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!
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All times Pacific Time, story events in Voice.

*SUNDAY, May 27th 
   ~ at 1:30pm: TEA TIME on the African Queen:  join Corwyn, Kayden, and Cale in Ceiliúradh Glen on Holly Kai as the present the Lux Radio Theater script of The African Queen, based on C.S. Forrester's novel and the 1951 motion picture. 
   ~ 2:30pm to 4:30pm: Stick around and Jungle Boogie with DJ Dano Bookmite in the Glen

*MONDAY, May 28th at 7pm: Hal Clement's THE NITROGEN FIX continues with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, May 29th at 7pm:  Craig Johnson's THE COLD DISH: A Longmire Mystery" continues with Kayden Oconnell

*WEDNESDAY, May 30th at 7pm:  Erin Entrada Kelly’s Newbery Medal Award-Winning Tale HELLO, UNIVERSE continues with Caledonia Skytower.

*THURSDAY, May 31st:
   ~ at 6:30pm - RUSH 2112: music, video, and dancing with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitelyhop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)
   ~ at 7pm - RUSH 2112: Anthem - the story behind the music with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitelyhop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)
   ~ at 9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT - contemporary sci-fi-fantasy 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.  
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All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in learning more about our current featured charity Project Children, growing peace in Northern Ireland one (or two) children at a time.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY May 24th at 7pm: TALES FROM THE CANTINA - Star Wars Legends: The Stormtrooper's Tale


"The Stormtrooper's Tale"
TALES FROM THE CANTINA

In a far corner of the universe, on the small desert planet of Tatooine, there is a dark, nic-i-tain-filled cantina where you can down your favorite intoxicant while listening to the best jazz riffs in the universe. But beware your fellow denizens of this pangalactic watering hole, for they are cutthroats and cutpurses, assassins and troopers, humans and aliens, gangsters and thieves....

Davin Felth, a raw recruit in the Emperor's armed forces, is thrust into a situation never covered in basic training.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/When_the_Desert_Wind_Turns:_The_Stormtrooper%27s_Tale

Book: Tales from Mos Eisley Cantina
Author: Kevin Anderson



WEDNESDAY, May 23rd at 7PM: HELLO, UNIVERSE Continues


Caledonia continues Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly’s funny and poignant  neighborhood story about fate, destiny, and unexpected friendships.

“A charming, intriguingly plotted novel.”Washington Post

“Readers will be instantly engrossed in this relatable neighborhood adventure and its eclectic cast of misfits.”—Booklist

Told from four intertwining points of view—two boys and two girls—the novel celebrates bravery, being different, and finding your inner bayani (hero).

Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.


TUESDAY, MAY 2nd at 7PM: THE COLD DISH Continues

Kayden continues New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson's first book in his Longmire Mystery series featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire of Wyoming’s Absaroka County.

"It's the scenery—and the big guy standing in front of the scenery—that keeps us coming back to Craig Johnson's lean and leathery mysteries." —The New York Times Book Review

"Johnson's hero only gets better—both at solving cases and at hooking readers—with age." —Publishers Weekly


"Like the greatest crime novelists, Johnson is a student of human nature. Walt Longmire is strong but fallible, a man whose devil-may-care stoicism masks a heightened sensitivity to the horrors he's witnessed." Los Angeles Times

Presented live in voice.

MONDAY May 21st at 7pm: NITROGEN FIX

NITROGEN FIX
- by Hal Clement -
 Join a nomadic family in a future where all oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere has combined with nitrogen, so the atmosphere is mostly nitrogen with traces of water, nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide, and the seas are very dilute nitric acid.

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

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SUNDAY, May 20th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with TOLKIEN

Caledonia and Corwyn make one more foray into Middle Earth today with the final session in this Tolkien series.  

Today we visit with two very different, yet equally courageous women.  In "The Passing of the Gray Company from RETURN OF THE KING, Eowyn of Rohan struggles for personal fulfillment and love. 

In "The Mirror of Galadriel" from THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, the powerful Lady of Lothlorien is tested, even as she tests others.

Join us in Ceiliúradh Glen on Holly Kai for more from Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" Trilogy.  


Presented 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.

*SUNDAY, May 20th 
   ~ at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Tolkien:  join Corwyn and Cale in Ceiliúradh Glen on Holly Kai for more from Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" Trilogy: This week - "The Mirror of Galadriel" and "The Passing of the Gray Company"
   ~ at 6pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME: Mrs. Piggle Wiggle continues with Caledonia at the The Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*MONDAY, May 21st at 7pm: Hal Clement's THE NITROGEN FIX continues with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, May 22nd at 7pm:  Craig Johnson's THE COLD DISH: A Longmire Mystery" continues with Kayden Oconnell

*WEDNESDAY, May23rd at 7pm:  Erin Entrada Kelly’s Newbery Medal Award-Winning Tale HELLO, UNIVERSE continues with Caledonia Skytower.

*THURSDAY, May 24th, at 7pm - TALES FROM THE MOS EISLEY CANTINA: The Storm Trooper's Tale 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.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in learning more about our current featured charity Project Children, growing peace in Northern Ireland one (or two) children at a time.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY May 17th at 7pm: TALES FROM THE CANTINA - Star Wars Legends: The Jawa's Tale


"The Jawa's Tale"
TALES FROM THE CANTINA

In a far corner of the universe, on the small desert planet of Tatooine, there is a dark, nic-i-tain-filled cantina where you can down your favorite intoxicant while listening to the best jazz riffs in the universe. But beware your fellow denizens of this pangalactic watering hole, for they are cutthroats and cutpurses, assassins and troopers, humans and aliens, gangsters and thieves....

Het Nkik, unlike most Jawas, is not content to run away and hide when threatened. When his clan-mate and best friend Jek Nkik is killed by stormtroopers looking for R2-D2 and C-3PO he buys an illegal DL-44 blaster pistol at a Jawa annual swap-meet, sets off to Mos Eisley for vengeance.

Book: Tales from Mos Eisley Cantina
Author: Kevin Anderson

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Swap_Meet:_The_Jawa%27s_Tale


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AND AT 9:00pm Seanchai Late Night




"Open The Pod Bay Doors"
THE SENTINEL OF ETERNITY

Some of the world’s greatest movies oft times come from some of the world’s greatest literature.
‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ has its’ beginnings in a pair of short stories by Sir Arthur C. Clarke. 
Stanley Kubrick and Clarke concurrently developed the screenplay and the subsequent novel.
Tonight we open the pod bay doors and experience Clarke's short stories, “Encounter in the Dawn” and “The Sentinel of Eternity”

Authors: Arthur C. Clarke & Stanley Kubrick



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WEDNESDAY, May 16th at 7PM: HELLO UNIVERSE, Begins


Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly’s Hello, Universe is a funny and poignant neighborhood story
about unexpected friendships.

In one day, four lives weave together in unexpected ways. Virgil Salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place in his crazy-about-sports family. Valencia Somerset, who is deaf, is smart, brave, and secretly lonely, and she loves everything about nature. Kaori Tanaka is a self-proclaimed psychic, whose little sister, Gen, is always following her around. And Chet Bullens wishes the weird kids would just stop being so different so he can concentrate on basketball.

They aren’t friends, at least not until Chet pulls a prank that traps Virgil and his pet guinea pig at the bottom of a well. This disaster leads Kaori, Gen, and Valencia on an epic quest to find missing Virgil. Through luck, smarts, bravery, and a little help from the universe, a rescue is performed, a bully is put in his place, and friendship blooms.

Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.

TUESDAY, May 15th at 7PM: THE COLD DISH Begins

Our Kayden is back with a new adventure with a distinctly Western flavor.

New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson introduces Sheriff Walt Longmire of Wyoming’s Absaroka County. Johnson draws on his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, and full of memorable characters.

On the autumnal side of twenty-four years as sheriff of Absaroka County, which is located at the base of the Big Horn Mountains and next to the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, Walt is looking for a quiet period to finish out his tenure but instead finds himself embroiled in the most volatile and challenging case of his career. With lifelong friend Henry Standing Bear, Deputy Victoria Morretti, and a cast of characters tragic and humorous enough to fill in the vast emptiness of the high plains, Walt Longmire attempts to see that revenge, a dish best served cold, is never served at all.  

Presented live in voice.

MONDAY May 14th at 7pm: NITROGEN FIX

NITROGEN FIX
- by Hal Clement -
 Join a nomadic family in a future where all oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere has combined with nitrogen, so the atmosphere is mostly nitrogen with traces of water, nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide, and the seas are very dilute nitric acid.

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

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/213/43/27

SUNDAY, May 13th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Tolkien

Illustration by DracaryDrekkar7
at https://dracarysdrekkar7.deviantart.com/
No heroes today!  Indeed, no sword-wielding men, knife-bearing Elves, or axe-tossing Dwarves this day! Today's Tea Time celebrates the Elders of Middle Earth - so old they can just remember when the young Elves arrived and began re-naming everything: Beorn, Tom Bombadil, Treebeard.

We visit two of these Elders, with selections from "The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers."

Join Corwyn, Kayden, and Caledonia in Ceiliúradh Glen on Holly Kai for more from Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" Trilogy.  

Presented Live in voice.
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/219/62/2966


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!
_____________________________________

Look who followed us home from Fantasy Faire!
All times Pacific Time, story events in Voice.

*SUNDAY, May 13th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Tolkien:  join Corwyn, Cale, and Kayden in Ceiliúradh Glen on Holly Kai for more from Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" Trilogy.

*MONDAY, May 14th at 7pm: Hal Clement's THE NITROGEN FIX begins with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, May 15th at 7pm:  Craig Johnson's THE COLD DISH: A Longmire Mystery" begins with Caledonia Skytower

*WEDNESDAY, May16th at 7pm:  Erin Entrada Kelly’s Newbery Medal Award-Winning Tale HELLO, UNIVERSE begins with Caledonia Skytower.

*THURSDAY, May 17th: 

   ~ at 7pm - TALES FROM THE MOS EISLEY CANTINA with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitelyhop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)

   ~ at 9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT: The Sentinel with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitelyhop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)


Ceiliúradh Glen in bloom.
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 (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in learning more about our current featured charity Project Children, growing peace in Northern Ireland one (or two) children at a time.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY May 10th at 7pm: TAILS OF THE APOCALYPSE

The Walking Dead" meets "The Incredible Journey"
TAILS OF THE APOCALYPSE
The Doomsday siren calls on civilization's last day. Natural disaster. Nuclear war. Pandemics. 
These are the ways the world ends.
Nobility. Self-Sacrifice. Unconditional Love. 
These are the qualities of the heroic animals in these stories.

Book: Tails of the Apocalypse Author: Michael Bunker, Nick Cole


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TUESDAY, May 8th at 7PM: "I WENT TO THE FAIRE..."

Seanchai Library went to Fantasy Faire for ten days, and many stories were told.  Our Caledonia was there for over two weeks, preparing and then overseeing operations for the LitFest.

Remarkably, she wields a pen almost as handily as she wields a sword, or changes out chair set-ups; and actually she wrote some things - quite a few things.  Tonight she shares selections from the stories and poems she write at this year's Fantasy Faire.

Caledonia Skytower, Live in voice.
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MONDAY May 7th at 7pm: THE CRUCIBLE OF TIME

THE CRUCIBLE OF TIME
- by John Brunner -
Far off in space is an alien race which is so much like us, yet so un-alike. From the birth of their earliest civilization through to their attainment of star flight as their star system passes through the galaxy, we follow their development through the ages.
Aquatic by nature, this race presents some significant challenges well outside the realms of anything encountered by humanity. But they are also driven by all too familiar hopes, fears, desires, needs, wants, prejudices, impact of religious ideologies, and the quest for knowledge we have experienced in the growth of our own civilization.

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


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

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!
_____________________________________

Celebrating Cale's RL Birthday with Crap Mariner
All times Pacific Time, story events in Voice.

*MONDAY, May 7th at 7pm: THE CRUCIBLE OF TIME concludes with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, May 8th at 7pm:  "I WENT TO THE FAIRE..." Short Stories and Poems with Caledonia Skytower

*WEDNESDAY, May9th at 7pm:  TBA

*THURSDAY, May 10th at 7pm - Chris Porteau's TAILS OF THE APOCALYPSE 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.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in learning more about our current featured charity Project Children, growing peace in Northern Ireland one (or two) children at a time.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY, May 3rd at 7PM: "FAFNIR" Concludes

"Magic, curses, doom, and destruction"
SIEGFRIED vs FAFNIR
A young boy must slay Fafnir, a shape-shifting ogre who has transformed himself into a dragon Fafnir lives with his family in a fortress-like house deep in the forest. His father, descended from an archdemon, shares the secrets of the dark arts with Fafnir and his two brothers. Regnir, the eldest, is a deformed dwarf who lusts after gold and relies on his cunning to get it. Hungering only for food, Oter, the middle brother, can transform himself into a bird of prey. The shape-shifting Fafnir desires to be feared, and when Odin, king of the gods, sets a trap with a treasure that tempts every giant, ogre, and dwarf in his domain, Fafnir becomes a dragon. However, he is about to confront an even fiercer rival: a mortal named Siegfried. This adventure-filled Norse myth is a powerful story of magic, curses, doom, and destruction featuring an unlikely hero whose perils are only just beginning.

Book: Monsters & Mythology - FAFNIR
Author: Bernard Evslin

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WEDNESDAY, May 2nd at 7PM: OH NO, WHAT IS THIS CRAP!

R. Crap Mariner.  There's no one quite like him.  They wouldn't dare!  Tonight he shares choice delights from his decade plus of daily 100 word stories.

Always unpredictable and irreverent, no subject is too sacred, no cow too holy for Crap not to pull it out, examine it, and bang it on the table a few times before putting it back where he found it - albeit slightly crumpled. Long ago, he swore an oath to write a 100 word story every day until the day he died. He's not dead yet. And no, he NEVER has opinions! http://oneadayuntilthedayidie.com/

Presented Live in voice.
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TUESDAY, May 1st at 7PM: The Epic Parody DOON Continues!

Corwyn continues this hilarious epic National Lampoon parody  of Frank Herbert's sci-fi adventure, Live in voice.

"A hundred bottles of beer on the wall, a hundred bottles of beer. If one of those bottles should happen to fall, it would shake the very foundation of the Universe."

from Mauve'Bib's " The Seven Pillows of Wisdom." edited by the Princess Serutan.



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MONDAY April 30th at 7pm: THE CRUCIBLE OF TIME

THE CRUCIBLE OF TIME
- by John Brunner -
Far off in space is an alien race which is so much like us, yet so un-alike. From the birth of their earliest civilization through to their attainment of star flight as their star system passes through the galaxy, we follow their development through the ages.
Aquatic by nature, this race presents some significant challenges well outside the realms of anything encountered by humanity. But they are also driven by all too familiar hopes, fears, desires, needs, wants, prejudices, impact of religious ideologies, and the quest for knowledge we have experienced in the growth of our own civilization.

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


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

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!
_____________________________________

Shandon with "FAFNIR" at Fantasy Faire LitFest

All times Pacific Time, story events in Voice.


*MONDAY, April 30th at 7pm: THE CRUCIBLE OF TIME continues with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, May 1st at 7pm:  National Lampoon's DOON concludes with Corwyn Allen

*WEDNESDAY, May 2nd at 7pm:  WHAT IS THIS CRAP? More 100w delights from Crap Mariner

*THURSDAY, May 3rd:

   ~at 7pm - MONSTERS & MYTHS: "Fafnir" concludes with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitelyhop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)

 ~at 9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT - contemporary Sci-Fi-Fantasy with Finn Zeddmore

More images from Seanchai Library @ Fantasy Faire ...
From top: X-Files: Paranormal Quest with Shandon and Caledonia; Tea Time with Tolkien: The King of the Golden Hall with VT Torvalar, Cale, and Corwyn; The Crucible of Time with Gyro Muggins; Doon with Corwyn Allen; The Lonely Songs of Laren Dorr with Aoife Lorefield; Caledonia giving the speil; Kenyan and African Tales with Bryn Taleweaver and Caledonia.




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 (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in learning more about our current featured charity Project Children, growing peace in Northern Ireland one (or two) children at a time.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower