Tuesday, August 26, 2014

WEDNESDAY, August 27th at 7PM: CHESTNUT STREET Concludes

Tonight, we make our final turn down Maeve Binchy's Dublin Street, and take on last fond look at the the people who live, love, and lose along it.

"Binchy makes you laugh, cry, and care.  Her warmth and sympathy render the daily struggles of ordinary people heroic and turn storytelling into an art."  ~ San Francisco Chronicle

TONIGHT: "The Women Who Right Wrongs", "Decision in Dublin" and "The Wrong Caption."

Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.

Monday, August 25, 2014

TUESDAY, August 26th at 7:00pm: THE SEA FAIRIES Returns

We return tot he adventures of Trot on the shores of her California home, where magic and enchantment are lapping at the shore, and little Trot is eager to take a salty taste of it.  Trot and her friend Cap'n Bill spend many of their days roaming the beaches near home, or rowing and sailing along the coast.

One day, Trot wishes that she could see a mermaid; her wish is overheard, and granted the next day. Imagine what could happen next?

More joy from L. Frank Baum with our Faerie Maven-Pralou, Live in Voice.


Sunday, August 24, 2014

MONDAY, August 25th at 7PM: FAR FROM HOME


“The People: No Different Flesh”
by Zenna Henderson
"We had just enough time to leave.  As our ships left, our Home exploded into a million pieces.  If we find a new Home, what will it be like?".

Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.
Part 2


Saturday, August 23, 2014

SUNDAY at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

Published in 1927, THE CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES is the final collection of Holmesian short stories penned by Arthur Conan Doyle.  Corwyn, Kayden and Cale continue their mysterious tour of this canon of work TODAY: "The Adventure of the Creeping Man."

Mr. Trevor Bennett comes to Holmes with a most unusual problem. He is Professor Presbury's personal secretary, and Mr. Bennett is also engaged to the professor's only daughter, Edith.
Professor Presbury is himself engaged to a young lady, Alice Morphy, a colleague's daughter, although he himself is already sixty-one years old. Their impending marriage does not seem to have caused a great scandal; so that is not Mr. Bennett's problem. Nonetheless, the trouble seems to have begun at about the time of Professor Presbury's and Alice's engagement.

Presented live in voice, in the Seanchai fireside room (downstairs).

Friday, August 22, 2014

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library, and more . . .

SATURDAY, at 9am Pacific in Seanchai Kitely ~ 
THE HEART OF IRELAND
Maurice Walsh is probably best known as the author of "The Quiet Man", which was made into an award-winning feature film in 1951 starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.  Walsh wrote many tales of post Black & Tan War Ireland, all are political, but mostly they are romances that go straight to the heart of modern Ireland.

Caledonia presents from Walsh's works, live in voice at the "White O' Morn" Cottage on Glen Island - Seanchai Homeworld
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We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!

Events at Seanchai Library this week - all stories told in open voice, all times SLT/Pacific Time:
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Saturday, August 23rd at 9am IN SEANCHAI KITELY -  THE HEART OF IRELAND from the Short Stories of Maurice Walsh,  with Caledonia Skytower.

Sunday, August 24th at 

  • 1:30pm -  TEA TIME at Baker Street  THIS WEEK: "The Adventure of the Creeping Man"
  • 6 pm - MAGICLAND STORYTIME: "Summer Magic" at Magicland Park with Caledonia

Monday, August 25h at 7 pm -  FAR FROM HOME, with Gyro Muggins.  THIS WEEK: "The People: No Different Flesh"  by Zenna Henderson,  Concludes

Tuesday, August 26h  at 7 pm - THE SEA FAIRIES Continues with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Wednesday, August 27th at  7 pm  More Selections from CHESTNUT STREET with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, August 28th at:  
  • 4 pm  -  FREDA IN PROGRESS with Freda Frostbite
  • 7 pm  -  THE MINOTAUR Concludes with Shandon Loring
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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 July-August is WildAid (http://wildaid.org)  WildAid's mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes They operate six different programs focusing on elephants, rhinos, sharks, tigers, marine protection, and climate change.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

THURSDAY, August 21st ~ THREE FOR THURSDAY!

It's been a while since we had one of these, but time and tide have brought them together again! Three great story sessions on one humble Thursday . . . all times SLT.


@ 4PM - FIRST NATION TALES with Dubhna and Caledonia downstairs in the Fireside Room
Time to gather once more round the fireside and sit back with a "cuppa" to enjoy more stories of creation, tricksters, mischief and discovery.


@7PM - MINOTAUR Concludes
This is the exciting story of the monster in the maze who, burning with fury and frustration, becomes King Minos's means of spreading terror in the name of Crete. It is the story of strife, torment, romance, and triumph.  The tale of the Minotaur is essentially one of human emotions, foibles, and beliefs. It is about jealousy, anger, and passion magnified and illuminated within the turbulent world of myth occupied by fearless heroes, capricious gods, and ferocious monsters. Shandon Loring presents.



@9PM - ONE NIGHT WITH THE FAE
Caledonia and Shandon "take 2" with tales of sensuality and enchantment seen from the various points of view of beings all caught up in one supernatural night where the line between the worlds get blurred to the point of obscurity, and mischief is in abundance.

WEDNESDAY, August 20th at 7PM: More from CHESTNUT STREET

Photo by Magnus Manske from Wikimedia Commons
 "Chestnut Street" is written with the humor and understanding that are earmarks of Maeve Binchy’s extraordinary work and, once again, she warms our hearts with her storytelling.

TONIGHT: "Joyce and the Blind Date", "Taxi Men are Invisible", "The Builders" and "A Card for Father's Day"

Check out this lovely article about Ms. Bunchy celebrating her life from the New York Times - Maeve Binchy, Writer Who Evoked Ireland

Caledonia Skytower shares Selections, Live in voice.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

MONDAY, August 18th at 7PM: FAR FROM HOME


“The People: No Different Flesh”
by Zenna Henderson
Merris and Mark have retreated to a mountain cabin, trying to recover from the loss of their baby.  During a thunderstorm something falls from the sky that changes their lives in unexpected ways.

Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.
Part 1


Saturday, August 16, 2014

SUNDAY, August 17th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street

Corwyn and Cale go it as a duet this week with more from THE CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, the final collection of Holmesian short stories penned by Arthur Conan Doyle.   TODAY: "The Problem of Thor Bridge."

Neil Gibson, the Gold King and former Senator for "some Western state", approaches Holmes to investigate the murder of his wife Maria in order to clear his children's governess, Grace Dunbar, of the crime. It soon emerges that Mr. Gibson's marriage had been unhappy and he treated his wife very badly. He had fallen in love with her when he met her in Brazil, but soon realised they had nothing in common. He became attracted to Miss Dunbar; since he could not marry her, he had attempted to please her in other ways, such as trying to help people less fortunate than himself.

Maria Gibson was found lying in a pool of blood on Thor Bridge with a bullet through the head and note from the governess, agreeing to a meeting at that location, in her hand. A recently discharged revolver with one shot fired is found in Miss Dunbar's wardrobe. Holmes agrees to look at the situation in spite of the damning evidence.

Presented live in voice, in the Seanchai fireside room (downstairs).

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!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  Seanchai Library will be presenting at the OpenSimulator Community Conference 2014 on November 8th!  More details will emerge as the Conference approaches, and our friends and family in Kitely should be able to Hypergrid to the Conference as there WILL be a story!

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

Sunday, August 17th at 7 pm -  TEA TIME at Baker Street returns!. THIS WEEK: "The Problem of Thor Bridge"

Monday, August 18th at 7 pm -  FAR FROM HOME, with Gyro Muggins.  THIS WEEK: "The People: No Different Flesh"  by Zenna Henderson,  Begins

Tuesday, August 19h  at 7 pm - The Library is Dark tonight

Wednesday, August 20th at  7 pm  More Selections from CHESTNUT STREET with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, August 21st at:  
  • 4 pm  -  MORE FIRST NATION TALES with Dubhna Rhiadra and Caledonia
  • 7 pm  -  THE MINOTAUR with Shandon Loring
  • 9 pm  -  SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Caledonia and Shandon "One Night with the Fae"
Saturday, August 23rd at 9am IN SEANCHIA KITELY -  THE HEART OF IRELAND from the Short Stories of Maurice Walsh, on Glen Island near the "White O'Morn" Cottage  with Caledonia Skytower.
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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 July-August is WildAid (http://wildaid.org)  WildAid's mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes They operate six different programs focusing on elephants, rhinos, sharks, tigers, marine protection, and climate change.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

THURSDAY August 14th at 7pm: THE MINOTAUR pt.1


The Minotaur
The Minotaur—the monster anti-hero of this volume—is the offspring resulting from Queen Pasiphae's seduction of a magnificent golden bull on the island of Crete. The Minotaur is half-man, half-bull and fated to reside within the complex puzzle-garden, the Labyrinth, from which no prisoner of the king can escape. His hunt of human prey leads to murder and mayhem within the elaborate confines of the garden. Not until a young Athenian, Theseus, arrives on Crete does the action of conquest over this horrific beast begin. This is the exciting story of the monster in the maze who, burning with fury and frustration, becomes King Minos's means of spreading terror in the name of Crete. It is the story of strife, torment, romance, and triumph. The tale of the Minotaur, as of the other monsters in this series, is essentially one of human emotions, foibles, and beliefs. It is about jealousy, anger, and passion magnified and illuminated within the turbulent world of myth occupied by fearless heroes, capricious gods, and ferocious monsters.

Come be a-MAZE-ed

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE

ISBN: 1-55546-243-X

And Don't forget SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT at 9pm!  TONIGHT: Caledonia & Shandon present "ONE NIGHT WITH THE FAE"

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

WEDNESDAY, August 13th at 7pm: More from CHESTNUT STREET

More from author Maeve Binchy's fictional street in Dublin filled with  characters coming and going, all involved in their everyday concerns and struggles, sometimes overlapping, and sometimes keeping to themselves. "Chestnut Street" is written with the humor and understanding that are earmarks of Maeve Binchy’s extraordinary work and, once again, she warms our hearts with her storytelling.

Caledonia Skytower shares Selections, Live in voice.

Monday, August 11, 2014

TUESDAY, August 12th at 7pm: L.Frank Baum's THE SEA FAIRIES

The Sea Fairies was published in 1911 by the Reilly & Britton Company, the publisher of Baum's series of Oz books. Baum dedicated the book to the otherwise-unknown "Judith of Randolph, Massachusetts" — most likely one of the child readers who corresponded with the author.

Mayre Griffiths, nicknamed Trot, is a little girl who lives on the coast of southern California. Her father is the captain of a sailing schooner, and her constant companion is Cap'n Bill Weedles, a retired sailor with a wooden leg. Trot and Cap'n Bill spend many of their days roaming the beaches near home, or rowing and sailing along the coast. One day, Trot wishes that she could see a mermaid; her wish is overheard, and granted the next day. 


Faerie Maven-Pralou Live in Voice.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

MONDAY, August 11th at 7PM: FAR FROM HOME

“Golden Dream: A Fuzzy Odyssey”
by Ardath Mahar
You are two feet tall, covered in golden hair except for face, fingers and toes.  It feels like everything in the world wants to eat you.  The old ones say "Help will come from the stars! Someday"  Perhaps it will, but danger comes from everywhere.

Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.
Conclusion