Monday, January 31, 2011

TUESDAY 1 Feb at 7pm: Two Stories by L. Sprague de Camp

The Reluctant Shaman & The Merman

The Reluctant Shaman: Virgil Hathaway, an Algonquian Indian running a souvenir shop in Gahato, New York, is stuck with the task of babysitting a band of stone-throwing sprites from the Iroquois country. When they begin terrorizing the town in their efforts to be "helpful" he has to bone up quickly on Iroquoian magic in order to control them.


The Merman: Aquatic scientist Vernon Brock develops an organic vapor that he hopes will allow a baby alligator to breathe under water. When he accidentally drops the beaker containing his halogen-bearing compounds, Vernon realizes he'd never considered how similar an alligator's lungs are to his own.
Stories in voice.

MONDAY, Jan 31st at 7:00pm: "Heidi" concludes

There's really only one important question at this point: Will Heidi make it back to the Mountains in time?

We might not make it all the way to the end of Johanna Spyri's beloved novel, but we will make it far enough to answer this question.  Come and find out what happens, and if we all have to start cheering: CRY HAVOK! LET  LOOSE THE KITTENS OF WAR!

Presented Live in Voice.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

THIS WEEK at thr Seanchai Library: Jan 30 - Feb 6

Bring on the Haggis! and the Poisoned Apples!  and the Goat Cheese! . . . this week at Seanchai Library:

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

Sunday, Jan 30 at 3:00pm:  A Tribute to Robbie Burns with Corwyn Allen and Caledonia Skytower

Monday, Jan 31 at 7:00pm: Heidi concludes with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, Feb 1 at 7:00pm: The Stories of L. Sprague de Camp  with Bear Silvershade

Wednesday, Feb 2 at 7:00pm: Part II"The Dark Side of Nowhere" with Gyro Muggins

Thursday, Feb 3 at 7:00pm: Part I "Tristan & Iseult" with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Sunday, Jan 6 at 3:00pm:  Chick Lit Time! with Derry McMahon & Beth Pentwyn

Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

Sunday, Jan 30 at 7:30pm: Snow White Tales with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park – Celebrating the recent opening of the “Snow White’s Scary Adventure” attraction.

Sunday, Feb 6 at 6:00pm: Tales from Around the World with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park – Celebrating the recent opening of the “It's A Small World” attraction.

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

SUNDAY 30 January @ 3pm: Robbie Burns!

Get yer kilt on lads and lassies, and join Corwyn, Caledonia, and the rest of the Seanchai crowd for a tribute to Scotland's lyrical son: Robert Burns!

We will address the haggis, but at least in SL you won't have to eat it. Bring your own 'wee dram' in RL to best enjoy the session! Stories in voice.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

THE WEEK THAT WAS: January 24 - 27

Caledonia with more adventures from Heidi (1.24.11)
Derry with the magical conclusion of Wise Child (1.25.11)
Part I of The Dark Side of Nowhere with Gyro Muggins (1.26.11)
Abductions: Aliens or Faeries? with out-of-this-world Seanchai Shandon Loring (1.27.11)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Thursday January 27th at 7pm: Abductions


ABDUCTIONS! Aliens or Faeries??
In days of yore people disappeared and the Fae folk, or 'Them Ones', were blamed. Today we have abductions and little grey aliens are blamed. Is there a connection? In the Bible John 10:16 says "And other sheep have I that are not of this fold." This is the first in a series of sessions in which will examine the connections between Faeries and Aliens. Tonight we will start with several old 'Faerie Tales' of abductions.

Presented in Live Voice!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

WED'DAY 26 January @ 7pm: "The Dark Side of Nowhere" with Gyro Muggins

"The Dark Side of Nowhere" by Neal Shusterman

Jason lives with his family in a town so boring it might as well be named Nowhere. When he learns that the monthly shots "everyone" gets aren't normal for anyone except people in his town, he also begins to discover "The Dark Side of Nowhere." Science fiction with plot twists, puppy love, and heroism.
Part 1, story in voice.

Monday, January 24, 2011

TUESDAY 25 January @ 7pm: "Wise Child" Conclusion with Derry McMahon

"Wise Child" by Monica Furlong

Wise Child's mother Maeve again appears and her evil awakens the real power of Wise Child as well as the superstitions of the village, rendering the trial of Juniper for witchcraft inevitable. Self-realization enables Wise Child to save both herself and Juniper in an exciting climax.

Story in voice.

MONDAY, January at 7pm: More "Heidi"

Heidi, still in Frankfurt, loves her friend Clara.  She continues to find people to like and who like her.  But Heidi cannot help but miss her beloved mountains and all the precious people important to her there.  With the coming of Clara's Grandmother, Heidi is able to overcome some of the influences of Miss Rottenmeier.


Find out what Heidi learns and if she gains the courage to tell those around her what she really wants.

Presented Live in Voice.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

THIS WEEK at the Seanchai Library: Jan 24 - 30

Adventure, Abduction and Robbie Burns featured this week at Seanchai Library:

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

Monday, Jan 24 at 7:00pm: Part IV of Heidi with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, Jan 25 at 7:00pm: The Conclusion of Wise Child  with Derry McMahon

Wednesday, Jan 26 at 7:00pm: "The Dark Side of Nowhere" with Gyro Muggins

Thursday, Jan 27 at 7:00pm: "Abductions: Alien and Faery" with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Sunday, Jan 30 at 3:00pm:  A Tribute to Robbie Burns with Corwyn Allen and Caledonia Skytower

Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

Sunday, Jan 30 at 6:00pm: Snow White Tales with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park – Celebrating the recent opening of the “Snow White’s Scary Adventure” attraction.

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

Saturday, January 22, 2011

SUNDAY 23 January @ 3pm: National Pie Day! Stories and Treats

Today is National Pie Day!!

Yummmy stories about pie! Every dessert should have its own special day! What is your favorite? Sweet or Savory?

Come and join the fun, refreshements will be served. Stories in voice.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

THE WEEK THAT WAS: January 17 - 20

Caledonia among the Alps with Part III of "Heidi" (1.17.11)
Derry takes us on a journey through Beltane in Part III of "Wise Child" (1.18.11)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY with a celebration of Edgar Allan Poes' Birthday (1.19.11)
MO' POE!  with Shandon and "Decent Into the Maelstrom" complete with consuming vortex (1.20.11)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Thursday, January 20th at 7pm: "Descent Into The Maelstrom"


Edgar Allan Poe. Born on this day in 1809. He was often drunk and always broke, but some claim it was this inner life that contributed to his wayward genius. He related to us his feverish nightmares, his macabre tales, his obsession with death. He also gave us lyrical poems of unsurpassed beauty, and he was the father of the modern detective novel. Join us tonight to celebrate this man that walked the earth for a mere 40 years and yet continues to influence the world two centuries after his death.

Tonight:
Descent Into The Maelstrom
Al Aaraaf - a poem

Stories told in Live Voice.

01/20/2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

WEDNESDAY 19 Jan @ 7pm: Poe Party!

Join the Seanchai Library for a celebration of our favorite author of the macabre...Poe!

There will be birthday treats and great poems and stories penned by Poe, brought to life by the Seanchai Library.

Stories in voice.

Monday, January 17, 2011

TUESDAY 18 January @ 7pm: "Wise Child" part 3 wit Derry McMahon


"Wise Child" by Monica Furlong


As Wise Child grows in her powers, she has two very interesting encounters...one with someone from her past, and one with 'The Green Man'. Join us to see how she copes with so many unusual experiences.


Story in voice, part 3.

THE WEEK THAT WAS: January 9 - 16

Eeeeek!  Cale got overwhelmed and did not do this on Friday.  But here is a remarkable week of stories . . . has it only been a week in our new home on Imagination Island?

Photographs from the Opening "Winter Feast" at the new site on Imagination Island (1.9.11) ...Kayden O'Connell above
. . . . Gyro Muggins
. . . . Aoife Lorefield
Echo Peapod in her party best!
and Librarian Derry McMahon
Cale gets her goats for Part II of Heidi (1.10.11)
Derry with Part II of Wise Child (1.11.11)
Caedmon Sharkfin with an amazing wealth of Aesop's Fables (1.12.11)
Shandon gets all bearish for Icelandic Folk Tales (1.13.11)
Gyro at the Fruit Planetarium with The Aliens Who Knew, I Mean, EVERYTHING! (1.16.11)
Cale receives a special award from Magicland for two years of stories in the virtual Disney Tribute Park (1.16.11)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

THIS WEEK at the Seanchai Library: Jan 16 - 23

We think of October as the “Month of Poe” but the Master of the Macabre’s Birthday was this very month, and along with other works, Poe will be featured this week at Seanchai Library:

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

Monday, Jan 17 at 7:00pm: Part III of Heidi with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, Jan 18 at 7:00pm: Part III of Wise Child  with Derry McMahon

Wednesday, Jan 19 at 7:00pm: A Poe Celebration! with the Seanchai Library

Thursday, Jan 20 at 7:00pm: Mo’ Poe! with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Sunday, Jan 23 at 3:00pm:  Pie Stories! Celebrating National Pie Day! (because we CAN!)

Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

Sunday, Jan 16 at 3:00pm:  The Aliens Who Knew, I Mean, EVERYTHING! at Fruit Islands Planetarium w/ Guyro Muggins and Derry McMahon

Sunday, Jan 16 at 6:00pm: Snow White Tales with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park – Celebrating the recent opening of the “Snow White’s Scary Adventure” attraction.

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

Friday, January 14, 2011

SUNDAY 16 January @ 3pm: "The Aliens Who Knew, I Mean, EVERYTHING"

"The Aliens Who Knew, I Mean, EVERYTHING"
They came to Earth just to spend a long weekend. They were friendly, willing to help us with our problems, and knew the answer to Everything. Comedy science fiction about the dangers of altruistic aliens.
Join Gyro for this great story, in voice, at the Planetarium in Fruit Islands

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thursday January 13th at 7pm: "Icelandic Folktales and Legends"


ICELANDIC FOLKTALES & LEGENDS
Here we are - three weeks into Winter!! What better time for stories from the frozen bits of the world. Elves and Trolls. Monsters, ghosts, and devils. These Icelandic folktales come from life, literature, and the imagination of the storyteller.

Presented in Live Voice!

01/13/2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

WEDNESDAY 12 January at 7pm: "Æsop's Fables" with Caedmon Sharkfin


Æsop's Fables

The old stories are great stories, simply because they touch us in some way: a lesson learned, a truth told, heartstrings plucked. The oldest stories still told, still printed, and still attributed to one author are from ancient Greece, and have little to do with their gods. Come join us and hear again Æsop's fables. Stories in voice.

From "Æsop's Fables: A New Translation" by V.S. Vernon Jones, 1912 ed., free from Amazon.com.

Monday, January 10, 2011

TUESDAY January 11 at 7pm: "Wise Child" part 2 with Derry McMahon

"Wise Child" by Monica Furlong

Under Juniper's kind but stern tutelage, Wise Child thrives, learning herb lore, reading and basic survival in those difficult times. Wise Child also takes a very interesting ride with a gift she didn’t know she possessed; and meets someone from her past.
Story in voice, part 2.

MONDAY, January 10th at 7:00pm: Part II of "Heidi"

The Story continues as Heidi settles into life on the Mountain with her Grandfather, and her simplicity and joy in everyday things seeps into his life.  It could be an Idyll for them, but we know that such perfect confluences are not without their challenges.  What will challenge them and how will they face it?  Come find out.  

There's bound to be goats somewhere . . . and most likely cheese.

Presented live in voice with Caledonia Skytower



If you are up on your German, check out the Heidi Site
Interested in Interpretation and History of Heidi, Click Here

Saturday, January 8, 2011

SUNDAY January 9, 6p-8pm: Library Re-Opening and Winter Feast!

Join the Seanchai Library in it's new home on Imagination Island!

We are so delighted we can remain with the Community Virtual Library, we are throwing a party in our new space! We'll provide food and stories to warm your heart on a cold January evening.

This session best enjoyed with something delightful to sip and nibble in real life. Stories in voice.

THIS WEEK at the Seanchai Library: January 9 - 16

We've moved again!  But we are still in the Community Virtual Library Estate (thanks guys!) but on a great corner parcel with an ocean view! Come and see what's new at the Seanchai Library on Imagination Island (landmark to new site in big green revolving box on old site - for the next few days till the region is reclaimed by Linden Labs):

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

Sunday, Jan 9 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm: A Winter's Feast of Stories to celebrate the opening of Seanchai Library at Imagination Island!  
 
Monday, Jan 10 at 7:00pm: Part II: Heidi with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, Jan 11 at 7:00pm: Part II: Wise Child  with Derry McMahon

Wednesday, Jan 12 at 7:00pm: Aesop's Fables with Caedmon Sharkfin

Thursday, Jan 13 at 7:00pm: Icelandic Folktales with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

Sunday, Jan 16 at 3:00pm:  Aliens! at Fruit Islands in the Planetarium with Gyro Muggins

Sunday, Jan 16 at 6:00pm:  Snow White Tales at Magicland Park with Caledonia Skytower

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

Friday, January 7, 2011

THE WEEK THAT WAS . . . January 1 to 7

Caledonia wrings in the New Year with Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett's Good Omens (1.1.11)
Cale with Part I of the most famous piece of Swiss literature ever - Heidi (1.3.11)
(both above) Derry begins another epic journey with Part I of Wise Child (1.4.11)
Bear shares the wisdom of The Gnarly Man (1.5.11)
...and as we say "Good bye" to Info Island International, Seanchai Shandon Loring takes us out appropriately with Gone With the Faeries (1.6.11)




Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Thursday, January 6th at 7pm: "Gone With the Faeries"


GONE WITH THE FAERIES
"Come away, O human child!" call the fairies, as they reach out to take us by the hand. Come away from all human sorrow, they promise — but fairy promises can deceive, and to follow their call, folklore reminds us, is a dangerous proposition.

Stories in Live Voice!

12/06/2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

WEDNESDAY January 5 at 7pm: "The Gnarly Man" with Bear Silvershade

"The Gnarly Man" by L. Sprague de Camp

This Gnarly Man fellow is a fortuitous survivor from the old, old days. He's been a lot of places and worked competently at a great variety of jobs over the last fifty millennia; when we meet him, he's getting by as an ape-man act in a sideshow at Coney Island. He passes for current folk well enough in civilization, and skates officialdom by having used a long succession of false identities. At the moment he's going by the name of Clarence, and has papers for it.

Story in voice.

Monday, January 3, 2011

TUESDAY January 4 at 7pm: "Wise Child" a Tale of Magic with Derry McMahon

"Wise Child" by Monica Furlong

Orphaned by the death of her grandmother and her sailor-father's disappearance, Wise Child chooses to become the ward of Juniper, the village wisewoman who is healer, midwife and witch. Under Juniper's kind but stern tutelage, Wise Child thrives, learning herb lore, reading and basic survival in those difficult times. Wise Child manages to live between the Church - represented by the grim village priest, and the witchcraft that Juniper would have her learn.

Story in voice, part 1.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

MONDAY, January 3: Part I - Heidi

Heidi (the Girl from the Alps) is a two-volume novel written by Johanna Spyri, which was published in 1879 / 1880, became a world-wide success story already towards the end of the 19th century and children still love it today - as a book, as a radio play and as a movie. 

Heidi is by far the most popular piece of Swiss literature ever written and has been translated from German into 50 languages, been filmed more than a dozen times, and more than 50 million copies of Heidi books have been sold world-wide (Switzerland's population is only 7 million ...). 

Caledonia begins this adventure tonight, presented in Voice.

THIS WEEK at the Seanchai Library: January 2 - 9

It is a bright, shiny New Year – fresh out of the wrapper – and time to start some brand new stories and a site for the Seanchai Library:

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

Monday, Jan 3 at 7:00pm: Part I: Heidi with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, Jan 4 at 7:00pm: Part I: Wise Child  with Derry McMahon

Wednesday, Jan 5 at 7:00pm: The Gnarly Man with Bear Silvershade

Thursday, Jan 6 at 7:00pm: Gone With The Fairies with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Sunday, Jan 9 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm: A Winter's Feast of Stories to celebrate the opening of Seanchai Library at Imagination Island!  

Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

Sunday, Jan 2 at 3:00pm:  Winter Tales at Fruit Islands Winterland

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