Thursday, December 31, 2015

Coming to SEANCHAI LIBRARY 2016

2015 has been a fantastic year:

  • EXPLORE The Great Gatsby successfully piloted in Kitely
  • Invited to present a panel at 2015 Virtual World's Best Practices in Education Conference
  • Our Caledonia presented to the SJSU VCARA iSchool twice this year.
  • The Tea Time Crew completed their first complete circuit of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's canon of Sherlock Holmes adventures.
  • We participated in Fantasy Faire for RFL and in SL Goth magazine's "Bats & Avi's" Fall Festival - both benefited charities.
  • Opening a new Seanchai branch on the InWorldz grid, compliments of our hosts the Community Library (not to be confused with the Community Virtual Library which is in SL)
  • We sent hundreds of dollars to a number of featured charities during the year
  • Seanchai Library was featured in the November 16th Episode of Designing Worlds
  • We were also featured in the December Issue of Windlight Magazine
  • Presented a highly successful and much lauded 2015 edition of The Dickens Project
2016 is going to be all that, and more!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

WEDNESDAY, December 30th at 7pm: THE FOLLOWING SHOES ARE A GIFT FROM THE POPE

Shoe worn by Pope Benedictus XV, made in
the late 19th C and worn in the early 20th C
It's time for the last story of the year at Seanchai - and what a year it has been!  So Caledonia has chosen to share a memorable adventure from fellow indie-author MJ McGalliard (The Beggar's Day Series) involving absurdist humor, saints, shoes, and a Pope who thinks outside the box, even in the bathtub.  75 minutes, and every moment is worth it. 

Note: if you take your Catholicism very seriously, you might want to give this story a miss - irreverent, though not blasphemous - as it takes a view of the faith that is filled with ironic humor.

Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.

Monday, December 28, 2015

TUESDAY, December 29th at 7pm: Connie Willis' EPIPHANY

No, Christmas has passed, but this is a story that transcends a singular yuletide holiday.  Trolley shares "Epiphany" from multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, Connie Willis, in which three modern-day wise men embark on a quest unlike any they've ever experienced

About Epiphany:

Also known as Three Kings' Day, it is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ. In Western Christianity, the feast commemorates principally (but not solely) the visit of the Magi to the Christ child, and thus Jesus' physical manifestation to the Gentiles. Moreover, the feast of the Epiphany, in some Western Christian denominations, also initiates the liturgical season of Epiphanytide.


In Italy, Epiphany is associated with the figure of the Befana (the name being a corruption of the word Epifania), an broomstick-riding old woman who, in the night between 5 and 6 January, brings gifts to children, and/or a lump of "coal" (really black candy) for the times they have not been good during the year. The legend told of her is that, having missed her opportunity to bring a gift to the child Jesus together with the Three Wise Men, she now brings gifts to other children on that night.


Trolley Trollop, live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

MONDAY, December 28th at 7:00pm: SCIENCE FICTION ADVENTURES w/GYRO


Science Fiction-Fantasy includes a broad spectrum of fictional possibilities - as many as there are stars in the galaxy.  Gyro takes us careening once more into that world where possibility meets probability, and we are challenged to take a deeper look not only at what might be, but at what actually is.

Presented live in voice.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________


Welcome to
Seanchai Libraries! 

All stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time  




Sunday, December 27th at 6:00pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME: "All Good Gifts" ~ A new original story by Caledonia at Magicland Park in SL  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bracket/181/57/30

Monday, December 28that 7 pm    More SCIENCE FICTION ADVENTURES with Gyro Muggins

Tuesday, December 29th, at 7 pm  Connie Willis' EPIPHANY with Trolley Trollop

Wednesday, December 30th, at 7 pm  MJ McGalliard's THESE SHOES ARE A GIFT FROM THE POPE with Caledonia Skytower (Note: this delightful story will be 75 minutes long and is rife with absurdist (though not "blasphemous") humor related to saints, and some of the more circuitous doings of the Catholic Church )

It's another short week, thanks to the Friday Holidays. We thank you for a terrific 2015 and look forward to some great surprises coming up in 2016 - because stories matter. Happy New Year, and blessings to you and all of yours.  Take some time out between the football games and pizza feasts to share a story with the ones you love.


Aoife and all the Cool Cats with "A Child's Christmas in Wales"

The Night Before, The Night Before Christmas with Kayden, Trolley, and Cale


Stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________

All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity.  Our October - December featured charity is Reach Out and Read. Reach Out and Read is one of the most highly rated literacy charities in the United States, and reaches 4.4 million children annually, in all 50 states, and distributes 1.6 million books.  
Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by integrating children's books and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud into well-child visits. 

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, December 24, 2015

IT'S BEEN A REMARKABLE YEAR . . .

From our appearances at a variety of conferences, the development of our Kitely and InWorldz branches, the pilot EXPLORE project (The Great Gatsby), the move to Bradley U, our feature in Designing Worlds and December's Windlight Magazine, the 2015 edition of The Dickens Project. . . it has just been a heck of a year! And 2016 promises more to come.


And these are achievements shared by all who value the work of the Library.  Seanchai is not just one or two people, or even the dozen or more who comprise our volunteer staff.  Seanchai Library is about people who value stories, the oral tradition of sharing them, and who appreciate the potential of virtual worlds (a primarily visual medium) for exploring them - bringing them to life.

The holiday calendar this year means we have some awkward breaks in the weekly schedule ... while we are all taking a deep breath with friends and family, please enjoy the stories in the December issue of Prim Perfect Magazine - two of which were shared by folks who frequent Seanchai . . .


From Dickens, once more . . .
"He had no further intercourse with Spirits, but lived upon the Total-Abstinence Principle ever afterwards; and it was always said of him that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!"

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

WEDNESDAY, December 23rd at 7pm: THE NIGHT BEFORE, THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

It is fine old Seanchai Library tradition, going back to our days as the West of Ireland Library and Cultural Center.  We gather round the Yuletide fire on the night before the Even of Christmas and share festive tales of the season.

"Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse."

Trolley, Kayden, and Caledonia (and you never know who else!) with original stories, classics.  Pour yourself a cup of cheer and join in the holiday fun.

Presented live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Monday, December 21, 2015

TUESDAY, December 22nd at 7PM: A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES and Other Tales

"A Child's Christmas in Wales" is a prose work by the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Originally emerging from a piece he wrote for radio, recorded by Thomas in 1952, the story is an anecdotal retelling of a Christmas from the view of a young child and a romanticized version of Christmases past, portraying a nostalgic and simpler time. It is one of Thomas's most popular works.

"All the Christmases roll down towards the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street; and they stop at the rim of the ice-edged, fish-freezing waves, and I plunge my hands in the snow and bring out whatever I can find."

Aoife Lorefield presents along with John B. Keane's "Curriculum Vitae," live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

MONDAY, December 21st at 7:00pm: ESCAPE CLAUSE with Gyro Muggins

“ESCAPE CLAUSE”
by Rod Serling
1962
ISBN: 978-0962344732
A hypochondriac makes a deal with the devil.  Now he has eternal youth and cannot be harmed by any means; what could go wrong?

Mean-spirited, abusive hypochondriac Walter Bedeker sells his soul to the devil (appearing as a rotund rogue who calls himself "Ted Cadwallader" here, as he likes the way the name rolls off his tongue) in exchange for immortality, adding enough conditions to keep him out of Cadwallader's clutches forever. To Bedeker's surprise, Cadwallader readily agrees to his demands, only stipulating an escape clause which allows Bedeker to choose the time of his death if he tires of being immortal.

An Episode from "The Twilight Zone" presented live in voice by Gyro Muggins
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Sunday, December 20, 2015

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________


Welcome to
Seanchai Libraries! 

All stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time  








Because of the Holidays, it is a short week for us, but there will be stories: old, new, familiar, and surprising.

Monday, December 21stat 7 pm    Rod Serling's ESCAPE CLAUSE with Gyro Muggins

Tuesday, December 22nd, at 7 pm  A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES and Other Tales with Aoife Lorefield

Wednesday, December 23rd, at 7 pm  THE NIGHT BEFORE, THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS ~ A Seanchai Holiday Tradition  of stories and poems (some original works) with the Seanchai Staff

Stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________

All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity.  Our October - December featured charity is Reach Out and Read. Reach Out and Read is one of the most highly rated literacy charities in the United States, and reaches 4.4 million children annually, in all 50 states, and distributes 1.6 million books.  
Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by integrating children's books and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud into well-child visits. 

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Saturday, December 19, 2015

SUNDAY, December 20th at Noon: THE DICKENS PROJECT FINALE!

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: "The Big Read!"

Join us as we bring this year's project to a conclusion with out finale presentation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" - the whole thing! That's right!  All the words, all 27,924 of them. 

We'll begin with "Marley was dead..." and keep going all the way to "God bless us everyone" with a relay of voices including: Corwyn Allen, Aoife Lorefield, Dubhna Rhiadra, Kayden Oconnell, John Morland, and Caledonia Skytower.  

Live in voice, in The Dickens Project Plaza, benefiting the Community Virtual Library in SL.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/31/171/24


NOTE: The "Big Read" will take between 3.5 and 4 hours to complete.

Friday, December 18, 2015

SATURDAY, December 19th beginning at Noon: FEZZIWIG'S BALL!

THE DICKENS PROJECT CONTINUES ...

Fezziwig's Ball is here! But don't worry, you do not need to dust off your Victorian dance steps.  Dress in your Dickensian finery, by all means, but be prepared to rock out with two contemporary musicians in The Dickens Project Plaza.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/31/171/24

@ Noon ~ Josie Anderton
A breath of fresh air on the live music scene in SL.  Her sultry voice and sense of fun along with an UK.. Josie Anderton live is a show not to be missed: electric mix of blues, rock, pop and romance will have you dancing one minute and sending tingles up your spine the next.  Her energy is contagious and Josie's voice defines talent at it's best. One listen and you are hooked. An incredibly interactive, playful performer who's laugh is as infectious as her singing is music for the soul.  Streaming live to you from the

Someone said "voice of an angel"... After we picked ourselves up from floor laughing after thoughts of Josie being an Angel we had to agree: this girl's got heck of voice !

@ 1pm ~ Paul Nowles
Coming at you straight from the heartland of the American midwest and from the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Paul Nowles is a Virtual Entertainer, Vocalist, musician,  songwriter, and performer. He has performed in the Virtual Worlds of Second Life, InWorldz, Avi Nation, and the Canadian Grid for the last 6 years. 

An IT professional in real life and a recording studio engineer with a passion for music. A guitarist for over 35 years, keyboards, bass, drums, and vocalist for over 40 years. Starting singing and  performing with Cleveland's world renowned Singing Angels (as featured on the Bob Hope Christmas specials), and performing/fronting several bands in the Cleveland band scene. Virtual performing is a passion and a challenge to connect with the audience. Emphasis on everyone having a great time and feeling welcomed is his prime goal.

It's a party, and your invited...
"Most fun you can have with your clothes on...:P)"

It's time to rock, time to dance, time to have fun !!!  
Donation benefit the Community Virtual Library in Second Life.


Thursday, December 17, 2015

FRIDAY, December 18th at 6pm: THE DICKENS PROJECT ~ Trivia Night & Tinie Carols

So, you think you know your Dickens, do you?
Come and pit your skill and knowledge against the Info Professionals at the Community Virtual Library for TRIVIA NIGHT!

At 6:50pm we'll be joined by the Raglan Shire Tinie Carols for more WOOTMAS Carols!  If you haven't seen the Tinie Caroler, they are a Hoot!  Woot! WOOT! (see video below)

The Dickens Project benefits the Community Virtual Library in Second Life.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/31/171/24



Wednesday, December 16, 2015

THURSDAY, December 17th - THREE HOURS OF STORIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

At The Dickens Project
A CHRISTMAS CAROL: Staves Four & Five - "The Last of the Spirits" & "The End of It"
"The Phantom slowly, gravely, silently approached. When it came near him,
Scrooge bent down upon his knee; for in the very air through which this
Spirit moved it seemed to scatter gloom and mystery."

~ Dubhna Rhiadra & Caledonia Skytower present at 1pm

~ Shandon Loring presents at 7pm 
Live in voice, in The Dickens Project Plaza
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/31/171/24


@ 8 pm ~ AN IRISH VILLAGE CHRISTMAS
at Seanchai Libraries in Second Life, Kitely, and InWorldz

Shandon shares tales from Alice Taylor's collection of stories.  The Irish countryside is like an archetype of everyone's ideal Christmas landscape: a world where the season came with holly bundles and real geese for the holiday dinner.

The magic of Christmas was out in the moonlit haggard with the cattle and down the fields with the sheep but most of all it was here in the holly-filled kitchen with the little battered crib under the tree and the tall candle lighting in the window. The candle was the light of Christmas and the key that opened the door into the holy night.

Kitely http://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai
Inworldz https://inworldz/region/Delphi/146/47/36

@ 9 pm ~ SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT!

. . . at Seanchai Library in Second Life

Take a break from the Victorian ghosts and yuletide adventures in the snow with something more

grounded - Science Fiction!  Finn comes along to share some great late night tales back on the story floor of our own dear library (we want to make sure the furniture is still there).

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

ALL Stories presented in voice.  All time Pacific Time.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

WEDNESDAY, December 16th: More from THE DICKENS PROJECT

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: Stave Three - "The Second of Three Spirits"
"Awaking in the middle of a prodigiously tough snore, and sitting up in bed to get his thoughts together, Scrooge had no occasion to be told that the bell was again upon the stroke of One. He felt that he was restored to consciousness in the right nick of time, for the especial purpose of holding a conference with the second messenger dispatched to him through Jacob Marley's intervention. "

~ Dubhna Rhiadra presents at 1pm

~ Aoife Lorefield presents at 7pm 
Live in voice, in The Dickens Project Plaza
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/31/171/24

Monday, December 14, 2015

TUESDAY, December 15th: THE DICKENS PROJECT Continues

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: Stave Two - "The First of Three Spirits"
"When Scrooge awoke it was so dark, that, looking out of bed, he could scarcely distinguish the transparent window from the opaque walls of his chamber. He was endeavoring to pierce the darkness with his ferret eyes, when the chimes of a neighboring church struck the four quarters. So he listened for the hour."

~ Trolley Trollop presents at 1pm

~ Corwyn Allen and Faerie Maven-Pralou present in duet at 7pm 
Live in voice, in The Dickens Project Plaza
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/31/171/24

Sunday, December 13, 2015

MONDAY, December 14th at 1pm & 7pm: THE DICKENS PROJECT

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: Stave One - "Marley's Ghost"
"Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old
Marley was as dead as a door-nail."

~ Caledonia Skytower presents at 1pm

~ Kayden Oconnell presents at 7pm 
Live in voice, in The Dickens Project Plaza
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/31/171/24

Saturday, December 12, 2015

SUNDAY, December 13th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Mr. Dickens

THE DICKENS PROJECT CONTINUES . . . 

Today we share a few other works by Charles Dickens; from short stories to selections from novels.  Join Corwyn Allen, Dubhna Rhiadra, Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower in the Dickens Gallery (above the Book Shop) for The Signalman, The Child's Story, and selections from Little Dorrit, and Oliver Twist - presented live in voice.

Come a little early, at 1:15 pm, and enjoy the Raglan Shire Tinie Carolers in the Plaza!

Friday, December 11, 2015

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________


Welcome to Seanchai Libraries! 

All stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time  


Saturday, December 12th, at 10:00 am - @ SEANCHAI InWorldz AN IRISH COUNTRY CHRISTMAS with Shandon and Caledonia at the IW Winter Festival https://inworldz/region/InWorldz Events B/128/28/23

AND .... The Opening of The Dickens Project in Second Life



Caledonia starts things off  at 1pm with THE STORY BEHIND A CHRISTMAS CLASSIC - a look behind the story that had a profound effect on shaping the Christmas that we know, as well as revived an authors career with selections from Lee Standiford's "The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits."
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/31/171/24

CLICK HERE To check out the rest of the week's Dickens Schedule

Thursday, December 17th at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore back at the Library (we think maybe we'll need a brief respite before we plunge into the Dickens Finale, and a little contemporary Sci-Fi just might dot he trick!)

Stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  

SATURDAY, December 12th at 10:00am: An Irish Country Christmas

AN IRISH COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

Caledonia and Shandon together present this touching and charming Christmas tale set in rural Ireland... with just a touch of magic!

Barry Laverty, MD, is looking forward to his first Christmas in the cozy village of Ballybucklebo. Along with his senior partner, Dr. O'Reilly, they have their hands full dealing with seasonal coughs and colds, and bringing tidings of comfort and joy to their patients and the town. They even find time to play Santa Claus to a struggling single mother with a sick child and not enough money in the bank. Snow is rare in Ulster, and so are miracles, but that doesn't mean they never happen!

Book: AN IRISH COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
Authors: Patrick Taylor
ISBN: 978-1410482976

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at The InWorldz WinterFest 
Benefiting Toys for Tots
https://inworldz/region/InWorldz Events B/128/28/23


Also being presented simultaneously at Christmas Island in Kitely!
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

THURSDAY DECEMBER 10th at 7pm: CHRISTMAS IN THE ADIRONDACKS - John Norton's Vagabond

CHRISTMAS IN THE ADIRONDACKS
The true meaning of Christmas can be celebrated anywhere straight from the heart. Tonight’s story has snow, hearth fires, lonely cabins, friendship, and Christmas fun and love all wrapped up in the cozy heart of the Adirondack Mountains.

Book: HOLIDAY TALES - CHRISTMAS IN THE ADIRONDACKS
Author: W.H.H. Murray
ISBN: 978-1453808467

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at SEANCHAI LIBRARY
in SECOND LIFE, in KITELY and in INWORLDZ
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
https://inworldz/region/Delphi/146/47/36

And don't forget at 9 pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT, contemporary and classic Sci-Fi tales with Finn Zeddmore

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

WEDNESDAY, December 9th at 7PM: Selections from A CELTIC CHRISTMAS

Celebrate Christmas with a lively cast of characters weaving tales of love, comedy, ghosts and villainy. These 14 traditional Celtic Christmas stories, never anthologized before, are crammed with enough superstition, "lucky" lore, and fool-proof formulas to raise your spirits throughout the holiday season

Faerie Maven-Pralou shares selections from Mairtin O'Griofa's "A Celtic Christmas: Classic tales from the Emerald Isle." live in voice.

 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Monday, December 7, 2015

TUESDAY, December 8th at 7pm: IMMOVEABLE FEAST ~ Christmas in Paris

Imagine Christmas dinner in Paris.  Not everyone can. Here is a tale of how a gent from a town in New South Wales, where olive oil was sold only in pharmacies, became the man who now cooks the sacrosanct Christmas dinner for a clan of fastidious Parisians.  Food, wine, family, traditions, all rolled into one dinner.

Join Derry McMahon for selections from "An Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas," live in voice.

 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Sunday, December 6, 2015

MONDAY, December 7th at 7pm: MR. DINGLE concludes.. plus more!

CONCLUSION OF:
“MR. DINGLE THE STRONG”
by Rod Serling
1962

ISBN: 978-1-59393-136-0
Mr. Dingle is a milquetoast, a classic scrawny weakling who unknowingly becomes involved in social experiments by extraterrestrials.

And then... Bonus! Bonus!

Maybe more stories to follow!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

SUNDAY, December 6th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with an Award Winner

The winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, Connie Willis captures the timeless essence of generosity and goodwill in her magical collection if Christmas stories.  Willis' MIRACLE AND OTHER CHRISTMAS STORIES contains eight tales-two of which had never before been published, and boldly re-imagine the stories of Christmas while celebrating the power of love and compassion.

Trolley Trollop shares selections "In Coppelius's Toyshop" and "The Pony", live in voice.

 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Friday, December 4, 2015

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________



Welcome to
Seanchai Libraries! 

All stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time  







Saturday, December 5th at 10 am - 
@ SEANCHAI InWorldz and @ SEANCHAI KitelyA CHRISTMAS CAROL with Shandon and Caledonia in a 90 minute version adapted by Dickens himself to read the popular tale in homes and salons during his lifetime.
InWorldz: https://inworldz/region/Delphi/176/72/36

Sunday, December 6th - TEA TIME with an Award Winner: Connie Willis.  Trolley Trollop shares two stories from Connis Willis' "Miracle and Other Christmas Stories""In Coppelius's Toyshop" and "The Pony"

Monday, December 7that 7 pm   Gyro with the Conclusion of Rod Serling's MR. DINGLE, THE STRONG

Tuesday, December 8th, at 7 pm  IMMOVEABLE FEAST: Christmas in Paris with Derry MacMahon

Wednesday, December 9th, at 7 pm  Selections from Mairtin O'Griofa's A CELTIC CHRISTMAS with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Thursday, December 10th, 
   ~ at 7pm - CHRISTMAS IN THE ADIRONDACKS - John Norton's Vagabond with Shandon Loring
   ~ at 9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT  with Finn Zeddmore

Saturday, December 12th, at 10:00 am - @ SEANCHAI InWorldz AN IRISH COUNTRY CHRISTMAS with Shandon and Caledonia at the IW Winter Festival (check in closer to the date for specific landmark details)


AND .... The Opening of The Dickens Project in Second Life
Caledonia starts things off  at 1pm with THE STORY BEHIND A CHRISTMAS CLASSIC - a look behind the story that had a profound effect on shaping the Christmas that we know, as well as revived an authors career with selections from Lee Standiford's "The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits."
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/31/171/24



Stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________

All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity.  Our October - December featured charity is Reach Out and Read. Reach Out and Read is one of the most highly rated literacy charities in the United States, and reaches 4.4 million children annually, in all 50 states, and distributes 1.6 million books.  
Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by integrating children's books and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud into well-child visits. 

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

THURSDAY DECEMBER 3rd at 7pm: THE REALM OF MIDNIGHT - Christmas Stories


THE REALM OF MIDNIGHT

One Christmas Eve in Ireland many years ago, young Nora Mahoney was returning from the bogs when an invisible something suddenly rushed past her with the sound of grinding wheels and thundering horses’ hooves.

Tonight is in the grand tradition of Yuletide Ghosts and Spooky Holiday Tales....
There'll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories of the
Christmases long, long ago

Book: HAUNTED CHRISTMAS
Author: Mary Beth Crain
ISBN: 978-0762752751

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at SEANCHAI LIBRARY
in SECOND LIFE, in KITELY and in INWORLDZ
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
https://inworldz/region/Delphi/146/47/36