THURSDAY February 28th at 7pm: THE CALL OF THE WILD pt2

"The Whole Realm Was His"
THE CALL OF THE WILD pt1

A gripping tale of a heroic dog that, thrust into the brutal life of the Alaska Gold Rush, ultimately faces a choice between living in man's world and returning to nature

The year 1890 brought the great Klondike Gold Rush. Strong sled dogs were in high demand to drag thousands of people across the frozen arctic in search of the yellow metal. It didn’t much matter to people where the dogs came from, just so long as they came. Buck was a large powerful St. Bernard-Scotch Shepherd. He lived a happy, pampered life on a ranch in Santa Clara Valley, California until he was stolen, shoved in a crate, and shipped off. He is sold to a pair of French-Canadian dispatchers from the Canadian government, who take him with them to the Klondike, and train him as a sled dog. Buck quickly learns to survive cold winter nights and the pack society. Buck wins a fight with the vicious lead dog of the team, and becomes the team lead himself. The team is then sold to a mail and shipping company and must carry heavy loads to the mining areas. The journeys they make are tiresome and long and the team is worked ragged. One of the team, a big husky named Dave, becomes sick and is eventually shot. Tonight we join the story now at the end of the teams last run from the mines.


Book: The Call of the Wild Author: Jack London
abridged version


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WEDNESDAY, February 27th at 7pm: THE SEA, in Music and Poetry

"I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by . . ."


You thought Ktadhn and Caledonia were stopping with Love.  No such thing!

Ktahdn and Cale spin an hour of music and poetry of the Sea, including oceanic poems by John Masefield, Nathaniel Hawthorne, D.H. Lawrence, Carl Sandburg, Lucy Maud Montgomery and more.

Music on stream, poetry in Voice.

TUESDAY, February 26th at 7PM: Selections from THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS



Alternately slow-moving and fast-paced, author Kenneth Grahame's 1908 classic focuses on four anthropomorphized animals in a pastoral version of Edwardian England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, camaraderie; and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames Valley

It all begins with the arrival of spring and Mole making the acquaintance of a certain distinguished Rat. Inevitably someone from Toad Hall will come along, "messing about in boats" before long.

Faerie Maven-Pralou presents Selections from Grahame's classic, live in voice.

MONDAY February 25th at 7pm: HANTA YO by Ruth Beebe Hill

by Ruth Beebe Hill -
HANTA YO

Realistically fictional history of the Teton Sioux as they lived in the 1800's. Partially based on fact, this multi-generational saga follows the lives of two Indian families, members of the Mahto band of the Teton Sioux, before the arrival of the white man.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE

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SUNDAY, February 24th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes

The Marriage of Mary Russell, a short story by author Laurie R. King.

 Though she cannot entirely discount the effects of the head injuries they were both suffering at the time, Mary Russell is delighted by Sherlock Holmes’s proposal of marriage. After all, they have become partners-in-crime, and she has recently come into her inheritance: what remains but to confirm the union with her mentor-turned-partner through a piece of paper? Russell’s pragmatic side tells her to head straight to the registry office—until Holmes surprises her with a sentimental wish to be married in the chapel of his ancestral manor. There’s just the small issue of ownership: the house is not exactly his, and he is most definitely not welcome there. Of course, such obstacles have never deterred Sherlock Holmes before, and they certainly won’t keep him from concocting an elaborate scheme to evade angry dogs and armed butlers—all in the name of wedded bliss.

TODAY: Part one of Two.  This week with Savannah Blindside, Corwyn Allen, and Caledonia Skytower, live on stream in the Library's Fireside Room (Downstairs).

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... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!

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All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

*SUNDAY, February 24th, 1:30pm:  TEA TIME with Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes.  Part 1 of Laurie R. King's short story "The Marriage of Mary Russell" with Savanah Blindside, Corwyn Allen, and Caledonia Skytower, live on stream in the Library's Fireside Room (Downstairs).

*MONDAY, February 25th at 7pm:  Ruth Beebe Hill's HANTA YO concludes with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, February 26th at 7pm:  Selections from THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS with Faerie Maven-Pralou.

*WEDNESDAY, February 27th at 7pm: WINTER SEA in Poetry & Music with Ktahdn Vesuvino (on stream) and Caledonia Skytower (in Voice)

*THURSDAY, February 28th at 7pm: Jack London's THE CALL OF THE WILD - Part 2 with Shandon Loring. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT:  We'll be presenting Sherlock Holmes Greatest Hits at Sunday Tea Times in March and April. YOU can help us decide which four out of fifty six stories we'll present (we've made it easier, we've already narrowed it down to a list of ten).  Let your voice be heard - vote today!  https://goo.gl/forms/wg352iqmZ7Gc3Wgm1



OUR THANKS For all the support, the "pluses" and the comments over the years on Google+. Our last posting will be on February 28th, in anticipation of Google ratcheting down the service to its closing in April.  

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THURSDAY February 21st at 7pm: THE CALL OF THE WILD pt1

"The Whole Realm Was His"
THE CALL OF THE WILD pt1

A gripping tale of a heroic dog that, thrust into the brutal life of the Alaska Gold Rush, ultimately faces a choice between living in man's world and returning to nature

The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush—a period when strong sled dogs were in high demand. The novel's central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in the Santa Clara valley of California as the story opens. Stolen from his home and sold into the brutal existence of an Alaskan sled dog, he reverts to atavistic traits. Buck is forced to adjust to, and survive, cruel treatments and fight to dominate other dogs in a harsh climate. Eventually he sheds the veneer of civilization, relying on primordial instincts and lessons he learns, to emerge as a leader in the wild.

Book: The Call of the Wild Author: Jack London
abridged version

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WEDNESDAY, February 20th at 7PM: THE JENNIFER MORGUE Concludes ... REALLY!

. . . We really mean it this time! No more teases!


Join us and enjoy this continuing adventure of Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker extraordinaire.  Saving the world from evil is a 24/7 job—No overtime pay included. Ruthless software billionaire Ellis Billington has unearthed a device that will enable him to raise an eldritch horror, codenamed “JENNIFER MORGUE,” from the ocean’s depth for the purpose of ruling the world. 

Corwyn Allen will finish the second book in Charles Stross' Laundry Files series, live in voice.

TUESDAY, February 19th at 7pm: THE MOUSE OF AMHERST

When a mouse named Emmaline takes up residence behind the wainscoting of Emily Dickinson's bedroom, she wonders what it is that keeps Emily scribbling at her writing table throughout the day and into the night. Emmaline sneaks a look, and finds that it's poetry! Inspired, Emmaline writes her own first poem and secretly deposits it on Emily's desk. Emily answers with another poem, and a lively exchange begins. In this charming and fanciful introduction to Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Spires demonstrates the power of poetry to express our deepest feelings, while Claire A. Nivola's delicate pencil drawings capture the intricacies of life in Emily's world. Included are eight of Dickinson's most loved poems, with seven corresponding poems by Emmaline that are sure to bring out the poet in any child.

Faerie Maven-Pralou presents Elizabeth Spire's delightful a mouse's-eye-view of Emily Dickinson, live in voice.

MONDAY February 18th at 7pm: HANTA YO by Ruth Beebe Hill

by Ruth Beebe Hill -
HANTA YO

Realistically fictional history of the Teton Sioux as they lived in the 1800's. Partially based on fact, this multi-generational saga follows the lives of two Indian families, members of the Mahto band of the Teton Sioux, before the arrival of the white man.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE

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SUNDAY, February 17th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Templar, The Saint

Simon Templar has high standards to maintain  . . . 


"I suppose we’ll have to leave them,” he said. “Personally, I feel I’ve been done. These guys are rotten poor fighters when it comes to a straight-down . . . I think we can call it a day."

TODAY: The conclusion of The Man Who Was Cleverfeaturing Leslie Charteris' memorable character - Simon Templar: The Saint.  This week with David Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, live on stream in the Library's Fireside Room (Downstairs).

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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!

_____________________________________


All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

*SUNDAY, February 17th:
   ~  1:30pm:  TEA TIME with Templar ~ The Saint concludes.  Part 4 of Leslie Charteris' "The Man Who Was Clever" with David Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower, live on stream in the Library's Fireside Room (Downstairs).

   ~  6:30pm:  MAGICLAND STORYTIME ~ The Classic Maidens Caledonia shares selected tales from the Classic Fairytale past: Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, live on stream at the Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*MONDAY, February 18th at 7pm:  Ruth Beebe Hill's HANTA YO continues with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, February 19th at 7pm:  THE MOUSE OF AMHERST by Elizabeth Spires with Faerie Maven-Pralou.

*WEDNESDAY, February 20th at 7pm: The Actual Conclusion Charles Stross' THE JENNIFER MORGUE with Corwyn Allen (we really mean it this time!).

*THURSDAY, February 21st: 

    ~ 7pm: Jack London's THE CALL OF THE WILD - Part 1 with Shandon Loring. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

    ~ 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore - contemporary Sci-Fi-Fantasy from such online sources as Escape Pod, Light Speed, and Clarkesworld Magazines.  THIS WEEK 
 "Given Sufficient Desperation" by Bogi Tak√°cs from the November 30th, 2017 issue of Escape Pod.


"The Midnight Embrace" on Valentine's Day with Shandon in the
Seanchai Underground
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THURSDAY February 14th at 7pm: THE MIDNIGHT EMBRACE

"Love, Sex, Destruction"
THE MIDNIGHT EMBRACE

Love is a harsh word, and hate comes easy in a tale of deceit and sin focused on a sequence of events of self-interest that devastatingly interfere with the lives of many others.

Book: Anthologized
Author: Matthew Gregory Lewis


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THURSDAY, February 14, @ 3:00 pm: One Billion Rising: Worldwide (and in Second Life!)

One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence) in human history. The campaign, which launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS.

Second Life has hosted its own One Billion Rising event from the beginning, which makes 2019 the seventh year for art installations, dance and music performances, and spoken word to support the empowerment and end abuses against all women everywhere.

The Seanchai Library will host the Poetry and Prose Stage from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm SLT tomorrow. Three readers, all women who actively participate in Seanchai events, will bring their passion for literature, story, and justice for women to that stage.

Aoife Lorefield, Boudicca Amat, and Fayleen Bellios will share the stage, combining poetry and prose in a reading event that weaves themes of women's lives and longings with their roles in the world, pointing to a better, stronger, more just future for us all.

Join us tomorrow, for more than the Seanchai hour if you can. This is an important and moving event you won't want to miss.

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WEDNESDAY, February 13th at 7pm: THE JENNIFER MORGUE Concludes

“Britain is relying on you, Bob, so try not to make your usual hash of things.” 



Can he do it?  Saving the world from evil is a 24/7 job—No overtime pay included. Ruthless software billionaire Ellis Billington has unearthed a device that will enable him to raise an eldritch horror, codenamed “JENNIFER MORGUE,” from the ocean’s depth for the purpose of ruling the world. 

Corwyn Allen concludes selections from the adventures of Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker extraordinaire, from Charles Stross' Laundry Files series, live in voice.

TUESDAY, February 12th at 7pm: LOVE in Music & Poetry


Love. The taproot of human life has become engulfed in definitions, delimiters, boundaries, precision that wanders word on word into a desert. And yet... it is real.

There are some songs that find a path through the desert, into the heart of love. There are also poems written by those who see deeply into life, and touch the root.

Ktadhn Vesuvino with music, on Stream
Caledonia Skytower with poetry, in Voice

Join us as we weave and share this uniquely glowing collaborative work.

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NOTE: Kt and Cale will be doing this program two more times, and each session is different - mixing and remixing poems and music used into a combination appropriate to the moment. 

~ Thursday, February 14th at 8pm - @ CeSoir Arts ENCORE!
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~ Saturday, February 16th at 3-5pm - Lanagan Park (Special 2 Hour Edition)
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MONDAY February 11th at 7pm: HANTA YO by Ruth Beebe Hill

by Ruth Beebe Hill -
HANTA YO

Realistically fictional history of the Teton Sioux as they lived in the 1800's. Partially based on fact, this multi-generational saga follows the lives of two Indian families, members of the Mahto band of the Teton Sioux, before the arrival of the white man.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/213/43/27

SUNDAY, February 10th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Templar - The Saint

"A buccaneer in the suits of Savile Row, amused, cool, debonair, with hell-for-leather blue eyes, and a saintly smile."



"Hayn went out. It was a mistake he was to regret later-never before had he left even his allies alone in that office, much less a confessed enemy. But the urgency of his inspiration had, for the moment, driven every other thought out of his head. The cleverest criminal must make a slip sooner or later, and it usually proves to be such a childish one that the onlooker is amazed that it should have been made at all. "

TODAY: Part 3 of The Man Who Was Clever, featuring Leslie Charteris' memorable character - Simon Templar: The Saint.  This week with David Abbot, Corwyn Allen, and Caledonia Skytower, live on stream in the Library's Fireside Room (Downstairs).

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27

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 times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

*SUNDAY, February 10th at 1:30pm:  TEA TIME with Templar ~ The Saint continues.  Part 3 of Leslie Charteris' "The Man Who Was Clever" with David Abbot, Corwyn Allen, and Caledonia Skytower, live on stream in the Library's Fireside Room (Downstairs).

*MONDAY, February 11th at 7pm:  Ruth Beebe Hill's HANTA YO continues with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, February 12th at 7pm:  LOVE in Music & Poetry with Ktadhn Vesuvino and Caledonia Skytower, on stream and in voice.

*WEDNESDAY, February 13th at 7pm: More from Charles Stross' THE JENNIFER MORGUE with Corwyn Allen.

*THURSDAY, February 14th: 

    ~ 3pm: Seanchai Library at ONE BILLION RISING - stories and poems of women in our world. (slurl will be posted on the event day - stay tuned!)

    ~ 7pm: THE MIDNIGHT EMBRACE with Shandon Loring. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)



All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY February 7th at 7pm: THE SAGA OF KOADALAN

"Ancient Legends and Magic"
THE SAGA OF KOADALAN

Celtic myths and legends - Tales of gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, magical weapons, fabulous beasts, and entities from the ancient Celtic world. Tonight we bring you "The Saga of Koadalan", an ancient Breton folk-tale of magical transformation, secret lore in mysterious books, romance, and denied immortality, bridging this and the Otherworld.

Book: The Mammoth Book of Celtic Myths and Legends
Author: Peter Berresford Ellis


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WEDNESDAY, February 6th at 7pm: More from THE JENNIFER MORGUE

Saving the world from evil is a 24/7 job—No overtime pay included. Ruthless software billionaire Ellis Billington has unearthed a device that will enable him to raise an eldritch horror, codenamed “JENNIFER MORGUE,” from the ocean’s depth for the purpose of ruling the world. 

THE JENNIFER MORGUE offers a wonderful pastiche on both the world of James Bond and a
wonderful mimicking of Ian Fleming’s style of writing, Stross produces a novel that also evokes Lovecraftian overtones that is delightfully entertaining to read. 

Corwyn Allen continues selections from the adventures of Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker extraordinaire, from Charles Stross' Laundry Files series, live in voice.

TUESDAY, February 5th at 7pm: THE TIME KEEPER Concludes


"With endless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we cannot appreciate what we have."

We continue to learn about Sarah and Victor's future, as well as Dor's, as the three come together for a deeper understanding of time, and our relationship to the time we are given. Together they wind to the inevitable end of this modern fable.

Kayden and Caledonia concludes Mitch Albom's modern fable, live in voice.

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MONDAY February 4th at 7pm: HANTA YO by Ruth Beebe Hill

by Ruth Beebe Hill -
HANTA YO

Realistically fictional history of the Teton Sioux as they lived in the 1800's. Partially based on fact, this multi-generational saga follows the lives of two Indian families, members of the Mahto band of the Teton Sioux, before the arrival of the white man.


PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/213/43/27

SUNDAY, February 2nd at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Templar ~ The Saint

"Adventure came to him not so much because he sought it as because he brazenly expected it. He believed that life was full of adventure, and he went forward in full blaze and surge of that believe."


The Saint is featured in a series of books by Leslie Charteris published between 1928 and 1963. Simon Templar is a Robin Hood-like criminal known as The Saint.  Blessed with boyish humour, he makes humorous and off-putting remarks and leaves a "calling card" at his "crimes," a stick figure of a man with a halo over his head. He is described as "a buccaneer in the suits of Savile Row, amused, cool, debonair, with hell-for-leather blue eyes and a saintly smile."

TODAY: Part 2 of The Man Who Was Clever with David Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, live in voice in the Library's Fireside Room (Downstairs).

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27

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!

_____________________________________

THE TIME KEEPER concludes this week
All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

*SUNDAY, February 3rd at 1:30pm:  TEA TIME with Templar ~ The Saint continues.  Part 2 of Leslie Charteris' "The Man Who Was Clever" with David Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, live in voice in the Library's Fireside Room (Downstairs).

*MONDAY, February 4th at 7pm:  Ruth Beebe Hill's HANTA YO begins with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, February 5th at 7pm:  Mitch Albom's THE TIME KEEPER concludes with Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower

*WEDNESDAY, February 6th at 7pm: More from Charles Stross' THE JENNIFER MORGUE with Corwyn Allen.

*THURSDAY, February 7th:
   
~ 7pm: THE SAGA OF KOADALAN - A Celtic Legend with Shandon Loring in the Glen. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)
  
 ~ 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT: contemporary Sci-Fi-Fantasy with Finn Zeddmore.


All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower