Friday, November 29, 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, December 2nd at 7 p.m. - The Planets ~ Science Fiction Short Stories with Gyro Muggins
 
Tuesday, December 3rd at 7 p.m. - Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood  with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Wednesday, December 4th at 7 p.m. -  Beggar's Day - The Beggar Prince  with Caledonia Skytower

 Thursday, November 5th at 11 a.m. - Christmas Ghosts: A Collection of Spooky Tales for a Winter's Eve -  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 November - December featured charity, Reading Is Fundamental  (www.rif.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, November 27, 2013

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 28th at 10am: Alice's Restaurant

ALICE'S RESTAURANT REVISITED 
come sing and groan with us to start your Thanksgiving Day right.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH at 7pm: TREASURE AT THE HEART OF THE TANGLEWOOD Continues

Faerie Maven-Pralou continues Hannah's adventures of self-discovery -  replete with talking animals, and both the wise and the willful - as she makes the long journey back to where she first grew, and learns her true story.
Live in Voice.

Monday, November 25, 2013

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH at 7pm: Food! Glorious Food! with Derry McMahon

It's that feasting time of year...when our minds, and tummies, turn to the comforts of the table, and the refrigerator, and the pantry and the ... well, you get the idea.   Join Derry for some fun short stories about mashed potatoes, matzoh, mayonnaise and more - and those are just the Thanksgiving stories! Stories in open voice, 7pm, Seanchai Library.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

MONDAY, November 25th at 7pm: THE PLANETS ~ CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION

Gyro continues with selections from his amazing library of classic Science Fiction, taking us on a magical mystery tour of the galaxy.

TONIGHT: Earth and her Moon

"The Last Ghost"
On Earth no one dies anymore. Somewhere, a ghost waits to guide the deceased on their way.

"It's Great to be Back"
Life in the Moon was sooo confining; how wonderful to return to Earth!

Presented Live in Voice.

Friday, November 22, 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, November 25th at 7 p.m. - The Planets ~ Science Fiction Short Stories with Gyro Muggins
 
Tuesday, November 26th at 7 p.m. - Food!  Glorious Food!  with Derry McMahon

Wednesday, November 27th at 7 p.m. -  Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood  with Faerie Maven-Pralou

 Thursday, November 28th at 11 a.m. - Alice's Restaurant Massacree -  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 November - December featured charity, Reading Is Fundamental  (www.rif.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, November 21, 2013

THURSDAY, November 21st @ 9PM: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT!

What better time for a story to inspire you as you begin your day, or relax you before you rest? Come on by and see what late night has to offer this week.  The Seanchai Staff present an informal late treat of tales for just this moment!

TONIGHT: It's a Surprise!

Presented live in voice.

THURSDAY, November 21st at 7PM: VIRAGO BOOK OF GHOST STORIES

Gathering together deliciously chilling tales from the three highly acclaimed volumes of Virago ghost stories, this collection features stories by A. S. Byatt, Angela Carter, Charlotte Brontë, Antonia Fraser, Penelope Lively, Ruth Rendell, Edith Wharton, and many more. Here lost loves, past enmities, and unwanted memories mingle with the inexplicable as unquiet souls return to repay kindnesses, settle scores, and haunt the imagination. All of the writers demonstrate a subtle power to delight and chill at the same time as they explore the ghostly margins of the supernatural. Shandon shares selection live, In Voice.

ISBN 978-1-84408-159-2

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

THURSDAY, November 21st at 4PM: FIRST NATION TALES

Dubhna Rhiadra and Caledonia Skytower gather in downstairs by the fireplace to share tales from their vast collections of First Nation Tales: Origin Tales, Ravens, Coyotes, and other mischief makers. 

Live in voice.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

WEDNESDAY, November 20th @7PM: HIS PEN, HIS WORDS ~ Kayden Oconnell

I bet you didn't know that Kayden Oconnell is more than just a great voice and all-around nice guy (and tolerant friend of Murphy the Cat)!

He's also an award-winning columnist in his home state of Minnesota.  Tonight, Kayden shares some of his original work with us ... bring a hot dish!

Presented live in Voice.

Monday, November 18, 2013

TUESDAY, November 19th @ 7PM: TREASURE AT THE HEART OF THE TANGLEWOOD Continues

Talking badgers? Talking birds?  Hannah has a relationship with many that we might consider unusual or strange in the unique world of the Tanglewood.

Join Faerie Mevan-Pralou as she continues Hannah's adventures of self-discovery as she makes the long journey back to where she first grew, and learns her true story.

Live in Voice.


Sunday, November 17, 2013

MONDAY November 18th at 7pm: THE PLANETS ~ CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION


Gyro continues with selections from his amazing library of classic Science Fiction, emerging with more jewels to share.

TODAY: "All Summer In a Day" by Ray Bradbury


On Venus it rains, day after day, year after year.  Once in a generation, for a few minutes, the Sun comes out."
(note:  Gyro will be reading the happy ending version of this Bradbury story)

Live in Voice. 

Friday, November 15, 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, November 18th at 7 p.m. - The Planets ~ Science Fiction Short Stories with Gyro Muggins
 
Tuesday, November 19th at 7 p.m. - Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood  with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Wednesday, November 20th at 7 p.m. -  His Pen, His Words with Kayden Oconnell

 Thursday, November 21st at 4 p.m. - First Nation Tales -  with Dubhna & Caledonia
 
                              at 7 p.m. - The Virago Book of Ghost Stories  -  with Shandon Loring 

                              at 9 p.m. - Seanchai Late Night  


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 November - December featured charity, Reading Is Fundamental (www.rif.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, November 14, 2013

THURSDAY, November 14th @ 9PM ~ SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT!

It's late night time again!  What better time for a story to inspire you as you begin your day, or relax you before you rest?  The Cale, Finn, and Shandon present an informal late treat of tales for just this moment!

TONIGHT: More from Frank Stockton, and Finn!

Presented live in voice.

THURSDAY November 14th at 7pm: STRANGE AND OBSCURE STORIES FROM THE CIVIL WAR

Presented tonight in honor of our veteran's of all generations:
The American Civil War, in which the lives of more American soldiers were lost than in any other war before it or since it. While armies advance, while cannons roar, and while men of power pass before our eyes - tonight's stories will dwell on the landscape of the human heart.

ISBN 978-1616083953

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

THURSDAY, November 14th at 4PM: A LEPRECHAUN'S TALE ~ Part 2

Dubhna wraps up her original tale ....

Callum O’Flaherty is a thoroughly 21st century Irish boy, but he knows all about how to deal with leprechauns – or does he?  Learn what happens when a small boy annoys a leprechaun in a Leprechaun’s Tale.

Presented in two parts, come and gather 'round the hearth in the fireside room, downstairs in the library for a cuppa, and some great original fiction.

Live in Voice.

WEDNESDAY November 13th - THE TRUTH IS A CAVE IN THE BLACK MOUNTAIN by Neil Gaiman

THE TRUTH IS A CAVE IN THE BLACK MOUNTAINS
 from Neil Gaiman
presented by Shandon Loring
A very small but very dangerous man hires Calum MacInnes as a guide to take him to a mysterious cave in the black mountains on the Misty Isle, where a fabulous treasure awaits them.

"You ask me if I can forgive myself? I can forgive myself for many things. For where I left him. For what I did. But I will not forgive myself for the year that I..."

Monday, November 11, 2013

TUESDAY, November 12th @ 7PM: TREASURE AT THE HEART OF THE TANGLEWOOD Continues!

Poorl Faerie!  Plagued by voice issues last week!  NEVER FEAR!  Take 2!

Faerie Pralou-Maven with this magical adventure from author Meredith Ann Pierce.

First she is Brown Hannah, a drab healer living in the enchanted Tanglewood. Then, when she challenges the magician who holds her captive, she becomes Green Hannah. Next, she is Golden Hannah traveling through the land, with talking animals and birds by her side. And, finally, Russet Hannah, when she makes the long journey back to where she first grew, and learns her true story.

Live in voice.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

MONDAY November 11th at 7pm: THE PLANETS ~ CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION

Gyro continues with selections from his amazing library of classic Science Fiction, emerging with more jewels to share.

TODAY: "Cilia of Gold" by Stephen Baxter, c. 3948

In a world of dwindling resources "Cilia of Gold" contracts a malady that compels her to burrow upwards seeking a long forgotten goal.

Presented Live in Voice.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

SUNDAY, November 10th @ 6PM: MAGICLAND STORYTIME

Caledonia does an Encore presentation of Neil Gaiman's FORTUNATELY, THE MILK ...

"I bought the milk," said my father. "I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: T h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall Road."

"Hullo," I said to myself. "That's not something you see every day. And then something odd happened."

Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Neil Gaiman.

Caledonia Skytower presents, live in voice.

Friday, November 8, 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, November 11th at 7 p.m. - The Planets ~ Science Fiction Short Stories with Gyro Muggins
 
Tuesday, November 12th at 7 p.m. - Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood  with Faerie Maven-Pralou

 Thursday, November 14th at 4 p.m. - A Leprechaun Tale (Part 2) -  with Dubhna Rhiadra
 
                              at 7 p.m. - Best Little Stories from the Civil War  -  with Shandon Loring 

                              at 9 p.m. - Seanchai Late Night  


And Join Us for these Outreach events:

Sunday, November 10th at 6 p.m. - MAGICLAND STORYTIME: An Encore "Fortunately, The Milk" with 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 November - December featured charity, Reading Is Fundamental (www.rif.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, November 7, 2013

THURSDAY, November 7th at 9PM: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT!

It's late, or it's early . . . depending on where you are.  What better time for a story to inspire you as you begin your day, or relax you before you rest?  The Seanchai staff present an informal late treat of tales for just this moment!  Presented live in voice.

TONIGHT:  Short stories of author Frank Stockton, and a new storyteller - welcome Finn Zeddmore!

THURSDAY November 7th at 7pm: WEIRDER THAN WEIRD

These are quirky and dark short stories, and dark and creepy tales that Rod Serling would probably feel right at home with.

"Weirder Than Weird" is chock full of the most unusual tales that you will ever hear. Can you hear the whistle blowing? The train is about to leave the station. 
Next stop: Macabre-ville, Humor Heights and Whacky Wherever. The only question now is... Will you be on board?

ASIN: B00AXBIEVI

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

THURSDAY, November 7th at 4pm: A LEPRECHAUN'S TALE

Not just ANY Leprechaun Tale! 

It's an original story from Pixie-Elven Storyteller Dubhna Rhiadra.  Callum O’Flaherty is a thoroughly 21st century Irish boy, but he knows all about how to deal with leprechauns – or does he?  Learn what happens when a small boy annoys a leprechaun in the Leprechaun’s Tale.

Presented in two parts, come and gather 'round the hearth in the fireside room, downstairs in the library for a cuppa, and some great original fiction. 

Presented live in voice.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

WEDNESDAY, November 6th at 7:00PM: FORTUNATELY, THE MILK

Neil, Neil, Neil . . . we just can't get enough of him!

"I bought the milk," said my father. "I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: T h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall Road."

"Hullo," I said to myself. "That's not something you see every day. And then something odd happened."

Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Neil Gaiman.

Caledonia Skytower presents, live in voice.

Monday, November 4, 2013

TUESDAY, November 5th at 7:00PM: TREASURE AT THE HEART OF THE TANGLEWOOD

Faerie Pralou-Maven is back, and will restart this magical adventure from author Meredith Ann Pierce.

First she is Brown Hannah, a drab healer living in the enchanted Tanglewood. Then, when she challenges the magician who holds her captive, she becomes Green Hannah. Next, she is Golden Hannah traveling through the land, with talking animals and birds by her side. And, finally, Russet Hannah, when she makes the long journey back to where she first grew, and learns her true story.

Live in voice.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

MONDAY. November 4th at 7PM:CLASSICS OF SCIENCE FICTION ~ THE PLANETS!



Gyro continues with selections fro his amazing library of classic Science Fiction, emerging with more jewels to share.


We challenged him, and he is meeting the challenge!  Gyro is going to officially tour the galaxy through
science fiction stories.  He's already taken us to Pluto and Saturn.  We move on to the Sun!

THIS WEEK:  "Proof" ~ While returning home in the Sun from the star Sirius, a ship in the Solarian fleet encounters a deadly invisible object in space.

Presented live in voice.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

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

Corwyn and Caledonia crack open yet another case from THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES!  Grabba a cuppa and join him at the fireside for another thrilling adventure.  THIS WEEK"The Adventure of the Second Stain."

Lord Bellinger, the Prime Minister, and Trelawney Hope, the Secretary of State for European Affairs, come to Holmes in the matter of a document stolen from Hope's dispatch box, which he kept at home in Whitehall Terrace when not at work. If divulged, this document could bring about very dire consequences for all Europe, even war. They are loath to tell Holmes at first the exact nature of the document's contents, but when Holmes declines to take on their case, they tell him that it was a rather injudicious letter from a foreign potentate. It disappeared from the dispatch box one evening when Hope was out for four hours. No-one in the house knew about the document, not even the Secretary's wife, with whom he will not discuss his work. None of the servants could have guessed what was in the box.

Holmes decides to begin with some spies known to him, and is then astonished to hear from Dr. Watson that one of those that he names has been murdered. Eduardo Lucas of Godolphin Street, near Whitehall, was stabbed to death at his house last night. Holmes is sure that this is beyond coincidence.

Corwyn Allen and Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.

Friday, November 1, 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, November 3rd at 1:30 p.m. - TEA TIME at Baker Street with Caledonia & Corwyn

Monday, November 4th at 7 p.m. - Science Fiction:The Planets Series! with Gyro Muggins

Tuesday, November 5th at 7 p.m. - Treasure it the Heart of the Tanglewood with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Wednesday, November 6th at 7 p.m. -  Fortunately the Milk with Caledonia Skytower

 Thursday, November 6th at 4 p.m. - A Leprechaun Tale -  with Dubhna Rhiadra
 
                              at 7 p.m. - Weirder Than Weird -  with Shandon Loring 

                              at 9 p.m. - Seanchai Late Night  



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.  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.