Tuesday, November 30, 2010

WEDNESDAY 1 Dec @ 7pm: "My Side of the Mountain" with Gyro Muggins


My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. Young Sam Gribley runs away to his Great Grandfathers mountain land to live for a year like Thoreau. He is surviving in the Catskill Mountains with only a penknife, a ball of cord, 40 dollars, and some flint and steel. Along the way, he learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that will change his life forever. See what adventures await Sam and his new friend Frightful the falcon. Story in voice. (part 1 of 2)

Monday, November 29, 2010

TUESDAY 30 Nov @ 7pm: "I Heard the Owl Call My Name" with Bear

"I Heard the Owl Call My Name" is a 1967 novel by American author Margaret Craven.The book tells the story of a young Anglican vicar named Mark Brian with not long to live, who learns about the meaning of life when he is sent to a First Nations parish in British Columbia.

First published in Canada in 1967, it was not until 1973 when the book was picked up by an American publisher. Released to wide acclaim, it reached No.1 on the New York Times bestseller list. In the year of its American release, the book was adapted to the screen by Gerald Di Pego as a CBS television movie of the same title. Story in voice. (conclusion)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

MONDAY, November 29 at 7:00pm: More from "Mary Poppins Returns"

More adventures from PL Travers prickly, vain, amazingly magical Nanny . . .the "Practically Perfect" Mary Poppins.  Join Caledonia as everything goes "Topsy Turvy" and the whole of London seems to turn upside down, and a new arrival comes to the Banks' home in "The New One."

Presented Live in Voice.
Want to learn more about the legend?  
Enjoy this New Yorker article from 2005: BECOMING MARY POPPINS

Saturday, November 27, 2010

SUNDAY 28 Nov @ 3pm: "The Fetch" and Other Spooky Tales

A bit more ghosty, spooky supernatural stories from the Seanchai Storytellers! “The Fetch” by Tina Rath reminds us to be careful what we wish for…
This session will also be the debut of our newest storyteller: Kayden Oconnell.

THIS WEEK at the Seanchai Library: Nov 28 - Dec 5

Ah!  It's the time of year for a crackly fire, good friends, food, and sharing stories.  We have plenty :

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.
 
Sunday, Nov 28 at 3pm: The Fetch & Other Spooky Tales  with Shandon Loring and the Seanchai Storytellers
  Monday, Nov 29 at 7:00pm: More From... Mary Poppins Comes Back with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, Nov 30 at 7:00pm: Part III: I Heard the Owl Call My Name with Bear Silvershade

Wednesday, Dec 1 at 7:00pm: Part I: My Side of the Mountain with Gyro Muggins


Thursday, Dec 2 at 7:00pm: The Homecoming - A Christmas Story with Seanchai Shandon Loring



Also . . . MORE Seanchai Storytelling events across the Grid

Sunday, Nov 28 at 6:00pm:  Mary Poppins  with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park

Thursday, Dec 2 at 5:00pm:  Hannukah Stories at Peace Park with Derry McMahon

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, November 26, 2010

THE WEEK THAT WAS . . . Nov 21 - 15: Oh my! Where did November Go?

(Above and Below) First Nation Tales Celebrating Native American Heritage Month with Dubhna Rhiadra (seen here as Zouina Silverweb) and Caledonia Skytower (11.21.10)



Caledonia with more from "Mary Poppins Comes Back" (11.22.10)
Bear Silvershade with Part II of "I Heard The Owl Call My Name" (11.23.10)
(Above and Below) Cale and Derry McMahon join Seanchai Shandon Loring on the Group W bench for "Alice's Restaurant Massacree & other Thanksgiving Legends" (11.24.10)
Cale shares "Native Wisdoms" at the Seanchai Fire Circle on Thanksgiving Day (11.25.10)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

THURSDAY, November 25th - Happy Thanksgiving!

To all our friends in the U.S., a Happy Thanksgiving Day.  To all our friends everywhere, a wish for Joy, Prosperity, and many, many Blessings. We are grateful for each and every one of you.  You all make the library program what it is with your support and enthusiam.  More than that, you make what we do fulfilling and joyful.




"Thanksgiving is the appointed time
for focusing on the good in our lives.
In each of our days, we can find small blessings,
but too often we overlook them,
choosing instead to spend our time
paying attention to problems.
We give our energy to those who cause us trouble
instead of those who bring peace."

"Starting now, let’s be on the lookout
for the bits of pleasure in each hour,
and appreciate the people who
bring love and light to everyone
who is blessed to know them.
You are one of those people.
On Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for you."

Happy Thanksgiving!
By Joanna Fuchs

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

WEDNESDAY 24 Nov @ 7pm: Thanksgiving Treats! Including "Alice's Restaurant"

Join the Seanchai Storytellers for a little tribute to the American Thanksgiving holiday, and especially for the treat of hearing Shandon Loring perform the classic "Alice's Restaurant".
All in voice, and with great gusto!

Monday, November 22, 2010

TUESDAY 23 Nov @ 7pm: "I Heard the Owl Call My Name" with Bear Silvershade (pt 2)

"I Heard the Owl Call My Name" is a 1967 novel by American author Margaret Craven.The book tells the story of a young Anglican vicar named Mark Brian with not long to live, who learns about the meaning of life when he is sent to a First Nations parish in British Columbia.

First published in Canada in 1967, it was not until 1973 when the book was picked up by an American publisher. Released to wide acclaim, it reached No.1 on the New York Times bestseller list. In the year of its American release, the book was adapted to the screen by Gerald Di Pego as a CBS television movie of the same title.

Story in voice. (part 2)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

MONDAY, Nov 22 at 7:00pm: More from "Mary Poppins Comes Back"

More from Pamela Traver's second set of stories as the inscrutable Nanny returns to Cherry Tree Lane to deal with am impertinent aged Nanny and a really "Bad Wednesday."

The Nanny who is "Practically Perfect In Every Way" - if not a little imperious and vain - continues her adventures with Jane & Michael Banks, and the twins: John & Barbara.  So step lively!  Spit Spot!  Best foot forward!

Presented live in voice with Caledonia Skytower.

SUNDAY 21 Nov @ 3pm: Animal Stories at Fruit Islands

Join the Seanchai Storytellers for tales of animals of all sorts. Fox legends from Bear, a sci fi tale from Gyro, a folk tale or two from Derry, and more!

All in voice, at the Raisin Ranch in Fruit Islands, to benefit War Child

THIS WEEK at the Seanchai Library: November 21 - 28

Of the many things we are thankful for, we are most grateful for these great stories to share this week  :

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.
 
Monday, Nov 22 at 7:00pm: More From... Mary Poppins Comes Back with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, Nov 23 at 7:00pm: Part II: I Heard the Owl Call My Name with Bear Silvershade

Wednesday, Nov 23 at 7:00pm: A Thanksgiving Story Celebration featuring The Alice's Restaurant Massacree with Shandon Loring and the Seanchai Storytellers


Sunday, Nov 28 at 3pm: The Fetch & Other Spooky Tales  with Shandon Loring and the Seanchai Storytellers

Also . . . MORE Seanchai Storytelling events across the Grid

Sunday, Nov 21 at 3:00pm:  Animal Tales at Fruit Islands - Raisin Ranch! 

Sunday, Nov 28 at 6:00pm:  Mary Poppins  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."

Saturday, November 20, 2010

SUNDAY 21 Nov @ Noon: First Nations Tales with Dubhna and Caledonia


Caledonia and Dubhna celebrate Native People's month with tales from the first and native peoples of North America.
Presented Live in Voice.

Friday, November 19, 2010

THE WEEK THAT WAS . . . Nov 14 -18

Derry and Cale flutter away to the Faery Realm with "Tales of Fairies and Magic" at Fruit Islands (11.14.10)
"Mary Poppins Comes Back" with Caledonia Skytower (11.15.10)
Bear Silvershade with Part One of "I Heard The Owl Call My Name" (11.16.10)
Gyro Muggins with another brilliant Sci-Fi Short Story..."Child for All Ages" (11.17.10)
Seanchai Shandon Loring with "The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm" (11.18.10)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thursday November 18th at 7:00pm: THE FAERY REEL



Faeries, or creatures like them, can be found the world over - benevolent and terrifying, charming and exasperating, shifting shape from country to country, story to story, and moment to moment. Tonight join us for a new light on the wealth of faery lore and literature from some of today's finest writers. Stories in Live Voice!

Preview at: http://bit.ly/bSpZaB

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

WEDNESDAY 17 Nov @ 7pm: "Child of All Ages" with Gyro Muggins

"Child of All Ages" by P.L. Plauger

A difficult-to-place orphan, small for her age, seems perfectly normal in interviews but becomes very composed and mature acting when she's observed alone through a one way mirror. Come learn the secret of fourteen year old Melissa.

Story read in voice.

Monday, November 15, 2010

TUESDAY 16 Nov @ 7pm: "I Heard the Owl Call My Name" with Bear Silvershade


I Heard the Owl Call My Name is a 1967 novel by American author Margaret Craven.The book tells the story of a young Anglican vicar named Mark Brianwith not long to live, who learns about the meaning of life when he is sent to a First Nations parish in British Columbia.


First published in Canada in 1967, it was not until 1973 when the book was picked up by an American publisher. Released to wide acclaim, it reached No.1 on the New York Times bestseller list. In the year of its American release, the book was adapted to the screen by Gerald Di Pego as a CBS television movie of the same title. Story in voice. Part 1.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

MONDAY, November 15 at 7:00pm: "Mary Poppins Comes Back"

"Winds in the east, there's a mist comin' in
Like somethin' is brewin' and 'bout to begin.
Can't put me finger on what lies in store,
But I feel what's to happen all happened before."

Caledonia returns with P.L. Travers' immortal Nanny who is "Practically Perfect in Every Way," with selections from the second volume Mary Poppins Comes Back.


Things are not as they should be . . . AGAIN . . .at the house on Cherry Tree Lane.  The servants are cranky, Father is beside himself, the children are fighting, and Mother is at her wits end. A change in the wind will bring . . . what will it bring?  Adventure? Magic?  Only one way to find out: grab your kite and head for the Seanchai Library.


Presented Live in Voice.

THIS WEEK at The Seanchai Library: Nov 14 - 21

Stories! Stories! Stories!  By the light of the fire, with a warm cuppa in your hands, curl up with these great stories this week  :

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.
 
Monday, Nov 15 at 7:00pm: Mary Poppins Comes Back with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, Nov 16 at 7:00pm: I Heard the Owl Call My Name with Bear Silvershade

Wednesday, Nov 17 at 7:00pm: Child of All Ages with Gyro Muggins

Thursday, Nov 18 at 7:00pm: The Fairy Reel  and other Tales from the Twilight realm with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Sunday, Nov 21 at Noon: First Nation Tales  with Dubhna Rhiadra and Caledonia Skytower

Also . . . MORE Seanchai Storytelling events across the Grid

Sunday, Nov 14 at 3:00pm: Fairy and Folk Tales at Fruit Islands

Sunday, Nov 21 at 3:00pm:  Animal Tales at Fruit Islands - Location TBA

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, November 13, 2010

SUNDAY 14 Nov @ 3pm: Fairies, Magicians and More!


Join the Seanchai Storytellers for magical mystical tales of fairies, enchanters, magicians and more.
We will be in voice, in the lovely grotto in Fruit Islands.

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Week That Was . . . November 7 - 11


The Conclusion of "The Graveyard Book" with Caledonia (11.8.10)

More CRAP!  More CRAP!  100 Word Stories with Crap Mariner (11.9.10)

"Flatland" with Gyro Muggins (11.10.10)

Civil War Stories for Veteran's Day and Remembrance Day (11.11.10)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thursday November 11th at 7:00pm: CIVIL WAR STORIES from Ambrose Bierce


In honor of Veteran's Day in the United States, tonight we present selected speeches from President Abraham Lincoln, followed by three Civil War Stories from Ambrose Bierce.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

WEDNESDAY 10 Nov @ 7pm: "Flatland" excerpts with Gyro Muggins

Flatland was written in 1884 by a school teacher using fiction to explain geometry.

It concerns the adventures of Mr. A. Square who lives in a universe made of a flat plane. For Mr. Square concepts of "up" and "down" don't even exist until he visits Lineland which has only Left and Right and later is visited by a being from the world of 3 dimensions.

Join us for this interesting look at geometry, in voice.

Monday, November 8, 2010

TUESDAY 9 Nov @ 7pm: Crap Mariner and 100 Word Stories

Join us for 100 word stories from one of the most earthy, unusual, ocassionally caustic writers - Crap Mariner!

You loved him as Harker in "Dracula" now meet the man behind the character.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

MONDAY, November 8 at 7:00pm: "The Graveyard Book" Concludes

 
"Wistful, witty, wise-and creepy. This needs to be read by anyone who is or has ever been a child." --Kirkus Reviews 

"This is an utterly captivating tale that is cleverly told through an entertaining cast of ghostly characters. There is plenty of darkness, but the novel's ultimate message is strong and life affirming..this is a rich story with broad appeal. " -- Booklist

"Like a bite of dark Halloween chocolate, this novel proves rich, bittersweet and very satisfying." -- Washington Post 

"THE GRAVEYARD BOOK, by turns exciting and witty, sinister and tender, shows Gaiman at the top of his form. In this novel of wonder, Neil Gaiman follows in the footsteps of long-ago storytellers, weaving a tale of unforgettable enchantment." -- New York Times Book Review 

THIS WEEK at the Seanchai Library: November 8 - 14

With Remembrance Day and Veteran's Day upon us, and the natural wend of the seasons, cozy up with a good story.  We have several  :

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.
 
Monday, Nov 8 at 7:00pm: The Conclusion of The Graveyard Book with Caledonia Skytower (we really mean it)

Tuesday, Nov 9 at 7:00pm: More Crap! Crap Mariner returns with more 100 word stories.

Wednesday, Nov 10 at 7:00pm: Flatland with Gyro Muggins

Thursday, Nov 11 at 7:00pm: Civil War and Other Veteran's Day Stories  with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Also . . . MORE Seanchai Storytelling events across the Grid

Sunday, Nov 14 at 3:00pm: Fairy and Folk Tales at Fruit Islands

Sunday, Nov 14 at 6:00pm: Mary Poppins 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, November 5, 2010

The Week That Was . . . November 1 - 4

Aoife Lorefield with Autumnal Poetry (11.1.10)

Librarian Derry McMahon & Caledonia Skytower with P.S. . . More Poe! - Joined by an unseen Shandon Loring (11.2.10)

The Delightful Rosslyn Guardian returns to the Seanchai Library (11.3.10)

Senchai Shandon Loring with Rip VanWinkle and other tales from the Catskills (11.4.10)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thursday November 4th at 7:00pm: RIP VAN WINKLE


A man who sleeps for twenty years in the Catskill Mountains wakes to a much-changed world. "As they ascended, Rip every now and then heard long rolling peals, like distant thunder, that seemed to issue out of a deep ravine..."

Followed by stories from Little People - Ron Quinn
True tales of little people living in and around the haunting hills of the Catskill Mountains.

Preview at http://bit.ly/aSt3NC

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

WEDNESDAY 3 Nov @ 7pm: Rosslyn Guardian, Storyteller


Join us as we welcome back one of our favorite storytellers...Rosslyn Guardian!
Her tales are always meaningful and heartfelt.
Stories in voice.

Monday, November 1, 2010

TUESDAY 2 Nov @ 7pm: PS...Poe! More tales from Poe!


Join the Seanchai Storytellers for more tales from our favorite writer - Poe! "The Tell-Tale Heart" will be presented by Caledonia Skytower and Derry McMahon, and "The Cask of Amontillado" will be offered by Shandon Loring. If time, we'll throw in a few stray POEms. All told in voice.