Friday, February 28, 2014

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 GREAT STORIES IN SL SINCE 2008!

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

Sunday, March 2nd at 1:30 pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street -  "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans" with Caledonia Skytower, Corwyn Allen, and Kayden Oconnell.
 

Monday, March 3rd at 7 pm - More FROM AN ALIEN POINT OF VIEW with Gyro Muggins
 
Tuesday, March 4th at 7 pm - IRELAND: LAND OF POETS  with Kayden, Corwyn, and Caledonia

Wednesday, March 5th at  7 pm Part 1: TIR NA N'OG by Marni L.B. Troop  with Caledonia Skytower
 
Thursday, March 6th at:  
  • 4 pm - STORIES FROM OZLAND PICTURES with Llola Lane
  • 7 pm  - THE DREAM OF EMPEROR MAXEN and THE BLACK CAULDRON (from the Mabinogion) with Shandon Loring
  •  9 pm  - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT 

Join us for these Outreach Events:
Sunday, March 2nd at 6:00 pm. - MAGICLAND STORYTIME -  "The Princess & The Frog, and Mardi Gras Stories"  with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park in the Golden Horseshoe.



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 featured charity. Our featured charity for March - April is Project Children: building true and lasting peace in Northern Ireland one child at a time.  Learn more about them at www.projectchildren.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.

HEY LOOKEE! THEY NOTICED! NICE SHOUT OUT!

Heifer International noticed, but apparently we didn't . . . till now!

Check out this cool shout out from May from the Heifer International Blog post Around the Web: Hoop Houses, Second Life, Farm Fest.  The post unfortunately opens with a broken link image, but scroll down and you'll see the nice mention of us, thanks to our dear friend Inara Pey and Living in a Modem World.  Thanks Inara!

Virtual Activity, with Real World Impact.  We LOVE it!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

THURSDAY February 27th at 7pm: PEREDUR SON OF EFROG pt2 (from the Mabinogion)

Celtic mythology, Arthurian romance, and an intriguing interpretation of British history. Eleven tales that make up the Welsh medieval masterpiece known as the Mabinogion. Gwydion the shape-shifter who can make a woman out of flowers; Math the magician whose feet must lie in the lap of a virgin; the hanging of a pregnant mouse and hunting of a magical boar. Dragons, witches, and giants live alongside kings and heroes, and quests of honour, revenge, and love. The storytelling world of Medieval Wales is presented by Shandon Loring for your pleasure.

ISBN 978-0-19-921878-3

DON'T FORGET  SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT at 9pm!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

WEDNESDAY, February 26th at 7PM: RANDOM ACTS OF POETRY

Cale once again plunges bravely into the "Random Select" button in the Poetry Foundation's online "Poetry Out Loud" Anthology, plus a few randomly added poems of her own . . . and maybe YOU can help select!
Come along, and bring your own favorite poems for Cale to read!

Presented live in Voice!

Monday, February 24, 2014

TUESDAY, February 25th at 7:00PM: THE TE OF PIGLET Concludes!

The Te of Piglet . . . in which a good deal of Taoist wisdom is revealed through the character and actions of A. A. Milne's Piglet, who  herein demonstrates a very important principle of Taoism: The Te--a Chinese word meaning Virtue--of the Small.

Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower, live in Voice, with their final selection: THE UPRIGHT HEART.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

MONDAY February 24th at 7pm: FROM AN ALIEN POINT OF VIEW - Classic Science Fiction


When humans interact with aliens, who are actually alien, we run into the fact that we're as weird to them as they are to us. This can cause the most remarkable misunderstandings....

TONIGHT GYRO CONTINUES WITH:

“Captive of the Centaurianess”
by Poul Anderson, 1978
Beautiful Women, Valiant Heroes, Tentacled Martians ... what more could you want?
STORIES PRESENTED LIVE IN VOICE

Saturday, February 22, 2014

SUNDAY, February 23rd at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

Corwyn, Kayden, and Cale continue with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's for Holmesian short story collection titled "HIS LAST BOW: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes."  TODAY: "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box."


Holmes is bored.  Watson is bored.  Then an answer to their prayers - Scotland Yard needs help!

Miss Susan Cushing of Croydon receives a parcel in the post that contains two severed human ears packed in coarse salt. Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard suspects a prank by three medical students whom Miss Cushing was forced to evict because of their unruly behaviour.  Holmes suspects a much darker, much more passionate crime has occurred. Hang on to your ears!

Presented live in voice.

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 GREAT STORIES IN SL SINCE 2008!

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

Sunday, February 23rd at 1:30 pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street -  "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box" with Caledonia Skytower, Corwyn Allen, and Kayden Oconnell.


Monday, 
February 24th at 7 pm - More FROM AN ALIEN POINT OF VIEW with Gyro Muggins
 
Tuesday, February 25th at 7 pm - THE TE of PIGLET Concludes with Kayden and Caledonia


Wednesday, February 26th at  7 pm RANDOM ACTS OF POETYRY with Caledonia Skytower
 
Thursday, February 27th at:  
  • 4 pm - THE BALLAD OF DONNY GRANGER with Freda Frostbite
  • 7 pm  - PEREDUR, SON OF ELFOG Concludes (From the Mabinogion) with Shandon Loring
  •  9 pm  - 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 featured charity. Our featured charity for January - February is The Xerces Society and their efforts at world-wide conservation and education for some of the smallest creatures on our earth.  Learn more about them at www.xerces.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.

Friday, February 21, 2014

THANK YOU from Reading is Fundamental

Thanks to everyone who joined us in supporting Reading is Fundamental in November and December 2013.


Virtual activity with real world impact.  Every little bit counts!
And check out this cool video promo . . . BOOK PEOPLE UNITE!


Thursday, February 20, 2014

THURSDAY, February 20th at 4PM: More FIRST NATION TALES

Dubhna and Cale are back with more First Nation and First People tales: creation stories, stales of mischief, adventure and discovery.  Gather round the fireside in the Library's lower level, pour yourself a cuppa, and enjoy the journeys.  Where shall we go this week?

Presented live in voice.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

THURSDAY February 20th at 7pm: PEREDUR SON OF EFROG pt1 (from the Mabinogion)

Celtic mythology, Arthurian romance, and an intriguing interpretation of British history. Eleven tales that make up the Welsh medieval masterpiece known as the Mabinogion. Gwydion the shape-shifter who can make a woman out of flowers; Math the magician whose feet must lie in the lap of a virgin; the hanging of a pregnant mouse and hunting of a magical boar. Dragons, witches, and giants live alongside kings and heroes, and quests of honour, revenge, and love. The storytelling world of Medieval Wales is presented by Shandon Loring for your pleasure.

ISBN 978-0-19-921878-3

DON'T FORGET  SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT at 9pm!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19th at 7PM: THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE Concludes

Caledonia concludes the Mary Russell - Sherlock Holmes Mystery Series THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE by Author Laurie R. King.


When last we met Mary and Homes, we found them confronting their adversary in Holmes' Sussex home laboratory.  She has a gun.  What will be the end gambit in this long and elaborate game of chess?  Whose queen will be triumphant?

Presented Live in voice.

TUESDAY, February 18th at 7PM: THE WORDS OF WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS w/ Crap Mariner

William S. Burroughs  was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he is considered to be "one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century". His influence is considered to have affected a range of popular culture as well as literature. Burroughs wrote 18 novels and novellas, six collections of short stories and four collections of essays. Five books have been published of his interviews and correspondences. He also collaborated on projects and recordings with numerous performers and musicians, and made many appearances in films.

Tonight, Crap Mariner shares selections from this memorable man's works, live in voice.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

MONDAY February 17th at 7pm: FROM AN ALIEN POINT OF VIEW - Classic Science Fiction



When humans interact with aliens, who are actually alien, we run into the fact that we're as weird to them as they are to us. This can cause the most remarkable misunderstandings....

TONIGHT GYRO WILL REGALE US WITH:

“Keyhole”
by Murray Leinster, 1941
A ruthless human civilization is intent on wiping out 'dangerous' natives of the Moon.  A child of the natives has been captured to be raised as a traitor.  The question is, who is learning what?


And if time permits:

“The Good Wife”
by Ursula LeGuin, 2013
A woman learns that her kind loving husband has a hideous secret.

STORIES PRESENTED LIVE IN VOICE

Saturday, February 15, 2014

SUNDAY, February 16th at 1:30PM: TEA TIME at Baker Street



Corwyn, Kayden, and Cale continue with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's for Holmesian short story collection titled "HIS LAST BOW: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes."  TODAY: "The Adventure of the Red Circle." 

 Mrs. Warren, a landlady, comes to 221B Baker Street with some questions about her lodger. A youngish, heavily bearded man, who spoke good but accented English came to her and offered double her usual rent on the condition that he get the room on his own terms. He went out the first night that he was there, and came back after midnight when the rest of the household had gone to bed. Since then, neither Mrs. Warren, her husband, or their servant girl have seen him, and odd things are starting to happen.

Live in Voice.

Friday, February 14, 2014

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 GREAT STORIES IN SL SINCE 2008!

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

Sunday, February 16th at 1:30 pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street -  "The Adventure of the Red Circle" with Caledonia Skytower, Corwyn Allen, and Kayden Oconnell.


Monday, 
February 17th at 7 pm - More FROM AN ALIEN POINT OF VIEW with Gyro Muggins
 
Tuesday, February 18th at 7 pm - THE WORDS OF WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS with Crap Mariner


Wednesday, February 19th at  7 pm THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE Concludes with Caledonia Skytower
 
Thursday, February 20th at:  
  • 4 pm - FIRST NATION TALES with Dubhna Rhiadra & Caledonia Skytower
  • 7 pm  - PEREDUR, SON OF ELFOG (From the Mabinogion) with Shandon Loring
  •  9 pm  - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT 

Join us for these Outreach Events:
Sunday, February 16th at 6:00 pm. - MAGICLAND STORYTIME -  "Pooh Bear Pajama Party!" Concludes with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park in the Golden Horseshoe.



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 featured charity. Our featured charity for January - February is The Xerces Society and their efforts at world-wide conservation and education for some of the smallest creatures on our earth.  Learn more about them at www.xerces.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 13, 2014

THURSDAY February 13th at 7pm: SIRENS, DAEMONS, LOVERS

MAGICAL, OBSESSIONAL, AND IRRESISTIBLE LOVE
ǝʌol ǝlqıʇsısǝɹɹı puɐ 'lɐuoıssǝsqo 'lɐɔıƃɐɯ
They are known to every age and every culture around the world: mysterious, mythic lovers who are irresistible. Uncontrollable. Who compel us beyond the boundaries of love, into the forbidden zone of our deepest, often unacknowledged desires. They may be women or men -- or both at once. It matters not. In their presence we are powerless to resist; where they lead, we are bound to follow.

Tonight at the Seanchai Library they are singing their seductive sirens song of magical obsessional erotica from todays most daring writers. 

ISBN#0061053724            PREVIEW: http://goo.gl/jBeMxg

DON'T FORGET  SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT at 9pm!

THURSDAY, February 13th at 4PM: More from THE BALLAD OF DONNY GRANGER

Illustration in progress for THE BALLAD OF DONNY GRANGER
Freda Frostbite continues to share from her work in progress "Escape from Pig Hill" - a coming-of-self tale about young Donny Granger, growing up in semi-rural America as a unique individual, not as a cookie cutter of a boy.  Come listen and accept the author's invitation to contribute to her process. 

You can learn moe about Freda
and her work at A Poet's Progress
 You can also learn more about Freda's Kickstarter campaign by CLICKING HERE

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

WEDNESDAY, February 12th at 7PM: THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE Continues!

Caledonia continues with the exciting climax from the Mary Russell - Sherlock Holmes Mystery Series THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE by Author Laurie R. King.

Mary and Holmes play at estrangement.  Will their ruse succeed, and will they lure their adversary to strike hastily, falling into their trap?

Presented Live in voice.

Monday, February 10, 2014

TUESDAY, February 11th at 7PM: THE TE OF PIGLET CONTINUES

The Te of Piglet . . . in which a good deal of Taoist wisdom is revealed through the character and actions of A. A. Milne's Piglet. Piglet? Yes, Piglet. Piglet herein demonstrates a very important principle of Taoism: The Te--a Chinese word meaning Virtue--of the Small. THIS WEEK: "Things As They Are."

Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower live in Voice.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

MONDAY February 10th at 7pm: FROM AN ALIEN POINT OF VIEW - Classic Science Fiction


When humans interact with aliens, who are actually alien, we run into the fact that we're as weird to them as they are to us. This can cause the most remarkable misunderstandings....

TONIGHT GYRO WILL REGALE US WITH:

“The Martyr”
by Poul Anderson, 1982
"... men have captured the gods."  The Cibarrans have amazing psychic abilities and are willing to help mankind in every way ... except gaining psychic powers.  Come find out why.


STORIES PRESENTED LIVE IN VOICE

Saturday, February 8, 2014

SUNDAY, February 9th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!



Corwyn, Kayden, and Caledonia continue with Part 2 of "The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge."

Holmes and Dr. Watson go to Esher to see Wisteria Lodge with Inspector Baynes. Holmes has deduced that the murderer lives near Wisteria Lodge, and in a big house.  He begins to reconnoiter the local candidates and finds one of interest, the Henderson household, whose master has obviously spent time in the tropics, and whose servant is a dark-skinned foreigner. Henderson’s two girls have an English governess named Burnet. Holmes also learns from a sacked gardener that Henderson is rich, and scared of something, although no-one can say what. Nor can anyone say where he came from.

Presented live in voice.

Friday, February 7, 2014

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 GREAT STORIES IN SL SINCE 2008!

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

Sunday, February 9th at 1:30 p.m. - TEA TIME at Baker Street -  "The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge" Concludes with Caledonia Skytower, Corwyn Allen, and Kayden Oconnell.


Monday, 
February 10th at 7 p.m. - More FROM AN ALIEN POINT OF VIEW with Gyro Muggins
 
Tuesday, February 11th at - THE TE OF PIGLET Concludes with Kayden Oconnell & Caledonia Skytower


Wednesday, February 12th at  -  THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE Continues with Caledonia Skytower
 
Thursday, February 13th at:  
  • 3:30 p.m. - THE BALLAD OF DONNY GRANGER with Freda Frostbite
  • 7 p.m. - SIRENS AND OTHER DAEMON LOVERS with Shandon Loring
  • 9 p.m. - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT 

Join us for these Outreach Events:
Sunday, February 9th at 6:00 p.m. - MAGICLAND STORYTIME -  "Pooh Bear Pajama Party!" Concludes with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park in the Golden Horseshoe.



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 featured charity. Our featured charity for January - February is The Xerces Society and their efforts at world-wide conservation and education for some of the smallest creatures on our earth.  Learn more about them at www.xerces.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 6, 2014

THURSDAY February 6th at 7pm: EARLY ADVENTURES OF FINN McCOOL

Of all the great heroes of Celtic Mythology, Finn McCool is Ireland's favorite. Even today, in pubs and cottages along the misty country roads, the old story-tellers still spin tales about Ireland's ancient glory and the giant, Finn McCool.

Tonight:
HANRATTY'S HUNGER
FINN AND GOLL

ISBN:0-590-07121-1

DON'T FORGET  SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT at 9pm!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

THURSDAY, February 6th at 3:30pm: THE PEA POD WARRIOR!

A new original story from Dubhna Rhiadra.  A village in the middle of the forest is plagued by a mysterious illness for which no cure can be found. Egg, the least of the Villagers, sets off to find the cure when her own mother goes down with the sickness.On one level a simple tale of adventure and magic, but Peapod warrior encompasses complex themes about finding one’s own power and the validity of self-sacrifice.

Presented Live in Voice.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

WEDNESDAY, February 5th at 7:00PM: More from THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE

Back to London for Mary and Holmes, to face  their adversary, now frustrated in their absence.  Holmes and Mary must each play a part, fully and precisely, in order to capture their clever opponent.

Caledonia continues with "Book Four: Mastery" from the Mary Russell - Sherlock Holmes Mystery Series THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE by Author Laurie R. King.  The Game is a foot  as Mary and The Great Detective pursue this first "full-partner" case together.

Presented Live in Voice.

Monday, February 3, 2014

TUESDAY, February 4th at 7:00PM: THE TE OF PIGLET Continues!

The Te of Piglet . . . in which Piglet herein demonstrates a very important principle of Taoism: The Te--a Chinese word meaning "Virtue--of the Small."  THIS WEEK:  "Things as They Are" and "Things as They Might Be."

Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower continue with Author Benjamin Hoff (The Tao of Pooh) and his second book, presented live in Voice.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

MONDAY February 3rd at 7pm: FROM AN ALIEN POINT OF VIEW - Classic Science Fiction

When humans interact with aliens, who are actually alien, we run into the fact that we're as weird to them as they are to us. This can cause the most remarkable misunderstandings....

TONIGHT GYRO WILL CONTINUE:

“Architect of Sleep”
by Steven Boyett, 1986
A caver, lost when exiting the cave he was exploring gets some very unexpected help surviving in a subtly changed Florida.  The "help" finds the caver just as unexpected.


STORIES PRESENTED LIVE IN VOICE

Saturday, February 1, 2014

SUNDAY, February 2nd at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

Corwyn, Kayden, and Caledonia begin the first story of eight collectively titled HIS LAST BOW: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes.

TODAY:  Part 1 of "The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge."
Holmes is visited by a perturbed proper English gentleman, John Scott Eccles, who wishes to discuss something “grotesque”. No sooner has he arrived at 221B Baker Street than Inspector Gregson also shows up, along with Inspector Baynes of the Surrey Constabulary. They wish a statement from Eccles about the murder near Esher last night. A note in the dead man’s pocket indicates that Eccles said that he would be at the victim’s house that night. The Game is a foot!

Presented live in voice.

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 GREAT STORIES IN SL SINCE 2008!

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

Sunday, February 2nd at 1:30 p.m. - TEA TIME at Baker Street -  "The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge" begins with Caledonia Skytower,  Corwyn Allen, and Kayden Oconnell.


Monday, 
February 3rd at 7 p.m. - More FROM AN ALIEN POINT OF VIEW with Gyro Muggins
 
Tuesday, February 4th at - THE TE OF PIGLET Continues with Kayden Oconnell & Caledonia Skytower


Wednesday, February 5th at  -  THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE Continues with Caledonia Skytower
 
Thursday, February 6th at:  
  • 3:30 p.m. - THE PEAPOD WARRIOR with Dubhna Rhiadra
  • 7 p.m. - EARLY ADVENTURES OF FINN McCOOL Concludes with Shandon Loring
  • 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 featured charity. Our featured charity for January - February is The Xerces Society and their efforts at world-wide conservation and education for some of the smallest creatures on our earth.  Learn more about them at www.xerces.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.

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