Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thursday March 31st at 7pm: THE TWILIGHT ZONE


ORIGINAL Stories from the Twilight Zone
The highway leads to the shadowy tip of reality; you're on a through route to the land of the different, the bizarre, the unexplainable... Its limits are only those of the mind itself. You're entering the wondrous dimensions of the imagination. Next stop... The Twilight Zone.

Presented tonight will be the ORIGINAL STORIES that the episodes of the Twilight Zone were based on.


Stories in Live Voice

Preview at http://bit.ly/eo2mJN

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

WEDNESDAY 30 March at 7pm: An Evening of Saki with Caledonia and Derry

Join Caledonia Skytower and Derry McMahon for some stories by Saki. Some favorites such as "The Occasional Garden" and "Louise" will be presented, along with some new ones. All stories in voice.

Who is Saki? Hector Hugh Munro (18 December 1870 – 13 November 1916), better known by the pen name Saki, was a British writer, whose witty and sometimes macabre stories satirised Edwardian society and culture. He is considered a master of the short story and is often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. His tales feature delicately drawn characters and finely judged narratives. He was influenced by Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll, and Kipling, and himself influenced A. A. Milne, Noël Coward, and P. G. Wodehouse. (Thank you Wikipedia).

Stories in voice, lovely refreshments will be available.

Monday, March 28, 2011

TUESDAY 29 March at 7pm: Isaac Asimov's 'Reason' with Bear Silvershade

Another classic!

The crack robot testing team of Powell and Donovan have their work cut out for them when they are assigned to a robot-controlled space station which supplies energy to the planets via microwave beams. The area is co-ordinated by QT1, the latest and greatest model from U.S. Robotics.

Cutie, as Powell and Donovan call him, was designed with advanced reasoning capabilities – so advanced it reasons space, stars and the planets out of existence, appointing itself as messiah and prophet of the its very own religion…Oh!

Story in voice!

MONDAY, March 28th at 7:00pm: Pooh Bear Pajama Party!

POOH BEAR IS BACK! And Caledonia has a fun new twist on choosing just which of the many delightful adventures of "the Bear of Very Little Brain" to read -- and YOU are a vital part of it.

Library Guests will help choose which stories from the canon of author A.A. Milne Cale will read, with the help of a mystical "hunny pot."  The only guarantee is that Cale will be wearing a very funny hat (the sacred Pooh Bear cap) and that there will be sleeping bags everywhere waiting for you, your jammies, and a fuzzy stuffed friend or two.  Probability of cheese is pretty high as well.

Presented Live in Voice.

THIS WEEK at the Library: March 28 - April 3

Ah! Spring is beginning to blossom everywhere, and here's what is sprouting at the Seanchai Library:

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.
Monday, March 28 at 7:00pm: Pooh Bear Pajama Party with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, March 29 at 7:00pm: Isaac Asimov's Reason with Bear Silvershade

Wednesday, March 30 at 7:00pm: Saki Stories with Derry McMahon & Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, March 31 at 7:00pm: Tales from the Twilight Zone with Seanchai Shandon Loring

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, March 26, 2011

SUNDAY 27 March at 3pm: Cat Tales with Caledonia and Derry

We are off to Fruit Islands KittyCatS area today, with wonderful stories of cats.

Big cats, small cats, clever cats, silly cats, literate cats, and every other cat!

Get yer ears and tails on! Feel your inner purr start to rumble! Stories in voice!

LM and slurls will be sent before the event!

DEBT

THE WEEK THAT WAS March 20 through 24

Derry (Above) and Shandon (with Derry below) at StoryFest (3.20.11)
Caledonia with the conclusion of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (3.21.11)
Bear Silvershade with Asimov's Robbie (3.22.11)

Happy Birthday Seanchai Library lead by Librarian Derry McMahon (3.23.11)
with Seanchai Shandon Loring
Caledonia Skytower
Aoife Lorefield
Gyro Muggins,and Bear Silvershade who was so busy taking pictures of everyone else we didn't get a picture of him!

Shandon Loring (top picture) entrances his audience with The Legend of Tam Lin: Faery Knight (3.24.11)

Sooooo many great shots this week . . .I just couldn't choose.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Thursday, March 24th at 7pm: THE TALE OF TAM LIN, the faery knight


The Tale of Tam Lin, the Faery Knight
Faery mischief, romance and enchantment all rolled into one. Dim the lights, gather around the hearth and imagine that you can hear the tinkling bells of faery bridles.

Stories in Live Voice!

Preview at http://bit.ly/hlv508

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

WED'DAY 23 March at 7pm: Seanchai Library Anniversary!


Join the Seanchai Library as they celebrate their third year of storytelling! From the beginnings in West of Ireland, to our present home on Imagination Island, it has been a grand ride.
Come celebrate with us!! Stories of all types will be offered, and there will be cake and champagne.
Stories in voice, as always.

Monday, March 21, 2011

TUESDAY 22 March at 7pm: Issac Asimov's 'Robbie' with Bear Silvershade

Having a robot in the house is the latest craze, and the Weston family basks in the glory and prestige of owning Robbie, who they put to work as the perfect nanny for their daughter.

But as the fad fades and anti-robot sentiment begins to grow, Gloria’s mother begins to fear not Robbie, but the opinions of the neighbours. Gloria, however, is not going to give up on her loyal robot friend so easily.

First published in Sept. 1940 as Strange Playfellow, Robbie was the first of Isaac Asimov’s positronic robot stories to be published. Story in voice.

MONDAY, March 21st at 7:00pm: The Conclusion of "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle"

Thirteen year old Charlotte being tried for murder?! How can that be?  And Zachariah is alive?! 

The incredible adventure concludes as Charlotte goes on trial for a murder she did not commit, and the Seahawk edges ever closer to its destination of America. Find out why this book by award-winning author Avi was a Newbery Honor Book and a favorite among young readers since its publication.

Presented Live in Voice.

THIS WEEK at the Library: March 21-27

As we all recover from St Patrick's Day and StoryFest, we prepare to Celebrate the Library's Third birthday this week, here's what is coming up at the Seanchai Library:

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.
Monday, March 21 at 6:00pm: More from X-Minus One! with Shandon Loring (Barnes Space Station - Teleport via the Library)
                                 at 7:00pm: Conclusion: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, March 22 at 7:00pm: Isaac Asimov's Robbie with Bear Silvershade

Wednesday, March 23 at 7:00pm: Happy Birthday Seanchai Library!!!

Thursday, March 24 at 7:00pm: The Legend of Tam Lin: Faery Knight with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

Saturday, March 26:  Bookstacks Horror Fest (Caledonia at 9:30am, Derry at 11:00am, and Bear at 7:30pm)

Sunday, March 27 at 3:00pm:  Cat Tales with the Seanchai Library at Fruit Islands 

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, March 18, 2011

SATURDAY 19 March : Grania! The Pirate Queen

Join Aoife, Derry and Caledonia as they reprise the story of a real life Wild Irish Rose who had plenty of thorns, and who was not limited by the times and traditional role of women in the 16th Century.

Come meet the proud "Grania O'Malley" who was mother, wife, woman, noble, pirate and who was not afraid to confront the formidable Elizabeth I in her own court to gain land rights and freedoms for her people.

Read as a Story in Voice - this is not the Broadway Musical, there will be no dance breaks or people bursting into song spontaneously . . . that we know of.

Today's performance will be at Branwen...part of the StoryFest!

THE WEEK THAT WAS . . . March 12 - 17

Cale, Shandon, & Derry return to West of Ireland to share Irish Stories (3.12.11)
Caledonia continues with The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (3.14.11)
Derry McMahon (below) with Top Chef, Negotiable... And Stranger looking very Cheffy (above) - (3.15.11)
Caledonia starts off St Patrick's Day Celebrations with The Quiet Man (3.16.11)
Seanchai Shandon brings us Irish Myths and Lore to celebrate the day itself (3.17.11)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thursday March 17th at 7pm: IRISH LORE & LEGENDS


Legends & Stories of Ireland
Bar room legends, fireside fables, and nebulous folktales gathered in the 1800's by Samuel Lover and brought to life tonight by Shandon Loring.

Preview at http://bit.ly/ec5TnE

Lá Fhéile Pádraig!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

WEDNESDAY, March 16 at 7:00pm : "The Quiet Man"

Yes my friends, it is that time of year again.  It is time for that story again:  Maurice Walsh's The Quiet Man.  It's one of my favorite stories (wriiten by Walsh in 1933), and became one of my favorite movies ( in 1951, winning two Academy Awards).

 Sean Kelvin is a quiet, peace-loving man...not above stoppin' for a moment in the fields and just watching the wind blow through the grass, and see the swell of the distant sea.  But there was no mistaking!  Sean was not lazy, just quiet.  But when he falls in love with lovely, read-haired Ellen O'Grady, sister to bullying landowner Big Liam O'Grady, Sean's peace is about to be sorely tested.  And everyone is about to find out just how quiet, and patient a "quiet man" can be.

Presented live in voice with another "warm up" story from Irish literature . . . a great way to get in the mood for St Patrick's Day!

Monday, March 14, 2011

TUESDAY 15 March at 7pm: "Top Chef" and other Foodie stories with Derry

What do literacy and good food have in common?

Find out in this lovely story from South Africa. "Top Chef" is not related to the tv series, but is more enjoyable. Stay tuned after that for "Apple Dumpling" for dessert.

Yummmm.

Stories in voice.

MONDAY, March 14th at 7:00pm - Part IV of "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

Now that Charlotte has chosen to align herself with the crew and not with the Captain, and has chosen to function as a member of that crew, what next?  Charlotte has a lot to learn about being an able bodied hand on a sailing ship.  The Intrigue aboard the Seahawk has not diminished either, and Charlotte will have to discover THAT mystery as well.

Presented live in voice.

CHECK OUT THE SCHEDULE OF STORIES AND STORYTELLERS FOR NEXT WEEKEND'S STORYFEST!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

THIS WEEK at the Library: March 14 - 20

Saint Patrick's Day this week!  Stories and legends of all kinds to celebrate at Seanchai Library:

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.
Monday, March 14 at 7:00pm: Part IV: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00pm: Top Chef!  with DerryMcMahon

Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00pm: The Quiet Man with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, March 17 at 7:00pm: Irish Myths and Legends with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

Saturday, March 19 at 1:00pm:  Grania! Ireland's Pirate Queen at The Opening Ceremony of StoryFest 2011 ~~ Learn more about what's being presented at StoryFest by Seanchai staff and by clicking HERE


Sunday, March 20 at 7:00pm:  Pooh Bear on Demand 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 Library for a notecard with this schedule and embedded landmarks for events happening "off-campus."

Saturday, March 12, 2011

SUNDAY 13 March at Noon: Grania! Grace O'Malley the Irish Pirate Queen

Join Aoife, Derry and Caledonia as they reprise the story of a real life Wild Irish Rose who had plenty of thorns, and who was not limited by the times and traditional role of women in the 16th Century.

Come meet the proud "Grania O'Malley" who was mother, wife, woman, noble, pirate and who was not afraid to confront the formidable Elizabeth I in her own court to gain land rights and freedoms for her people.

Read as a Story in Voice - this is not the Broadway Musical, there will be no dance breaks or people bursting into song spontaneously . . . that we know of.

Today's performance will be at the Mango Yacht Club in Fruit Islands

Friday, March 11, 2011

THE WEEK THAT WAS: March 7 - 11

Caledonia with Part III of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (3.7.11)
Derry & Cale with Mardi Gras Stories - Oh the food! (3.8.11)
Rosslyn Guardian with vintage paranormal The Secrets of Dr. Tavener (3.9.11)
Shandon Loring draws a crowd into the exotic world of Pandora with Avatar: A Love Story (3.10.11)
Derry, Aoife and Cale present Grace O'Malley: Ireland's Pirate Queen (3.11.11)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

FRIDAY 11 March at 7pm: Grania! Grace O'Malley the Pirate Queen

Join Aoife, Derry and Caledonia as they reprise the story of a real life Wild Irish Rose who had plenty of thorns, and who was not limited by the times and traditional role of women in the 16th Century.

Come meet the proud "Grania O'Malley" who was mother, wife, woman, noble, pirate and who was not afraid to confront the formidable Elizabeth I in her own court to gain land rights and freedoms for her people.


Read as a Story in Voice - this is not the Broadway Musical, there will be no dance breaks or people bursting into song spontaneously . . . that we know of.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Thursday March 10th at 7pm: James Cameron's AVATAR!


AVATAR - a love story
The world of James Cameron's Avatar - a young man named Jake becomes part of an exploration team to the planet Pandora, inhabited by the exotic Na'vi people. Scientists have created an avatar, a body that looks like a Na'vi, but is operated by a human's mind - Jake's mind. All Jake has ever wanted is something worth fighting for. Now, in the Na'vi people and their world Jake has found something worth fighting for, and worth loving.

Stories in Live Voice!

Preview at http://bit.ly/fdcO2v

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

WEDNESDAY 9 March at 7pm: Rosslyn Guardian and Vintage Paranormal

Imagine Sherlock Holmes meets the X-Files!

Storyteller Rosslyn Guardian begins a series of short stories written in the early 1900's by Englishwoman Dion Fortune. Ms. Fortune was a Kabbalistic Ritualist who, with her group, did esoteric work to combat the occult workings of Hitler during WW II. Meditating through the blitz in London, she later moved to Glastonbury to continue her work.
Although she wrote mostly nonfiction, she did write a few novels, very dated by today's standards, but her real fiction gem was this book of short stories."Secrets of Dr. Taverner"The character of Dr. Taverner is a Holmesian fellow who runs a residential clinic in the English countryside. With a background in esoterics he deals with cases the establishment couldn't touch.
Please join us for a facinating journey into Vintage Paranormal in voice!

Monday, March 7, 2011

TUESDAY 8 March at 7pm: Mardi Gras Stories with Caledonia and Derry!

Laissez les bon temps rouler!!
Let the good times roll!

Today is "Fat Tuesday", the end of the Mardi Gras season, so let's send it off with a blast.

Stories of Mardi Gras and N'Awlins with Caledonia and Derry. Delicious treats will be served as well!


Stories in voice.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

MONDAY, March 7 at 7:00pm - Part III of "The True Adventures of Charlotte Doyle"

Who is Charlotte to believe?  Who is Charlotte to trust?  In this nest of intrigue that is The Seahawk, what is a thirteen year-old girl to do?  Certainly, they did not prepare you for this at Barrington School for Better Girls!

The moment of decision rapidly approaches when she will no longer be able to be in the middle between Captain Jaggery and his crew. What will Charlotte choose?

Presented Live in Voice.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

THIS WEEK at the Seanchai Library: March 6 - 13

Tis Almost here!!!  Saint Patrick's Day!  And we are gearing up for it this week at Seanchai Library:

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.
Monday, March 7 at 6:00pm: X-Minus One!! The Lifeboat Mutiny with Shandon Loring in the Barnes Space Station.... Enter via the Library
                               at 7:00pm: Part III: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, March 8 at 7:00pm: Mardi Gras Stories!  with Caledonia & Derry

Wednesday, March 9 at 7:00pm: Vintage Paranormal with Rosslyn Guardian

Thursday, March 10 at 7:00pm: Avatar - A Love Story with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Thursday, March 11 at 7:00pm: Grania! Ireland's Pirate Queen

Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

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

Sunday, March 13 at Noon:  Grania! Ireland's Pirate Queen 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."

Friday, March 4, 2011

THE WEEK THAT WAS: February 27 - March 3

Shandon with Hawaiian Folktales in the Fruit Island Volcano (2.27.11)
Caldonia with more of Author Avi's The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (2.28.11)
Caedmon with the thrilling, humorous, and romantic conclusion to The Princess Bride (3.1.11)
Cale and Derry Celebrate the Birthday of Dr. Suess and Read-Across-America Day (3.2.11)
Shandon shares the gentler side of Author Jack Finney with two short stories About Time for Love (3.3.11)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

JANUARY DONATION: $55 to Habitat for Humanities

Thanks to everyone who joined us in supporting Habitat for Humanities in January.  Here is the thank you note, which we happily share with each of you who participated.  Dia duit!