Saturday, April 30, 2011

THIS WEEK at the Library: May 2 - 8

Tra La!  It's May!  Find these adventures at the Seanchai Library this week:

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.
Monday, May 2 at 7:00pm: Favorites from The Fellowship of the Rings: Bilbo's 111th Birthday Party with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, May 3 at 7:00pm: Part III: The Stars My Destination with Bear Silvershade

Wednesday, May 4 at 7:00pm: A Tribute to Mothers with Derry McMahon & Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, May 5 at 7:00pm: Ancient Irish Tales with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

Saturday, May 7th at 10am and 3pm & Sunday, May 8th at 10am and 3pm: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - the entire book presented in four parts with Caledonia Skytower at Fruit Islands as part of their Wonderland Weekend. And Derry DJs a Mat Hatter Tea Party Dance on Sunday at 4pm!

Sunday, 8th at 6pm: More from The Fellowship of the Ring: Tom Bombadil 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."

Friday, April 29, 2011

THE WEEK THAT WAS April 24 - 28

Caledonia & Derry at the Mango Sculpture Garden in Fruit Islands on Easter with Bunnies & Spring (4.24.11)
Caledonia with the Conclusion of How To Train Your Dragon (2.25.11)
Bear with Part II of The Stars My Destination (2.26.11)
Kayden O'Connell with the wit of Garrison Keillor and Lake Woebegone (4.27.11)
Seanchai Shandon with Celtic Bites - Wee legends of the Emerald Isles (4.28.11)

MARCH DONATION: $30 to Project Children

Thank you to all who joined us between March 1st and March 17th in donating $30 to Project Children: helping to build lasting peace in Northern Ireland, one child at a time ~ Dia duit!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Thursday April 28th at 7pm

CELTIC BITES!
Epic battles, clashes between the underworld and the real world, love, war, and death. Ancient tales brimming with the magic and wonder of the Celtic world. Each tale has been faithfully adapted to be told in 10 minutes or less. Join us tonight for these bite-size epic tales.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

WEDNESDAY 27 April at 7pm: Garrison Keillor and Kayden O

Tonight Kayden presents selections from Garrison Keillor’s “Leaving Home”, set in Lake Wobegon. Yes, that Lake Woebegon, where "all the women are strong, all the men are good looking and all the children are above average". Stories in voice.

Monday, April 25, 2011

TUESDAY 26 April at 7pm: "The Stars My Destination" (pt 2) with Bear Silvershade

“He was one hundred and seventy days dying and not yet dead…” — TheStars My Destination, Alfred Bester. Foyle is a cipher, a man with potential but no motivation, suddenly marooned in space. Even this is not enough to galvanize him beyond trying to find air and food on the wreck, but everything changes when another ship deliberately passes him by, stirring him out of hispassivity. Foyle becomes a monomaniacal and sophisticated monster bent upon revenge; no price is too high to pay. This thrilling story will be read in open voice.

MONDAY, April 25th at 6:15pm & 7:00pm "How To Train Your Dragon"

Did you miss the exciting dragon fight last week?  Never fear, Caledonia is repeating Part III tonight beginning at 6:15pm, and then will roll right into the conclusion of Cressida Cowell's delightful adventure of one boy's journey of becoming a hero "the hard way."

When we left Hiccup, it looked like the two "Seadragonus Giganticus Maximus" had destroyed each other.  But had they?  One still survives . . . can Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III save his tribe?  Come and find out.

Time allowing, we'll also visit The Hero's Book of Dangerous Dragons, with more adventures from the prolific pen of Cressida Cowell.

Presented Live in voice.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

SUNDAY 24 April at Noon: Bunny and Spring Stories for Easter!

Join Caledonia and Derry for a celebration of all the good things of Spring... soft snuggly bunnies... pretty flowers... sticky peeps... yummy chocolate. Stories in voice in the Sculpture Garden at Fruit Islands.

THIS WEEK at the Seanchai Library: April 24 - 30

Happy Easter!  Spring into Stories at the Seanchai Library this week:

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.
Monday, April 25 at 6:15pm:  Part III: How to Train Your Dragon with Caledonia Skytower (Just for Bear)
                                 at 7:00pm: The Conclusion: How to Train Your Dragon with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, April 26 at 7:00pm: More of...The Stars My Destination with Bear Silvershade

Wednesday, April 27 at 7:00pm: The Humor of Garrison Keillor with Kayden O'Connell

Thursday, April 28 at 7:00pm: Celtic Bites - Wee Classic Bits of Irish Lore with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

Sunday, April 24 at 12:00pm:  Easter & Spring Stories 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."

Thursday, April 21, 2011

THE WEEK THAT WAS April 18 - 21

Caledonia with more from How To Train Your Dragon (4.18.11)
Bear with Part I of The Stars My Destination (4.19.11)
Kayden brings Clarence Darrow to life (4.20.11)
Shandon bring Stormy Weather Tales to salty life (4.21.11)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

WEDNESDAY 20 April at 7pm: Kayden Oconnell and Clarence Darrow

Kayden will share David Rintels' one-man play "Clarence Darrow". The play is based on a truly paradoxical, sophisticated, hedonistic country lawyer named Clarence Seward Darrow (born April 18, 1857, died March 13, 1938). He was the son of the village undertaker and coffin maker. He feared death, which may have lead to his lifelong crusade against capital punishment. No client of his was ever executed during his six decade long career. Reading presented in voice.

Monday, April 18, 2011

TUESDAY 19 April at 7pm: "The Stars My Destination" with Bear Silvershade

“He was one hundred and seventy days dying and not yet dead…” — TheStars My Destination, Alfred Bester.

Foyle is a cipher, a man with potential but no motivation, suddenly marooned in space. Even this is not enough to galvanize him beyond trying to find air and food on the wreck, but everything changes when another ship deliberately passes him by, stirring him out of hispassivity.


Foyle becomes a monomaniacal and sophisticated monster bent upon revenge; no price is too high to pay. This thrilling story will be read in open voice.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

MONDAY, April 18th at 7:00pm: Part 3 of "How To Train Your Dragon"

"Only the Strong can Belong."  Well Hiccup and his fellows are in for it now.  They failed!  But before the full horror of their exile can be accomplished, another more urgent threat asserts itself on both the tribes.  It is really HUGE and really HUNGRY.

Find out what happens next in the adventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III as he learns to become a hero the hard way.

Presented live in voice.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

THIS WEEK at the Seanchai Library: April 17 - 24

Celebrate Spring with Adventures in Literature at the Seanchai Library this week:

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.
Monday, April 18 at 6:00pm: More from X-Minus One! - Junkyard with Shandon Loring (Barnes Space Station - Teleport via the Library)
                                 at 7:00pm: Part III: How to Train Your Dragon with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, April 19 at 7:00pm: The Stars My Destination with Bear Silvershade

Wednesday, April 20 at 7:00pm: Clarence Darrow with Kayden O'Connell

Thursday, April 21 at 7:00pm: Stormy Weather - Stories of the Sea and Ships with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

Sunday, April 17 at 6:00pm:  More from How To Train Your Dragon with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park

Sunday, April 24 at 12:00pm:  Easter & Spring Stories 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."

THE WEEK THAT WAS April 9 - 14

Shandon with The Black Widow Bride at Magicland (4.9.11)
Derry and Caledonia get on swimmingly with Mermaid Tales at the Fruit Islands (4.10.11)
Caledonia brings Part I of How To Train Your Dragon to Magicland (4.10.11)
Part II of How To Train Your Dragon, with plenty of scaly, be-winged company (4.11.11)
Gyro with more classic Sci-Fi With Friends Like These . . .  (4.12.11)
Rosslyn Guardian with more vintage paranormal adventures with Dr. Tavener (3.13.11)
Shandon gets his salt on with Lighthouse Horrors (4.14.11)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thursday, April 14th at 7pm

LIGHTHOUSE HORRORS
Storm-swept, remote light stations - and the isolated souls who man the beacons - are the perfect inspiration for tales of adventure, suspense, and horror!
from the book "Lighthouse Horrors" edited by Charles Waugh

Stories in Live Voice

Preview at: http://bit.ly/h1YRuC

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

WEDNESDAY 13 April at 7pm: Rosslyn Guardian with Vintage Paranormal

Imagine Sherlock Holmes meets the X-Files!Storyteller Rosslyn Guardian offers 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, April 11, 2011

TUESDAY 12 April at 7pm: "With Friends Like These..." SciFi with Gyro

"With Friends Like These..." by Alan Dean Foster (1971) The Federation have been fighting the Yop for millenia and are losing. Their only hope are the mythical "Humans" who destroyed the ancient Veen Empire before becoming trapped behind a force field around "Earth." With technology to slip through the force field, a unauthorized ship lands, hoping that despite 450,000 years of isolation the natives will still be of help in this new war. With luck they'll be friends. Story in voice.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

MONDAY. April 11th at 7:00pm: Part II of "How To Train Your Dragon"

Life is just not easy or fair if you are Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III.  Son of the Chief - so expectations are high; Taking the first step in the the Tribe's Dragon Initiation Program - you come away with is a common garden dragon, and a really small one at that.  Great! 

This week, Hiccup's wee dragon wakes up and we meet a personality as extreme as Gobber the Belch.  Hiccup struggles to train his dragon by the Thor's Day Thursday celebration where the final initiation trials will be held.  It's the difference between Tribe and Exile for Hiccup.  How will it turn out?  Will it turn out at all?


Presented live in Voice at the Seanchai Firecircle, so there's plenty of room for all our scaly friends.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

SUNDAY 10 April at Noon: MerTales at Fruit Islands

Join Caledonia and Derry for more tales of the merfolk. We will be at the Underwater Theatre in Citrus Abyss - LMs will be sent with notices that day. Consider coming early (or staying later) and wandering through the abyss to enjoy the underwater sights! Stories in voice. Don't forget your scuba gear.

THIS WEEK at the Library: April 10 - 17

Here's what adventure awaits at the Seanchai Library this week:

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.
Monday, April 11 at 7:00pm: Part II: How to Train Your Dragon with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00pm: With Friends Like These .... with Gyro Muggins

Wednesday, April 13 at 7:00pm: Vintage Paranormal with Rosslyn Guardian

Thursday, April 14at 7:00pm: Lighthouse Horrors with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

Sunday, April 10 at 12:00pm:  Mermaid Tales with the Seanchai Library at Fruit Islands

Sunday, April 10 & 17 at 6:00pm:  More from How To Train Your Dragon 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."

Friday, April 8, 2011

THE WEEK THAT WAS April 4 - 7


Shandon goes interstellar again at the Barnes Space Station with Mars Is Heaven from the X-Minus One series (4.4.11)
Caledonia stats a new series with How To Train Your Dragon (4.4.11)



Derry serves up Babette's Feast (4.5.11)
Beth Pentewyn with A New Red - poems by Lana Ayers (4.6.11)
Shandon takes us beyond reality with New Tales from The Twilight Zone (4.7.11)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Thursday, April 7th at 7pm

NEW 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 NEW STORIES from the Twilight Zone

Stories in Live Voice

Preview at http://bit.ly/eo2mJN

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

WEDNESDAY 6 April at 7pm: "A New Red" poems with Beth Pentewyn

Beth offers selections from "A New Red", a poetic retelling of the tale of "Little Red Riding Hood" by award winning writer Lana Ayers. In this modern Red Riding Hood, an artistic wolf and characters like Baba Yaga to spring to life. It is a meditation on the choices a woman makes in her life, in her relationships, and in her art, this book maps the journey through the trials, wonders, and frustrations of a love affair. Poems read in voice.

Monday, April 4, 2011

TUESDAY 5 April at 7pm: "Babette's Feast" Served up by Derry McMahon

Babette's Feast: A mysterious Frenchwoman prepares a sumptuous feast for a gathering of religious ascetics and, in doing so, introduces them to the true essence of grace. At first they protest the idea of a lavish meal, having been used to avoiding any ocassion of sensual pleasure (even that of good food). They are an unhappy lot, the privations of the years have taken their toll on body and soul.

Although the celebrants do their best to reject the earthly pleasures of the food and drink, Babette's extraordinary gifts as a true connoisseur, so characteristically French, breaks down their distrust and superstitions, elevating them not only physically but spiritually. Old wrongs are forgotten, ancient loves are rekindled, and a mystical redemption of the human spirit settles over the table — thanks to the general elation nurtured by the consumption of so many fine culinary delicacies and spirits. The eucharistic, albeit mundane celebration around the table shadows the "infinite grace… [that] had been allotted to them, and they did not even wonder at the fact, for it had been but the fulfillment of an ever-present hope."


Story by Isak Dinensen, read in voice by Derry McMahon.

MONDAY, April 4 at 7:00pm: Part 1 ~ How to Train Your Dragon

The unabashedly farcical adventures of how a timid protagonist ( Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III) proves himself worthy of the sobriquet "Hope and Heir to the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans." The protagonist is also given author credit, with Cowell billed as translator "from the Old Norse:


"I was not the sort of boy who could train a dragon with a mere lifting of an eyebrow. I was not a natural at the Heroism business. I had to work at it. This is the story of becoming a Hero the Hard Way."

Presented Live in Voice.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

THIS WEEK at The Library: April 4 - 10

Spring! Spring! Spring!. . . and here's what is springing up at the Seanchai Library this week:

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.
Monday, April 4 at 6:00pm: More from X-Minus One! with Shandon Loring (Barnes Space Station - Teleport via the Library)
                                 at 7:00pm: Part 1: How to Train Your Dragon with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, April 5 at 7:00pm: Babette's Feast with Derry McMahon

Wednesday, April 6 at 7:00pm: Selections from Author Lana Ayers with Beth Pentewyn

Thursday, April 7 at 7:00pm: New Tales from The Twilight Zone with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

Sunday, April 10 at 12:00pm:  Mermaid Tales with the Seanchai Library at Fruit Islands

Sunday, April 10 at 6:00pm:  More from How To Train Your Dragon 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."

Friday, April 1, 2011

SATURDAY 2 April at 4pm: Dryad Stories with Derry

Today Derry is off to the Fringe Renn Faire...a fundraiser for RFL...with Dryad stories by Frank Stockton.

Dryads are tree nymphs who live in oak trees. (Derry is the anglicized word for Oak in Gaelic). They are shy, long-lived and usually very tied to their homes.
Today enjoy two stories by Frank Stockton "Old Pipes and the Dryad" and the sequel "The Lost Dryad". LM will be sent that day.

Stories in voice.

THE WEEK THAT WAS March 26 - 31 (Including Bookstack's Horror Fest!)

Bear, Gyro, and Cale at Bookstack's Horror Fest (and Derry too!) with Dame Kghia Gherardi (bottom picture) reigning supreme Better Undead Than Unread (3.26.11)
Caledonia leads the Pooh Bear Pajama Party (3.28.11)
Bear with Isaac Asimov's Reason (3.29.11)
Derry and Caledonia with A Celebration of Saki (3.30.11)
Shandon with Tales from the Twilight Zone (3.31.11)