WEDNESDAY, February 21st at 7pm: HOW TO LOOK GOOD AT FORTY...

This essay showed up online and deserves to be read aloud. So Aoife will.  

It is laugh-out-loud funny but also, we admit, just slightly angry. OK, possibly very angry, but in a funny way. You will like this essay if you, as a woman, or anyone who actually likes women, have no more f**ks to give. Aoife will be wearing a boilersuit.  

Aoife, live in voice.

TUESDAY, February 20th at 7pm: MERLIN'S DRAGON Begins

Long ago, at the dawn of Merlin’s world, a strange little creature named Basil appeared. Part lizard, part bat, his eyes glow with a mysterious light.


When Basil discovers a threat to his world and to Merlin, he begins an epic journey that takes him from the Great Tree of Avalon to the outermost edges of the spirit realm. But his boldest journey will be to face his own deepest fears. And only if he survives can he save Merlin – and find his future.

This is one of T.A. Barron’s most thrilling adventures and featuring an unforgettable character in his earliest years. 

Faerie Maven-Pralou begins the adventure tonight, live in voice.

MONDAY February 19th at 7pm: SENTENCED TO PRISM

SENTENCED TO PRISM
- by Alan Dean Foster -
Evan Orgell is The Company's best troubleshooter.  Highly competent, cocky, absolutely sure of himself, he is completely unprepared for the world known as Prism.

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.

*MONDAY, February 19th at 7pm: Alan Dean Foster's SENTENCED TO PRISM Continues with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, February 20th at 7pm: T. A. Barron's MERLIN'S DRAGON Begins with Faerie Maven-Pralou.

*WEDNESDAY, February 21st at 7pm:  An Essay - HOW TO LOOK GOOD AT FORTY & OVERTHROW YOUR GOVERNMENT with Aoife Lorefield 

*THURSDAY, February 22nd: 
~ at 7pm: MONSTERS & MYTHS : Sirens 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

Mark Your Calendar - VOLUME 10: Celebrating a Decade of Seanchai Library is coming in March!
The Forest Glen Special Event Venue for VOLUME 10

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 donating to our current featured charity Reach Out and Read, a nonprofit organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY February 15th at 7pm: FROM THE SHADOWS - Phantom Lovers

"Bare footsteps in the dust"
PHANTOM LOVERS
A German officer loses his mind after an intimate romantic encounter
with the ghost of woman murdered many years before in the war.

A woman fed up with her husband's ghostly lover, gets one of her own!

Book: The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories Editor: Peter Haining


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WEDNESDAY, February 14th at 7pm: Selections from NIGHT CIRCUS

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors.

Caledonia presents selections from Celia and Marco's journey today, from Erin Morgenstern's best-selling NIGHT CIRCUS. This is a teaser for Seanchai's collaborative contribution to the Guerilla Burlesque's Le Cirque Nuit production later this Spring.

Presented live in voice.
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TUESDAY, February 13th AT 7pm: The Explosive Conclusion of THE TWENTY-ONE BALOONS

Professor William Waterman Sherman had better beware.  Things are heating up on the island, and
very soon the situation will become explosive - quite literally!
If you have been wondering where the 21 baloons have been all this time, now you shall find out!

Faerie Maven-Pralou concludes William Pene' duBois' Newbery Award-winning classic, with some additional bonus stories, live in voice.

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MONDAY February 12th at 7pm: SENTENCED TO PRISM

SENTENCED TO PRISM
- by Alan Dean Foster -
Evan Orgell is The Company's best troubleshooter.  Highly competent, cocky, absolutely sure of himself, he is completely unprepared for the world known as Prism.

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

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

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!
_____________________________________

Last week's exciting conclusion of "The Force Awakens" -
What will Shandon do this week?
All times Pacific Time, story events in Voice.

Gyro Muggins presents "Sentenced to Prism"
*SUNDAY, February 11th at 6pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME:  Caledonia is back at the Golden Horseshoe with Betsy Byar's "The Not-Just-Anybody Family" http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*MONDAY, February 12th at 7pm: Alan Dean Foster's SENTENCED TO PRISM Continues with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, February 13th at 7pm: William Pene du Bois' TWENTY-ONE BALLOONS Concludes with Faerie Maven-Pralou, plus bonus material!

*WEDNESDAY, February 14th at 7pm:  Selections from Erin Morgenstern's NIGHT CIRCUS  with Caledonia Skytower 

*THURSDAY, February 15th at 7pm: FROM THE SHADOWS: Phantom Lovers with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitelyhop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)

Corwyn exposes his inner simian, monkeying around with unexpected poetry

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 donating to our current featured charity Reach Out and Read, a nonprofit organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY February 8th at 7pm: STAR WARS - The Force Awakens pt.4

"A New Threat Arises"
STAR WARS - The Force Awakens!

Many years have passed since the Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance were victorious over the evil Empire, and the galaxy has been at peace. But now a new darkness is rising. The brave men and women of the Resistance must stand against Kylo Ren and the villainous First Order... Relive the excitement of STAR WARS-THE FORCE AWAKENS! with this special action-packed retelling presented by Shandon Loring and The Seanchai Library

Book: Star Wars - The Force Awakens Author: Michael Kogge

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WEDNESDAY, February 7th at 7pm: CORWYN PRESENTS, or Else!

It sounds like a threat, but it isn't really, . . . not much anyway.

It's going to be fun!  More fun than a barrel full of monkeys ... or "minkeys." Or maybe just one macaque, peeping uncertainly.

Corwyn Allen presents unexpected and absurd poetry.  Dust off your funny bone and be prepared to enjoy.

Live in voice.
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TUESDAY, February 6th at 7pm: More from TWENTY ONE BALLOONS

Who would have thought it?  A "Restaurant Government" on the island of Krakatoa. It is so international, so alphabetical, and so egalitarian.  Almost too good to be true.

Well, you about things that seem too good to be true, especially things in books?  Professor William Waterman Sherman had better beware.  Things might just be heating up on the island, very soon!

Faerie Maven-Pralou continues William Pene' duBois' Newbery Award-winning classic, live in voice.

MONDAY February 5th at 7pm: SENTENCED TO PRISM

SENTENCED TO PRISM
- by Alan Dean Foster -
Evan Orgell is The Company's best troubleshooter.  Highly competent, cocky, absolutely sure of himself, he is completely unprepared for the world known as Prism.

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

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

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.


*MONDAY, February 5th at 7pm: Alan Dean Foster's SENTENCED TO PRISM Begins with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, February 6th at 7pm: William Pene du Bois' TWENTY-ONE BALLOONS Continues with Faerie Maven-Pralou.

*WEDNESDAY, February 7th at 7pm:  CORWYN PRESENTS, or Else!, unexpected poetry with Corwyn Allen 

*THURSDAY, February 8th: 

~ at 7pm: STAR WARS: The Force Awakens concludes with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitelyhop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)


  ~ 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 (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our current featured charity Reach Out and Read, a nonprofit organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY February 1st at 7pm: STAR WARS - The Force Awakens pt.3

"A New Threat Arises"
STAR WARS - The Force Awakens!

Many years have passed since the Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance were victorious over the evil Empire, and the galaxy has been at peace. But now a new darkness is rising. The brave men and women of the Resistance must stand against Kylo Ren and the villainous First Order... Relive the excitement of STAR WARS-THE FORCE AWAKENS! with this special action-packed retelling presented by Shandon Loring and The Seanchai Library

Book: Star Wars - The Force Awakens Author: Michael Kogge

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WEDNESDAY, January 31st at 7pm: More FRACTURED SYMMETRY

Corwyn Allen continues a second adventure from Fernando Salazar's collection of Sci-Fi-Fantasy short stories: FRACTURED SYMMETRY.


"Science fiction murder mystery short stories, with Nero Wolfe re-imagined as an alien (which explains a lot).
"In the far future, on another planet, a variety of alien races co-exist (including humans). Reclusive genius Terendurr and his human sidekick Blair solve a number of baffling crimes.
"The premise and main characters here have been lifted from the Nero Wolfe stories, but cleverly adapted. Nero Wolfe himself is an alien (which makes a lot of sense) and his sidekick is a human woman (a great idea). The result is a really enjoyable read: great characters, distinctly alien aliens, and engaging mysteries, all very well written and edited. My only issue was that I’ve never read the Nero Wolfe stories, so I wasn’t sure what here was original and what not. Obviously, the science fiction content is new and I assume the plots are mostly original."
~Unlimited Book Review from ingeniouscat.co.uk
Live in Voice.
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TUESDAY, January 30th at 7PM: THE TWENTY-ONE BALLOONS Continues

With much pomp, and some fairly hysterical circumstances, Professor William Waterman Sherman is off on balloon driven exploration of the globe.  He's planned everything out, down to the last detail.  or at least, that's what he thinks.

To quote Robert Burns, The best laid schemes o'mice an' men , Gang aft a-gley.” And so it shall be with Professor Sherman: sharks volcanoes, and a famous island with a remarkable secret.

Faerie Maven-Pralou continues William Pene' duBois' Newbery Award-winning classic, live in voice.

MONDAY January 29th at 7pm: THE WOLFEN


THE WOLFEN
- by Whitely Strieber -
They evolved alongside humanity. 
They're not werewolves but we're definitely their sheep.
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.


*MONDAY, January 29th at 7pm: Whitley Strieber's THE WOLFEN Concludes with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, January 30th at 7pm: William Pene du Bois' TWENTY-ONE BALLOONS Continues with Faerie Maven-Pralou.

*WEDNESDAY, January 31st at 7pm: More Selections from FRACTURED SYMMETRY with Corwyn Allen 

*THURSDAY, February 1st at 7pm: STAR WARS: The Force Awakens with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitelyhop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)

COMING March 15th - 25th
Volume 10: Celebrating a Decade of Seanchai Library
Lots of special celebrations and events planned - mark your calendars now!

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 donating to our current featured charity Reach Out and Read, a nonprofit organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY January 25th at 7pm: STAR WARS - The Force Awakens pt.2

"A New Threat Arises"
STAR WARS - The Force Awakens!

Many years have passed since the Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance were victorious over the evil Empire, and the galaxy has been at peace. But now a new darkness is rising. The brave men and women of the Resistance must stand against Kylo Ren and the villainous First Order... Relive the excitement of STAR WARS-THE FORCE AWAKENS! with this special action-packed retelling presented by Shandon Loring and The Seanchai Library

Book: Star Wars - The Force Awakens Author: Michael Kogge


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DON'T FORGET SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT @ 9PM
Join Finn Zeddmore for a little late night contemporary Sci-Fi-Fantasy fiction, in a relaxed atmosphere intended to soothe you to your rest, or ease you into your day - where ever you are on the globe. (SL Only)

TUESDAY, January 23rd at 7:00pm: TWENTY ONE BALLOONS Begins

Faerie Maven-Pralou reads from William Pène du Bois’ 1947 children’s classic, The Twenty-one Balloons, a Newbery Medal book in this week when the 2018 Newbery honors will be announced.

A steamship en route across the North Atlantic comes across the strange wreckage of twenty deflated gas balloons and rescue, much to their surprise, a lone man – one Professor William Waterman Sherman.

The professor had last been seen some three weeks previously, departing San Francisco aboard a giant balloon, determined to spend a year aloft and drifting on his own.

Now, as word spreads that the professor has been found alive and well – and in completely the wrong ocean to the one he had last been seen flying towards – the world awaits the story of how he came to circumnavigate the globe in record time, only to be fished from the wreckage of twenty balloons when he had started with just the one. When he has sufficiently rested and recovered after receiving a hero’s welcome on his homecoming, the good professor tells a tale most fantastic…


The events and ideas are based both on scientific fact and imagination, and the descriptions are accompanied by illustrations by du Bois.

MONDAY January 22nd at 7pm: THE WOLFEN


THE WOLFEN
- by Whitely Strieber -
They evolved alongside humanity. 
They're not werewolves but we're definitely their sheep.
PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE

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SUNDAY, January 21st at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Robert Burns

Get out your plaids and your wee highland beasties, and come join Corwyn and Caledonia. Burns Night is next week, and we are going to celebrate early with a few little ditties from the man who is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in a form of the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these writings his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest. 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!
_____________________________________

The Planet Jakku comes to Holly Kai Park, as Shandon continues his new series this week

All times Pacific Time, story events in Voice.


*SUNDAY, January 21st at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Robert Burns with Corwyn Allen and Caledonia Skytower in the Fireside Room

*MONDAY, January 22nd at 7pm: Whitley Strieber's THE WOLFEN Continues with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, January 23rd at 7pm: William Pene du Bois' TWENTY-ONE BALLOONS Begins with Faerie Maven-Pralou.

*WEDNESDAY, January 24th at 7pm: More Selections from FRACTURED SYMMETRY with Corwyn Allen 

*THURSDAY, January 25th:

   ~ at 7pm: STAR WARS: The Force Awakens with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitelyhop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)

   ~ at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT 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 (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our current featured charity Reach Out and Read, a nonprofit organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY January 18th at 7pm: STAR WARS - The Force Awakens pt.1


"A New Threat Arises"
STAR WARS - The Force Awakens!

Many years have passed since the Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance were victorious over the evil Empire, and the galaxy has been at peace. But now a new darkness is rising. The brave men and women of the Resistance must stand against Kylo Ren and the villainous First Order... Relive the excitement of STAR WARS-THE FORCE AWAKENS! with this special action-packed retelling presented by Shandon Loring and The Seanchai Library

Book: Star Wars - The Force Awakens Author: Michael Kogge

Join us in Second Life & Kitely
                                                                    
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WEDNESDAY, January 17th at 7PM: POEMS OF HOPE with Aoife


Last year was a difficult one in many ways. As we welcome the new year, Aoife reads poems of hope. Please bring your favorite examples! She will be happy to read yours too.

Aoife Lorefield, live in VOICE.
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TUESDAY, January 16th at 7PM: FRACTURED SYMMETRY Continues

Author Fernando Salazar brings an eclectic background to his writing: A life-long interest in
medieval history, 10+ years intense martial arts training, an early career as a biology researcher, and a later career as a software products developer, a love of wines and cooking, 2 years living and working in India, a somewhat maddening fixation with golf, and a regular program of re-reading the works of Jack Vance and Patrick O’Brien. His writing projects range from scattered one-off SF and Fantasy stories, to the obligatory serial novels.

Blair MacAllister and his Boss investigate mysteries based on science, in a setting that brings them into contact with all the main races of Civspace. Will Blair prove as durable as her boss?


Corwyn Allen continues, live in Voice.
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