Wednesday, February 27, 2013

THURSDAY February 28th at 7pm: BEAUTIES, BEASTS, & ENCHANTMENTS - French Fairytales


BEAUTIES, BEASTS
& ENCHANTMENTS 

-French Fairytales-


Originally written for adults, many of these tales have become the classics of children's  literature. Colored with violence, suspense, and horror, these superb French fairy tales will enchant and fascinate modern listeners.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

WEDNESDAY, February 27th at 7PM: The Conclusion of QUITE A YEAR FOR PLUMS

It seems like we have seen it all in Author Bailey White's quirky Georgia community.  But there's still more depth in "...Plums"

Join Kayden and Caledonia for the final chapters, and the author twines together all the passions, eccentricities, and desires into the finale with: The Silver Thread, The Anvil Experience, and finally Quite a Year for Plums.

Presented live, in Voice.


Monday, February 25, 2013

TUESDAY, February 26th at 7:00pm: INKSPELL Concludes

Will Meggie return to the real world and be reunited with her parents?  What will happen to Fenoglio, Dustfinger, Farid?

Author Cornelia Funke delivers a conclusion that just may have you lunging for Book Three in the Inkworld trilogy ... Inkdeath.

Click Here to learn more about this trilogy.

Faerie Maven Pralou live, in Voice.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

MONDAY, February 25th at 7:00pm: PRINCESS SONORA AND THE LONG SLEEP

Another traditional fairy tale respun by author Gail Carson Levine (author of Ella Enchanted).

In Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep, Carson takes on the Sleeping Beauty legend with a twists that makes it delightfully new.   Princess Sonora, who is ten times smarter than anyone else, vows to choose for herself the best time to be pricked by the spindle. Carson instills the characters in these classic tales with a freshness and familiarity that makes them as comfortable as your next door neighbor, and twice as fun!

Caledonia Skytower live, in Voice.


SUNDAY, February 24th at 6:00pm - MAGICLAND STORYTIME ~ "Mary Poppins" Concludes

P.L. Traver's beloved Nanny has lead the Banks children on one magical adventure after another, making everyday extraordinary.  Now we come to the final three adventures before the wind changes, and Mary keeps her word.

Tonight the Conclusion: Full Moon, Christmas Shopping, and West Wind.

Caledonia Skytower live, in Voice @ Magicland Park.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

SUNDAY, February 24th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

Cale & Corwyn continue the journey through The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes this week with THE ADVENTURE OF THE REIGATE SQUIRE.

 Watson takes Holmes to a friend's estate near Reigate in Surrey to rest after a rather strenuous case in France. Holmes finds that his services are needed here, but he also finds that his recent illness serves him well. His host is Colonel Hayter.

There has recently been a burglary at the nearby Acton estate in which the thieves stole a motley assortment of things, even a ball of twine, but nothing terribly valuable. Then one morning, the Colonel's butler tells news of a murder at another nearby estate, the Cunninghams'. The victim is William Kirwan, the coachman. Inspector Forrester has taken charge of the investigation, and there is one physical clue: a torn piece of paper found in William's hand with a few words written on it. Holmes takes an instant interest in this, seeing something that Forrester has missed.

Caledonia Skytower and Corwyn Allen live, in Voice.

Friday, February 22, 2013

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library: February 23 - March 2

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, February 24th at 1:30 p.m. - TEA TIME at Baker Street with Caledonia Skytower 
 

 Monday, February 25th at 7 p.m. - Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, February 26th at 7 p.m. - Inkspell (Conclusion) with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Wednesday, February 27th at 7 p.m. - Quite A Year for Plums (Conclusion) with Kayden Oconnell & Caledonia Skytower

Thursday,  February 28th at 7 p.m. - Beauties, Beasts & Enchantments with Shandon Loring



And join us for these off-campus events:

Sunday, February 24th at 6pm - Mary Poppins (Conclusion) with Caledionia Skytower at Magicland Park



All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  

In January and February we'll be inviting you to join us in supporting our featured  real world charity Doctors Without Borders! (See website at doctorswithoutborders.org) Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

Want to get schedule information and reminders in-world? Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribers. They are located in the library, just run in and touch them.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

THURSDAY February 21st at 7pm: Mid-Winter: HAUNTED ALASKA

Mid-Winter: HAUNTED ALASKA
Tonight is Mid-Winter. The Dead of Winter.
This is it!
In honor of this special night, we will be sharing ghost tales from the frozen north. 

They are watching us, these ghosts of the North. They cook breakfast, play cards, mine gold, turn on radios, and play the piano. These astonishing stories tell of miners terrorized by spirits wandering their claims, of roadhouse owners visited daily by ghosts, and of reindeer herders who run in fear as one of their own departed comes back in spirit form to continue his duties after death.
ISBN#0945397771

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

WEDNESDAY, February 20th at 7:00pm: QUITE A YEAR FOR PLUMS Continues

We are almost there!  The inevitable conclusion of Bailey White's celebration of a quirky, passionate, "character-ful" community in Georgia. Will Delia and Roger get together for good?  What will happen with Jim Wade and his fans?  Have we heard the last of the typographer?  And what of Louise's little green men?

THIS WEEK: more delights with Looking for Perote, Impassioned Typographer II, and Onion Sandwich.

Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower live, in Voice.

Monday, February 18, 2013

TUESDAY, February 19th at 7PM: More INKSPELL

Author Cornelia Funke is one of today's most beloved writers of magical stories for children. She is the author of The Thief Lord, Dragon Rider, Inkheart, Inkspell, Inkdeath, the Ghosthunters series, When Santa Fell to Earth, and Igraine the Brave. She lives with her family in Los Angeles, California, in a house full of books.

 "... Inkspell should serve as a special treat for fans of the first book, as characters from Inkheart who have found themselves in the "real world" (if there is such a thing) find themselves read back into their own mythic, word-spun world--along with some of our favorite "real-world" characters. As with the previous book, Funke's greatest accomplishment here is telling such a rich and involving (and fun!) story, while still managing sweet, subtle commentary on the nature of words and meaning. Expect a tantalizing finale, too--as Funke says, "No reader will forgive me the ending, though, without a part three."  
 --Paul Hughes - Amazon.com Reviews

Faerie Maven-Pralou live, in Voice.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

MONDAY, February 18th @ 7pm: GREAT SPEECHES for President's Day



Not all great leaders are great speakers. Luckily, over the years the few that have been have made a remarkable impact on lives, societies, and the causes they championed. Tonight Shandon, Kayden, and Caledonia share a few of those great moments of words that changed minds, hearts, and nations.

Great oratory, great speeches, are brought into being in answer to, or because of, even greater moments in history and time. Often these moments will juxtapose man’s worth and honor, against horrors, evil, and injustice. Sometimes though, the greatest speeches are simply commentaries on a people or a culture, that bring greatness and remembrance of that speech by the truths they contain.  Tonight we feature a selection of the words of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King Jr, John F. Kennedy and more.

Live in Voice.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

SUNDAY, February 17th @ 1:30PM: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

Corwyn Allen continues our journey through The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes this week with THE ADVENTURE OF THE MUSGRAVE RITUAL.

The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual shares elements with two Edgar Allan Poe tales: The Gold Bug and The Cask of Amontillado.

In the story, Holmes recounts to Watson the events arising after a visit from a university acquaintance, Reginald Musgrave. Musgrave visits Holmes after the disappearance of two of his domestic staff, Rachel Howells, a maid, and Richard Brunton, the longtime butler. The pair vanished after Musgrave had dismissed Brunton for secretly reading a family document, the Musgrave Ritual, which dates from the 17th century and is a riddle set in verse form.

Live in Voice.

Friday, February 15, 2013

THIS WEEK at the Seanchai Library: February 16 - 23

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, February 17th at 1:30 p.m. - TEA TIME at Baker Street with Corwyn Allen
 

 Monday, February 18th at 7 p.m. - GREAT SPEECHES for President's Day with Shandon Loring, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, February 19th at 7 p.m. - INKSPELL with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Wednesday, February 20th at 7 p.m. - QUITE A YEAR FOR PLUMS with Kayden Oconnell & Caledonia Skytower
Thursday, January 21th at 7 p.m. - Midwinter: HAUNTED ALASKA with Shandon Loring




All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.


In January and February we'll be inviting you to join us in supporting our featured  real world charity Doctors Without Borders! (See website at doctorswithoutborders.org) Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

Want to get schedule information and reminders in-world? Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribers. They are located in the library, just run in and touch them.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

THANK YOU from WITNESS.org

Thanks to everyone who joined us in November and December in donating to Witness.org
We were able to send them $60 real US money!  Virtual events with Real World results!  

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

THURSDAY February 14th at 7pm: The Courtship of Miles Standish

Set against the backdrop of a fierce Indian war, the tale focuses on a love triangle between three Pilgrims: Miles Standish, Priscilla Mullens, and John Alden. Written in 1856 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, himself a direct descendant of the Pilgrims. This is a true story handed down orally in the Wadsworth family for generations and is backed by  historical evidence.

OCLC Number: 230842627

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

WEDNESDAY, February 13th at 7PM: More from QUITE A YEAR FOR PLUMS

Tom Drury of the New York Times said of Bailey White's Novel:

"Bailey White loves names: sasanqua, krummhorn, anhinga, Zephair, Alba Plena, nematode. All appear in this, her first novel. They represent, respectively, a tree, a musical instrument, a bird, an electric fan, a camellia and a roundworm of the phylum Aschelminthes. 

"The homely nematode, in fact, inspires one of the best passages in Quite a Year for Plums, a teeming novel of life among the restless and resilient inhabitants of a south Georgia town. Roger, a plant pathologist, has explained to his old friend Hilma that microscopic nematodes occupy ''almost every part of every organism.'' If the earth and its host inhabitants were to suddenly vanish, the remainder, as Hilma imagines it, would be 'the ghost of a gone world, lingering for one second in space and then dissolving into the silvery dust of collapsing nematodes.'

"That well-turned phrase demonstrates the book's clean, strong style and may allude to its abiding concern, or one of them: What if we're living in the ghost of a gone world? What if the useful adzes of our ancestors have become kitsch to be displayed mindlessly in bland restaurants, and the old constricting social arrangements have given way to uncertainty and missed connections?"

More romance, obessive behavior, and that unique brand of small town joy that can only be found in Bailey White's Georgia.  Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower continue in voice.

Monday, February 11, 2013

TUESDAY, February 12th @ 7:00pm: INKSPELL Continues

What on earth has Meggie gotten herself into?  More importantly, how will she get out of it?

Presenter Faerie Maven-Pralou is reading only one thread of this amazing sequel to Cornelia Funke's Inkheart, and even that twists and turns incredibly.

Funke's trilogy of Inkworld books transports the reader into a world of vivid characters and heightened drama.  The reality of the characters, the motives, and the passions are what gives this series its dynamic, captivating quality.

Faerie continues Inkspell live in voice.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

MONDAY, February 11th at 7:00pm: "WHO YOU CALLIN' VALENTINE?" 100 Word Stories with Crap Mariner

None of this Romantic glop!  Long ago, he swore an oath to write a 100 word story every day until the day he died. He's not dead yet. Our dear friend Crap takes a goodly swipe at all the schlock of the heart-full holiday, 100 words at a time. 

Always unpredictable and irreverent, no subject is too sacred, no cow too holy for Crap not to pull it out, examine it, and bang it on the table a few times before putting it back where he found it - albeit slightly crumpled.  

Live in Voice ... we think!

SUNDAY, February 10th at 6:00pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME

More from P.L. Traver's magical, amazing, irascible nanny - MARY POPPINS!

"Though her words are simple and few
Listen, listen, she's calling to you
"Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag"


This week, we visit St Paul's and the Birdwoman, buy some Gingerbread, and we learn more about the world as seen through the eyes of the baby twins: John & Barbara.

Caledonia Skytower, Live in Voice.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

SUNDAY, February 10th @ 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

We continue our journey through Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second collection of adventures by his Great Detective - The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.  THIS WEEK: The Adventure of the Gloria Scott.

A visit to an old school friend leads to a most uncomfortable dinner party, where secrets are revealed, pasts revisited, and mysteries pass before the intense gaze of Sherlock Holmes for scrutiny and illumination.

Presented Live in Voice by Caledonia Skytower.

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library: February 9 - 16

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, February 10th at 1:30 p.m. - TEA TIME at Baker Street with Caledonia Skytower 
 

 Monday, February 11th at 7 p.m. - "Who You Callin' Valentine?" 100 Word Stories with Crap Mariner

Tuesday, February 12th at 7 p.m. - Inkspell (Conclusion) with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Wednesday, February 13th at 7 p.m. - Quite A Year for Plums with Kayden Oconnell & Caledonia Skytower
Thursday, January 14th at 7 p.m. - The Courtship of Miles Standish with Shandon Loring



And join us for these off-campus events:

Sunday, February 10th at 6pm - Mary Poppins (Part 3) with Caledionia Skytower at Magicland Park



All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  

In January and February we'll be inviting you to join us in supporting our featured  real world charity Doctors Without Borders! (See website at doctorswithoutborders.org) Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

Want to get schedule information and reminders in-world? Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribers. They are located in the library, just run in and touch them.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

WEDNESDAY, February 6th at 7:00pm" QUITE A YEAR FOR PLUMS

Kayden finally escaped!  So we are going to try again.

Time to meet someone new!  An Impassioned Typographer ... but then, everyone in author Bailey White's small town seems to be impassioned about something: Fans, Fire, Birds, Embroidery, Gossip, and even passion itself!

Kayden and Caledonia continue this week with Impassioned Typographer, The American Livestock Breed Conservancy, In The Bleak Midwinter, and Betty Sheffield Supreme!

Presented Live in Voice. Drawls extra.

Monday, February 4, 2013

TUESDAY, February 5th at 7:00pm: INKSPELL Continues

Meggie got what she wanted.  She wanted to see the wonders of Inkworld once more: brilliant fairies, and seemingly sparkling enchantments of nature.  Now she wants to go home.  She needs the author of Inkworld, Fenolgio, the write her back into the real world.  Will he find the words in time?  What other surprises lay around the corner.  For if there is one thing that is certain, it is that in Inkworld nothing happens the way you plan it, and dark forces are always at work, danger always lurks to foil the best laid plans of the purest hearts.

Presented Live in Voice by Faerie Maven-Pralou from the second book in the Inkworld series by author Cornelia Funke.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

MONDAY, February 4th at 7:00pm: The Final Installment of NOTWITHSTANDING

Tonight is our last visit to the charming English Village of author Louis de Berniere's memories. It is the "month of romance" and the English air is rife with romance and comings together.

Louis H. P. de Bernières-Smart was born near Woolwich in London in 1954 and grew up in Surrey, the first part of his surname being inherited from a French Huguenot forefather. He was educated at Bradfield College and joined the army when he was 18, but left after four months of service at Sandhurst. He attended the Victoria University of Manchester and the Institute of Education, University of London. Before he began to write full-time he held a wide variety of jobs, including being a mechanic, a motorcycle messenger and an English teacher in Colombia. He now lives near Bungay in Suffolk in a large house.

De Bernières is an avid musician. He plays the flute, mandolin, clarinet and guitar, though considers himself an “enthusiastic but badly-educated and erratic” amateur. His literary work often references music and composers he admires, such as the guitar works of Villa-Lobos and Antonio Lauro in the Latin American trilogy, and the mandolin works of Vivaldi and Hummel in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.

This week: The Devil and Bessie Mauderfield, Talking to George and possibly more!


Caledonia Skytower, Live in Voice.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

SUNDAY, February 3 at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

We continue our journey through Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second collection of adventures by his Great Detective - The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.  THIS WEEK: The Adventure of the Stockbroker's Clerk.

At the outset of the story Watson joins Holmes on a case presented by Mr. Hall Pycroft. Mr. Pycroft is a city clerk and recently he acquired employment with a prestigious brokerage firm called Mawson and Williams. Pycroft gained the position without interview and was instructed to come to the office the following Monday. Almost as soon as he reports for this new position, he encounters strange doings that ultimately draw him from those august halls, into circumstances which require the finely tuned skills of Sherlock Holmes to resolve.

Presented Live in Voice by Corwyn Allen.

THIS WEEK at the Seanchai Library: February 2 - 9

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, February 3 at 1:30 p.m. - TEA TIME at Baker Street with Corwyn Allen
 

 Monday, February 4 at 7 p.m. - Notwithstanding: Tales from an English Village with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, February 5 at 7 p.m. - Inkspell (Part 5) with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Wednesday, February 6 at 7 p.m. - Quite A Year for Plums with Kayden Oconnell & Caledonia Skytower
Thursday, February 7 at 7 p.m. - Beauties, Beasts, and Enchantments with Shandon Loring


All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  

In January and February we'll be inviting you to join us in supporting our featured  real world charity Doctors Without Borders! (See website at doctorswithoutborders.org) Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

Want to get schedule information and reminders in-world? Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribers. They are located in the library, just run in and touch them.