THURSDAY December 13th at 7pm: THE SANTA CLAUSE pt2

"Believing is Seeing..."
THE SANTA CLAUSE pt2
When Santa Claus accidentally tumbles off their roof, Scott Calvin and his son, Charlie, don't know what to do, until they find a small business card in Santa's pocket that reads: "If something should happen to me, put on my suit. The reindeer will know what to do." So Scott and Charlie take off on an amazing adventure in Santa's sleigh, delivering gifts and spreading cheer. But little do the Calvins realize, once you're Santa, you're Santa for life!


Author: Daphne Skinner/Leo Benvenuti/Steve Rudnick Book: The Santa Clause


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WEDNESDAY, December 12th at 7pm: COMPETING WITH TIME

Ktadhn Vesuvino presents an original story . . .


You have a task that needs doing. Without thinking much about it, you pick up some tools and use your skills to complete the task.

Now... imagine making a New Thing. Ignorance is the beginning of wisdom. You reach for a tool... and it isn't there. What do you do?

"Competing with Time" looks at the beginning. Where do tools come from? What leads to their design? There's a road trip and participating in a sand sculpture contest, along with exploring ideas. And... there are cats.

Live in Stream,

TODAY at The Dickens Project: Music with Ktadhn Vesuvino, Live in Dickens Square


What can you expect from a DJ whose name resembles the name of a mountain?

Ktadhn Vesuvino does indeed have a sturdy sense of the music he chooses, and a constant desire to take a long view of things - his is the road less traveled, and it really does make all the difference.  So if you have never had the pleasure of hearing one of Kt's sets before, be prepared for eclectic, thoughtful music, assembled in a musical journey that (he always hopes) speaks for itself.

Grab a friend and join us in Dickens Square from 1-3pm slt, live on stream.
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA7/128/131/22

If you are not getting the mountain reference, CLICK HERE

TUESDAY, December 11th @ NOON at THE DICKENS PROJECT: Russell Eponym Live!


DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN 
RESCHEDULED TO DECEMBER 18TH AT NOON

The Poet Laureate of Ce Soir Arts offers excellent music and outstanding prose and poetry that is
especially selected for reading at The Dickens Project. Victorian poetry and song will mark the hour with wintry magic. Come gather in Dickens Square with friends and enjoy in this lovely atmosphere!

Russell Eponym, live on Stream.
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA7/128/131/22

TUESDAY, December 11TH AT 7PM: The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

SPOILER ALERT: The Goose gets the short
end of this particular adventure.

Caledonia Skytower returns to Baker Street for the story of The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, which first appeared in The Strand Magazine in January 1892.

One December, Watson arrives at 221B Baker Street to offer Holmes season’s greetings and best wishes, only to find the Great Detective earnestly studying a battered hat. Holmes explains it had been delivered by commissionaire Peterson, who had witnessed a scuffle between some men, all of whom had run off, one of them dropping the hat and a Christmas goose in the process. Happy to let Peterson keep the goose, Holmes had found the hat to be of great interest, and by the time Watson arrives, had formed a quite clear set of deductions concern its owner, which he then proceeds to relate to the good Doctor.

Their conversation is interrupted by the return of Peterson, who presents Holmes with The Blue Carbuncle, a priceless jewel stolen from the hotel suite of the Countess of Morcar a few days previously. Peterson explains he found the jewel inside the goose. Having been quick on the case at the time of the theft, the police had already arrested known felon John Horner, who had previously been seen in the Countess’ suite cleaning the fireplace, and charge him with the theft. But Horner had from the start protested his innocence, and the police had been unable to locate the jewel, leading them to believe it is in the possession of an accomplice.

So could it be that the man who dropped the goose and hat was Horner’s mysterious accomplice, or is something else going on? And why hide the jewel in a goose? For Holmes and Watson, the game is once again, very much afoot! Live on Stream.


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MONDAY, December 10th at 7pm: A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES and Other Holiday Favorites

Aoife once again visits  the sea-town corner of Dylan Thomas' memory to share the cold and headlong moon, the lynx-eyed cats, the fire, the bat-black, snow-white belfries, and finally the close and holy darkness of this perfect Christmas. This and some poems of the season, for an evening's celebration.

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 unless otherwise noted.

*SUNDAY, December 9th:
      ~ 1pm - TEA TIME  with Charles Dickens - Selections from David CopperfieldGreat ExpectationsNicholas Nickleby, and Oliver Twist, live in  Dickens Square, in Voice.
      ~ 2:30pm - DJ Elrik Merlin - Music and Dancing live in  Dickens Square, on stream.
 Both at  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA7/128/131/22

*MONDAY, December 10th at 7pm:  A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES and other Holiday Favorites with Aoife Lorefield.

*TUESDAY, December 11th:
      ~ at NOON at The Dickens Project: Music~Poems~Stories with RUSSELL EPONYM in Dickens Square.   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA7/128/131/22

      ~ at 7pm:  THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE - A Sherlock Holmes Christmastide Adventure with Caledonia Skytower

*WEDNESDAY, December 12th:
     ~  at 1pm: DJ Ktadhn Vesuvino - Music and Dancing live in  Dickens Square, on stream.
                       http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA7/128/131/22
    ~  at 7pm: COMPETING WITH TIME  an Original Tale with Ktadhn Vesuvino

*THURSDAY, December 13th:
   ~  at 7pm: THE SANTA CLAUSE  Part 2 with Shandon Loring  (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI,  in Kitely)

   ~  at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DICKENS PROJECT



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

SUNDAY December 9th at THE DICKENS PROJECT

Two great events back-to-back today, both in Dickens Square:


@ 1pm - Tea Time with Charles Dickens
Join Aoife Lorefield, Da5id Abbot, Kayden Oconnell, VT Torvalar, and Caledonia Skytower for a wide selection from the works of Charles Dickens, including: David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Nicholas Nickleby, and Oliver Twist, live in Voice.


@ 2:30pm - Music with DJ Elrik Merlin
Whether classic rock, celtic flavorings, classical compositions, or even bagpipes, DJ Elrik Merlin always delivers a set that is packed with fun and interest, adding his great knowledge of music and recording histories to the brew.  Come dance and enjoy today's journey in Dickens Square, live on stream.

Then take a turn around the region on Bay Rum Royal, explore the shadowy corners of the Merchants Alley, or sink your toes into the ooze at the southern shore. Plenty to see and discover!
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA7/128/128/22

SATURDAY, December 8th at THE DICKENS PROJECT

Idle Rogue Productions presents an encore of the show that packed LEA 7 on Opening Day!


Victorian Christmas, Steampunk romp, and a whole lot of Woman Power!  That's what this show presents, along with superb choreography and staging.  There will only be one more opportunity to catch this show after today's performance.

Come early: the first performance packed the region before half hour!
~ Noon: Seating Begins (be nice to your cache and come, let it load and settle while you enjoy some pre-show music)
~ 1pm: Performance Curtain
~ 2pm: Post-Show Dance Party

Then stick around to explore the region: take a romantic carriage tour or hot air balloon ride, collect gifts.
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA7/128/128/22

THURSDAY December 6th at 7pm: THE SANTA CLAUSE pt1

"Believing is Seeing..."
THE SANTA CLAUSE pt1
When Santa Claus accidentally tumbles off their roof, Scott Calvin and his son, Charlie, don't know what to do, until they find a small business card in Santa's pocket that reads: "If something should happen to me, put on my suit. The reindeer will know what to do." So Scott and Charlie take off on an amazing adventure in Santa's sleigh, delivering gifts and spreading cheer. But little do the Calvins realize, once you're Santa, you're Santa for life!


Author: Daphne Skinner/Leo Benvenuti/Steve Rudnick Book: The Santa Clause


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or
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WEDNESDAY, December 5th at 7pm: HANUKKAH TALES

It was a miracle ... light when light should have ceased.

Caledonia shares tales ancient and more recent around the Jewish holiday. 

Look to the light, the light in the window,
The simple lit candles that shimmer and shine.
The message is clear as simple lit candles,
The passion for freedom is yours and is mine.

– Rabbi Dan Grossman

TUESDAY, December 4th: Events at Both The Dickens Project & on Holly Kai

It's a big day with lots of possibilities for story-full experiences:


@ Noon in Dickens Square at The Dickens Project: RUSSELL EPONYM with Music, Stories, and Poetry, live in stream. https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA7/128/131/22

@6PM in the CVL Resource Center at The Dickens Project: VCARA Reads! "The Christmas Tree" The Community Virtual Library and SJSU's VCARA program present their first ever storytelling event. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA7/237/61/21

@7PM back home at Seanchai Library: EVERYTHING ON A WAFFLE
Faerie Maven-Pralou presents the conclusion of Polly Horvath's award-winning tale of an orphan and
a singularly unique restaurant. Kate Bowzer, the owner of The Girl on the Red Swing (a restaurant where everything is served on a waffle) takes Primrose under her wing. She teaches her how to cook, doesn’t patronize or chastise her, even when she puts her guinea pig too close to the oven and it catches fire. And so Primrose, in her own perceptive way, develops wisdom beyond her years and a belief system we could all do well to adopt – including the idea that hope is not crazy. Presented live in Voice.
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27

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 unless otherwise noted.

*MONDAY, December 3rd at 7pm:  We are taking the night off ... Don't Panic! We'll be back.

*TUESDAY, December 4th:
   ~ at NOON at The Dickens Project: Music~Poems~Stories with RUSSELL EPONYM in Dickens Square
   ~ at 6pm at The Dickens Project: VCARA READS "The Christmas Tree" at the Resource Center http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA7/128/131/22

      ~ at 7pm:  Polly Horvath's EVERYTHING ON A WAFFLE concludes with Faerie Maven-Pralou

*WEDNESDAY, December 5th at 7pm: Isaac Bashevis Singer's HANNUKAH TALES  with Caledonia Skytower

*THURSDAY, December 6th at 7pm: THE SANTA CLAUSE  Part 1 with Shandon Loring  (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI,  in Kitely)

*SATURDAY, December 8th at 1pm - Idle Rogue Productions onstage in Dickens Square - Preshow seating at Noon, Music and Dancing after the performance at 2pm.
  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA7/128/131/22

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DICKENS PROJECT



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

SATURDAY, December 1st @ 2pm slt: TEA TIME with Charles Dickens


The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists. 
~ Charles Dickens

Well, to be honest, Charles will not be joining us. But his work will be. Caledonia shares selections from Little Dorrit, A Tale of two Cities, and Great Expectations, live on stream in Dickens Square.

The Dickens Project on LEA 7

THURSDAY November 29th at 7pm: SUSPENSE! - Leiningen vs The Ants

"Every single one . . . a fiend from hell."
SUSPENSE!
Leiningen vs The Ants

A scrappy, no-nonsense coffee plantation owner named Leiningen and his stubborn refusal to abandon his plantation in the face of an act of God - a seemingly unstoppable mass of army ants, 10 miles wide by 2 miles deep, described as "an elemental.

Book: Esquire Author: Carl Stephenson


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WEDNESDAY, November 28th at 7pm: EVERYTHING ON A WAFFLE Continues

Faerie Maven-Pralou is back, and continuing Polly Horvath's award-winning adventure.

Orphaned Primrose knows she's not really an orphan.  She's taken up residence with her Uncle Jack, and things are not going entirely bad, yet something is not quite right.
Primrose finds sanctuary at a restaurant called The Girl in the Swing, where everything―including lasagna―is served on a waffle, and where the proprietor, Miss Bowzer, offers a willing ear, as well as sage advice. Through a mixture of eccentric humor and probing philosophy, author Polly Horvath makes Primrose's search for peace and understanding a most memorable one.
Everything on a Waffle is a 2001 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award Honor Book for Fiction and Poetry and a 2002 Newbery Honor Book.  Faerie Maven-Pralou begins the adventure tonight, live in voice.

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TUESDAY, November 27th at 7pm: THE QUILTERS ~ Part 2


Caledonia concludes The Quilters: Women and Domestic Art, an Oral History by Patricia Cooper and Norma Bradley Allen - real stories of women stitching their lives into the patterns of their quilts.

“You can’t always change things. Sometimes you don’t have no control over the way things go. Hail ruins the crops, or fire burns you out. And then you’re just given so much to work with in a life and you have to do the best you can with what you’ve got. That’s what piecing is.”
—Mary White, from the Introduction, First published in 1977

Caledonia Skytower presents, live in stream.
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27

NOTE: Caledonia and Faerie switched days at the last minute due to some unforeseen travel challenges post-holiday. Faerie will continue "Everything On A Waffle" on Wednesday.

TUESDAY, November 27: Urchin Preview Day

Explore a new way to experience The Dickens Project this year : become an urchin.

Charles Dickens, ever a champion of children, wrote stories about those who were poor and unprotected, left in the hands of the manipulative and cruel.

His child characters are often triumphant, finding ways to build lives of purpose and sometimes even happiness in a difficult time.

What was it like to be a child in Victoria's England? Become an urchin and find out!


Urchins in Dickens' London will be available all during this year's Dickens Project programming. But maybe you want a preview ...

If so, join me at the Dickens Project on LEA 7 on Tuesday, November 27, for a preview. I will be on site as much as possible that day to answer questions and show you around./span>

Scheduled tours will happen at 10:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 6:00 pm SLT. 

Meet at the Plaza! ( http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA7/128/131/22

You can read more about the Urchins experience on this page.
http://irelandslstory.blogspot.com/p/urchins-in-dickens-london.html

Come visit on Tuesday!
Aoife Lorefield, creator of Urchins in Dickens' London

MONDAY November 26th at 7pm: LEGEND OF THE ENGINEER

- by Lori Alden Holuta -
LEGEND OF THE ENGINEER

In a city very similar to our own New Babbage, a mysterious "Engineer" manufactures and brings toys to the children of Brassbright.  Find out the secrets of the Engineer.

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 unless otherwise noted.


*SUNDAY, November 25th, at 6pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME!  - Caledonia Skytower at The Golden Horseshoe, live in voice.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*MONDAY, November 26th at 7pm:  Lori Alden Holuta's THE LEGEND OF THE ENGINEER with Gyro Muggins. 

*TUESDAY, November 27th 
      ~ Urchin Preview Day at The Dickens Project. Aoife Lorefield will be available at LEA 7 throughout the day (North American daylight hours) to show interested urchin-ages around, answer questions, and share information. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA7/128/131/22

      ~ at 7pm:  Polly Horvath's EVERYTHING ON A WAFFLE continues with Faerie Maven-Pralou

*WEDNESDAY, November 28th at 7pm: THE QUILTERS concludes with Caledonia Skytower

*THURSDAY, November 29thth, 
   ~ at 7pm - SUSPENSE! - Leiningen vs The Ants with Shandon Loring  (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI,  in Kitely)
   ~ at 9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore (in SL)

*FRIDAY, November 30th: OPENING DAY AT THE DICKENS PROJECT
   ~ at 9pm - Idle Rogue Productions onstage in Dickens Square - Preshow seating at 9pm, Music and Dancing after the performance at 11pm.




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 NOVEMBER 22nd at 10am: ALICES RESTAURANT MASSACREE

ALICE'S RESTAURANT REVISITED
The song is one of Arlo Guthrie's most prominent works, based on a true incident from his life that began on Thanksgiving Day 1965 with a citation for littering, and ended with the refusal of the U.S. Army to draft him because of his conviction for that crime. The ironic punch line of the story is that, in the words of Guthrie, "I'm sittin' here on the Group W bench 'cause you want to know if I'm moral enough to join the Army - burn women, kids, houses and villages - after bein' a litterbug." The final part of the song is an encouragement for the listeners to sing along, to resist the draft, and to end war.

The "song" is in fact a spoken monologue, presented by Shandon Loring today for your listening pleasure or just to groan at and be Thankful when it's over.

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at SEANCHAI LIBRARY

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WEDNESDAY, November 21st at 7pm: THE QUILTERS

Selections from The Quilters: Women and Domestic Art, an Oral History by Patricia Cooper and Norma Bradley Allen

“You can’t always change things. Sometimes you don’t have no control over the way things go. Hail ruins the crops, or fire burns you out. And then you’re just given so much to work with in a life and you have to do the best you can with what you’ve got. That’s what piecing is. The materials is passed on to you or is all you can afford to buy . . . that’s just what’s given to you. Your fate. But the way you put them together is your business. You can put them in any order you like.”
—Mary White, from the Introduction, First published in 1977

Caledonia Skytower presents, live in stream.
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27

MONDAY November 19th at 7pm: TUMITHAK OF THE CORRIDORS

- by Charles R. Tanner -
TUMITHAK OF THE CORRIDORS

Monsters from Venus rule the surface while humans cower underground.  Then a hero emerges who says he will fight the "Shrelks."  Old fashioned scifi fun!  Not much science, lots of action.

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!
_____________________________________


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

*MONDAY, November 19th at 7pm: TUMITHAK OF THE CORRIDORS concludes with Gyro Muggins. 

*TUESDAY, November 20th at 7pm:  TBA - DARK

*WEDNESDAY, November 21st at 7pm: THE QUILTERS - Women in Domestic Art with Caledonia Skytower

*THURSDAY, November 22nd, at 10am - ALICE'S RESTAURANT with Shandon Loring. Don't be late!  Join us on the Group W bench for this Seanchai Library tradition. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI,  in Kitely)


COMING November 30th: 
The 2018 Edition of The Dickens Project



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