Wednesday, July 27, 2016

THURSDAY, July 28th at 7PM: CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Christmasville


CHRISTMASVILLE
Everyone loves Christmas. But Christmas time is not a year-round thing...or is it?

In a town nestled between magic and miracle, dream and deja vu, Mary Jane Higgins embarks on a series of perilous journeys, determined to resolve the enigma of Christmasville. Although it's forbidden, she crosses train tracks, approaches the bottomless abyss, travels through a wilderness that "operates according to a different set of rules."

"Christmasville" is a trilogy (plus one) work by Michael Dutton. Tonight Shandon will introduce us to this series.

Author: Michael Dutton
ISBN: 978-0978665500

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE

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

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

WEDNESDAY, July 27th at 7pm: OLLIE'S ODYSSEY Concludes

IT'S BIG-TASTIC!  It's the final confrontation - It's Junks versus Creeps - It's good versus . . . not-so-good.  It is definitely love and loyalty versus bitterness and pain.  Whatever else it might be, it is the exciting conclusion of William Joyce's deceptive and delightful adventure OLLIE'S ODYSSEY.

Never has a journey of ten blocks been more epic!

Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.
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Monday, July 25, 2016

TUESDAY, July 26th at 7pm: More from BLUEBERRY SUMMERS

Kayden is back with more from Curtiss Anderson's reminiscences on summer trips tot he lake growing up.

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. Here, the nationally recognized magazine editor offers a funny and warm story of experiences that inspire the imagination.

Kayden Oconnell presents, Live in voice.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

MONDAY, July 25th at 7pm: TO THE VANISHING POINT Continues


Summer vacation trips are supposed to be chocked full or memory-making experiences: Snack food in the back seat, sandwiches with just that "car-broiled" taste, and games to while away the time when the scenery loses it seductive appeal.

That is certainly the kind of trip the Sonderberg family had in mind when they headed for Interstate 40 - a memorable trip.  And they got it!  THIS ONE is one for the scrapbooks complete with alternate dimensions, world threatening imperatives, and an unassuming hitchhiker who just happens to have the fate of the universe resting on her shoulders.

Gyro Muggins continues Alan Dean Foster's Sci-Fi Adventure, live in voice.
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Saturday, July 23, 2016

SUNDAY, July 24th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

1908 Map showing the lines and intersections mentioned
in "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans"
TEA TIME  at Baker Street - continues at Tea Time's summer digs at the University of Washington in SL.  HIS LAST BOW: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes  continues today with "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans." 

The monotony of thick smog-shrouded London is broken by a sudden visit from Holmes' brother Mycroft. He has come about some missing, secret submarine plans. Seven of the ten pages — three are still missing — were found with Arthur Cadogan West's body. He was a young clerk in a government office at Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, whose body was found next to the Underground tracks near the Aldgate tube station, his head crushed. He had little money with him (although there appears to have been no robbery), theatre tickets, and curiously, no Underground ticket. The three missing pages by themselves could enable one of Britain's enemies to build a Bruce-Partington submarine.

Submarines!  Intersecting railway lines! International intrigue!  Mrs. Hudson is serving a generous seafood repast for the occasion.

Presented live in voice, with Corwyn Allen, John Morland, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower
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Friday, July 22, 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!
_____________________________________

"Kolchak: The Night Stalker" in Second Life

All stories told in open voice, 
all times Pacific Time 





*Sunday, July 24th, 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 Bruce Partington Plans" 
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*Monday, July 25that 7 pm  Alan Dean Foster's TO THE VANISHING POINT begins with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, July 26that 7 pm  Curtiss Anderson's BLUEBERRY SUMMERS: Growing Up at the Lake continues with Kayden Oconnell

*Wednesday, July 27that 7 pm - William Joyce's OLLIE'S ODYSSEY concludes with Caledonia Skytower

*Thursday, July 28th, 
                          ~ At 7pm - CHRISTMAS IN JULY with Shandon Loring (In SL & Kitely simulcast)
                          ~ At 9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore


"Kolchak: The Night Stalker" in Kitely at the same time

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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, July 20, 2016

THURSDAY July 21st at 7pm: KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER


KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER
Chicago newspaper reporter—Carl Kolchak, investigates mysterious crimes with unlikely causes, particularly those that law enforcement authorities won't follow up. Usually involving supernatural and fantastic creatures.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY SHANDON LORING

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

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

WEDNESDAY, July 20th at 7pm: More from OLLIE'S ODYSSEY

They seem to have found each other once more - Billy and Ollie.  But not quite yet!  There a lot of odyssey left in this wonderful book by William Joyce.

It seems almost hopeless!  Yet Ollie makes some remarkable new friends, and discovers that there is more than stuffing inside him - his bell heart possesses undiscovered power.

The race is on, and the battle is about to begin.  Love and loyalty against hate and bitterness.  Don't miss the this exciting episode of this amazing adventure.

Never has a journey of ten blocks been more epic!

Caledonia Skytower presents, live in voice.
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Sunday, July 17, 2016

MONDAY, July 18th at 7pm: TO THE VANISHING POINT

The Sonderberg family doesn't know it yet, but this isn't going to be any ordinary road trip. A quiet drive down Interstate 40 becomes a trip into an alternate reality when they pick up an unassuming hitchhiker. It turns out the family has just given a ride to an alien who has the fate of the universe resting on her shoulders. Now the Sonderberg family must fight evil alongside their new alien friend in a desperate attempt to save the world they love.

Gyro presents Alan Dean Foster's Sci-Fi Adventure, live in voice.
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Saturday, July 16, 2016

SUNDAY, July 17th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

TEA TIME  at Baker Street - continues at Tea Time's summer digs at the University of Washington in SL.  HIS LAST BOW: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes  continues today with "The Adventure of the Red Circle." 

Mrs. Warren, a landlady, comes to 221B Baker Street with some questions about her lodger. A youngish, heavily bearded man, who spoke good but accented English came to her and offered double her usual rent on the condition that he get the room on his own terms. He went out the first night that he was there, and came back after midnight when the rest of the household had gone to bed. Since then, neither Mrs. Warren, her husband, nor their servant girl have seen him. The lodger insisted on having the Daily Gazette every morning, and sometimes requested other things. All requests were printed on a slip of paper left on a chair outside the room where meals were also left.


Is it just eccentricity?  Or is there a real mystery - a danger lurking beyond that closed door?

Presented live in voice.
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Friday, July 15, 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!
_____________________________________


All stories told in open voice, 
all times Pacific Time 









*Sunday, July 17th:
   ~ 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 Red Circle" 
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/UW%20Avalumni/168/182/22

    ~ At 6pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME: The Legends of Opening Day at Disneyland at The Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park with Caledonia Skytower. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*Monday, July 18that 7 pm  Alan Dean Foster's TO THE VANISHING POINT begins with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, July 19that 7 pm  Curtiss Anderson's BLUEBERRY SUMMERS: Growing Up at the Lake continues with Kayden Oconnell

*Wednesday, July 20that 7 pm - William Joyce's OLLIE'S ODYSSEY continues with Caledonia Skytower

*Thursday, July 21st, at 7pm - KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER, a supernatural mystery with Shandon Loring

It takes a village to build a library community - here are some of ours,
having fun at "SHE SELLS SEA SHELLS" this past 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, July 13, 2016

THURSDAY July 14th at 7pm: SHE SELLS SEA SHELLS

SHE SELLS SEA SHELLS
She was a quiet woman... up around the rocks nobody much goes in after Labor Day. But there she was, here after October, stroking in as if the water wasn't fit to chill a lobster. I like anybody who doesn't care to tell much about themselves. There's a decent mystery in that...

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY SHANDON LORING

Author: 
Book: 
ISBN: 

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

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AND DON'T FORGET!  at 9pm SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT . . . 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

WEDNESDAY, July 13th at 7pm: OLLIE'S ODYSSEY Continues

Illustration from OLLIE'S ODYSSEY
by William Joyce
Ollie, Billy's favorite toy, has been toy-napped by the evil Zozo!

But Billy is determined to find him, just as Ollie is determined to be reunited with his boy.  One autumn night they search for each other, and for the true meaning of "belonging" in William Joyce's classic take on the toys-come-to-life story.

Never has a journey of ten blocks been more epic.

Caledonia Skytower presents another episode, live in voice.
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Monday, July 11, 2016

TUESDAY, July 12th at 7pm: BLUEBERRY SUMMERS: Growing Up at the Lake

In this classic story of a midwestern boyhood, Curtiss Anderson takes readers into the colorful lives of his robust Norwegian family and their wonderfully familiar summerscape in northern Minnesota: the lake place. Sweet childhood reminiscences comprise this coming-of-age memoir set in the poignant summers of the 1930s and '40s. Conversations on the porch with Dear Old Aunt Ingabord, a heavily accented relative from the Old Country. A budding romance and heartbreak with young Sarah, who lived across the lake. Wild blueberry picking behind Turnaround Island. Joyful tales devoted to cherished dogs he had outlived–old Shep and Mickey, Nebby, and feisty Bunny. And fond memories of Clara and Leigh, the loving couple who treated the budding writer as if he was their own child.

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. Here, the nationally recognized magazine editor offers a funny and warm story of experiences that inspire the imagination.

Kayden Oconnell presents, Live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28