Tuesday, July 30, 2013

WEDNESDAY, July 31st at 7PM: More Microfiction from Brokali!

Micro Fiction, by nature, is defiant. It defies length, boundaries, and expectations. But tight, provocative fiction requires analysis and editing. Taking an idea and distilling it into a “micro”- cosm of its original self is challenging.
~ Camile Renshaw from "The Essentials of Microfiction"

Come and enjoy more from the Blue Man's store of wonderful original microfiction tales: pointed, poignant, and thought provoking.  Brokali brings a smile to your face with his humor, and may even cause you to sigh a bit.

Presented live in voice.

Monday, July 29, 2013

TUESDAY, July 30th at 7PM: RUFFLES ON MY LONGJOHNS Concludes

Faerie concludes Isabel Edward's adventures in remote Bella Coola Valley in British Columbia with her pioneering husband. Through cold, wind, wet, and unexpected wildlife, the author endures a wild in ways she never expected.One winter turned into fifty!

"Mrs. Edwards has a natural talent for spinning yards about those early days. The people and the land come alive through her reminiscences of a place where lifelines to the "outside" were few and communication with others was often based on need and nearness. It is a delightful tale of how a couple coped with homesteading; a warm and sensitive story by a woman who still lives that peaceful wilderness-edge existence."

Faerie Maven-Pralou live in Voice.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

MONDAY, July 29th at 7PM: THE BEEKEEPER'S APRENTICE Continues

The year is 1915. Young Mary Russell has just begun a remarkable relationship with the legendary Detective Sherlock Holmes. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern twentieth-century woman proves a deft protégée and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective.

In their first case together, they must track down a kidnapped American senator's daughter and confront a truly cunning adversary--a bomber who has set trip wires for the sleuths and who will stop at nothing to end their partnership.

Full of brilliant deductions, disguises, and dangers, this first book of the Mary Russell--Sherlock Holmes mysteries is "wonderfully original and entertaining . . . absorbing from beginning to end" (Booklist).

Caledonia Skytower, Live in Voice.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

SUNDAY, July 28th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

"The Return of Sherlock Holmes" continues this week with THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are visited by "the unhappy John Hector McFarlane", a young lawyer from Blackheath who has been accused of murdering one of his clients, a builder called Jonas Oldacre. McFarlane explains to Holmes that Oldacre had come to his office only the day before and asked him to draw up his will in legally appropriate terms. McFarlane saw to his surprise that Oldacre was making him the sole beneficiary, and heir to a considerable bequest at that. McFarlane could not imagine why, although Oldacre claimed that it was due to a prior relationship with McFarlane's mother, which gave him reliable knowledge that McFarlane could be trusted, and a lack of any biological relatives for him to leave his assets to.

Presented Live in Voice with Corwyn Allen and Caledonia Skytower.

Friday, July 26, 2013

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

WELCOME TO THE SEANCHAI LIBRARY ON IMAGINATION ISLAND!
"We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life.

 CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS OF GREAT STORIES!

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

Sunday,  July 28th at 1:30 p.m. - Tea Time at Baker Street: "The Adventure of the Norwood Builder" - with Corwyn Allen and Caledonia Skytower

Monday, July 29th at 7 p.m. - The Beekeeper's Apprentice ~ Part 2 with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, July 30th at 7 p.m. - Ruffles on My Longjohns - Part 4 with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Wednesday, July 31st at 7 p.m. -  More Microfiction with Brokali

Thursday, August 1st at 7 p.m. -  Mabinogion - Part 1  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.  

All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to Second Life (c) Residents.  Guests are welcome to join us in donating to our July-August featured charity, Little Kids Rock (www.littlekidsrock.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, July 24, 2013

THURSDAY July 25th at 7pm: THE BEASTLY BRIDE

BEASTLY BRIDES
What do werewolves, vampires, and the Little Mermaid have in common? They are all shapechangers. The Beastly Bride brings together original stories and poems from a stellar lineup of authors. From Finland to India, the Pacific Northwest to the Hamptons, shapechangers are part of our magical landscape.

ISBN   0670011452

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

WEDNESDAY, July 24th @7:00pm: VACATIONLAND Begins!

On a lake in northernmost Minnesota, you might find Naledi Lodge—only two cabins still standing, its pathways now trodden mostly by memories. And there you might meet Meg, or the ghost of the girl she was, growing up under her grandfather’s care in a world apart and a lifetime ago. Now an artist, Meg paints images “reflected across the mirrors of memory and water,” much as the linked stories of "Vacationland" cast shimmering spells across distance and time.

Sarah Stonich, whose work has been described as “unexpected and moving” by the Chicago Tribune and “a well-paced feast” by the Los Angeles Times, weaves these tales of love and loss, heartbreak and redemption into a rich novel of interconnected and disjointed lives. "Vacationland" is a moving portrait of a place—at once timeless and of the moment, composed of conflicting dreams and shared experience—and of the woman bound to it by legacy and sometimes longing, but not necessarily by choice.

Kayden and Caledonia Live in Voice

Monday, July 22, 2013

TUESDAY, July 23rd at 7:00pm: THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE

From New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King comes the book that introduced us to the ingenious Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes mysteries.

In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees when a young woman literally stumbles into him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock Holmes--and match him wit for wit. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern twentieth-century woman proves a deft protégée and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective. 

Caledonia live in voice.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

MONDAY, July 22nd @ 7PM: LET'S EXPLORE DAVID SEDARIS (with Avatars!)

Crap Mariner mounts an expedition to explore the world of David Sedaris, modern  American humorist, comedian, author, and radio contributor who was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Sedaris has been described as "the rock star of writers." He was publicly recognized in 1992 when National Public Radio broadcast his essay "SantaLand Diaries" and has published numerous books of essays including the recent "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls."

Presented Live in Voice.

SUNDAY, July 21st at 6:00pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME!

Caledonia returns with Part 3 of E.B. White's beloved classic.

Charlotte has worked a miracle!  She's begin the process of transforming the Zuckerman's view of Wilbur to ensure he does not become just another pig waiting for slaughter.  She needs to work some more magic to ensure that the plan works and that Wilbur endures for many seasons to come - what spell will she weave to make this wish come true?

Presented Live in Voice

Saturday, July 20, 2013

SUNDAY, July 2ist at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street Returns!

Not only Tea Time returns, with Corwyn and Caledonia, but Sherlock Holmes returns to the Seanchai fireside for the newest Tea Tim series.

"The Return of Sherlock Holmes"a collection of 13 Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1903-1904, by Arthur Conan Doyle.  THIS WEEK: "The Adventure of the Empty House."

In April 1894, Watson (now a widower) checks 427 Park Lane where a young gambler, the Honorable Ronald Adair, was shot in a closed room on the 30th of March. He bumps into a wizened old book collector, who follows him home to his Kensington practice study then drops his disguise - it is Holmes.  Sherlock Holmes, thought to have dies with Professor Moriarty at Riechenbach Falls has returned, very much alive!

Presented live in voice.




Friday, July 19, 2013

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

WELCOME TO THE SEANCHAI LIBRARY ON IMAGINATION ISLAND!
"We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life.

 CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS OF GREAT STORIES!

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

Sunday,  July 21st at 1:30 p.m. - Tea Time at Baker Street: "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" begins! - with Corwyn Allen and Caledonia Skytower

 Monday, July 22nd at 7 p.m. - Let's Explore David Sedaris (with Avatars!) with Crap Mariner

Tuesday, July 23rd at 7 p.m. - Ruffles on My Longjohns - Part 3 with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Wednesday, July 24th at 7 p.m. -  Vacationland with Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, July 25th at 7 p.m. -  The Beastly Bride with Shandon Loring


And Join Us for these Outreach events:

Sunday,  June 21st at 6 p.m. - MAGICLAND STORYTIME:  Charlotte's Web - Part 3, Caledonia Skytower


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.  

All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to Second Life (c) Residents.  Guests are welcome to join us in donating to our July-August featured charity, Little Kids Rock (www.littlekidsrock.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, July 17, 2013

THURSDAY July 18th at 7pm: PIRATES ABOARD!!

There are today, in the 21st Century, more Pirates operating on the world’s oceans than at any other time in history. Tonight’s book “Pirates Aboard!” deals with recent cases of piracy. The author, whom I met a number of years ago at a Bardentreffen musical festival in Nuremburg, interviewed the victims of about 40 cases. These case histories are tonight's stories... also discussed will be preventive measures sailors can take and advises how they should deal with stress, aggression, and fear when faced with a piratical  confrontation.

ISBN 9781574091656

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

WEDNESDAY, July 17th at 7PM: "Ain't it Great to be Minnesotan?!"

Kayden shares his insider knowledge with selections from some native sons of his State: Garrison Keillor and Kevin Kling ... Great Fun!  Great Humor! 

Bring a hot dish, just in case! Ya never know!

Presented Live in Voice

Monday, July 15, 2013

TUESDAY, July 16th at 7pm: "Ruffles on my Longjohns" Continues!

Faerie continues Author Isabel Edward's adventures in remote Bella Coola Valley in British Columbia. Through cold, wind, wet, and unexpected wildlife, the author endures a wild in ways she never expected.One winter turned into fifty!

"Mrs. Edwards has a natural talent for spinning yards about those early days. The people and the land come alive through her reminiscences of a place where lifelines to the "outside" were few and communication with others was often based on need and nearness. It is a delightful tale of how a couple coped with homesteading; a warm and sensitive story by a woman who still lives that peaceful wilderness-edge existence."

Faerie Maven-Pralou live in Voice.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

MONDAY, July 15th at 7:00PM: "THE CITY AND THE STARS" Final Moments

Gyro shares the final moments of Alvin's odyssey from the classic novella from legendary author Arthur C. Clarke - "The City and the Stars."  Having left the surly bonds of Earth and learns more than he bargained for.  Alvin's discoveries reunite Diaspar with Lys. He then sends the ship, under the command of the robot, to search for the long-lost people of the Empire. He does not wish to search himself - even if there are human remnants in the Galaxy, they are probably decadent - and he has work to do on Earth. Even the environment, he hopes, can be revived in the exciting conclusion (final parts).

Gyro will also share some additional short gems from his capacious library of classic Science Fiction.

Live in Voice.

Friday, July 12, 2013

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

WELCOME TO THE SEANCHAI LIBRARY ON IMAGINATION ISLAND!
"We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life.

 CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS OF GREAT STORIES!

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

 Monday, July 15th at 7 p.m. - The City and The Stars - Concludes with Gyro Muggins

Tuesday, July 16th at 7 p.m. - Ruffles on My Longjohns - Part 2 with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Wednesday, July 17th at 7 p.m. -  Ain't It Great to be Minnesotan? with Kayden Oconnell

Thursday, July 18th at 7 p.m. -  Pirates Aboard! 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.  

All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to Second Life (c) Residents.  Guests are welcome to join us in donating to our July-August featured charity, Little Kids Rock (www.littlekidsrock.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, July 10, 2013

THURSDAY July 11th at 7pm: FOLKLORE FROM LAKE ATITLÁN

This 11 million year old lake is surrounded by many villages, in which Maya culture is still prevalent and traditional dress is worn. The Maya people of Atitlán are predominantly Tz'utujil and Kaqchikel
This collection of folklore offers a rich and lively panorama of Mayan mythic heritage. Here are everyday tales of village life; legends of witches, shamans, spiritualists, tricksters, and devils; fables of naguales, or persons who can change into animal forms; ribald stories of love and life; cautionary tales of strange and menacing neighbors and of the danger lurking within the human heart. Whether tragic or comic, fantastic or earthy, whimsical or profound, these tales capture the mystery, fragility, and power of the Mayan world.


ISBN
978-0-8263-2104-6

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

WE'RE GETTING A LLAMA!!!

Okay, we know what you are thinking: "Don't we already have a llama?  The original one: Mr. Shamma Llama Ding-Dong himself?  Mr. Shandon Loring?"  Well, we are not getting OUR Llama, we are getting "A Llama" as our donation to the May-June featured Charity Heifer International. All together , we will donate over $100 U.S. and with that we will be contributing towards the purchase of a Llama which will be given to some worthy household to help them build a sustainable life!

The Library will be dark Wednesday night, July 10th.  But the stories will be back Thursday night with Mr. Shamma Llama Ding-Dong - our Seanchai, Shandon Loring who will be taking us on a trip to Lake Atitlan in Guatelmala.  Seems appropriate . . . They Have Llamas There!!!!

Monday, July 8, 2013

TUESDAY, July 9th at 7:00pm: RUFFLES ON MY LONGJOHNS (Part 1)

Faerie and Gina are back!!!!

Author Isabel Edwards shares the adventures of she and her husband Earle going to the remote Bella Coola Valley in British Columbia to homestead. One winter turned into fifty! "Mrs. Edwards has a natural talent for spinning yards about those early days. The people and the land come alive through her reminiscences of a place where lifelines to the "outside" were few and communication with others was often based on need and nearness. It is a delightful tale of how a couple coped with homesteading; a warm and sensitive story by a woman who still lives that peaceful wilderness-edge existence."

Faerie Maven-Pralou live in Voice.

MONDAY, July 8th at 7:00PM: THE CITY AND THE STARS - Part 1 of the Conclusion

Image by shanegallagher.deviantart.com
Gyro concludes the final chapters of the classic novella from legendary author Arthur C. Clarke - "The City and the Stars" takes place a billion years in the future, in the city of Diaspar. By this time, the Earth is so old that the oceans have gone and humanity has all but left. As far as the people of Diaspar know, they are the only city left on the planet. Except Alvin, a "Unique", has discovered that they are not.  Having escaped Diaspar and discovered a very different life in Lys, he works to bring about planet shattering changes to the lives of all on Earth in the exciting conclusion (presented in two parts).

Live in Voice.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

SUNDAY, July 7th at 6PM: MAGICLAND STORYTIME!

Caledonia continues with Part 2 of E.B. White's beloved classic: Wilbur has a new friend: a spider named Charlotte living on a web spun overlooking Wilbur's enclosure. Knowing of Wilbur's impending doom (the same fate as most barnyard pigs) Charlotte promises to hatch a plan guaranteed to spare his life and work a miracle.  Understanding that Wilbur's chances of survival will be strengthened if similar miracles were to occur, Charlotte employs the assistance of Templeton the barnyard rat in her plan to save Wilbur. 
Presented Live in Voice.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

WELCOME TO THE SEANCHAI LIBRARY ON IMAGINATION ISLAND!
"We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life.

 CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS OF GREAT STORIES!

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

 Monday, July 8th at 7 p.m. - The City and The Stars - Concludes with Gyro Muggins

Tuesday, July 9th at 7 p.m. - Ruffles on My Longjohns - Part 1 with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Wednesday, July 10th at 7 p.m. -  Currently Dark - watch for announcements

Thursday, July 11th at 7 p.m. -  Folklore of Lake Atitlan ~ Guatemala with Shandon Loring


And Join Us for these Outreach events:

Sunday,  June 7th at 6 p.m. - MAGICLAND STORYTIME:  Charlotte's Web - Part 2, Caledonia Skytower


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.  

 We'll be announcing our July-August featured charity soon on August 8th - stay tuned!  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, July 2, 2013

WEDNESDAY, July 3 @ 7:00pm: MY DEAR MR. PRESIDENT...

Kayden and Caledonia present selections Gerard Gawalt's inspiring collection of correspondence between U.S. presidents and their wives culled from the holdings of the Library of Congress and various presidential libraries.  These correspondences share hundreds of unguarded moments of affection, strain, grief, and triumph, revealing as never before the private thoughts and working partnerships of our most public figures.  

Presented Live in Voice.

Monday, July 1, 2013

TUESDAY, July 2 at 7:00pm: THE LETTERS OF JOHN AND ABIGAIL ADAMS

Shandon Loring and Caledonia Skytower present a collection from the letters of two of America's first notable lovers, friends, and patriots: President John Adams, and his wife Abigail.  The letters start with their early courtship, and run right up to the moment of Independence - sharing their feelings about the world around them, what was happening in the Colonies, and their love for each other.

Presented live in voice.