Seanchai ("Storyteller" in Irish) Library celebrates the Celtic tradition of stories told around the hearth or in the pub to friends, family, and welcomed strangers. Seanchai Libraries bring stories of all kinds to life, in Virtual Worlds: Second Life, InWorldz, & Kitely on the Open Metaverse.
FRIDAY, December 23rd at Noon: THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS
Lyman Frank Baum, better known by his pen name L. Frank
Baum, was an American author chiefly known for his children's books,
particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine
other fantasy novels, and a host of other works (55 novels in total, plus four
"lost works", 83 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of
scripts, and many miscellaneous writings), and made numerous attempts to bring
his works to the stage and screen. His works anticipated such century-later
commonplaces as television, augmented reality, laptop computers (The Master
Key), wireless telephones (Tik-Tok of Oz), women in high risk, action-heavy
occupations (Mary Louise in the Country), and the ubiquity of advertising on
clothing (Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work).
Caledonia invites you to join her at the fireside at Seanchai for Baum's 1902 spin on the legend of Claus, the Children's Saint.