Monday, February 28, 2011

TUESDAY 1 March at 7pm: "The Princess Bride" concludes with Caedmon

Join Caedmon for the exciting conclusion of "The Princess Bride", find out what happens to Buttercup, Humperdink and the whole crew.

Story in voice with Caedmon Sharkfin.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

MONDAY, February 28th at 7:00pm - Part II: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

Well, our Charlotte is stranded with little choice but to remain in The Seahawk with the crew and Captain Jaggerty.  But surely she is safe with such a fine man as Andrew Jaggerty in command. Hmmmm.  But what about all that Zachariah has told her.

Charlotte is young and easily influenced, but even she realizes that all is not what it seems on board the ship.  Find out what happens in the next installment of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, an award-winning book by Avi that charts the course of a young girl finding herself, and being true to the self that she finds.

Presented Live in Voice.

Friday, February 25, 2011

THIS WEEK at the Seanchai Library: Feb 27 - March 6

It is almost Mardi Gras Time!  And a very special Birthday this week at Seanchai Library:

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.
Monday, Feb 28 at 7:00pm: Part II: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, March 1 at 7:00pm: The Conclusion: The Princess Bride  with Caedmon Sharkfin

Wednesday, March 2 at 7:00pm: Celebrating Dr. Seuss' Birthday and Literacy with Derry McMahon and Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, March 3 at 7:00pm: About Time for Love with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

Sunday, Feb 27 at 3:00pm:  Hawaiian Tales with Shandon Loring at Fruit Island

Sunday, March 6 at 4:30pm:  Mardi Gras Stories with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park

MARCH 1 IS THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO PRESENT AT STORYFEST 2011!!! CHECK OUT THE STORYFEST BLOG FOR MORE INFO.

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."

Thursday, February 24, 2011

THE WEEK THAT WAS: February 20 - 24

Caledonia & Derry at the Jules Verne Undersea Library with Tales from Under the Sea (2.20.11)
Bear, Derry & Shandon at the Mystery Manor with the Classic, Raymond Chandler's Pearls Are A Nuisance (2.20.11)
Caledonia with Part I of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (2.21.11)
Caedmon with Part III of The Princess Bride (2.22.11)
Gyro with the conclusion of The Dark Side of Nowhere (2.23.11)
Shandon with the final chapter of the tragic tale of Tristan & Iseult (2.24.11)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thursday February 24th at 7pm

TRISTAN & ISOLDE
One of the oldest love stories ever written. This is an epic tale of doomed love. The daughter of Ireland's King Donnchadth falls into a forbidden love with the son of Cornwall's Lord Marke. The passion and love of Romeo & Juliet combined with the war and action thrills of the Gladiator.
A Two-Night Special Event. Tonight: Parts the Second & Third.

Presented in Live Voice!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

WED'DAY 23 February at 7pm: "The Dark Side of Nowhere" with Gyro Muggins

"The Dark Side of Nowhere" by Neal Shusterman

Jason, his friends and his family have taken us on quite a ride. Join us to see how the story wraps up. Science fiction with plot twists, puppy love, and heroism. Conclusion, story in voice.

Monday, February 21, 2011

TUESDAY 22 Feb at 7pm: "The Princess Bride" pt 3 with Caedmon Sharkfin

"The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love & High Adventure; The "Good Parts" Version Abridged by William Goldman" Part 3

Can the true love of the most beautiful woman in the world and a poor farm boy survive in a world where pirates roam the seas, a maniacal prince desires war, circus performers kidnap princesses, and countries are named for outmoded currency?

Find out! You may have seen the movie, but have you read the book? The Seanchai Library presents "The Princess Bride" in a condensed version (with a little help from the film), read by Cædmon in voice.

MONDAY, February 21st at 7:00pm: Part I - The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

"Not every thirteen-year-old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty.  But I was just such a girl, and my story is worth relating even if it did happen years ago."  So begins author Avi's 1990 Newbery Honor book about a young girl surviving on the high seas in what should have been a simple crossing of the Atlantic.

It must be almost Spring, because Cale is taking to the high seas again beginning this award-winning book about a girl taking control of her life when it seems all control is lost.  Set against a swashbuckling background of suspicious and salty characters and intrigue, it is easy to forget that the heroine of this book is merely thirteen.

Presented Live in Voice.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

THIS WEEK at the Library: February 21 - 27

Adventures, old and new, begin and end this week at Seanchai Library:

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.
Monday, Feb 21 at 7:00pm: Part I: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, Feb 22 at 7:00pm: Part III: The Princess Bride  with Caedmon Sharkfin

Wednesday, Feb 23 at 7:00pm: The Conclusion of "The Dark Side of Nowhere" with Gyro Muggins

Thursday, Feb 24 at 7:00pm: Part II "Tristan & Iseult" with Seanchai Shandon Loring


Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

Sunday, Feb 27 at 3:00pm:  Hawaiian Tales with Shandon Loring at Fruit Island

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, February 19, 2011

SUNDAY Feb 20 at 3pm: "Pearls are a Nuisance" a Raymond Chandler Mystery

Join us at Mystery Manor as we celebrate the genre of noir/hardboiled mysteries. Come early to view their new exhibit.

At 3pm, let Derry, Bear and Shandon bring to life "Pearls are a Nuisance", a Raymond Chandler mystery with all the noir features: a beautiful dame, handsome men, booze, guns, murder, money and mystery. Story in voice.

SUNDAY 20 Feb Noon: Undersea Tales at the Jules Verne Underwater Library

Join the Seanchai Library underwater at the lovely Jules Verne Underwater Library in Fruit Islands for some watery tales.

Do you know why the sea is salty? Do you know why the ocean roars? We have fine folk tales to answer those questions and much more! After, consider taking submarine ride, or just wandering thru the lovely Citrus Abyss.

Stories in voice. http://slurl.com/secondlife/Citrus/67/228/1

THE WEEK THAT WAS: February 13 - 17

Whew!   I am running a little behind this week and seem to be missing shots again!  Anyone have shorts of Crap doing his delightful Crap-o-matic Stories?  In addition to Crap's 100 Word Stories on Wednesday, and me concluding "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" on Monday, here's what the week looked like:

SHAKESPEARE!  Scenes and Sonnets with (from top) Klannex Northmead, Corwyn Allen, Caledonia Skytower, and Kayden Oconnell (2.13.11)
Caedmon Sharkfin is the Man in Black in Part II of "The Princess Bride" (2.15.11)
Seanchai Shandon Loring back among us with Part I of "Tristan & Iseult" (2.17.11)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thursday February 17th at 7pm: TRISTAN & ISOLDE


TRISTAN & ISOLDE

One of the oldest love stories ever written. This is an epic tale of doomed love. The daughter of Ireland's King Donnchadth falls into a forbidden love with the son of Cornwall's Lord Marke. The passion and love of Romeo & Juliet combined with the war and action thrills of the Gladiator.
A Two-Night Special Event. Tonight: Part the First.

Presented in Live Voice!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

WED'DAY 16 Feb at 7pm: Crap Mariner and 100 Word Stories!


In response to your demands for "more Crap"...

Join us for the irreverent, irrepressible but never irrelevant Crap Mariner and his 100 word stories.

(Some are themed for adults...just so's ya know).

Stories in voice to better savor them.

Monday, February 14, 2011

MONDAY, February 14th at 5:30pm: IMPROMPTU ~ Love Poems with Cale

A nod to the Heart-ful Holiday!  Caledonia spends a half hour sharing some of her favorite poems from Yeats, Moore, Shakespeare, Rumi, Neruda and more . . . all about the ups and downs of romance and romantic love.



Presented Live in Voice.

MONDAY, February 14th at 7pm: The Conclusion of "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane"

A great story for Heart Day! Celebrate a journey to love that is not all hearts and flowers. A story about the truest love by beloved contemporary author Kate Di Camillo.  If you have ever questioned whether love is worth it, you need to hear this story. Edward takes the journey of the heart that we all take -- those of us for whom the road to love is not easy:  to love, to loss, and to love again.
Bring tissues. Bring someone you care about.
Presented live in Voice by Caledonia Skytower.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

SUNDAY, February 13th at 2:00pm: Shakespeare! Sonnets & Scenes

How Romantic!  Shakespeare!  But the ways of the Bard are so much more than just the paths of love.  We'll travel that path, and several others as we celebrate Shakespeare, his language, his drama, and his poetry.

Caledonia Skytower is joined by Klannex Northmead, Corwyn Allen and Kayden Oconnell for a stroll through sonnets and scenes inspired by The Bard of Avon.  BYOC - Bring Your Own Codpiece.

Presented live in Voice.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

THIS WEEK at the Seanchai Library: February 13 - 20

Happy Heart Day!  Celebrate all kinds of Love this week at Seanchai Library:

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

Sunday, Feb 12 at 2:00pm:  Shakespeare!  Scenes and Sonnets with Caledonia Skytower, Klannex Northmead, Corwyn Allen, & Kayden Oconnell

Monday, Feb 14 at 7:00pm: Part II: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, Feb 15 at 7:00pm: Part II: The Princess Bride  with Caedmon Sharkfin

Wednesday, Feb 16 at 7:00pm: More 100 Word Stories with Crap Mariner

Thursday, Feb 17 at 7:00pm: Part I "Tristan & Iseult" with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

Sunday, Feb 20 at 12:00pm:  Undersea Tales with the Seanchai Library at Fruit Island

Sunday, Feb 20 at 3:00pm:  Pearls Are A Nuisance with Derry McMahon at the Mystery Manor

Sunday, Feb 20 at 6:00pm: MORE 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."

Friday, February 11, 2011

THE WEEK THAT WAS: February 6 through 10

Derry McMahon & Beth Pentewyn with "Chick Lit" (2.6.11)
Caledonia with Part I of "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" (2.7.11)
Caedmon Sharkfin with Part I of "The Princess Bride" (2.8.11)
Gyro Muggins with Part III of "The Dark Side of Nowhere" (2.9.11)
Derry McMahon with Travelers Tales from France - Oooo! La La!  (2.10.11)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

THURSDAY, February 10th at 7pm: "Off to Paris!"

Derry is off to Paris!  Poor, dear Shandon is still under the weather, so Derry is off to France with stories of food and travel!  Bring wine and cheese to share and be ready to let your imagination take you on a pleasantly unexpected vacation.   

Presented live in voice.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

WED'DAY 9 Feb at 7pm: "The Dark Side of Nowhere" with Gyro Muggins (pt 3)

"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 3, story in voice.

Monday, February 7, 2011

TUESDAY 8 Feb at 7pm: "The Princess Bride" with Caedmon Sharkfin

"The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love & High Adventure; The "Good Parts" Version Abridged by William Goldman". Can the true love of the most beautiful woman in the world and a poor farm boy survive in a world where pirates roam the seas, a maniacal prince desires war, circus performers kidnap princesses, and countries are named for outmoded currency? Find out!

You may have seen the movie, but have you read the book? The Seanchai Library presents "The Princess Bride" in a condensed version (with a little help from the film), read by Cædmon in open voice.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

MONDAY, February 7 at 7pm: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Part One of Two . .

Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who treated him with the utmost care and adored him completely. And then, one day, he was lost.

Kate DiCamillo takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman, from the top of a garbage heap to the fireside of a hobos camp, from the bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis. And along the way, we are shown a true miracle: even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again.

From Caledonia: It is a story about the truest love from one of my favorite contemporary authors.  If you have ever questioned whether love is worth it, you need to hear this story. Edward takes the journey of the heart that we all take -- those of us for whom the road to love is not easy.  Bring tissues. Bring someone you care about.
Presented live in Voice by Caledonia Skytower.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

SUNDAY 6 Feb at 3pm: Chick Lit with Beth and Derry!

Join Beth Pentewyn and Derry McMahon for an hour of chick lit.

Great poetry and stories by, and about, women. Come ready to laugh or weep, depending on the readings offered.

Refreshments will be served. Readings in voice.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO - Thanks Rob!

Our great friend Rob1972 made a video of Thursday night's session of stories celebrating Chinese New Year with Derry, Gyro, and Caledonia.  He posted it in the comments section of "THE WEEK THAT WAS..." post yesterday.

CLICK HERE to go directly to the video on You Tube to view it.

Very Cool Rob!  Thank You so much!

~Slainte'

THIS WEEK at the Seachai Library: Feb 6 - 13

Around the world and back again PLUS Shakespeare! . . . this week at Seanchai Library:

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

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

Monday, Feb 7 at 7:00pm: Part I: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, Feb 8 at 7:00pm: Part I: The Princess Bride  with Caedmon Sharkfin

Wednesday, Feb 9 at 7:00pm: Part III"The Dark Side of Nowhere" with Gyro Muggins

Thursday, Feb 10 at 7:00pm: Part I "Tristan & Iseult" with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Sunday, Feb 13 at 2:00pm:  Shakespeare! Sonnets & Scenes with Caledonia Skytower, Shandon Loring, Corwyn Allen & Klannex Northmead

Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

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."

Thursday, February 3, 2011

THE WEEK THAT WAS: January 31 - February 3

Where the heck did January go?

Corwyn Allen and Caledonia Skytower with a Tribute to the Scottish Bard: Robert Burns (1.30.11)
Caledonia with the conclusion of Heidi (1.31.11)
Bear Silvershade with short stories by L. Sprague de Camp (2.1.11)
Gyro with more from The Dark Side of Nowhere (2.2.11)
Derry, Gyro, and Caledonia (As "Bunny of the Year") ring in the Year of the Rabbit with a Celebration of Chinese New Year (2.3.11)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

WED'DAY 2 Feb at 7pm: "The Dark Side of Nowhere" (pt 2) 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 2, story in voice.