore


All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Stories in voice. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY July 5th at 7pm: Monsters & Myths - PROCRUSTES pt1

"human friendship, crafty planning, murderous intentions"
Monsters & Myths - PROCRUSTES

Procrustes is the most infamous of those monstrous brigands who made life miserable for travelers along the mountain road from Troezen to Athens. He kept an inn in which there was a special bedchamber with a very special bed. Guests who sought repose there found themselves shackled to the bed frame. He stretches the victim if he is too short, or lops off his feet or head if too long. Procrustes acts in cahoots with his three sons, each of whom practices his own peculiar form of banditry along the mountain road. High adventure, cunning, and suspense are at play when the young hero Theseus is challenged to combat this family of ogres and rid the road forever of their murderous deeds. Here is a stirring tale of youthful confidence and bravery, human friendship, crafty planning, murderous intentions, and sworn vengeance within the turbulent world of myth occupied by heroes, gods, and monsters.


Book: Procrustes Author: Bernard Evslin

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TUESDAY, July 3rd at 7pm: More SHERIFF LONGMIRE STORIES

We continue from Craig Johnson's collection of short stories "Wait for Signs", with Absaroka County Sheriff Walt Longmire.  This week in "Thankstaking", Walt and Henry are having an animated discussion about the November holiday when an unexpected visitor arrives.  We'll finish up with "Petunia, Bandit Queen of the Bighorns", about a renegade ewe that launched a thousand strays.

MONDAY July 2nd at 7pm: PROTECTOR

PROTECTOR
- by Larry Niven -
A race of beings near the center of the galaxy have a life cycle of Child, Breeder and Adult.  One of the Adults, having lost all of his descendants will lose his appetite and die of starvation, unless he can 'adopt' any survivors of a failed colony.  Everyone, watch out! Great Granpa is heading your way to save you.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE

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SUNDAY, July 1st at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street - "A Study in Scarlet" Concludes

A Study in Scarlet 
The exciting conclusion (90 Minutes) in the Seanchai Library Fireside Room.

The captured Jefferson Hope continues to unfold the heart-breaking story of John and Lucy Ferrier, how he himself fell in love with young Lucy, and their tragic fate. All of this is context for his subsequent tracking down, and eventually being the agent whereby Drebber and Stangerson - the instruments of John and Lucy's deaths - are brought to his own fitting justice.

Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, live in voice, in the Seanchai Library Fireside Room. 

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________

All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.



*SUNDAY, July 1st at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street: A Study in Scarlet - the 90 Minute Finale -  in the Seanchai Library Fireside Room.

*MONDAY, July 2nd at 7pm: Larry Niven's PROTECTOR Continues with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, July 3rd at 7pm:  More from Craig Johnson's SHERIFF LONGMIRE STORIES with Kayden Oconnell

*WEDNESDAY, July 4th:  No Session Today 

*THURSDAY, July 5th at 7pm - MONSTERS & MYTHS: Procrustes  - Part 1 with Shandon Loring. (also presented in Kitelyhop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)


THE JOURNEY BEGINS JULY 8th at 1:30pm . . .
Check out the special series page CLICK HERE



AND Coming July 11th, a new session at 11am slt weekdays: Fireside Tales!

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Stories in voice. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

EVERYONE LOVES TRAINS, RIGHT?

Tea Time Special Summer Series - Beginning Sunday, July 8th

Seanchai Library presents Dame Agatha Christie's Great Train Murder Mystery in a skybox especially designed for this series. Climb aboard - En Voiture! - and join a cast of talented voices for the six week series.


Check out the special Information Page for this exciting summer series as Seanchai Library and friends embark on a literary journey through one of Agatha Christie's most notable adventures - Murder on the Orient Express

THURSDAY June 28th at 7pm: THE INVISIBLE MAN pt2

"and so begins a reign of terror"
THE INVISIBLE MAN
 a scientist who has devoted himself to research into optics and invents a way to change a body's refractive index to that of air so that it absorbs and reflects no light and thus becomes invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but fails in his attempt to reverse the procedure. When he attempts to enlist the aid of former acquaintance, he is betrayed..


Book: The Invisible Man Author: H.G.Wells

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WEDNESDAY, June 27th at 7pm: MORE POE! MORE POE!

Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant. 
~ Edgar Allan Poe


The Masque of the Red Death, The Cask of Amontillado, The Oval Portrait, and more!  Featuring Caledonia Skytower, Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, Fayleen Belois, and Shandon Loring. 

Live in voice at LEA Region 18 - "The Philosophy of Furniture."   https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA18/171/199/22

TUESDAY, June 26th at 7pm: More LONGMIRE STORIES from Author Craig Johnson

Walt, Henry and Victoria decide to take a much needed vacation to so some trout fishing.  Things godownhill when they come upon two people trapped on top of an outhouse by a mama bear and her two cubs.   When an owl gets involved, the situation rapidly deteriorates.  Henry is sure the owl is a messenger, Vic reluctantly agrees to lend her body to the rescue, and Walt finds it all kinda amusing....


MONDAY June 25th at 7pm: PROTECTOR

PROTECTOR
- by Larry Niven -
A race of beings near the center of the galaxy have a life cycle of Child, Breeder and Adult.  One of the Adults, having lost all of his descendants will lose his appetite and die of starvation, unless he can 'adopt' any survivors of a failed colony.  Everyone, watch out! Great Granpa is heading your way to save you.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE

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SUNDAY, June 24th: It's Two, Too Delightful!

I would define, in brief, the poetry of words 
as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
~ Edgar Allan Poe

@11:30 am ...
SEANCHAI LIBRARY & FRIENDS PRESENT POE at LEA 18 
The Masque of the Red Death, The Imp of the Perverse, Hop Frog, and more!  Featuring VT Torvalar, Da5id Abbot, Dubhna Rhiadra, Bryn Taleweaver, and Caledonia Skytower (90 minutes) Live in voice.   https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA18/171/199/22
***
...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?
~ Sherlock Holmes


@ 1:30pm ...
TEA TIME at Baker Street: A Study in Scarlet 
Continuing (Part 3 of 4) in the Seanchai Library Fireside Room.

The story flashes back to the Salt Lake Valley in Utah in 1847, where John Ferrier and a little girl named Lucy, the only survivors of a small party of pioneers, lie down near a boulder to die from dehydration and hunger. They are discovered by a large party of Latter-day Saints led by Brigham Young. The Mormons rescue Ferrier and Lucy on the condition that they adopt and live under their faith. Ferrier, who has proven himself an able hunter, adopts Lucy and is given a generous land grant with which to build his farm after the party constructs Salt Lake City. Years later, a now-grown Lucy befriends and falls in love with a man named Jefferson Hope.

Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, live in voice, in the Seanchai Library Fireside Room. 

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________

All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.


*SUNDAY, June 24th 
   ~ at 11:30am: SEANCHAI LIBRARY & FRIENDS PRESENT POE at LEA 18 The Masque of the Red Death, The Imp of the Perverse, Hop Frog, and more!  Featuring VT Torvalar, Da5id Abbot, Dubhna Rhiadra, Bryn Taleweaver, and Caledonia Skytower.
(https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA18/171/199/22)
  
 ~ at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street: A Study in Scarlet continues (Part 3 of 4) in the Seanchai Library Fireside Room.

*MONDAY, June 25th at 7pm: Larry Niven's PROTECTOR Continues with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, June 26th at 7pm:  More from Craig Johnson's SHERIFF LONGMIRE STORIES with Kayden Oconnell

*WEDNESDAY, June 27th at 7pm:  MORE POE!  at LEA 18 - The Tell-Tale Heart, The Oval Portrait, and more! Featuring Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, Fayleen Belois, Shandon Loring, and Caledonia Skytower.(https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA18/171/199/22)

*THURSDAY, June 28th:
    ~ at 7pm - H.G. Wells' THE INVISIBLE MAN  - Part 2 with Shandon Loring. (also presented in Kitelyhop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)

   ~ at 9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT: A Special Edgar Allan Poe Late Night at LEA 18 with Finn Zeddmore (https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA18/171/199/22)

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Stories in voice. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower