Wednesday, June 30, 2010

THURSDAY, July 1st at 7pm: Adventures of Robin Hood

Our Seanchai has been called away from us unexpectedly, but he will return - never fear! In the mean time Caledonia has agreed to fill in with some Tales of "Jolly Robin" and his Merry Band of Sherwood Forest.

Robin Hood became a popular folk figure starting in medieval times continuing through modern literature, films, and television. In the earliest sources Robin Hood is a commoner, but he was often later portrayed as an aristocrat wrongfully dispossessed of his lands and made into an outlaw by an unscrupulous sheriff.

Presented live in Voice.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

WEDS 30 June @ 7pm: Miss Marian with Unicorns and Magic Horses


Join Marian as she relates stories from around the world about the lovely (and sometimes dangerous) unicorns and magical horses. Stories in voice.

Monday, June 28, 2010

TUESDAY 29 June @ 7pm: Into the Garden...stories with Derry














Parsely, sage, rosemary and thyme...Come into my garden as I relate stories and fairy tales having to do with herbs and spices and gardening, and more. All sweet, all in voice.

TUESDAY 29 June @ 6pm: DEADLINERS writer support group


Join Gracee Andel (Ellen Anthony RL) while she writes to meet her next deadline. Misery loves company, so join her in the lower level of the WOI Library and get a few pages writ.

MONDAY, June 28th at 7:00pm: "Return To The Hundred Acre Wood"

Winnie-the-Pooh gave Christopher Robin a bear hung and said, "Welcome home, Christopher Robin."

Nearly a century ago, A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard introduced a cast of characters that would enchant readers for generations. Now, here at long last are continuing adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh from David Benedictus' 2009 book Return to the Hundred Acre Wood, written in the tradition of A.A. Milne, and with the blessing of his Estate.

Share these new adventures with Caledonia tonight, live in Voice.

THIS WEEK AT THE WOI Library: June 28 - July 4

Great events this week at the West of Ireland Library & Cultural Center, so do drop by. Feel free to stop by at other times to explore our downstairs - there is a stairway down over near the exhibit. Lots of great interactive items there! :

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.

Monday, June 28 at 7:00pm: Return to the Hundred Acre Wood with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, June 29 at 6:00pm: Deadliners Writer's Group lead by Gracee Andel (aka Ellen Anthony) in the Library Lower Level
at 7:00pm: Into the Garden: Stories of Herbs, Plants & Gardening with Derry McMahon

Wednesday, June 30 at 7:00pm : Tales of Unicorns and Magical Horses with Marian Dragovar

Thursday, July 1 at 7:00pm: The Knights Tale - from Chaucer with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Stories all read Live in VOICE. Click on the Large Green Leather Book by the Librarian's desk at the WOI Library for a notecard with this schedule and embedded landmarks for events happening "off-campus."

Saturday, June 26, 2010

SUNDAY, June 27th at 2:00pm: Beatrix Potter and Friends














It is easy to think of Beatrix Potter as merely an imaginative author of dear little stories about bunnies and squirrels. But the beloved author of Peter Rabbit was much more: a naturalist, and a critical observer of the people and events around her. Potter's Stories are cautionary tales intended to teach, and they often contain reflections of the realities of the times Potter lived in - some of which still resonate today.

Derry McMahon, Elegia Underwood, & Caledonia Skytower presenting Live in Voice. Come listen and receive a beautiful gift courtesy of our friend ArthurConan!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

WEDNESDAY 23 June @ 7pm: "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" - A Sherlock Holmes Tale


The WOI Storytellers will present (in open voice) a reading of this fine story of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, twin sisters, a menacing step-father, an old ancestral estate, gypsies, a baboon, a cheetah, and...a speckled band.

WEDS 23 June @ 6.30PM: The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet!


Tonight (note the special time) Gyro will conclude this fun story! Come hear what happens to those little scamps, what the adults really think, and be ready for a few more surprises. (Stay tuned after that for Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Speckled Band). Stories in voice.

Monday, June 21, 2010

TUESDAY 22 June @ 7pm: "The Celtic Cross" Exhibit Opening


Join Derry McMahon as she opens the new exhibit on 'The Celtic Cross', one of the most recognized symbols of Ireland. There will be fine Irish stories presented in voice.

TUESDAY 22 June @ 6pm: DEADLINERS meeting


Join Gracee Andel (Ellen Anthony in RL) for an hour of writing to meet her next deadline. Misery loves company, so come and hunker down!

MONDAY, June 21st at 7pm The Conclusion of "Ella Enchanted"



















Conclusions always start with questions: Will Ella be able to lift the curse? Will Dame Olga and her horrid daughters get what they deserve? Will Ella's Father ever change? and, of course, the most important one . . . Prince Charmont has declared his love for Ella - will they be able to be together?

Only way to find out is to come and hear the conclusion tonight of Ella Enchanted, which includes not just one ... not just two ... but three royal balls!

Presented Live in Voice.
Next Week: Return to the Hundred Acre Wood

Sunday, June 20, 2010

SUNDAY 20 June @ 5pm: Whiskey Tasting Reprise!


If you missed our first virtual whiskey tasting, join us again as Aoife tells about the history of whiskey, the whiskey making process, the whiskey tasting process, and guides us thru a tasting. BYOB. Aoife will provide note cards about 6 different whiskeys. Why not pour a wee dram of your own, and settle down at home to enjoy the presentation? Maybe even contribute to the discussion about your own favorite whiskey.
This session is primarily for the Virtual Pioneers (social studies teachers in SL), but others may join. Aoife will present in voice.

THIS WEEK AT THE WOI LIBRARY - June 20 to 27

Busy, Busy week with many excellent Tales to be told. Mark your calendar! Alert your Outlook! Set your PDA to explode! . . . this week:

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.

Monday, June 21 at 7:00pm: The Conclusion: Ella Enchanted with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, June 22 at 6:00pm: Deadliners Writer's Group lead by Gracee Andel (aka Ellen Anthony) in the Library Lower Level
at 7:00pm: Celtic Crosses (Exhibit Dedication & Stories) with Derry McMahon

Wednesday, June 23 at 6:30pm: Conclusion - The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet with Gyro Muggins
at
7:00pm : The Adventure of the Speckled Band a Sherlock Holmes Mystery - Part of the Summer of Sherlock

Thursday, June 24 at 7:00pm: More Arthurian Legends with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Sunday, June 27 at 1pm: Beatrix Potter & Friends with Derry McMahon, Elegia Underwood, and Caledonia Skytower

And More WOI Story events across the Grid . . .


Sunday, June 27 at 6pm: Return to the Hundred Acre Wood
with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park


Stories all read Live in VOICE. Click on the Large Green Leather Book by the Librarian's desk at the WOI Library for a notecard with this schedule and embedded landmarks for events happening "off-campus."

Thursday, June 17, 2010

SUNDAY 20 June @ 1pm: Dubhna Rhiadra and the Celtic Warriors!


Join our favorite Welsh storyteller, Dubhna Rhiadra for exciting stories of the Celtic warriors (and don't be surprised to find stories of women warriors in there!) Stories in voice.

Monday, June 14, 2010

TUESDAY 15 June @ 7pm: BLOOMSDAY IN WOI!


Join Elegia Underwood and Derry McMahon in a celebration of Bloomsday! June 16 is the official Bloomsday, a festive day in Ireland, where there are observances marking that day in the life of Leopold Bloom, as told to us by James Joyce. We'll be reading some of "Ulysses" (the book which relates that day), as well as other snippets from James Joyce. Readings in voice.

TUESDAY 15 June @ 6pm: DEADLINERS meeting


Join Gracee Andel (Ellen Anthony in RL) as she hunkers down to write for her next deadline. Misery loves company, so come on down to the lower level of the library, and get yourself busy writing.

MONDAY, June 14th at 7:00pm - Part IV of "Ella Enchanted"

















Ella faces the realities of her father's economically motivated marriage to Dame Olga, and the horrors of Hattie and Olive as step sisters. As she deals with this, her friendship with Prince Charmont shows every sign of blossoming into more. Far more.

Ella deals with these conflicting elements with her usual humor and determination, while still yearning for the day that she will be able to shake off her curse of obedience and truly be herself.

Presented Live in Voice.

Next week . . . "Ella Enchanted" concludes.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

THIS WEEK at the WOI Library: June 14 - 20

The Mushroom Planet, King Arthur, Bloomsday and much, much more this week:

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.

Monday, June 14 at 7:00pm: Part IV: Ella Enchanted with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, June 15 at 6:00pm: Deadliners Writer's Group lead by Gracee Andel (aka Ellen Anthony) in the Library Lower Level
at 7:00pm: Bloomsday (A Celebration of James Joyce) with Shandon Loring

Wednesday, June 16 at 6:00pm: Summer of Sherlock discussion of "A Study in Scarlet" at Bookstacks
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7:00pm : Part III - The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet with Gyro Muggins

Thursday, June 17 at 7:00pm: The Arthurian Legend with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Sunday, June 20 at 1pm: Celtic Warrior Tales with Dubhna Rhiadra
at 5pm: Virtual Whiskey Tasting - The WOI once again welcomes the Virtual Pioneer to our Library for this special event

And More WOI Story events across the Grid . . .


Sunday, June 20 at 3pm: WOI Storytellers in the Fruit Islands


Stories all read Live in VOICE. Click on the Large Green Leather Book by the Librarian's desk at the WOI Library for a notecard with this schedule and embedded landmarks for events happening "off-campus."

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

THURSDAY, June 10th at 7pm

Retold Fairy Tales from
Award Winning Writers
Did you ever wonder how the dwarves felt after Snow White ditched them for the prince? Do you sometimes wish Cinderella hadn't been so helpless and petite? Are you ready to hear the Giant's point of view on Jack and his beanstalk? These new versions of classic fairy tales are NOT the fractured fairy-tale picture books. Irreverent, poetic, and thrillingly evil.
Don't miss this one!
Want to read some original Grimm's Fairy Tales right now?
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/grimm/index2.html

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

WEDNESDAY 9 June @ 7pm: "The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Plantet" with Gyro Muggins


Join Gyro Muggins for part 2 of this great sci fi story by Eleanor Cameron. Ten year old David Topman finds an ad in the newspaper, "wanted: a small space ship about eight feet long, built by a boy, or two boys between the ages of eight and eleven. ... no adult should be consulted in its construction ... an adventure and a chance to do a good deed ... Mr. Tycho Bass, 5 Thallo Street." Story in voice.

Monday, June 7, 2010

TUESDAY 8 June @ 7pm: St. Columba and Libraries


On the eve of St. Columba's feast day, join librarian Derry McMahon as we pay tribute to the patron saint of copyright with stories of Columba, libraries, stories and books!

TUESDAY 8 June @ 6pm: DEADLINERS writer group


Join Gracee Andel (Ellen Anthony in RL) as she buckles down and writes to meet her next deadline. Meeting in the lower level of the WOI Library

MONDAY, June 7 at 7:00pm - Part II: Ella Enchanted

WOW! Ella has escaped from the horrors of Finishing School and found food and friends among the Elves. But this is a world of Enchantment, so danger cannot be lurking very far away. Ella still has a long way to go on her way to the Giant's Wedding where she hopes to find the fairy Lucinda and persuade her to remove the "gift" of obedience.

Presented live in voice.

Friday, June 4, 2010

SUNDAY 6 June @ 3pm: Nautical Stories at Fruit Islands


Ahoy there! Join the WOI Storytellers for nautical stories. We'll have stories of shipwrecks and pirates and sailing and all sorts of seafaring adventures. Meet us in the Crow's Nest of the Mango Yacht Club at Fruit Islands. Stories in voice to benefit War Child.

THIS WEEK at the WOI Library: June 7 - 13

Ogres, Giants, Saints, and other Flights of Fantasy this week:

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.

Monday, June 7 at 7:00pm: Part III: Ella Enchanted with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, June 8 at 6:00pm: Deadliners Writer's Group lead by Gracee Andel (aka Ellen Anthony) in the Library Lower Level
at 7:00pm: St. Columba & Library Stories with Derry McMahon

Wednesday, June 9 at 7:00pm : Part II - The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet with Gyro Muggins

Thursday, June 10 at 7:00pm: An Ogres Eye View with Seanchai Shandon Loring

And More WOI Story events across the Grid . . .


Sunday, June 6 at 3pm: WOI Storytellers with Nautical Tales at the Mango Yacht Club in the Fruit Islands


Stories all read Live in VOICE. Click on the Celtic Cross Window Ornament or the Large Green Leather Book by the Librarian's desk at the WOI Library for a notecard with this schedule and embedded landmarks for events happening "off-campus."

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

THURSDAY, June 3rd at 7pm

Retold Fairy Tales from
Award Winning Writers
Did you ever wonder how the dwarves felt after Snow White ditched them for the prince? Do you sometimes wish Cinderella hadn't been so helpless and petite? Are you ready to hear the Giant's point of view on Jack and his beanstalk? These new versions of classic fairy tales are NOT the fractured fairy-tale picture books. Irreverent, poetic, and thrillingly evil.
Don't miss this one!
Want to read some original Grimm's Fairy Tales right now?
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/grimm/index2.html

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

WEDNESDAY 2 June @ 7pm: Gyro with The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet


Join Gyro Muggins for part 1 of this great sci fi story by Eleanor Cameron.
Ten year old David Topman finds an ad in the newspaper, "wanted: a small space ship about eight feet long, built by a boy, or two boys between the ages of eight and eleven. ... no adult should be consulted in its construction ... an adventure and a chance to do a good deed ... Mr. Tycho Bass, 5 Thallo Street." Story in voice.