Thursday, May 31, 2012

Friday June 1st at 7pm: SURF NAKED!




SURF NAKED! A Fail-Proof How-to Guide to Surfing for Adults Only!
Most surfing guides teach you to become a clique member. You are taught to think you are a kook, then, a Barney, then, an expert asshole local. Good news: there is no social strata; there is no ideal. You can learn to surf by having the right equipment, discipline, and consistency. Basically, if you purchase the equipment and surf every single day you can and keep at it, you will get it. SURFING NAKED means you go without inhibition. You embody the charge. Join Shandon tonight for a wonderful look at how to learn to surf, and how to learn a something about life at the same time.

WE HAVE A YOU TUBE CHANNEL!

Caledonia with Part One of BEGGAR'S DAY (Complete with chickens - trust us!)
Check out the session from Monday - Part 1 of MJ McGalliard's BEGGAR'S DAY on our YouTube Channel. Now remember, this was a LIVE presentation, so there are imperfections, and you will here Cale stop, pause, and react to things being typed in local chat, as well as whisper the occassional greeting to someone who has arrived. We are still learning this video thing, so .....
Author MJScribhneoir (McGalliard)
CLICK HERE to go to the Seanchai YouTube Channel. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Thursday May 31st at 7pm: RETURN BY WATER


WEDNESDAY, May 30th at 7pm: M.M Kaye "The Ordinary Princess" Part 2


Along with Wit, Charm, Health, and Courage, Princess Amy of Phantasmorania receives a special fairy christening gift: Ordinariness. Unlike her six beautiful sisters, she has brown hair and freckles, and would rather have adventures than play the harp, embroider tapestries . . . or become a Queen. When her royal parents try to marry her off, Amy runs away and, because she's so ordinary, easily becomes the fourteenth assistant kitchen maid at a neighboring palace. And there . . . much to everyone's surprise . . . she meets a prince just as ordinary (and special) as she is! Part 2, story in voice.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

MONDAY, May 28th at 7PM: BEGGAR'S DAY Begins!


A hysterical, and delightful fantasy adventure by first time author MJ McGalliard. The Kingdom of Galaway has a law that every ruler must work a year and a day as a commoner. The lazy and indulgent Prince Larry looks likely to fail. Former slave, Brishee is conscripted to quest after The Lost Artifact, The Shield of Many Uses and the fate of Prince Monaghan with Larry as her servant. But, the evil brother-in-law Percy looks to usurp the throne through conspiracy and murder. The owner of The Feathered Pig, Maddie is sent to verify the test.

Why does Cruith steal King Willy's chickens? Why is she always the first in line to beg the King's Ear on Beggar's Day? The truths begin to unravel as BEGGAR'S DAY begins.

Click Here to find out more about BEGGAR'S DAY, and author MJ McGalliard.

Presented Live in Voice.

May 27 to June 3 at Seanchai Library


WELCOME TO THE SEANCHAI LIBRARY ON IMAGINATION ISLAND!
"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, May 27 at 2 p.m. - Tea Time with Jane and Caledonia Skytower

Monday, May 28 at 7 p.m. - Beggars Day (part 1) with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, May 29 at 7 p.m. - A Visit to the Vinyl Cafe with Bear Silvershade

Wednesday, May 30 at 7 p.m. - The Ordinary Princess (part 2) with Faerie Maven

Thursday, May 31 at 7 p.m. - Return by Water with Shandon Loring

Friday, June 1 at 7 p.m. - Surf Naked: An Adult Guide to Surfing with Shandon Loring

Sunday, June 3 at 2 p.m. - Tea Time with Jane and Caledonia Skytower


Join us at these off-campus events too!

Sunday, May 27 at 6 p.m. - More Tales of the Arabian Nights in MagicLand with Caledonia Skytower

Sunday, June 3 at 6 p.m. - More Tales of the Arabian Nights in MagicLand with Caledonia Skytower 

All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. In May and June we'll be asking for donations towards our home organization: Community Virtual Library!. 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.

Be sure and check out our Flickr group for great images of past story sessions.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday May 25th at 7pm: Surf Naked!


SURF NAKED! A Fail-Proof How-to Guide to Surfing for Adults Only!
Most surfing guides teach you to become a clique member. You are taught to think you are a kook, then, a Barney, then, an expert asshole local. Good news: there is no social strata; there is no ideal. You can learn to surf by having the right equipment, discipline, and consistency. Basically, if you purchase the equipment and surf every single day you can and keep at it, you will get it. SURFING NAKED means you go without inhibition. You embody the charge. Join Shandon tonight for a wonderful look at how to learn to surf, and how to learn a something about life at the same time.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

THURSDAY May 24th at 7pm: Surfings Greatest Misadventures

SURFING'S GREATEST MISADVENTURES
Stories that go beyond thrills and spills, penetrating deeper into the culture . . . in the end, what's remarkable is how moving the stories can be, they stick in the memory with two commonalities. Each of the stories seem to arise from the surfers' sense of invincible possibility (for pleasure, passion, movement, escape, the perfect moment, or whatever lies out there); and the surfers indefatigable wanting and seeking eventually leads them a bit too deep on the surfer's continuum, which has at one end pure joy and at the other horror, with absurdity and mockery in the middle. Stories in voice

Monday, May 21, 2012

TUESDAY 22 May at 7pm: "The Sweet Life in Paris" with Derry McMahon


Ohhhh la la!!!
Join Derry for a quick trip to Paris via David Lebovitz's book "The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures".   We'll discover what to wear, what the locals really mean when they say certain phrases, how to behave, and most importantly, what to eat!   Oohh...cheese, fruit, croissants, macarons, cheese and...Chouquettes Aux Pepites de Chocolat!!  Contact Derry McMahon

Sunday, May 20, 2012

MONDAY, May 21st at 7pm: "AVATAR - A Love Story"




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

May 20 to 27 at Seanchai Library


WELCOME TO THE SEANCHAI LIBRARY ON IMAGINATION ISLAND!
"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, May 20 at 4 p.m. - More Summer and Surf Stories with the Seanchai Storytellers: Faerie, Gina and Kayden

Sunday, May 20 at 5 p.m. - Beach Dance Party with DJ Derry

Monday, May 21 at 7 p.m. - Avatar: A Love Story with Shandon Loring

Tuesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. - The Sweet Life in Paris with Derry McMahon

Wednesday, May 23 at 7 p.m. - The Ordinary Princess with Faerie Maven

Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m. - Surfing Great Misadventures with Shandon Loring

Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m. - Surf Naked: An Adult Guide to Surfing with Shandon Loring

Join us at these off-campus events too!

Sunday, May 20 at noon - An assortment of summer stories featuring Isaac Asimov at Fruit Islands

Sunday, May 27 at 6 p.m. - More Tales of the Arabian Nights in MagicLand with Caledonia Skytower

All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. In May and June we'll be asking for donations towards our home organization: Community Virtual Library!. 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.

Be sure and check out our Flickr group for great images of past story sessions.

Friday, May 18, 2012

WELCOME SUMMER WEEKEND IS HERE!


WELCOME SUMMER WEEKEND!
May 18th - 20th on Imagination Island

Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th the Seanchai Library will host a Welcome Summer Weekend! with a variety of summer themed events to benefit their home estate, serving residents and library professionals on and off the Second Life Grid.

Friday, May 18th
        ~7pm ... "Tahiti Iti" Weekend Warm Up - Surf stories with Shandon Loring
        ~5pm ... The Info Island Pub will be rockin to some surfin good tunes ... get out your beach ball and your teeny bikini!

Saturday, May 19th
        ~1pm ... Surf, Sand, & Summer Stories
        ~2pm ... Lightning Productions presents a Tribute to THE BEACH BOYS
        ~3pm ... More Summer Stories
       
Sunday, May 20th
        ~ 4pm ... (Gasp!) Even MORE Surf, Sand, & Summer Stories
        ~ 5pm ... Beach Dance Party with DJ Derry
       
         All events are free to residents, with donations accepted to benefit the CVL.

Even in the virtual world the greener seasons are stretching their pixels and awaking thoughts of sunny, summer pursuits.  The Seanchai Library embraces this change of seasons as the perfect time to celebrate their home in the Community Virtual Library (CVL) Estate.

In addition to the events, the scenic parcel on Imagination Island will be fitted out with picnics,  blankets and other trappings of summer.  Chief among these features will be “The Narrows” – a surf wave running along the North border of the sim from the creations of noted Second Life surf creators Heather Goodlife and Sebastian Saramango.  “The Narrows” features perilous off-sim rocks, a shark, a kraken, and free surfboards so everyone can “catch the wave.”  Residents are encouraged to enjoy the summer features of the sim all weekend long.  Imagination Island is a “mature” rated sim.

All Welcome Summer Weekend! Events will take place at the Seanchai Library on Imagination Island in the Community Virtual Library Estate in Second Life and all times listed are SLT.
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Imagination%20Island/44/207/28 

THE BEACH BOYS Are Coming!!!

The Virtual "Big Rigs" rolled up (in the form of Coz OKelly's inventory) and the gear has been offloaded, road cases cracked open and loaded-in, cables run, line check done ... and the Seanchai Library is transformed!  It is a Concert Hall ready for YOU and your virtual friends to come rock out to the Sounds of Summer, tomorrow (Saturday) at 2pm when Lighting Productions brings their BEACH BOYS TRIBUTE to Imagination Island to benefit the Community Virtual Library (CVL) - Our Home! 

Bust a move, catch a wave, listen to a story ... and then come back again on Sunday when it happens all over again with DJ Derry McMahon's Rockin' Beach Party.  Check out previous posts and the Welcome Summer Weekend tab for more!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

THURSDAY, May 17th at 7pm: THE LOST COAST - Surfing Stories with Shandon Loring

The beach is a no-man's-land, the coastal zone a dynamic give and take of land and sea, swell and tide. The nomadic peoples indigenous to this fluid land scape belong to the global tribe of surfers. They see the ocean differently than inlanders, differently too than the other fringe dwellers who seldom set foot in saltwater. For surfers the swells, currents, and the curling folds of waves are elements of a natural language. Tonight: tales of truth, fiction, and fantasy - each a glimpse into life on this sweet and ragged edge of beauty.

Stories Presented at the Seanchai Firecircle by Shandon Loring in Voice.

March-April donation

Seanchai Library lends a hand


Throughout March and April, Seanchai Library chose Project Children as our target charity. Now the figures are in, and Chief Librarian Derry McMahon has converted your kind donations into US dollars.

We’re happy to say that thanks to all your help, we were able to send $115 US to Project Children to help them in their goal of giving children in Ireland — Protestant and Catholic — a much-needed break and an extraordinary chance to play together.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WEDNESDAY, May 16th @ 7pm: "Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend"

Based on an Athabaskan Indian legend passed along for many generations from mothers to daughters of the upper Yukon River Valley in Alaska, this is the suspensful, shocking, ultimately inspirational tale of two old women abandoned by their tribe during a brutal winter famine.  In simple but vivid detail, Velma Wallis depicts a landscape and way of life that are at once merciless and starkly beautiful.   Part One of Two, story in voice.

Monday, May 14, 2012

TUESDAY 15 May at 7pm: "The Girl Who Heard Dragons" with Derry and Bear

"The Girl Who Heard Dragons" is the story of Aramina, a teenage girl of Pern who hears dragons - a skill which does not seem likely to help solve her family's problems. They are "holdless," and must constantly roam the land, trying to hide from bandits. Aramina's mother fears losing her daughter completely to the life of a dragonrider, but McCaffrey has another fate in mind for her young heroine. Join us for part two of this tale, read in voice (pt 2 of 2).

Sunday, May 13, 2012

MONDAY, May 14th at 7pm: "A Study in Emerald"

Combining the worlds of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H. P. Lovecraft, Neil Gaiman brings us A Study in Emerald. Originally written for Michael Reaves' anthology Shadows Over Baker Street, Gaiman brings these two universes together like a master chef combines the ingredients of a fine meal. As Gaiman tells us, “Writing’s a lot like cooking. Sometimes the cake won’t rise, no matter what you do, and every now and again the cake tastes better than you ever could have dreamed it would.” 

Presented by Corwyn Allen live in voice.

May 13 to 20 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:

Monday, May 14 at 7 p.m. -  A Study in Emerald with Corwyn Allen

Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. - The Girl Who Heard Dragons (part 2) from Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series with Derry McMahon and Bear Silvershade.

Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. - Two Old Women: An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival (Part 2) with Faerie Maven-Pralou.

Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m. -  More from The Lost Coast, surfer stories with Shandon Loring

Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m. - Tahiti Iti, a surf story with Shandon Loring  

Saturday, May 19 at 1 p.m. - Surfer and Summer Stories with the Seanchai Storytellers

Saturday, May 19 at 2 p.m. - The Beach Boys in concert with Lightning Productions

Saturday, May 19 at 3 p.m. - Surfer and Summer Stories with the Seanchai Storytellers

Sunday, May 20 at 4 p.m. - More Summer and Surf Stories with the Seanchai Storytellers

Sunday, May 20 at 5 p.m. - Beach Dance Party with DJ Derry  


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

Sunday, May 13 at noon - Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Lion's Mane with Bear and Derry at Fruit Islands Pirate Cove.

Sunday, May 13 at 2 p.m. - Art Stories with Bear and Derry at Raglan Shire Art Walk

Sunday, May 20 at noon - An assortment of summer stories featuring Isaac Asimov at Fruit Islands (location to be determined)


All stories in voice and take place in Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. In May and June we'll be asking for donations towards our home organization: Community Virtual Library!. 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.

Friday, May 11, 2012

SUNDAY 13 May: 2 Sets of Stories - Noon and 2pm

Noon: Join us in Fruit Islands for Sherlock Holmes and "The Adventure of the Lion's Mane".  We'll be on the beach near Raisin Ranch while we investigate this mystery. Stories in voice. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Raisin/112/57/26

2pm:  Join Bear and Derry at the ArtWalk in Raglan Shire for stories about..art!  Come listen to the stories (in voice) and then tour the huge exhibit of 140+ artists from all over SL.  You can even hop a ride on the "hedgepillar" to view the Art on a Hedge!!   We even have some of our photos on display at ArtWalk.  


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Welcome Summer Weekend - May 19th & 20th


Even in the virtual world the greener seasons are stretching their pixels and awaking thoughts of sunny, summer pursuits. The Seanchai Library embraces this change of seasons as the perfect time to celebrate their home in the Community Virtual Library (CVL) Estate. Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th the Seanchai Library will host a Welcome Summer Weekend! with a variety of summer themed events to benefit their home estate, serving residents and library professionals on and off the Second Life Grid.

Saturday, May 19th will begin at 1pm with summer stories by the Seanchai Staff. At 2pm Lightning Productions’ will present their tribute to The Beach Boys in concert, followed by a few more tales of sun, sand, and surf at 3pm. Sunday, May 20th continues the celebration with stories at 4pm, followed by a Beach Dance Party with DJ Derry McMahon at 5pm. A special “Warm Up for the Weekend” session of surf stories will be presented by Shandon Loring at 7pm on Friday, May 18th. All events are free to residents, with donations accepted to benefit the CVL.

In addition to the events, the scenic parcel on Imagination Island will be fitted out with picnics, blankets and other trappings of summer. Chief among these features will be “The Narrows” – a surf wave running along the North border of the sim from the creations of noted Second Life surf creators Heather Goodlife and Sebastian Saramango. “The Narrows” features perilous off-sim rocks, a shark, a kraken, and free surfboards so everyone can “catch the wave.” Residents are encouraged to enjoy the summer features of the sim all weekend long. Imagination Island is a “mature” rated sim.

All Welcome Summer Weekend! Events will take place at the Seanchai Library on Imagination Island in the Community Virtual Library Estate in Second Life and all times listed are SLT - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Imagination%20Island/46/210/28

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Thursday May 10th, 7pm: "The Lost Coast"

STORIES 
FROM THE SURF
The beach is a no-man's-land, the coastal zone a dynamic give and take of land and sea, swell and tide. The nomadic peoples indigenous to this fluid land scape belong to the global tribe of surfers. They see the ocean differently than inlanders, differently too than the other fringe dwellers who seldom set foot in saltwater. For surfers the swells, currents, and the curling folds of waves are elements of a natural language. 

Tonight: tales of truth, fiction, and fantasy - each a glimpse into life on this sweet and ragged edge of beauty.


WEDNESDAY, May 9nd @ 7pm: "The Trolls", Pt II with Gina

By Polly Horvath, read by Gina Pralou-Maven

Because their parents have gone to Paris for a week and their usual sitter is not feeling well, Melissa, Amanda, and Pee Wee are being taken care of by their father's sister from Canada. It turns out that Aunt Sally is full of fascinating stories all about her and their father growing up on Vancouver Island. The children are kepth in thrall by the eccentric characters Aunt Sally brings to life, particularly the trolls, who changed Aunt Sally's family forever... Story in voice.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuesday May 8 at 6:30 p.m. Where the Wild Things Are


WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE


Join Seanchai Library tonight at a special time as we read Where the Wild Things Are, in honour of the life and passing Maurice Sendak, whose books are a part of generations of children. 



6:30 p.m. SLT at Seanchai Library, followed by our regular session at 7 p.m.

Monday, May 7, 2012

TUESDAY 8 May at 7pm: "The Girl Who Heard Dragons" with Derry and Bear

"The Girl Who Heard Dragons" is the story of Aramina, a teenage girl of Pern who hears dragons - a skill which does not seem likely to help solve her family's problems. They are "holdless," and must constantly roam the land, trying to hide from bandits. Aramina's mother fears losing her daughter completely to the life of a dragonrider, but McCaffrey has another fate in mind for her young heroine. Join us for part one of this tale, read in voice (pt 1 of 2)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

MONDAY, May 7th @ 7:00pm: More from "The Last Page"

More from "The Last Page."  Thnks to her sister, Caledonia has had a subscription to Smithsonian Magazine for years and years. Part of Cale's Smithsonian ritual was to open the back cover to read "The Last Page": short, amusing features written by contributors to the magazine.
The Magazine took on a new Editor recently and this feature has made way for newer innovations. Tonight Caledonia will feature a selection of these delightful sidebars: always funny, often ironic, and even sometimes poignant.  This week's selections include Patricia McNamee Rosenberg's Reqiuem for a Redhead.

Presented Live in Voice.

May 7 to May 13 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:

Monday, May 7 at 7 p.m. -  More from The Last Page of Smithsonian Magazine with Caledonia Skytower 

Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. - The Girl Who Heard Dragons (part 1) from Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series with Derry McMahon and Bear Silvershade.

Wednesday, May 9 at 7 p.m. - The Trolls (part 2) with Gina Pralou.

Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m. -  The Lost Coast, surfer stories with Shandon Loring


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

Sunday, May 13 at noon - Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Lion's Mane with Bear and Derry at Fruit Islands.

Sunday, May 13 at 2 p.m. - Art Stories with Bear and Derry at Raglan Shire Art Walk


All stories in voice and take place in Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. In May and June we'll be asking for donations towards our home organization: Community Virtual Library!. 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, May 2, 2012

Thursday May 3rd, 7:00pm SLT

THE FISHERMAN AND HIS SOUL
by Oscar Wilde
A reversal of Andersen's The Little Mermaid - Instead of the usual sea nymph seeking a human soul, Wilde has the fisherman give up his soul to join the mermaid and to enjoy sensual pleasures and her natural love. Ironically, his soul and the institution of the church endeavor to destroy his wholesome love. Nevertheless, the fisherman recognizes that his 'hedonistic' love is more pure than what society ordains as good, and he is reunited with the mermaid by the end of the tale in an act of rebellion against traditional morality.  Story in voice.