Tuesday, August 31, 2010

WEDNESDAY 1 Sept @ 7pm: The Battle of the Sexes with Bear and Derry


Bear and Derry provide a counterpoint of guys vs gals in stories. All good natured, most quite amusing. Who will win? Or will we declare a truce and kiss and make up? You'll have to join us to find out!

Monday, August 30, 2010

TUESDAY 31 August @ 7pm: "Tales of Alaska's Big Bears" with Gina Pralou

Tonight: another of Gina's great offerings of Alaskan stories. "Tales of Alaska's Big Bears" features as-told-to tales collected by Jim Rearden, allowing us to vicariously experience frightening and fantastic first person encounters! Rearden is well known in Alaska, having been a university professor, a biologist with the AK Dept of Fish and Game, editor for Alaska magazine and field editor for Outdoor magazine. Stories in voice.

MONDAY, August 30th at 7pm: "The Wisdom of Pooh Bear"
















Join Caledonia or another hour exploring the wisdom of that blithe and amazing character of A.A. Milne's creative mind: Winnie-the-Pooh ("Or 'Pooh' for short). Cale will also share some more chapters from Return to the Hundred Acre Wood as well as these important lessons from Pooh himself:

...Humming is a fine way to start the day!
...Last does not really mean least.
...A mostly sunny day, to some, can look a lot like partly gray.
...Not everyone understands where a hum comes from.

Presented Live in Voice.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

THIS WEEK at The WOI Library: August 29 - September 5

Bears! And Bears! And Bears! . . . Oh My! Stories that YOU won't want to miss coming this week:

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

Sunday, August 29 at 3pm: Irish Warrior Tales with Dubhna Rhiadra

Monday, August 30 at 7:00pm: The Wisdom of Pooh Bear with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, August 31 at 7:00pm: Tales of Alaska's Big Bears with Gina Pralou

Wednesday, September 1 at 6:00pm: "The Adventure of the Second Stain" discussion at Bookstacks
at 7:00pm: "A Battle of the Sexes" with Derry McMahon and Bear Silverdale

Thursday, September 2 at 7:00pm: Tales of Uncle Remus with Seanchai Shandon Loring (Featuring B'rer Bear)

Sunday, September 5 at 3pm: Library Tea Party and Exhibit Dedication


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, August 26, 2010

SUNDAY 29 August @ 3pm: Dubhna Rhiadra and Celtic Warrior Tales


Join our favorite Welsh storyteller, Dubhna Rhiadra, for fine, rousing tales of the Fenians and other Celtic warriors. Stories told in voice!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

WEDNESDAY 25 August @ 7pm: "The Adventure of the Second Stain" with Sherlock Holmes & Gina Pralou


Lord Bellinger, the Prime Minister, and Trelawney Hope, the Secretary of State for European Affairs, come to Holmes in the matter of a document stolen from Hope's dispatch box, which he kept at home in Whitehall Terrace when not at work. If divulged, this document could bring about very dire consequences for all Europe, even war. This story involves a worried wife, an insane wife, an affair, blood, lies murder...see how Holmes and Watson sew up all the loose ends. Story in voice.

Monday, August 23, 2010

TUESDAY 24 August @ 7pm: "The Spell of the Yukon" with Gina Pralou


Robert Service's Spell of the Yukon is a "goldmine" of classic Alaskan poetry - undulating whimsical rhymes that expertly blend historical reference with the beauty and humor of the landscape and the people - poems include The Shooting of Dan McGrew, The Cremation of Sam McGee, The Heart of the Sourdough, The Law of the Yukon, The Call of the Wild and more! All in voice, of course, the better to enjoy them!

MONDAY, August 23rd at 7:00pm - The Conclusion of "Nim's Island"

When we left Nim, she had escaped from an erupting volcano (albeit with a badly scraped knee) and also from the tacky, crass Troppo Tourists. Her father is still not home, and circumstances seem to be crowding in on Nim - all alone on the island but for her animals friends.

As another storm hits and everyone is in danger, including Alex Rover and Nim's Dad, Nim finds courage she never knew she had and becomes her own real, live hero!

Presented Live in Voice.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

THIS WEEK at THe WOI Library: August 22-29

Summer is heading into the Clubhouse Turn, but we still have plenty of great stories to share that YOU won't want to miss:

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

Monday, August 23 at 7:00pm: Part II: Nim's Island with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, August 24 at 7:00pm: The Spell of the Yukon with Gina Pralou

Wednesday, August 25 at 7:00pm: A Summer of Sherlock - "Adventure of the Second Stain" with Gina Pralou

Thursday, August 26 at 7:00pm: Great Folk Tales of Old Ireland with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Sunday, August 29 at 3pm: Irish Warrior Tales with Dubhna Rhiadra

And More WOI Story events across the Grid . . .


Sunday, August 22 at 6pm: Part II: Nim's Island with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park.

Sunday, August 29 at 5pm: "Southern Gal" with Derry McMahon at the Full Cup Coffee House

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, August 18, 2010

Thursday August 18th at 7pm

WOI Seanchai Shandon Loring presents Words Like Pale Stones by Nancy Kress from the collection of classic fairy tales rewritten for an adult audience, Black Thorn, White Rose. Come and learn the the history of the Rumplestilskin folktale archetype, and enjoy a special presentation of Tom Tit Tot, or as he is known in Ireland Trit-a-Trot, in addition to the feature story.

Presented Live in Voice.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

WEDNESDAY 18 August @ 7pm: "The Wings of the Night" with Gyro Muggins


The Wings of Night, by Lester del Rey (1942)
On a routine cargo run from Mars to Earth, a space ship develops engine problems as the results of a bigoted crewmember's actions. An emergency landing on the moon brings them good fortune, a surprising host and a lesson in racial tolerance. Tonight's sci-fi story brought in voice by Gyro Muggins.

Monday, August 16, 2010

TUESDAY 17 August @ 7pm: Tlingit Indian Legends with Gina Pralou

Tonight we have Tlingit Indian (the Nation's First People) Legends...fascinating tales of how various things came to be, passed down verbally for years through storytelling, now captured on page and still told today. Great stories, some short, some longer...all in voice with Gina Pralou.

MONDAY, August 16th at 7:00pm: Part I - Nim's Island

Wendy Orr's delightful adventure, Nim's Island, is a story of a girl, an iguana, a tropical island, and email.

Meet Nim - a modern day Robinson Crusoe. She can chop down bananas with a machete, climb tall palm trees, and start a fire with a piece of glass.

So she's not afraid when her scientist dad sails off to study plankton for three days, leaving her alone on their island. Besides, it is not like no one is looking after her - she's got a sea lion to mother her and an iguana for comic relief. She also has an interesting new email pal.

But when her father's cell phone calls stop coming and disaster seems near, Nim has to be stronger and braver than ever before. And she'll need all her friends to help her.

Presented Live in Voice.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

THIS WEEK at the WOI Library: August 15 - 22

The stars, tropical islands, Scotland, and Rumplestilskin . . . all here this week:

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

Monday, August 16 at 7:00pm: Part I: Nim's Island with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, August 17 at 7:00pm: Tlingit Native Legends with Gina Pralou

Wednesday, August 18 at 6:00pm: A Summer of Sherlock - "The Adventure of the Empty House" discussion ... see notices inworld
at 7:00pm: The Wings of the Night with Gyro Muggins


Thursday, August 19 at 7:00pm:"Words Like Pale Stones" - Revisiting the Rumplestilskin Tale with Seanchai Shandon Loring

And More WOI Story events across the Grid . . .


Sunday, August 16 at 2pm: Good Heavens!:Stories from the Stars with the WOI Storytellers at the Fruit Island Estate Planetarium

Sunday, August 16 at 5pm: Scottish Stories with Derry McMahon at The Full Cup (more details as available in world)

Sunday, August 22 at 6pm: Part II: Nim's Island 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."

Friday, August 13, 2010

SUNDAY 15 August @ 2pm: Good Heavens! WOI Storytellers at the Planetarium

Join the WOI Storytellers for great stories about planets, stars, the sun, the moon, space, and all things celestial. Caledonia, Gyro, Bear and Derry will bring a wide assortment of stories: fairy tales, folk tales, science fiction and more. We'll be at the Planetarium on Fruit Islands, and will send out notices with the LM. Don't miss it!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

THURSDAY, AUGUST 12 at 7pm: Stronger Than Time - a rewritten Fairytale

Stronger Than Time by Patricia Wrede: A tale of a keep, a curse, and a love stronger than death and time. From the book "Black Thorn, White Rose" a collection of classic fairy tales rewritten for an adult audience, presented by WOI's own Seanchai - Shandon Loring.

The story will be preceded by a brief history of the Sleeping Beauty tale. Copies of four of the original stories will be available at the Library.

Presented Live in Voice.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

WEDNESDAY 11 August @ 7pm: Sherlock Holmes and Caledonia Skytower


We continue our Summer of Sherlock tonight with a reading by Caledonia Skytower of..."The Adventure of the Empty House".
Tonight we have a story of a murder. Ronald Adair, son of the Earl of Maynooth, a high colonial official in Australia, is murdered while in his sitting room, with a window open, working on accounts of some kind. The story involves Holmes, Watson, Moriarity's men, a book collector, whist partners and Inspector Lestrade. Join us to hear how this story goes, and how Holmes and Watson solve the case. Caledonia Skytower will be offering this story in voice.

Monday, August 9, 2010

TUESDAY 10 August @ 7pm: "Alaska Bound" with Gina Pralou


Author Michael Dixon spent 20 years exploring the Great White North, Alaska, home of the majestic Glaciers, land of the historic gold rush, and territory to the First Nation's People. He traced routes explored by John Muir and Jack London, and now shares his richly descriptive experiences through articles he wrote and published about his journey. Gina will share parts of this book tonight in voice.

MONDAY, AUGUST 9 at 7pm - Selections from "The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate"

By popular demand, Caledonia presents more selected chapters from this year's Newbery Award-winning novel by Jacqueline Kelly.

So, when last we left Callie Vee she and her grandfather had discovered (they believed) a new species of plant. Find out what happens to this scientific discovery, as well as to Callie's discoveries about herself and her place in the world of 1899.

Presented live in voice.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

THIS WEEK at the WOI Library: August 8 - 15

Travel, Science, Adventure . . . all here this week:

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

Monday, August 9 at 7:00pm: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, August 10 at 7:00pm: Alaska Bound! with Gina Pralou

Wednesday, August 11 at 7:00pm: More from A Summer of Sherlock - "The Adventure of the Empty House" with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, August 12 at 7:00pm:"Stronger Than Time" - a Rewritten Fairy Tale with Seanchai Shandon Loring


And More WOI Story events across the Grid . . .


Sunday, August 8 at 6pm: Part I of "Nim's Island" with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park

Sunday, August 16 at 2pm: Stories from the Stars with the WOI Storytellers at the Fruit Island Estate Planetarium

Sunday, August 16 at 5pm: Scottish Stories with Derry McMahon at The Full Cup (more details as available)

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, August 4, 2010

THURSDAY 5 August @ 7pm: "Juniper" a magical tale (pt 3) with Derry McMahon


In this fast paced conclusion, Juniper's beloved, gentle cousin Gamal is under a spell, as is the whole kingdom. It it up to Juniper to save the kingdom from ruin, and save her cousin from death. See how all she has learned prepares her for this adventure. Story in voice.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

WEDNESDAY 4 August @ 7pm: A Sci Fi Sampler with Gyro Muggins


Join Gyro for these two great stories (told in voice):The Wonder Horse by George Byram (1957)What do you do when you're a race horse breeder and a new foal is a horse, nothing more, except ... every single part of that horse is better than anything seen before. Do you race him? And if you do and the world finds out, what then?
"What's He Doing In There?", a science fiction comedy by Fritz Leiber (1957)In a secret visit, the first Martian on Earth stays with an anthropologist and his family. After repeatedly asking "Where is it?" comprehension dawns on the family and the Martian is given directions to the bathroom. He goes in, and stays, and stays.... For a while the family hears water running, then silence. As time passes they all wonder, "What's He Doing In There?"

Monday, August 2, 2010

TUESDAY 3 August @ 7pm: "Juniper" with Derry McMahon


When Juniper travels home, she learns happy family news, but distressing news of the kingdom; could it be this was the reason Juniper has powers? And what has happened to her beloved cousin Gamal? Join us to find out! (Part 3)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

MONDAY, August 2 at 7:00pm - More from "The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate"

Imagine a magical summer getting to know your Grandfather - I mean really know him - for the very first time. Exploring the natural world with him and discovering . . . Oh! What you might discovery! What you DO discover!

Join Caledonia for more of young Calpurnia's adventures in the natural world, and how she discovers secrets of life and growing up in 1899 at the same time. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate is the debut novel by author Jacqueline Kelly, which was honored by this year's Newbery Award.

Presented Live in Voice.

Next Week: Part I of Nim's Island

THIS WEEK AT THE WOI Library: August 2 - 8

More Summer fun this week at the Library:

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

Monday, August 2 at 7:00pm: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, August 3 at 7:00pm: Part III of Juniper: A Tale of Magic! with Derry McMahon

Wednesday, August 4 at 6:00pm: Summer of Sherlock: The Adventure of the Dancing Men Discussion hosted by Bookstacks (see notices for location)
at 7:00pm: A Sci-Fi Sampler - "The Wonder Horse"&"What's He Doing In There?" with Gyro Muggins

Thursday, August 5 at 7:00pm: The Conclusion - Juniper: A Tale of Magic! with Derry McMahon


And More WOI Story events across the Grid . . .


Sunday, August 8 at 6pm: Part I of "Nim's Island" 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."

SUNDAY, August 1st at 5:00pm: Lughnasadh! A New Exhibit

Continuing our exploration of the great Celtic Festivals, Aoife Lorefield has created "Lughnasadh: First Fruits" - the newest exhibit at the WOI Library.

Lughnasadh marked the beginning of the harvest season, the Harvest of Grain (Bread), the ripening of first fruits (usually berries), and was traditionally a time of community gatherings, market festivals, horse races and reunions with distant family and friends. Among the Irish it was a favored time for handfastings — trial marriages that would generally last a year and a day, with the option of ending the contract before the new year, or later formalizing it as a more permanent marriage. (from Wikipedia)

Join Aoife at the library to dedicate the new exhibit and to learn more about this fascinating tradition. Presented Live in voice.