Friday, December 31, 2010

SATURDAY, Jan 1, 2011 at 2pm: "Good Omens"

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  A New Year comes freshly unwrapped, full of hopes and possibilities - and a few predictions.  Well what could be better than the 1655 predictions of Agnes Nutter - Witch? Apparently the only full accurate predictions ever written.  In the hands of award-winning authors Neil Gaiman (The Graveyard Book, Stardust, the Sandman...and more) and Terry Pratchett (Discworld . . .and more) it is the Apocalypse with a healthy hysterical chaser.

The perfect balm for New Year's Day for the non-sports fan: The world is coming to an end on Saturday.  Next Saturday.  Just before dinner.  Luckily, Heaven and Hell have left the business with the Anti-Christ in the hands of Crowley and Aziraphale, demon and angel respectively. Now they have misplaced the Anti-Christ and pretty much decided they really like humanity a lot more than their either of their bosses. 

Come dressed as your favorite: an Angel or a Devil. (Whispered) And don't worry, the Apocalyptic events in the book happened in the past - or have they?  Presented Live in Voice.

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Dec 26 - 31 - G'Bye 2010!

The Seanchai Storytellers wind down from the Holidays with a three hour PJ Party of stories (12.26.10)
Kayden O'Connell joined Derry & Caledonia with Kwanzaa Tales (12.27.10)
Bear Silvershade with Selections from Michael Palin's "Sahara" (12.28.10)
Shandon helps us say farewell to Christmas with J.R.R. Tolkien's "Father Christmas Letters" (12.30.10)

Hey!  Did anyone get a shot of Caedmon on Wednesday? . . . we were all so enthralled with the story, did anyone take a picture?  (See Cale)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thursday, December 30th at 7pm: "The Father Christmas Letters"


The Father Christmas Letters
by J. R. R. Tolkien
This collection of letters was written and illustrated by J. R. R. Tolkien between 1920 and 1942 for his children, from "Father Christmas". They tell of the adventures and misadventures of Father Christmas and his helpers, including the North Polar Bear and his two sidekick cubs, Paksu and Valkotukka.


12/30/2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

WEDNESDAY 29 Dec at 7pm: "Jim Henson's Storyteller" with Caedmon

Caedmon will share two stories from: "Jim Henson's Storyteller":
"The Soldier and Death"
"A Story Short"
Both stories are based on traditional folktales. Stories in voice.

Monday, December 27, 2010

TUESDAY 28 Dec at 7pm: Michael Palin's "Sahara" with Bear Silvershade

"Sahara is one of the most powerful and evocative names on the worldmap. As a child, the images I had of the Sahara were both frighteningand intriguing - palm trees, camels, turbanned travellers reclining,whilst being poured sparkling water by urn-carrying maidens in flimsyveils. It looked fun. I also knew that most western explorers whotried to cross it never came back. The combination of seduction andseverity appealed to me." Drop by as Bear shares selections from these warm tales in voice.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

MONDAY 27 Dec at 7pm: Kwanzaa Stories!


Join Caledonia Skytower, Kayden Oconnell and Derry McMahon for a tribute to the festival of Kwanzaa!
Stories in voice.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

THIS WEEK at the Seanchai Library: Dec 26 - Jan 2, 2011

Happy Holidays! With the promise and infinite possibilities of a New Year before us, we celebrate with these stories:

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

Sunday, Dec 26 from 5pm to 7pm: Pajama Party Wind Down from the Holidays with Seanchai Storytellers
Monday, Dec 27 at 7:00pm: Kwanzaa Stories with Derry McMahon & Caledonia Skytower
Tuesday, Dec 28 at 7:00pm: Selections from Sahara by Michael Palin with Bear Silvershade
Wednesday, Dec 29 at 7:00pm: Selections from Jim Henson’s ‘Storyteller’ with Caedmon Sharkfin
Thursday, Dec 30 at 7:00pm: The Father Christmas Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien with Seanchai Storytellers
Saturday, January 1 from 2pm: Selections from Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens with Caledonia Skytower

Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

Sunday, Dec 26 at 4:00pm:  Holiday Stories with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park
Sunday, January 2 at 3:00pm:  Winter Stories at 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."

Friday, December 24, 2010

THE WEEK THAT WAS: December 19 - 24

"Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did not die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world. Some people laughed to see the alteration in him, but he let them laugh, and little heeded them; for he was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter in the outset; and knowing that such as these would be blind anyway, he thought it quite as well that they should wrinkle up their eyes in grins, as have the malady in less attractive forms. His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him. 

"He had no further intercourse with Spirits, but lived upon the Total Abstinence Principle, ever afterwards; and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God Bless Us, Every One! "

~~Happy Holidays from Your Friends at the Seanchai Library! 
Caledonia with "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus" (12.20.10)
Aoife with "Little Giddings" & the Traditions of the Winter Solstice (12.21.10)
A Crap-Tastic Holdiay with Crap Mariners "Festive"(?) Holiday 100 Word Stories (12.21.10)
A sacred celebration of the season with Derry McMahon & Shandon Loring "Mary, Did You Know?" (12.22.10)
Bear Silvershade (12.23.10)
Kayden O'Connell (12.23.10)
Gyro Muggins (12.23.10)
Shandon Loring & Caledonia Skytower (12.23.10)
Derry McMahon (12.23.10)
... And Crap Mariner (seated front row center) ... All part of the Seanchai Storytellers Annual Presentation of "The Night Before, The Night Before Christmas" (12.23.10)
Caledonia Skytower in a rare seated moment with "A Few Stories Before the Day" (12.24.10)


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

THURSDAY 23 Dec at 7pm: The Night Before the Night Before Christmas!

Join the Seanchai crowd for an assortment of "Night Before Christmas" stories, including the original "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement C. Moore.

We'll also be treated to some good laughs with Shandon & Caledonia reading "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".

All stories in voice.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

WEDNESDAY 22 Dec at 7pm: "Mary Did You Know?"


At this season of Christmas, Shandon Loring and Derry McMahon offer a tribute in song and story to the mother of the Christ Child. Join us at the manger, down by the fire pit. Presentation in voice.

Monday, December 20, 2010

TUESDAY 21 Dec @ 7:30pm: Crap Mariner at his Holiday Best

Join us for some ribald, raucous, and occassionally raunchy 100 word stories.

Let's see what Crap can do for the holiday spirit. Stories in voice, as only Crap can tell them.

Note change in time!

TUESDAY 21 Dec @ 6pm: "The Winter Solstice" with Aoife Lorefield

The Winter Solstice is a time of renewal, when the world is dark but light returns. This year's Solstice arrives on the heels of a powerful Full Moon and complete lunar eclipse, and marks the ending of a tumultuous year. "Little Gidding," the last of T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets, was begun during the Battle of Britain and published in 1942, another intense time in history.

Tonight, Aoife reads Little Gidding as an offering to the season, and a reflection on the turning of the year.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

MONDAY, December 20 at 7:00pm: More from "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus"

More from L.Frank Baum's magical world of Santa Claus, where all manner of immortal being befriend the man in the red suit who loves children.


Find out about the first Christmas Tree, and more adventures from Santa's later years.

Presented Live in Voice with Caledonia Skytower.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

SUNDAY 19 Dec @ 3pm: "A Christmas Carol"


"Embrace the Spirits of Christmas in this Classic Holiday Tale of Discovery and Redemption."
WOI Seanchai (Chief Storyteller) Shandon Loring will reprise his role as “Ebeneezer Scrooge”, the cold-hearted, tight fisted, greedy man, who despises all things which promote happiness, the Holidays most specifically. Elder Priestman will once more lend his Southern warmth to the story as “Bob Crathchit,” Scrooge’s underpaid clerk and father of Tiny Tim. The rest of the ensemble will include Aoife Lorefield, Derry McMahon, Marian Dragovar, Bear Silvershade, Spyot Demina and Caledonia Skytower in a presentation adapted, directed and in a setting created by Aoife Lorefield
All the performers are volunteers and donations are accepted to support Community Virtual Libraries.
Presented Live in Voice. All Times SLT.

This presentation will be at Frosty Fruit Islands - LM and slurl will be sent with the notices. Last chance to catch the show!

THIS WEEK at the Seanchai Library: December 19 - 26


Deck the Halls this week with a fine holiday story!:

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.
 
Sunday, Dec 19 at 3:00pm: A Christmas Carol benefiting the Community Virtual Library 

Monday, Dec 20 at 7:00pm: The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, Dec 21 at 6:00pm: The Winter Solstice with Aoife Lorefield
                            at 7:30pm A Crap-tastic Holiday with Crap Mariner

Wednesday, Dec 22 at 7:00pm: Mary Did You Know? with Derry McMahon & Shandon Loring

Thursday, Dec 23 at 7:00pm: The Night Before the Night Before Christmas with Seanchai Storytellers

Sunday, December 26 from 5pm to 7pm: Pajama Party Wind Down from the Holidays with Seanchai Storytellers benefiting the Community Virtual Library 

Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

Sunday, Dec 19 at 6:00pm:  Mary Poppins with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park 

Sunday, Dec 26 at 4:00pm:  Holiday Stories 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, December 17, 2010

THE WEEK THAT WAS: December 13 - 16


Photos of the 2010 Presentation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Visit Bear Silvershade's Flickr feed  http://tinyurl.com/38vdfjz

Gyro Muggins with the Conclusion of FAR SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN (12.12.10)
Cale with THE NUTCRACKER (12.15.10)
Shandon with GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS (12.16.10)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Thursday, December 16th at 7pm: "Ghosts for Christmas"


GHOSTS FOR CHRISTMAS
Ghost stories have been associated with Christmas for hundreds of years. The winter prospect of long dark nights, howling winds, low-lying mist and snowed-up roads all contributed to the appropriate setting for the recital of supernatural tales around the Christmas fireside.

Stories in Live Voice!

12/16/2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

WEDNESDAY 15 December @ 7pm: "The Nutcracker" with Caledonia Skytower

Just in case you need a few moments away from the rush of Holiday preparations, pull up a comfortable chair and a warm beverage (or listen while you decorate the tree or wrap gifts) and join Caledonia as she reads an adapted translation of E.T.A. Hoffmann's original very looong short story "The Mouse King". You will know it better as "The Nutcracker".

The Story will be read in Voice . . . and part of the "adaptation" is that it is not NEARLY as long as the original!

Monday, December 13, 2010

TUESDAY 14 Dec @ 7pm: "A Christmas Carol!"


"Embrace the Spirits of Christmas in this Classic Holiday Tale of Discovery and Redemption."
WOI Seanchai (Chief Storyteller) Shandon Loring will reprise his role as “Ebeneezer Scrooge”, the cold-hearted, tight fisted, greedy man, who despises all things which promote happiness, the Holidays most specifically. Elder Priestman will once more lend his Southern warmth to the story as “Bob Crathchit,” Scrooge’s underpaid clerk and father of Tiny Tim. The rest of the ensemble will include Aoife Lorefield, Derry McMahon, Marian Dragovar, Bear Silvershade, Spyot Demina and Caledonia Skytower in a presentation adapted, directed and in a setting created by Aoife Lorefield
All the performers are volunteers and donations are accepted to support Community Virtual Libraries.
Presented Live in Voice. All Times SLT.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

MONDAY, December 13th at 7:00pm - "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus"

Best known for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and other Oz books, author L. Frank Baum also embraced the rich legend of the man in red in his book The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.

Written in 1902, Baum weaves a story of Claus' youth, manhood and old age, and how it was that he became "Santa"  and beloved of children everywhere.

Join Caledonia for a heartwarming stroll through Baum's "Land of Burzee" and the "Laughing Valley" where Claus makes his home.

Presented Live in Voice.

THIS WEEK at the Seanchai Library: December 12 - 19

It is time for A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and more holiday classics:

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.
 
Sunday, Dec 12 at 7:00pm:  On the Far Side of the Mountain with Gyro Muggins
 
Monday, Dec 13 at 7:00pm: The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, Dec 14 at 7:00pm: A Christmas Carol benefiting the Community Virtual Library
 
Wednesday, Dec 15 at 7:00pm: The Nutcracker with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, Dec 16 at 7:00pm: Ghosts for Christmas with Seanchai Shandon Loring


Also . . . MORE Seanchai Storytelling events across the Grid

Sunday, Dec 12 at Noon:  Night Before Christmas Stories with the Seanchai Storytellers at Frosty Fruit Island

Sunday, Dec 12 at 6:00pm:  Mary Poppins with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park

Wednesday, Dec 15 at 8:00pm: The Night Before Christmas and Other stories with Derry & Caledonia at Project Direct
 
Sunday, Dec 19 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, December 11, 2010

THE WEEK THAT WAS: December 4 to December 11

Caledonia with Hanukkah Stories from Isaac Bashevis Singer (12.4.10)
A celestial circus adventure from "Mary Poppins Comes Back" with Caledonia (12.6.10)
Kayden Oconnell shares the humor and stories of Kevin Kling from "The Dog Says How" (12.7.10)
Seanchai Shandon Loring with "An Irish Christmas" and stories from John Keane (12.9.10)
Rehearsal shots from "A Christmas Carol"

SATURDAY 11 Dec @ 7pm: "A Christmas Carol!"


"Embrace the Spirits of Christmas in this Classic Holiday Tale of Discovery and Redemption."
WOI Seanchai (Chief Storyteller) Shandon Loring will reprise his role as “Ebeneezer Scrooge”, the cold-hearted, tight fisted, greedy man, who despises all things which promote happiness, the Holidays most specifically. Elder Priestman will once more lend his Southern warmth to the story as “Bob Crathchit,” Scrooge’s underpaid clerk and father of Tiny Tim. The rest of the ensemble will include Aoife Lorefield, Derry McMahon, Marian Dragovar, Bear Silvershade, Spyot Demina and Caledonia Skytower in a presentation adapted, directed and in a setting created by Aoife Lorefield
All the performers are volunteers and donations are accepted to support Community Virtual Libraries.
Presented Live in Voice. All Times SLT.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

FRIDAY 10 Dec @ 7pm: Christmas Stories & Exhibit Opening

Join Caledonia Skytower and Derry McMahon for some lovely Christmas stories as they open the new holiday exhibit.

We'll have the traditional "Visit from St. Nicholas", and the popular "I See Santa Everywhere", the new "Lil's Travels in Santa Claus Land" and others!

Stories in voice for all good boys and girls.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Thursday December 9nd at 7pm: "An Irish Christmas"


AN IRISH CHRISTMAS
Tonight a stockingful of Christmas surprises from John B. Keane. Drawing on the rich folk culture of Ireland, tonight's tales humorously present the holiday dreams and everyday shortcomings of ordinary country people during the Christmas season.

Stories in Live Voice!

WEDNESDAY 8 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 2 of 2)