Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Thursday March 1st at 7pm - "The Banshee's Comb" pt1

"All at once the side of the mountain ferninst them opened with a great crash, an' Shaun, with the coach an' horses, disaypeared in a rush, swolleyd up be the mountain, which closed afther thim. Darby was blinkin' an' shiverin' beside the King of the Leprechauns,when sudden, an' without a sound, the banshee stood before them."

WEDNESDAY Feb 29th at 7pm: "The Not So Jolly Roger" with Faerie




A second "Time Warp Trio'' story (cf. Knights of the Kitchen Table), only slightly less clever than the first. The boys now find themselves on a desert island. Blackbeard comes to bury treasure--and his two helpers; he catches the boys and takes them to the pirate ship, Israel Hands being among those aboard. There's some suspense, more slapstick, and the singing of some fine chanteys before the boys are again saved by The Book. Story in voice.

Monday, February 27, 2012

TUESDAY 28 Feb at 7pm: "The Rules of Civility" (pt 2) with Derry

Think F.Scott Fitzgerald...Set during the hazy, enchanting, and martini-filled world of New York City circa 1938, Rules of Civility follows three friends--Katey, Eve, and Tinker--from their chance meeting at a jazz club on New Year's Eve through a year of enlightening and occasionally tragic adventures. Tinker orbits in the world of the wealthy; Katey and Eve stretch their few dollars out each evening on the town. Katey embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York society in search of a brighter future. Elegant and captivating, this book is a love letter to a great American city at the end of the Depression.  Story in voice. (pt 2 of 3)

MONDAY, February 27th @ 7:00pm: More from "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie"

More from author Alan Bradley's girl detective, Flavia de Luce!  The custard thickens like pie filling on the cooling rack, as Flavia continues to collect information relevant to the dead stranger found in their cucumber patch, and his old connection to her beloved Father and someone named "Old Cuppa," who fell from the roof years ago.

Visit flaviadeluce.com for more about the authour and the series.
 
Presented in Voice by Caledonia Skytower.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Feb. 26 to Mar. 4 at Seanchai Library

Welcome to Imagination Island! Join us for great stories!
"We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life."

Events in the Seanchai Library this week - all stories told in open voice, all times SLT:

Sunday, February 26 at 4 p.m. - Tea Time with Jane Austen and Caledonia Skytower

Monday, February 27 at 7 p.m. - The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (part 4) with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, February 28 at 7 p.m. - The Rules of Civility, a novel (part 2) with Derry McMahon

Wednesday, February 29 at 7 p.m. - The No-So Jolly Roger with Faerie Maven

Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m. - The Banshees Comb (part 1) with Shandon Loring

Sunday, March 4 at 2 p.m. - Tea Time with Jane Austen and Caledonia Skytower


And join us at this 'off campus' event too!

Sunday, February 26 at 6 p.m. - Mardi Gras Stories with Caledonia Skytower at  MagicLand  (followed by the Mardi Gras parade!)


All stories in voice and take place in Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. In February we will be collecting for the charity Habitat for Humanity. Have questions? IM or notecard Derry McMahon, Librarian.

Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribos. They are located in the library, just run in and touch them; or join our group, the Seanchai Library.

SUNDAY, February 26th at 4:00pm: TEA TIME w/ Jane Austen

More from Austen's final published work, PERSUASION (1816) as the return into each other's lives of Captain Wentworth and Anne Elliott brings old feeling and new dilemnas to the forefront.

Presented Live in Voice.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thursday February 23rd at 7pm - "Celtic FLASH! Tales"

Thursday February 23rd at 7pm

One hour. One dozen Ancient Tales!
Ireland, Brittany, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Scotland, Wales.
Human, Faery, Animal, Monster.
Join Shandon for Ancient Myths condensed
down to delightful bitesize morsels.

WEDNESDAY, Feb 22 at 7pm "Knights of the Kitchen Table" with Faerie Maven

 


Narrator Joe is given a magic book (''The Book'') that transports him and two friends to King Arthur's Britain, where they find themselves confronted by a fearsome Black Knight--who's easy to defeat with some quick dodging when he's in mid-charge. Then Lancelot, Gawain, et al. happen by and take the boys for heroes--a reputation they sustain by tricking the loathsome giant who's menacing the castle into fighting the terrible dragon (Smaug) that has also just turned up. Its the beginning of a fascinating adventure for these three boys.  Story in voice.


Monday, February 20, 2012

TUESDAY 21 Feb at 7pm: "Rules of Civility" (pt 1) with Derry

Think F.Scott Fitzgerald...Set during the hazy, enchanting, and martini-filled world of New York City circa 1938, Rules of Civility follows three friends--Katey, Eve, and Tinker--from their chance meeting at a jazz club on New Year's Eve through a year of enlightening and occasionally tragic adventures. Tinker orbits in the world of the wealthy; Katey and Eve stretch their few dollars out each evening on the town. Katey embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York society in search of a brighter future. Elegant and captivating, this book is a love letter to a great American city at the end of the Depression.  Story in voice. (pt 1 of 3)

MONDAY, February 20th at 7PM: More from "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie"

More from author Alan Bradley's girl detective:  Flavia de Luce!

The mystery thickens like pie filling on the cooling rack, as Flavia continues to collect information relevant to the dead stranger found in their cucumber patch, and his old connection to her beloved Father and someone named "Old Cuppa" who lept from the roof years ago.

Presented Live in Voice.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Welcome to Imagination Island! Join us for great stories!
"We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life."

Events in the Seanchai Library this week - all stories told in open voice, all times SLT:

Sunday, February 19 at 2 p.m. - Tea Time with Jane Austen and Caledonia Skytower

Monday, February 20 at 7 p.m. - The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (part 3) with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, February 21 at 7 p.m. - The Rules of Civility, a novel (part 1) with Derry McMahon

Wednesday, February 22 at 7 p.m. - The Knights of the Kitchen Table with Faerie Maven

Thursday, February 23 at 7 p.m. - Celtic Flash! Lightning quick Irish stories with Shandon Loring

Sunday, February 26 at 4 p.m. - Tea Time with Jane Austen and Caledonia Skytower


And join us at this 'off campus' event too!

Sunday, February 19 at noon - Animal Stories with the Seanchai Storytellers at Fruit Islands, near Raisin Ranch

Sunday, February 26 at 6 p.m. - Mardi Gras Stories with Caledonia Skytower at  MagicLand  (followed by the Mardi Gras parade!)


All stories in voice and take place in Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. In February we will be collecting for the charity Habitat for Humanity. Have questions? IM or notecard Derry McMahon, Librarian.


Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribos. They are located in the Library, just run in and touch them; or join our group, the Seanchai Library.

SUNDAY, February 19th @ 2pm: TEA TIME Ww/ Jane Austen

More from Persuasion this week:  We learn about Anne and Captain Wentworth, and the Elliott's leave Kellynch Hall.

More than seven years prior to the events in the novel, Anne Elliot falls in love with a handsome young naval officer named Frederick Wentworth, who is intelligent and ambitious, but poor. Sir Walter, Anne's father and lord of the family estate of Kellynch, and her older sister Elizabeth are dissatisfied with her choice, maintaining that he is not distinguished enough for their family. Her older friend and mentor, Lady Russell, acting in place of Anne's deceased mother, persuades her to break off the match.
Now, aged 27 and still unmarried, Anne re-encounters her former fiancé when his sister and brother-in-law, the Crofts, take out a lease on Kellynch. Wentworth, now a captain, is wealthy from wartime victories in the Royal Navy and from prize-money for capturing enemy ships. However, he has not forgiven Anne for her rejection of him.

Join Caledonia in Voice, by the fireside in the lower level of the Library.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Thursday February 16th at 7pm

Seanchai's of old told stories and sang ballads. The old Irish songs relating to heroes were the foundation upon which has been raised "the splendid fabric of Erin". Your Seanchai tonight will not sing (God be praised!) but will present for your entertainment and edification two ballads of Ireland. One is the real history of the Great King Brian Boru, and the second is a conversation that may have taken place between St. Patrick and Oisin, the son of Finn MacCool and possibly Ireland's greatest poet... after his extended visit to the Fairyland of Tir na nÓg.

Tonight:
- Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf
and
- Oisin in the Land of the Fae

WEDNESDAY, Feb 15 at 7pm with BigRed, Gina and Faerie



BigRed, Gina and Faerie will entertain you for the hour with some short stories.  Gina will finally have the time to read Simeon's Gift; Faerie and BigRed have a few fae stories. Come and join us to... 
•**•.¸Flutter Your Wings.•**•

Monday, February 13, 2012

TUESDAY 14 Feb at 7pm: Derry and Bear with Romance Stories!

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
Derry and Bear will sweeten your Valentine's Day with stories of love, kisses, romantic entanglements and more!  Stories in voice.   

Sunday, February 12, 2012

MONDAY, February 13th @ 7PM: "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie"

More from author Alan Bradley's girl detective, Flavia de Luce!
Someone is dead in the cucumbers!  Someone mysterious and connected in some manner with Flavia's father and some long ago "murder" of "Old Cuppa" - a Professor Twining.  Flavia is just itching to get to the bottom of the mystery and find out the real truth, especially if it means exhonorating her own father of all guilt.  and there's bound to be chemistry involved!  Oh Chemistry!

Learn more about Flavia de Luce and her creator by exploring this link.
Presented Live in Voice.

Feb. 12 to 19 at Seanchai Library

Welcome to Imagination Island! Join us for great stories!
"We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life."

Events in the Seanchai Library this week - all stories told in open voice, all times SLT:

Sunday, February 12 at noon - Tea Time with Jane Austen and Caledonia Skytower

Monday, February 13 at 7 p.m. - The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (part 7) with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, February 14 at 7 p.m. - The Bear and the Bee: Romance Stories with Bear Silvershade and Derry McMahon

Wednesday, February 15 at 7 p.m. - Short Stories of Fae and Giving with BigRedCoyote, Gina Pralou and Faerie Maven

Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m.: Irish Ballad Stories with Shandon Loring

Sunday, February 19 at 2 p.m.: Tea Time with Jane Austen and Caledonia Skytower


And join us at this 'off campus' event too!

Sunday, February 12 at noon - Romance Stories at Fruit Islands in Guava

Sunday, February 12 at 6 p.m. - MagicLand Storytime with Caledonia

Sunday, February 19 at noon - Animal Stories with the Seanchai Storytellers at Fruit Islands, near Raisin Ranch


All stories in voice and take place in Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. In February we will be collecting for the charity Habitat for Humanity. Have questions? IM or notecard Derry McMahon, Librarian.

Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribos. They are located in the Library, just run in and touch them; or join our group, the Seanchai Library.

SUNDAY, February 12th @ 2pm: TEA TIME with Jane Austen

This week: we begin Persuasion.

Persuasion is Jane Austen's last completed novel. She began it soon after she had finished Emma, completing it in August 1816. She died, aged 41, in 1817; Persuasion was published in December that year (but dated 1818).


Besides the theme of persuasion, the novel evokes other topics, such as the Royal Navy. The significance here is that two brothers of Jane Austen used persuasion to later achieve the rank of admiral. As in Northanger Abbey, the superficial social life of Bath—well known to Jane Austen—is portrayed extensively, and serves as a background for the second volume. Persuasion marks a clear break with Austen's previous works, for the warm attitude of positive characters she portrays in stark contrast to the often dull heroine:

More than seven years prior to the events in the novel, Anne Elliot falls in love with a handsome young naval officer named Frederick Wentworth, who is intelligent and ambitious, but poor. Sir Walter, Anne's father and lord of the family estate of Kellynch, and her older sister Elizabeth are dissatisfied with her choice, maintaining that he is not distinguished enough for their family. Her older friend and mentor, Lady Russell, acting in place of Anne's deceased mother, persuades her to break off the match.
Now, aged 27 and still unmarried, Anne re-encounters her former fiancé when his sister and brother-in-law, the Crofts, take out a lease on Kellynch. Wentworth, now a captain, is wealthy from wartime victories in the Royal Navy and from prize-money for capturing enemy ships. However, he has not forgiven Anne for her rejection of him.

Click Here to explore more about Jane Austen.

Join Caledonia in Voice, by the fireside in the lower level of the Library.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

SUNDAY 12 Feb at Noon: Romance Stories at Fruit Islands

Join Caledonia, Bear and Derry for stories of love and romance, that primal desire to love and be loved. Let us get you in the mood for Valentine's Day.  Stories in voice.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Thursday February 9th at 7pm - "Swords from the Sea"

Swords from the Sea
Vikings, pirates, heroes, rogues, and explorers . . . all have heard the siren call of the sea, and master storyteller Harold Lamb chronicled some of their most daring exploits. A treasure trove of adventure.
Tonight:  Elf Woman  &  The Nightbird Flies
Stories in voice.

WEDNESDAY, Feb 8 @ 7pm: "Secrets of the Magic Ring"

When Paul finds a box stuck in the hole dug for his backyard swimming pool, the only thing he knows for certain is he has to get it out.  He is shocked by the sudden arrival of a strange boy named Henry who demands Paul hand over his newfound treasure. Pauls dog scares off the intruder, leaving Paul to discover the contents of the box: a ring with directions for making wishes. In part II, Paul's Aunt Vickie wears the ring for the afternoon and discovers, being afraid of the water for years, that she can swim.  She looses it in the bottom of the pool, Paul's dog Clem finds it and now the dog can talk! Clem gives the ring back to Paul, and now Paul, who has been picked on by a neighborhood bully for years, discovers he can fly!  There is so much more to tell so come listen to the ending with us! (pt 3 story in voice).


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

TUESDAY, February 7th at 7PM: Charles Dickens - Happy 200th Birthday!

Charles Dickens is thought by some to be the very first truly "modern" novelist.  Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickelby, The Pickwick Papers, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and a host of others dot the literary landcscape like mighty giants, as well as their incarnations in theatre and cinema. His A Christmas Carol is the staple of Christmas where ever it is celebrated.

Tonight the Seanchai Library celebrates the centennary of Dicken's birth on February 7th, 1812. Join Elder Priestman, Derry McMahon, Caledonia Skytower and some Dickensian 100 Word Stories from Crap Mariner!

Check out today's Google Doodle in honor of Mr. Dickens and click on the doodle to check out some cool links.

Great article this month in the Smithsonian about the Dickens Centennary! Going Mad for Charles Dickens

Sunday, February 5, 2012

MONDAY, February 6th at 7pm: Part 1- "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie"

Welcome to the world of author Alan Bradley's girl detective, Flavia de Luce!

It is the summer of 1950–and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. “I wish I could say I was afraid, but I wasn’t. Quite the contrary. This was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life.”

Learn more about Flavia de Luce and her creator by exploring this link.

Presented Live in Voice.
Welcome to Imagination Island! Join us for great stories!
"We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life."

Events in the Seanchai Library this week - all stories told in open voice, all times SLT:

Sunday, February 5 at noon: Tea Time with Jane Austen and Caledonia Skytower

Monday, February 6 at 7 p.m.: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (part 1) with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, February 7 at 7 p.m.: Happy 200th Birthday to Charles Dickens: a celebration with Crap Mariner and the Seanchai Storytellers

Wednesday, February 8 at 7 p.m.: Secrets of the Magic Ring (part 3) with Faerie Maven

Thursday, February 9 at 7 p.m.: Swords of the Sea with Shandon Loring

Sunday, February 12 at 2 p.m.: Tea Time with Jane Austen and Caledonia Skytower


And join us at this 'off campus' event too!

Sunday, February 5 at 2 p.m.: Narnia Stories at Bran

Sunday, February 12 at noon: Romance Stories at Fruit Islands in Guava

Sunday, February 12 at 6 p.m.: MagicLand Storytime with Caledonia


All stories in voice and take place in Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. In November and December we will be collecting for the charity Toys for Tots Have questions? IM or notecard Derry McMahon, Librarian.

Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribos. They are located in the Library, just run in and touch them; or join our group, the Seanchai Library.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Thursday February 2nd at 7pm - "PALADIN OF THE LOST HOUR"


PALADIN OF THE LOST HOUR
Like a wind crying endlessly through the universe, time carries away the names and deeds of conquerors and commoners alike. And all that we were, all that remains is in the memories of those who cared we came this way for a brief moment.

We all know the movie Groundhog Day about a weird time loop thingie. Tonight I'll present a story by Harlan Ellison called 'Paladin of the Lost Hour'. A story also about a strange occurence in time. And oh yeah, it was a Twilight Zone episode. Story in voice.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 2nd @ 7pm: "Secrets of the Magic Ring" (pt 2) with Faerie Maven

"Secrets of the Magic Ring" by Karen McQuestion

When Paul finds a box stuck in the hole dug for his backyard swimming pool, the only thing he knows for certain is he has to get it out.  He is shocked by the sudden arrival of a strange boy named Henry who demands Paul hand over his newfound treasure. Pauls dog scares off the intruder, leaving Paul to discover the contents of the box: a ring with directions for making wishes.  In part one, Pauls mother ends up with the ring after discovering it in the wash. Come and hear what happens next! (Part 2, story in voice)