Wednesday, August 24, 2016

THURSDAY August 25th at 7pm: REY'S STORY - from Star Wars The Force Awakens


REY'S STORY
from Star Wars The Force Awakens
Rey never thought she would leave the desert planet of Jakku, but her life is turned upside down when she meets BB-8, a small droid with a big secret. Like it or not, Rey is about to be caught up in something much larger than herself: a galactic war between the evil First Order and the fledgling Resistance. But something is awakening inside of Rey, something that might turn the tides of fortune in the galaxy...
-part one-

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY SHANDON LORING

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at SEANCHAI LIBRARY
in SECOND LIFE, in KITELY

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Don't Forget!  SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT follows at 9pm with Finn Zeddmore
Late night Sci-Fi Adventures await you, so get comfy!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

WEDNESDAY, August 24th at 7pm: A MONSTROUS REGIMENT OF WOMEN Continues

A Monstrous Regiment of Women: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

This week, Mary's attentions turn to the New Temple of God and its leader, Margery Childe, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic, whose draw on the young theology scholar is irresistible. Is Ms. Childe all that she really seems to be?  Mary is not so sure.  Something about the New Temple of God is not quite right.

Holmes and Russell investigate, as their partnership takes a surprising turn in A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King.

Caledonia continues  Part 1 of the adventure tonight at Seanchai Library's 221b Baker Street, currently summering at the University of Washington iSchool in SL.
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Monday, August 22, 2016

TUESDAY, August 23rd at 7pm: The Conclusion of BLUEBERRY SUMMERS

Blueberries and Doughnuts!  What else do you need to make a perfect?  Okay there's fishing and lemonade and ...

But a story of childhood adventures that includes a homemade doughnut recipe is something extra special!

CLARA JOHNSON'S DOUGHNUTS

Stir together, then set aside:
    3 cups sifted flour
    1 heaping teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
    pinch of salt

Beat until light in large bowl:
    2 eggs
    1 cup sugar

Stir in:
    1 cup buttermilk
    4 tablespoons lard or shortening, melted and cooled (or vegetable oil)



Want to know the steps to finish the recipe ? . . . come and ask Kayden for the full skinny on how-to!

Tonight he wraps up Curtiss Anderson's childhood reminiscences, live in voice. 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

MONDAY, August 22nd at 7pm: THE LOST TUDOR PRINCESS (Selections)

Caledonia presents selections from Alison Weir's Biography of Lady Margaret Douglas.  

Come enjoy the reading, and then join the book discussion lead by Lorelei Junot on Wednesday, August 24th at 5:30pm over in the main library area at the Community Virtual Library. All are welcome.

Royal Tudor blood ran in her veins. Her mother was a queen, her father an earl, and she herself was the granddaughter, niece, cousin, and grandmother of monarchs. Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, was an important figure in Tudor England, yet today, while her contemporaries—Anne Boleyn, Mary, Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I—have achieved celebrity status, she is largely forgotten. 

The life of Margaret Douglas spans five reigns and provides many missing links between the Tudor and Stuart dynasties. Drawing on decades of research and myriad original sources—including many of Margaret’s surviving letters—Alison Weir brings this captivating character out of the shadows and presents a strong, capable woman who operated effectively and fearlessly at the very highest levels of power.

Caledonia Skytower presents, Live in Voice.
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The Lost Tudor Princess: The Life of Lady Margaret Douglas by Alison Weir

Saturday, August 20, 2016

SUNDAY, August 21st at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

HIS LAST BOW: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes continues at Tea Time's summer digs at the University of Washington iSchool in SL.  THIS WEEK: "His Last Bow: A Reminiscence of Sherlock Holmes." 

On the eve of the First World War, the German agent Von Bork is getting ready to leave England with his vast collection of intelligence, gathered over a four-year period. His wife and household have already left Harwich for Flushing in the Netherlands, leaving only him and his elderly housekeeper. Von Bork's associate, Baron von Herling, is impressed by his acquisition of vital British military secrets, and tells Von Bork that he will be received in Berlin as a hero. Von Bork says that he is waiting for one last transaction with his Irish-American informant, Altamont, who will arrive shortly with a rich treasure: naval signals. And where does Holmes play into this?  Join us and find out.

Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, John Morland and Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.
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Friday, August 19, 2016

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 stories told in 
open voice, 
all times Pacific Time 




*Sunday, August 21st: 
      ~ At 1:30 pm - TEA TIME  at Baker Street our new series continues at Tea Time's summer digs at the University of Washington iSchool in SL.  HIS LAST BOWconcludes with "His last Bow - An Epilogue of Sherlock Holmes"  CLICK HERE for slurl

*Monday, August 22ndat 7 pm  Alison Weir 's THE LOST TUDOR PRINCESS - Selections with Caledonia Skytower.  NOTE: Book Discussion Wednesday @ 5:30pm slt at the CVL - you do not have to have read the entire book to attend and participate. 

*Tuesday, August 23rdat 7 pm  Curtiss Anderson's BLUEBERRY SUMMERS: Growing Up at the Lake concludes with Kayden Oconnell

*Wednesday, August 24that 7 pm -  Laurie R. King's A MONSTROUS REGIMENT OF WOMEN ~ Part 1 continues at Seanchai's Baker Street, currently at the University of Washington iSchool in SL. CLICK HERE for slurl

*Thursday, August 25th, 
   ~ at 7pm - REY'S STORY - from STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS pt 1 with Shandon Loring (In Second Life and Kitely. Check Kitely event announcements for specific grid location)
   ~ at 9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT.  Sci-Fi with Finn Zeddmore.


*Saturday, August 27th 

  ~ at 11am: @KITELY  WELCOME TO GATSBY - Seanchai Library is pleased to contribute to Kitely History Month with a selection from F. Scott Fitzgerald's great American Novel.  Join us on the drive of Gatsby's mansion in Seanchai's EXPLORE as Caledonia and Shandon whisk us back to 1922. (grid.kitely.com:8002:EXPLORESeanchai) 

   ~ at 3pm: More "LOST IN AUSTEN" Again, on LEA 8!
Jane Austen's English Countryside on LEA 8 invites all Austen Lovers at the Riverside Reading Stage as Seanchai Library's Caledonia Skytower presents selections from Miss Austen's "Mansfield Park." CLICK HERE for slurl

Seanchai Library's "EXPLORE The Great Gasby Online" at the Kitely Grid
Stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our July-August featured charity is WildAid US. WildAid’s mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes. They envision a world where people no longer buy wildlife products such as shark fin, elephant ivory and rhino horn. While most wildlife conservation groups focus on protecting animals from poaching, WildAid works to reduce global consumption of wildlife products by persuading consumers and strengthening enforcement.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

WEDNESDAY, August 17th at 7pm: A MONSTROUS REGIMENT OF WOMEN ~ Part 1

A Monstrous Regiment of Women: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

It is 1921 and Mary Russell--Sherlock Holmes's brilliant apprentice, now an Oxford graduate with a degree in theology--is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Independent at last, with a passion for divinity and detective work, her most baffling mystery may now involve Holmes and the burgeoning of a deeper affection between herself and the retired detective. Russell's attentions turn to the New Temple of God and its leader, Margery Childe, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic, whose draw on the young theology scholar is irresistible. But when four bluestockings from the Temple turn up dead shortly after changing their wills, could sins of a capital nature be afoot? Holmes and Russell investigate, as their partnership takes a surprising turn in A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King.

Caledonia begins Part 1 of the adventure tonight at Seanchai Library's 221b Baker Street, currently summering at the University of Washington iSchool in SL.
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TUESDAY, August 16th at 7pm: More from BLUEBERRY SUMMERS

We often remember childhood summers with remembrances of fishing, swimming, and running in the woods.  Curtiss Anderson remembers all these things and more.  He also remembers a very old typewriter.

Curtiss Anderson revisits the notes and letters he scripted as a boy, originally recorded on his hand-me-down Underwood typewriter–his first foray into what would become a distinguished publishing career–to offer Blueberry Summers. A funny and warm story of experiences that inspires the imagination..

Kayden Oconnell presents selections, live.
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Sunday, August 14, 2016

MONDAY, August 15th at 7pm: The Conclusion of TO THE VANISHING POINT

Gyro shares the final, exciting conclusion of Dean Alan Foster's sci-fi adventure.

The race is on!  The universe, with all its many realities, is coming apart because the Spinner, the creator of those realities, has a headache. Mouse has the cure, but in order to give it, she must reach the Vanishing Point – and she needs the Sonderbergs to get her there. The classic question is always, "will they make it in time?"

Find out tonight, live in voice.
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Saturday, August 13, 2016

SUNDAY, August 14th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

HIS LAST BOW: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes continues at Tea Time's summer digs at the University of Washington iSchool in SL.  THIS WEEK: "The Adventure of the Devil's Foot." 


Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves in Cornwall one spring for the former’s health, but the holiday ends with a bizarre event. Mr. Mortimer Tregennis, a local gentleman, and Mr. Roundhay, the local vicar, come to Holmes to report that Tregennis’s two brothers have gone insane, and his sister has died. Tregennis had gone to visit them in their village (Tredannick Wollas), played whist with them, and then left. When he came back in the morning, he found them still sitting in their places at the table, the brothers, George and Owen, laughing and singing, and the sister, Brenda, dead.

Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, John Morland and Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.
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Friday, August 12, 2016

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!
_____________________________________

Paint yourself into the Picture at LEA 8 - Jane Austen's English Countryside
and get LOST IN AUSTEN


All stories told in open voice, 
all times Pacific Time 
*Saturday, August 13th at 4pm: Get "LOST IN AUSTEN" Again, on LEA 8!
Jane Austen's English Countryside on LEA 8 invites all kind and goodly residents to join them for another blithe session at the Riverside Reading Stage as Seanchai Library's Caledonia Skytower presents selections from Miss Austen's "Northanger Abbey." CLICK HERE for slurl

*Sunday, August 14th: 
      ~ At 1:30 pm - TEA TIME  at Baker Street our new series continues at Tea Time's summer digs at the University of Washington iSchool in SL.  HIS LAST BOW  continues with "The Adventure of the Devil's Foot"  CLICK HERE for slurl

    ~ At 6pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME: It's a Small World of Folktales at The Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park with Caledonia Skytower. CLICK HERE for slurl

*Monday, August 15that 7 pm  Alan Dean Foster's TO THE VANISHING POINT - The Exciting Conclusion! with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, August 16that 7 pm  Curtiss Anderson's BLUEBERRY SUMMERS: Growing Up at the Lake continues with Kayden Oconnell

*Wednesday, August 17that 7 pm -  Laurie R. King's A MONSTROUS REGIMENT OF WOMEN ~ Part 1 begins at Seanchai's Baker Street, currently at the University of Washington iSchool in SL. CLICK HERE for slurl

*Thursday, August 18th, at 7pm - Shandon is at a family Birthday Celebration, so no session tonight.


Gyro with last week's tasty visit to the Conjunction Cafe from
TO THE VANISHING POINT. Don;t miss the exciting conclusion, this week!
Stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our July-August featured charity is WildAid US. WildAid’s mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes. They envision a world where people no longer buy wildlife products such as shark fin, elephant ivory and rhino horn. While most wildlife conservation groups focus on protecting animals from poaching, WildAid works to reduce global consumption of wildlife products by persuading consumers and strengthening enforcement.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

THURSDAY, August 11th at 7pm: PREVIEW - "The World of John Steinbeck"

"The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true."

"I am impelled, not to squeak like a grateful and apologetic mouse, but to roar like a lion out of pride in my profession."


~ John Steinbeck



Seanchai Library was pleased to announce last week it's next EXPLORE Project: "The World of John Steinbeck" scheduled to open in Kitely in January 2017.

Tonight Cale introduces us to selections from Steinbeck's literary canon, and answers question about EXPLORE, past, present, and yet to come.

Presented live, in voice, in Second Life and in Kitely.

The stage is set for a new EXPLORE in Kitely

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

WEDNESDAY, August 10th at 7PM: More WOMEN GOING WILD IN THE OL:D WEST

Trolley returns with more tales of women, both real and fictional, in the Old American West.
This session she will be including some works by O.Henry (William Sydney Porter) was an American short story writer. O. Henry's short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and surprise endings.

O. Henry's stories frequently have surprise endings. In his day, he was called the American answer to Guy de Maupassant. While both authors wrote plot twist endings, O. Henry stories were considerably more playful, and are also known for witty narration.


Most of O. Henry's stories are set in his own time, the early 20th century. Many take place in New York City and for the most part feature ordinary people: clerks, policemen, waitresses, etc.

Trolley Trollop, Live in Voice. 

Monday, August 8, 2016

TUESDAY, August 9th at 7pm: Selections from THE FIENDISH TALES OF DOCTOR ODD

It's Mad Science Gone Mad!  

Crap Mariner presents selections from "The Fiendish Tales of Doctor Odd."  Bring  your rubber jumpsuit and have a moistened towlette handy "blahblahblah."  It is bound to be great, messy irreverent fun.

Crap Mariner live, much to our relief, and in voice.
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