Monday, July 30, 2012

TUESDAY 31 July at 7pm: Stories From Around the World


Let's take a literary journey around the world to celebrate the Olympics!  We'll have stories of various parts of the globe, including: China, Italy, France, Mexico and more.  Wear your favorite ethnic costume, or your national colors, or just join Bear and Derry for great stories.  Stories in voice.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

MONDAY, July 30th at 7pm: Part 4 ~ THE CORPSE WORE TARTAN


Phil MacMillan is dead and the list of people with reason to dislike him from among the folks trapped by a snowstorm in The Spruces Hotel is as brimming as the Scottish Highlands are full of heather.  But dislike the man enough to kill him?  Or is there another possible motive?  Who stood to gain, who had the means? 

Follow Liss MacCrimmon and her friends as they thaw out this chilling murder, to see what guilty party is revealed once the snows have cleared.

Presented live in voice from Kaitlynn Dunnett's Liss MacCrimmon Scottish Mystery Series.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

SUNDAY, July 29th at 2pm: TEA TIME AT BAKER STREET


Caledonia continues through The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - the collection of twelve stories by  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective.


Tea Pot from www.english-teapots.com/



 This week:  A Case of Identity - Set in 1887, the story revolves around the case of Miss Mary Sutherland, a woman with a substantial income from the interest on a fund set up for her. She is engaged to a quiet Londoner who has recently disappeared. Though Dr. Watson seems puzzled by these events, Holmes classically assures him that it it is quite "elementary."


Presented live in voice.

July 29 to Aug. 5 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, July 29 at 2 p.m. - Tea Time at Baker Street with Caledonia Skytower

Monday, July 30 at 7 p.m. - The Corpse Wore Tartan (part 4) with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, July 31 at 7 p.m. - Travelling Tales with Derry McMahon and Bear Silvershade

Wednesday, August 1 at 7 p.m. - Selections from C.S. Lewis' Boxen with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, August 2 at 7 p.m. - The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains with Shandon Loring

Sunday, August 5 at 2 p.m. - Tea Time at Baker Street with Caledonia Skytower


Join us at these off-campus events too!

Sunday, August 5 at 6 p.m. - MagicLand Storytime 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.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Thursday July 26th at 7pm: LEGENDS OF THE CELTS with Shandon Loring

LEGENDS OF THE CELTS
The enthralling mything legacy of the Celts - embracing goodness and courage, revenge, violence and fatal destiny - is vividly retold, capturing their ancient world and heroic ideals. From the great cauldron of human experience and need, these tales from the historic oral tradition and rare ancient manuscripts of the Celts will enchant and inspire.



Tonight: 
Ireland in the Beginning
Cormac's Cup of Gold
The Story of Lludd and Llewelys

Stories from "Legends of the Celts" by Frank Delaney
ISBN#0-8069-8351-5

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

WEDNESDAY, July 25th at 7:00pm: C.S. Lewis' BOXEN (Selections)

Half a century before The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis created another imaginary world.  The tales of "Animal Land," which eight-year old Jack (as his family knew him) had shared with his brother Warnie, soon developed into the Chronicles of the kingdom of "Boxen."  In a succession of stories over the next few years, the young Lewis explored its history, geography, and the colorful exploits of its inhabitants in vivid detail, finally concluding with his Encyclopedia Boxomania in April 1928.

Tonight, Caledonia presents selections from this early work from the fertile imagination of C.S. Lewis.

Presented live in Voice.

Monday, July 23, 2012

TUESDAY 24 July at 7pm: Summer Chick Lit: Girls on Vacation!


Join Derry for some fun chick lit with girls on vacation.  Francesca Serritella talks about packing, while her mom Lisa Scottoline debates the age-old air conditioning issue, not to mention the issue of what lives outside their back door!  Plus, we'll have stories from Mexico and other fun parts of the world.  Grab a margarita and relax!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

MONDAY, July 23rd @ 7pm: Part 3 ~ THE CORPSE WORE TARTAN

"He's Dead!...There's a dead guy in the Number Two Storage Room!" Great!  Just great!  It's not enough that someone stole a brooch from the surly MacMillan's.  It's not enough that it is snowing and storming outside, trees are down and The Spruces Hotel in Moosetookalook, Maine is running in generator power, blazing fireplaces, and a whole lot of free hospitality. 

Now there's a dead guy too. The plot and the snow continue to thicken!

More from Kaitlyn Dunnett's Liss MacCrimmon Scottish Mystery Series.  Presented live in voice.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

SUNDAY, July 22 at 2pm: TEA TIME AT BAKER STREET


Sherlock Holmes Tea Pot available at http://www.english-teapots.com/
 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective.  These are the first of the Sherlock Holmes short stories, originally published as single stories in the Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. The book was published in England on 14 October 1892 by George Newnes Ltd and in a US Edition on 15 October by Harper. The initial combined print run was 14,500 copies.

Caledonia begins our tea time on Baker Street with The Adventure of the Red-Headed League:  Jabez Williams takes a night job as a clerk, hired because fo the color fo his hair. It leads to the mysterious office of the Red-Headed League, which suddenly closes overnight.  Holmes and Watson are on the case, determined to solve it over a mere weekend, suspecting rightly that it leads to something greater than what it seems.

Presented live in voice.




July 22 to July 29 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, July 22 at 2 p.m. - Tea Time at Baker Street with Caledonia Skytower

Monday, July 23 at 7 p.m. - The Corpse Wore Tartan (part 3) with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, July 24 at 7 p.m. - Girls on Vacation: summer chicklit with Derry McMahon

Wednesday, July 25 at 7 p.m. - Selections from C.S. Lewis' Boxen with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m. - Legends of the Celts with Shandon Loring

Sunday, July 29 at 2 p.m. - Tea Time at Baker Street with Caledonia Skytower


Join us at these off-campus events too!

Sunday, July 22 at 6 p.m. - Ben and Me at MagicLand Storytime 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.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Thursday July 19th at 7pm: MIRRORS & SMOKE with Shandon Loring

Imaginative twists on old legends and frightening glimpses into the impossible combine to form tonight's stories and poems from Neil Gaiman. Each skirts the edges of a puncture in reality through which something dark and mysterious peeks. Then it moves on and the apparition is hidden away again, but not forgotten.

WEDNESDAY, July 11th @ 7pm: "Fog Magic" by Julia L. Sauer, Part 2 With Gina Pralou-Maven

Greta had always loved the fog - the soft gray mist that rolled in from the sea and drifted over the village. The fog seemed to have a secret to tell her. Then one day when Greta was walking in the woods and the mist was closing in, she saw the dark outline of a stone house against the sprice trees - a house where only an old cellar hole should have been. Another time, Greta saw a surrey come by, carrying a lady dressed in plum-colored silk. The woman beckoned for Greta to join her, and soon Greta found herself launched on an adventure that would take her back to a past that existed only through the magic of the fog. Part 2, story in voice.

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Bicentennial Man: July 17, 7 p.m.

The Bicentennial Man

Andrew seems to be just another NDR domestic robot created by U.S. Robots and Mechanical Men. Purchased  by the Martin family and given his name, he serves them faithfully for generations; but Andrew isn't like his countless brothers...


Isaac Asimov's Bicentennial Man was written in 1976 as part of a project to celebrate the U.S. bicentennial. The project never materialized, but Asimov’s novella went winning the prestigious Hugo award the same year, and later served as the basis for a 1993 novel, The Positronic Man (written with Robert Silverberg) and a 1999 movie, The Bicentennial Man, starring Robin Williams.

Presented by Bear Silvershade, starting at 7 p.m. SLT in Seanchai Library.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

MONDAY, July 16th at 7pm: Part 2 ~ THE CORPSE WORE TARTAN

Nobody appreciates, like Liss MacCrimmon, how "Unruly" a gathering of Scots can be.  If it wasn't the prickly, variously truculent members of the Scottish Heritage Appreciation Society, its stolen brooches, and maybe more!

Liss and her friends continue to diligently weather the coming storm, while the air of intrigue gathering around them is as thick as the scent of haggis gone bad -- and that's pretty dang think!  Join Caledonia for more mysteries in plaid as the snowfall thickens, and so does the plot, at The Spruces in Moosetookalook, Maine.
From the Liss MacCrimmon Scottish Mystery Series by Author Kaitlyn Dunnett.
Presented live in voice.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

SUNDAY, July 15th at 2:00pm: JANE AUSTEN"S GREATEST HITS ~ Take 2!

It is time to bring our six-plus months of Jane Austen to a close, and what better way to celebrate than with a 90-minute special of the episodes from Austen's works featuring her leading characters?

The votes have been tallied from the blog poll, and Caledonia has a BIG glass of water ready for this presentation of all time favorites ...

Presented live in Voice.

Meanwhile, here's more amusing Austen quiz and fun sites for Janeites current and aspiring ...

Jane Austen Addict: Quizzes and Games
(scroll down to see them)

The Quiz from The Jane Austen Centre in Bath, England

About.com's Classic Literature Quiz for Jane Austen

SUNDAY 15 July at 10 am & 11 am: Art Stories Followed by GinaG in Concert!

 


Join us for stories of painting and photography, and one particular special tale of "The Boy Who Drew Cats".  Stories in voice at the Mango Art Gallery in Fruit Islands.   Stories to be followed by a concert with Gina Gracemount!  Originally from Southampton, England, Gina now lives on Florida's Gulf Coast. Her velvet smooth voice has been wow'ing audiences in SecondLife for almost two years with her interpretations of Jazz & Blues classics and modern hits. Her laughter and giggles on stage are infectious and charm her many fans.

"I love to sing, it makes me feel alive... and I love to share that feeling with others. Have been a sucker for Jazz n Blues for as long as I can remember, all styles, from Ella through Eric Bibb to Buddy Guy. Ideally I would like to find a local band I could sing with.. but I am just as happy singing with friends and laughing a lot. Most days you can find me singing live online.”

July 15 to 22 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, July 15 at 2 p.m. - More of Jane Austen's Greatest Hits and Caledonia Skytower

Monday, July 16 at 7 p.m. - The Corpse Wore Tartan(part 2) with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, July 17 at 7 p.m. - The Bicentennial Man by Isaac Asimov with Bear Silvershade

Wednesday, July 18 at 7 p.m. - Fog Magic(part 2) with Gina Pralou-Maven

Thursday, July 19 at 7 p.m. - Mirrors and Smoke with Shandon Loring

Sunday, July 22 at 2 p.m. - Tea Time at Baker Street with Caledonia Skytower


Join us at these off-campus events too!

Sunday, July 15 at 10 a.m. - Art Stories (including the Boy Who Drew Cats!) with Derry and Bear at the Mango Art Gallery in Fruit Islands, followed by Gina Gracemount live in concert!

Sunday, July 22 at 6 p.m. - Ben and Me at MagicLand Storytime 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.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Thursday July 12th at 7pm: SMOKE & MIRRORS with Shandon Loring

Fictions, illusions, and imaginative twists on old legends and frightening glimpses into the impossible combine to form tonight's stories and poems from Neil Gaiman. Each skirts the edges of a puncture in reality through which something dark and mysterious peeks. Then it moves on and the apparition is hidden away again, but not forgotten.

Monday, July 9, 2012

TUESDAY 10 July at 7pm: Crap Mariner and 100 Word Stories


Crap returns with more 100 Word Stories!  SL's own "Drabble Master" manages to tell real stories in just 100 words, come and listen.  Crap's stories are often funny, and occasionally rather...ribald, so be prepared.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

MONDAY, July 9th @ 7PM: Part ~ THE CORPSE WORE TARTAN

Can there be such a thing as too many men in kilts? Normally Liss MacCrimmon, proprietor of Moosetookalook, Maine's one and only Scottish Emporium, would say no. But that's before one of them turns out to be murderous.

The bagpipes are blaring at The Spruces, Moosetookalook's finest hotel, reopened just in time to host the Burns Night Supper, an annual celebration of Scotland's beloved poet, Robert Burns. In the midst of the long Maine winter, the festivities are just the thing to give the hotel a much needed boost - and to bring fresh business to Liss' shop. But when the Scottish Heritage Appreciation Society arrives on the scene, they bring more than a hunger for haggis and a passion for plaid. Then a fierce blizzard hits, trapping everyone - angry Scotsmen, hapless hotel staff, and Liss herself - inside ...

From the Liss MacCrimmon Scottish Mystery Series by Author Kaitlyn Dunnett.

Presented live in voice.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

July 8 to 17 at Seanchai Library


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.


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, July 8 at 2 p.m. - Jane Austen's Greatest Hits with Caledonia Skytower

Monday, July 9 at 7 p.m. - The Corpse Wore Tartan with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, July 10 at 7 p.m. - 100 Word Stories with Crap Mariner

Wednesday, July 11 at 7 p.m. - Fog Magic with Gina Pralou-Maven

Thursday, July 12 at 7 p.m. - Smoke and Mirrors with Shandon Loring

Sunday, July 15 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. - More of Jane Austen's Greatest Hits with Caledonia Skytower




Join us at these off-campus events too!

Sunday, July 8 at 10a.m. - Sherlock Holmes & the Adventure of the Six Napoleons with with Derry and Bear at the Mango Art Gallery in Fruit Islands


Sunday, July 8 at 6 p.m. - Ben and Me at MagicLand Storytime with Caledonia Skytower

Sunday, July 17 at 10 a.m. - Art Stories (including the Boy Who Drew Cats!) with Derry and Bear at the Mango Art Gallery in Fruit Islands, followed by Gina Gracemount live in concert!


SUNDAY, July 8th at 2pm: JANE AUSTEN"S GREATEST HITS - Take One!

The votes have been cast and tallied, and it is time for Caledonia to present the winning selections from  the Jane Austen's Greatest Hits - The Supporting Characters. 

Who will it be? Lady Catherine DeBoergh?  Mrs. Bennet?  John and Fanny Dashwood?  Inquiring minds want to know!  Come along and find out...

Presented Live in Voice.

In the mean time, here are a few more amusing quizes for Janeites, and Janeite aspirants:

What Jane Austen Heroine are You?

Which Jane Austen Character Do You Most Resemble?






SUNDAY 8 July at 10am - Sherlock Holmes & the Adventure of the Six Napoleons

Holmes, Watson and Lestrade investigate the smashing of busts of Napoleon.  The plot thickens, men are killed, and fragile works of art are destroyed...but why?   Join us to find out!  Story in voice at 10 am outside the Art Gallery at Mango in Fruit Islands.

Friday, July 6, 2012

TWO FOR YOU on Friday!

NEW SESSIONS ON YOU TUBE!
There are three new sessions posted on the Seanchai Library's YOUTube Channel!
~ King Solomon's Mines, Parts 1 & 3
~ The Letters of John & Abigail Adams
Coming soon .. (Promise!) The Conclusion of "Beggar's Day"
Check them out!

LAST DAY TO VOTE IN THE JANE AUSTEN'S GREATEST HITS POLL!
Voting concludes at Midnight SLT (tonight) on the "Supporting Characters" Poll. Scroll down the right margin of this Blog to place your vote!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Thursday July 5th at 7pm: KING SOLOMON'S MINES pt. 3 with Shandon Loring


The first great “Lost World” action-adventure
a precursor to Indiana Jones.
Three men set out to find the world's most fabulous treasure - if it even exists! On the way they must cross burning deserts and freezing mountains, face hostile tribes and overcome ancient superstitions, warring armies and witches' curses, as they search for lost diamonds and lost men. Or is it only a haunting legend that hurls them into danger after danger...

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Thank You from Project Children

Good Works

Project Children sends its thanks for Seanchai Library's latest donation. And in turn, we thank you for helping us collect $115 to donate to this incredible, international charity. 

Monday, July 2, 2012

TUESDAY 3 July at 7pm: Tales of Merlin & Arthur with Derry


More tales of Merlin the Enchanter from "The Hollow Hills" by Mary Stewart.  Tonight, the birth of Arthur, and the machinations Merlin goes through to keep the lad (and his parentage) hidden until it is time for him to be presented to the public as the rightful heir of Uther Pendragon.  Stories in voice.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

MONDAY, July 2 @ 7:00pm: The Letters of John and Abigail Adams

They have been called many things: she a singular woman of inteligence and wit, he an irrascible zealot for independency, the original power couple.  In fifty-four years of married life, they were all of those things and none of them at the same time.

Tonight, Shandon and Cale read selections from their letters dating from 1762 to 1776.  They penned an amazing body of correspondence which is available online through the Massachusetts Historical Society.  Through their own words, though 200+ years old, we learn that they were steadfast, passionate people: passionate about their country, their family, and about each other.  Share a few moments out of United States' history with two lovers of life and of liberty.

Presented live in voice.