Wednesday, March 30, 2016

THURSDAY March 31st at 7pm: DRACO! DRACO!

DRACO! DRACO!
In keeping with long tradition, we get to watch a battle between a hero and a ferocious dragon of the genuine old-fashioned maiden-eating variety—but keep your eyes open, for in the compelling, tricky, and bitterly ironic story that follows, nothing is quite what it seems...


PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY SHANDON LORING
follow along at:
http://www.baen.com/Chapters/9781625791436/9781625791436___2.htm

Book: The Year's Best Fantasy 11
Author: Tanith Lee
ISBN: 978-0886770976

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 @ 9PM ~ Seanchai Late Night
Contemporary Sci-Fi with Finn Zeddmore

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

WEDNESDAY, March 30th at 7 PM: FEELIN' GOOD with FAERIE

Spring has sprung!

Our own resident winged-one is back and she's feeling good! She's ready to share that sense of well-being with her friends at the Library with stories from Alice Gray's compilation "Stories from the Heart." 

Faerie says, "With the current world events, I think everyone could use a story to make them remember the good in the world."


Stories include "A Perfect Pot of Tea", "Encouraging Words", "Bouquet", "Beauty Contest"and more.

Presented live in voice.

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

Monday, March 28, 2016

TUESDAY, March 29th at 7pm: More from ECHO!

Caledonia Skytower continues Pam Muñoz Ryan’s 2016 Newbery Honor novel.

Ivy Lopez's parents are migrant farm laborers. It’s a year after Pearl Harbor, and her family  find themselves running a farm after the Japanese-American owners are placed in an internment camp. Forced to attend an “Americanization” school, Ivy encounters institutional racism, and also finds strength and refuge when the harmonica enters her life. But soon enough, her family’s ties to the Yamamotos put them in crisis, and Ivy finds herself keeping what she fears is a terrible secret.

Presented live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/27

Sunday, March 27, 2016

MONDAY, March 28th at 7pm: 100 WORDS AT A TIME with Crap Mariner

Long ago, Mr Mariner swore an oath to write a 100 word story every day until the day he died. He's not dead yet. It's been well over a decade, and we are pretty sure he really means it.

Always unpredictable and irreverent, no subject is too sacred, no cow too holy for Crap not to pull it out, examine it, and bang it on the table a few times before putting it back where he found it - albeit slightly crumpled.  And no, he NEVER has opinions! But Crap can surprise you as well.  Just when you think it is all quips and sarcasm, he zaps you to your knees with a moment of profound feeling and insight, leaving you breathless. 

Check out his work at http://oneadayuntilthedayidie.com/
He joins us tonight, live in voice.

Friday, March 25, 2016

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries


Be sure and check out "The Hunter's Moon" series featured Book Area
before it fades into the mists this weekend

All stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time 






2016 has been such a fantastic, busy year filled with terrific stories.  We are taking a "pause" this weekend to celebrate the coming of spring and the promise of more stories to come.

*Monday, March 28that 7 pm -  100 WORDS AT A TIME with Crap Mariner

*Tuesday, March 29that 7 pm  Pam Munoz Ryan's ECHO continues with Caledonia Skytower

*Wednesday, March 30th, at 7 pm   TBA

*Thursday, March 31st, a7 pm  DRACO! DRACO! with Shandon Loring


Aoife Lorefield with the thrilling conclusion of "The Hunter's Moon"
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 March - April featured charity is 
Project Children, building peace in Ireland one child at a time.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

THURSDAY March 24th at 7pm: LEGENDARY FICTIONS OF THE IRISH CELTS

LEGENDARY FICTIONS
Of The Irish Celts
Tales of folk-lore and legend covering witches, fairies, ghosts, battles, spirits and much more.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY SHANDON LORING

Compiler: Patrick Kennedy
Book: Legendary Fictions of the Irish Celts
ISBN:978-1502402608
https://goo.gl/TDWHjJ

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 LATE NIGHT @ 9PM

The highway leads to the shadowy tip of reality; you're on a through route to the land of the different, the bizarre, the unexplainable... Its limits are only those of the mind itself. You're entering the wondrous dimensions of the imagination. Next stop... The Twilight Zone.

Tonight: THE LONELY
Presented by Caledonia and Shandon

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

WEDNESDAY, March 23rd at 7pm: The Thrilling Conclusion of THE HUNTER'S MOON


Featured Book Series #2 on crazy Eights concludes this week...

Cousins Gwen and Findabhair may not always get along but their shared love of everything fantastical and fae creates a bond nothing can break, not even Faerie itself.   In that Land, all is not well. As Gwen seeks the help she need to save Finn, she may save all of Faerie

O.R. Melling interweaves the first in her Chronicles of Faerie series with real landscapes, tying all
together with the threads of myth and legend that make Ireland the magical land it is.

Aoife Lorefield, live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/129/94/31

Monday, March 21, 2016

TUESDAY, March 22nd at 7pm: ECHO Resumes

Caledonia Skytower  resumes reading Pam Muñoz Ryan’s 2016 Newbery Honor novel.

This week we rejoin Make Flannery who finds an opportunity to prevent his younger bother being sent away to a state home by the woman who adopted the boys to suit her own purposes, and in doing so comes into possession of the harmonica.  But is it all too good to be true.

And we'll also be introduced to the herione of the final story, Ivy Lopez, whose parents are migrant farm laborers. It’s a year after Pearl Harbor, and her family  find themselves running a farm after the Japanese-American owners are placed in an internment camp. Forced to attend “Americanization” schooling, Ivy encounters institutional racism, and also strength and refuge when the harmonica enters her life. But soon enough, her family’s ties to the Yamamotos put them in crisis, and Ivy finds herself keeping what she fears is a terrible secret.

Presented live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/27

Sunday, March 20, 2016

MONDAY, March 21st at 7PM: PROMETHEUS


“PROMETHEUS”
"A Few Miles" & (sequel) "Prometheus"
by Philip Jose Farmer
ISBN: 978-1416509264

At a monastery in the future Brer John is given an assignment on a far world.  The spaceport is only "a few miles" away so he is expected to walk.  What could possibly go wrong? (Presented across three sessions)

Part iii of iii


Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

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!
_____________________________________





All stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time 










*Sunday, March 20th:
         ~  At 1:00PM -  @CRAZY EIGHTS ON LEA 9 in SL - SEANCHAI LIBRARY'S EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY , Featuring:
    ~ The Photography of Bear Silvershade, his Lonely Man Project, and a Gallery of Images from Seanchai Library's past

    ~ Stories and Poetry Presented by Shandon Loring, Bear Silvershade & Derry McMahon,  Crap Mariner, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower; with special guest Valibrarian Gregg http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/48/112/30

        ~  At 6PM - MAGICLAND STORYTIME "The Time Is Not Yet" with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park in SL  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bracket/181/57/30

*Monday, March 21stat 7 pm -  Philip Jose Farmer's PROMETHEUS, concludes with Gyro Muggins.

*Tuesday, March 22ndat 7 pm  Pam Munoz Ryan's ECHO continues with Caledonia Skytower

*Wednesday, March 23rd, at 7 pm   @CRAZY EIGHTS ON LEA 9 in SL Featured Book Series #2 concludes with O.R. Melling's HUNTER'S MOON presented by Aoife Lorefield   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/128/94/31

*Thursday, March 24th,

       ~ a7 pm  LEGENDARY FICTIONS OF IRISH CELTS with Shandon Loring

       ~ At 9 pm  SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Shandon and Caledonia enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone! Tonight: THE LONELY

     
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 March - April featured charity is 
Project Children, building peace in Ireland one child at a time.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

THURSDAY March 17th at 7pm: DARBY O'GILL and the Good People

DARBY O'GILL
And The Good People
The Only True History, as told by Brian Connors, the King of the Good People, to Father Cassidy, and afterwards related by Jerry Murtaugh a Reliable Car Driver, who goes between Kilcuny and Balinderg
THE most lonesome bridle-path in all Ireland leads from Tom Healy's cottage down the sides of the hills, along the edge of the valley, till it raiches the highroad that skirts the great mountain, Sleive-na-mon. One blusthering, unaisy night, Father Cassidy, on his way home from a sick call, rode over that same path. It wasn't strange that the priest, as his horse ambled along, should be thinking of that other night in Darby O'Gill's kitchen - the night when he met with the Good People; for there, off to the left, towered and threatened Sleive-na-mon, the home of the fairies.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY SHANDON LORING

Author: Hermione Templeton Kavanagh
Book: Darby O'Gill
ISBN: 978-1331265436
https://goo.gl/TDWHjJ

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 @ 9PM ~ St. Pat's Special
"The Quiet Man"
presented by Caledonia Skytower
Caledonia shares Maurice Walsh's beloved short story of two people bound by traditions and challenged by love. Walsh's stories, including this one, were the inspiration for the screenplay of the 1951 Academy Award-winning motion picture of the same name: THE QUIET MAN. 



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



Tuesday, March 15, 2016

WEDNESDAY, March 16th at 7pm: More from THE HUNTER'S MOON

Well Gwen's done it now!  She's gone and eaten the Faerie food!  She'd been warned, even.  How is she going to ever get out of Fae now, with or without her cousin?

Featured Book Series #2 on crazy Eights continues ...

Cousins Gwen and Findabhair may not always get along but their shared love of everything fantastical and fae creates a bond nothing can break, not even Faerie itself.

O.R. Melling interweaves the first in her Chronicles of Faerie series with real landscapes, tying all together with the threads of myth and legend that make Ireland the magical land it is.

Aoife Lorefield, live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/129/94/31

Monday, March 14, 2016

TUESDAY, March 15th at 7pm: A Selection from THE BARD

"Song of Amergin" by Peter Pracownik
"I am a wind in the sea
  I am a sea-wave upon the land
  I am the sound of the sea
  I am a stag of seven combats
  I am a hawk upon a cliff
  I am a tear-drop of the sun ..."
~ from "The Song of Amergin" Translated from the Ancient Texts by James Carey

Caledonia reprises her favorite selection from Morgan Llewellyn's THE BARD, a fictional account of the Milesian invasion of Ireland.  In this selection, the not-yet-legendary Amergin discovers the power of his poetry, when teamed with the harp Clarsagh, as he calms a troubled soul and soothes a dangerous, violent situation.

Presented Live in voice.

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

Ireland is in the air as we approach our 8th Anniversary Celebration!


Sunday, March 13, 2016

MONDAY, March 14th at 7PM: PROMETHEUS


“PROMETHEUS”
"A Few Miles" & (sequel) "Prometheus"
by Philip Jose Farmer
ISBN: 978-1416509264

At a monastery in the future Brer John is given an assignment on a far world.  The spaceport is only "a few miles" away so he is expected to walk.  What could possibly go wrong? (Presented across three sessions)

Part ii of iii


Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

SUNDAY, March 13th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street

Tea Time continues its sojourn at Crazy Eights on LEA 9 with with the next adventure from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's collection "The Return of Sherlock Holmes"

THIS WEEK: The Adventure of Black Peter


Forest Row in the Weald is the scene of a gruesome harpoon murder, and a young police inspector, Stanley Hopkins, asks Holmes, whom he admires, for help. Could a young man, out to restore his family's good name have harpooned a hearty man of the sea to death?

Kayden Oconnell, John Morland and Caledonia Skytower present, live in voice
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/65/180/24

Thursday, March 10, 2016

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!
_____________________________________



All stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time 





SPECIAL NOTE:  Our Caledonia will be presenting at this year's Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference 2016.   Her presentation: "Putting the Language back into Language Arts Engagement" will be Friday, March 11th at 5pm slt at Idahonia - The University of Idaho  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Idahonia/123/31/26

*Saturday, March 12th at 10am - PROLOGUES - STORIES FOR MARCH There is something delicious about the first few words of a story, you never quite know where they will take you.  And that’s the Prologue… it tells the backstory, provides context to better understand the story you are about to experience, it appetizes, it titillates... @ SEANCHAI IW and @SEANCHAI K (check specific event post for grid locations)


~ at 1pm - WORKSHOP: Which Comes First?  The Story or the Build? @CRAZY EIGHTS ON LEA 9 in SL with SisterButta live in voice at the Crazy Eights Arena. Building and supporting narrative through props and setting. Join Sister in the Crazy Eights Arena with an imagination waiting to be challenged.


*Sunday, March 13th, at 1:30PM -  @CRAZY EIGHTS ON LEA 9 in SL - TEA TIME at Baker Street continues "The Return of Sherlock Holmes"  THIS WEEK: The Adventure of Black Peter.  Step through the door of 221B and into the Lounge for another adventure.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/128/94/31

*Monday, March 14that 7 pm -  Philip Jose Farmer's A FEW MILES & (sequel) PROMETHEUS, presented across three sessions Gyro Muggins. Part 2.

*Tuesday, March 15that 7 pm  Morgan Llewellyn's THE BARD (Selection) with Caledonia Skytower

*Wednesday, March 16th, at 7 pm   @CRAZY EIGHTS ON LEA 9 in SL Featured Book Series #2 continues with O.R. Melling's HUNTER'S MOON presented by Aoife Lorefield   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/128/94/31

*Thursday, March 17th ~ HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY!

       ~ a7 pm  DARBY O'GILL AND THE GOOD PEOPLE concludes with Shandon Loring

       ~ At 9 pm  A SPECIAL LATE NIGHT: "The Quiet Man" with Caledonia Skytower




COMING SUNDAY, MARCH 20th
SEANCHAI LIBRARY'S 8th ANNIVERSARY 
1:pm on Crazy Eights on LEA 9 - More details to come!
     
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 March - April featured charity is 
Project Children, building peace in Ireland one child at a time.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

THURSDAY March 10th at 7pm: DRABNE OF DOLE - A Finn McCool Adventure



DRABNE OF DOLE
A Finn McCool Adventure
The Celtic hero Finn McCool outwits the sorceress Drabne of Dole, acquiring the magical knowledge he needs to avenge the death of his father Cuhal.

From Bernard Evslin's Heroes & Monsters series
pt i of ii

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY SHANDON LORING

Author: Bernard Evslin
Book: Drabne of Dole
ISBN-13: 978-1555462451

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 @ 9PM ~ Seanchai Late Night
Contemporary Sci-Fi with Finn Zeddmore

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

WEDNESDAY, March 9th at 7pm: More from THE HUNTER'S MOON

Findabhair has been kidnapped by the King of Faerie! In that Land, all is not well.  Gwen must find a way to liberate her cousin and confront the seemingly impossible task of passing through the gateways between her world and the other.  As Gwen sets out to find the help she need to save Finn, she may save all of Faerie too.

O.R. Melling weaves the first novel in her Chronicles of Faerie series, through real landscapes, tying all together with the threads of myth and legend that make Ireland the magical land it is.

Aoife Lorefield continues the journey, live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/129/94/31

Monday, March 7, 2016

TUESDAY, March 8th at 7pm: More from ECHO

Three entwined stories focusing on a magical harmonica. 

We rejoin the tale of  12-year-old German boy Friedrich this week. The harmonica is about to enter his life, bringing with it change and hope. Unfortunately, the realities of the rising power of Adolph Hitler and his political party are also about to profoundly enter young Friedrich's life.
Two years later, and at the Bishop’s Home for Friendless and Destitute Children in  Pennsylvania, 11-year-old Mike Flannery finds himself in possession of the harmonica. He and his younger brother are adopted by the wealthy and wounded Mrs. Sturbridge – only she doesn’t intend to keep them, but will have them separated and one of them set to another state home. Only the harmonica might offer Mike a way to secure his brother a place in the comfort and luxury of the Surbridge household.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

MONDAY, March 7th at 7PM: PROMETHEUS


“PROMETHEUS”
"A Few Miles" & (sequel) "Prometheus"
by Philip Jose Farmer
ISBN: 978-1416509264

At a monastery in the future Brer John is given an assignment on a far world.  The spaceport is only "a few miles" away so he is expected to walk.  What could possibly go wrong? (Presented across three sessions)

Part i of iii


Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

SUNDAY, March 6th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

Tea Time continues its sojourn at Crazy Eights on LEA 9 with with the next adventure from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's collection "The Return of Sherlock Holmes"

THIS WEEK: The Adventure of the Priory School


Holmes receives a visit from Dr. Thorneycroft Huxtable, the founder and principal of a preparatory school called Priory School in Northern England. He beseeches Holmes to come back to Mackleton with him to look into the disappearance of one of his pupils, the ten-year-old Lord Saltire, whose father is the very rich and famous Duke of Holdernesse. Huxtable explains that not only the boy has disappeared, but also the German master, Heidegger, along with his bicycle.  Can Holmes and Watson find the young Lord before he comes to harm?

John Morland and Caledonia Skytower present, live in voice
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/65/180/24

Thursday, March 3, 2016

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 Featured Book Series #2 at "Crazy Eights"!




All stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time 








*Sunday, March 6th:
         ~  At 1:30PM -  @CRAZY EIGHTS ON LEA 9 in SL - TEA TIME at Baker Street continues "The Return of Sherlock Holmes"  THIS WEEK: The Adventure of the Priory School.  Step through the door of 221B and into the Lounge for another adventure.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/128/94/31

        ~  At 6PM - MAGICLAND STORYTIME "Gorak the Gobbler" with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park in SL  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bracket/181/57/30

*Monday, March 7that 7 pm -  Philip Jose Farmer's A FEW MILES & (sequel) PROMETHEUS, presented across three sessions with Gyro Muggins. Part 1.

*Tuesday, March 8that 7 pm  Pam Munoz Ryan's ECHO continues with Caledonia Skytower

*Wednesday, March 9th, at 7 pm   @CRAZY EIGHTS ON LEA 9 in SL Featured Book Series #2 continues with O.R. Melling's HUNTER'S MOON presented by Aoife Lorefield   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/128/94/31

*Thursday, March 10th,

       ~ a7 pm  DRABNE OF DOLE - A Finn MacCool Adventure concludes with Shandon Loring

       ~ At 9 pm  SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore, with contemporary Sci-Fi 


The Mound of the Hostages at The Featured Book Area of "Crazy Eights 
SPECIAL NOTE:  Our Caledonia will be presenting at this year's Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference 2016.   Her presentation: "Putting the Language back into Language Arts Engagement" will be Friday, March 11th at 5pm slt at Idahonia - The University of Idaho  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Idahonia/123/31/26
     
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 March - April featured charity is 
Project Children, building peace in Ireland one child at a time.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower