Friday, July 31, 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!
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Events at Seanchai Libraries this week - all stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time



Sunday, August 2nd, at 1:30pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street with Corwyn, Kayden, and Caledonia continues "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" - THIS WEEK: "The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter"

Monday, August 3rdat 7pm   More adventures from THE WIZARD OF KARRES with Gyro Muggins. 

Tuesday, August 4th, at 7pm  The final selections from GO SET A WATCHMAN with Trolley Trollop.

Wednesday, August 5th, at 
7pm  More from BEAUTY OF THE INTERSTATE, Caledonia Skytower's latest published work.

Thursday, August 6th, 
~ at 7pm - UNNATURAL CREATURES with Shandon Loring. Collected and 
introduced by bestselling author Neil Gaiman.
~ at 9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn  Zeddmore.

Saturday, August 8th at NOON @ SEANCHAI K: STAR WARS SATURDAY!   with Shandon and Caledonia with more from "The Adventures of Luke Skywalker" ~  (grid.kitely.com:8002/Inis Eirc)     

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All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted. 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.  We will be announcing our August-September featured charity in the next week.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

THURSDAY JULY 30th at 7pm: THE GIRL WHO LIVED ON THE MOON from Frank Delaney


THE GIRL WHO LIVED ON THE MOON

A new series of stories in the oral tradition from Frank Delaney...

At 6:45pm a special prologue "Mind Pictures" precedes our regular session...
A good story, well told, makes children of us all. At any age we will sit rapt and
still, instantaneously translating the storyteller's rise-and-fall words into the
vivid pictures that we see in our minds.Our own images. And only ours. The fireside storyteller did not supply his listeners with finite pictures - he gave them the paints and the crayons and they colored in the incandescent white of the moonbeam, or the hue of space...


Tonight: The Girl Who Lived on the Moon
Once upon a time there was a girl who lived on the moon." And when she comes to earth on a moonbeam, and grants the human race insights that would delight a Jungian and calm a six-year-old to sleep, we must wonder if times were different then, when "fish danced the polka on the surface of the sea and the birds said their prayers out loud.

  • ASIN: B006M594JK

PREVIEW: https://goo.gl/zkUBmZ

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/Sendalonde/217/144/28

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

WEDNESDAY, July 29th at 7 PM: THE CASE OF FOUR & TWENTY BLACKBIRDS and More

It's a night for some fun, Neil Gaiman style.

We're not sure how the award-winning Mr. Gaiman feels about these stories, but these are some of our favorites. Kayden and Caledonia present two short story gems, live in voice

"Chivalry" - Mrs. Whitaker leads the quiet life of a little old lady.  But Mrs. Whitaker has a talent for knick-knacks of significance.  And one day destiny comes calling.

"The Case of Four and Twenty Blackbirds" - Things are tough all over.  They are especially tough if you are a short, hard-boiled detective and someone's trying to pull one over on you, in the interest of getting away with murder.

Monday, July 27, 2015

TUESDAY, July 28th at 7 PM:More Selections from GO SET A WATCHMAN

GO SET A WATCHMAN follows an adult Scout Finch who travels from New York to Maycomb, Alabama, to visit her father, Atticus Finch, 20 years after the events of "To Kill a Mockingbird." According to the publisher, Scout "is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand her father's attitude toward society and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood."

Tonight: Scout experiences her first romance, and we get to find out why she enigmatically refers to herself as looking like" a bowling pin in the poofy white dress "when preparing for a local dance.  She takes steps to in preparation for this important social event - come join us to find out what happens.

Harper Lee's 1960 novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" is one of the great American literary works of the 20thC. This month, 55 years after her original work was released, GO SET A WATCHMAN has been published to an eager reading public.


Trolley Trollop, live in voice.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

MONDAY, July 27th at 7PM: WIZARD OF KARRES


“WIZARD OF KARRES”
by Eric Flint and Mercedes Lackey and Dave Freer

(beginning on the 13th! a lucky number for witches!)
  • ISBN: 978-1416509264

Capt. Pausert, the witches and others become more involved with "show biz" in the Space Circus. 
Meanwhile various malevolent groups slowly converge on them.

Part 3 of 4


Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

MIGHTY SUNDAY Is Back! - July 26th

Three events happening today ~ Sunday, June 26th ~  Count'em!
(You know you want to!)

#1: @ 1:30pm ~  TEA TIME at Baker Street

Team Tea Time continues their newest series, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's next collection of Sherlock Holmes Adventures -  "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.   TODAY: "The Adventure of the Crooked Man" 

A man and wife seemingly locked in a room, she has fainted and he is dead.  How could this tragedy have happened? Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower live in voice

#2: @ 3:30pm ~  Thrills & Laughter!

Seanchai Library welcomes back Bhelanna Blaze & The Cold Shot Players for their second presentations this summer, delving into the delights and drama of old time, classic radio shows.

THIS MONTH: The suspenseful "The Whistler: Stranger in the House" followed by the hilarious "My Favorite Husband"

The ColdShot Players, live in voice, with sound effects by Sonitus Randt.

#3: @ 6pm ~  MAGICLAND STORYTIME

The conclusion of Paul Gallico's THOMASINA: Mary's on the brink of death, and her father and all who love her are beside themselves in grief at the inevitable. It is only when Thomasina herself makes her miraculous return, on a dark and stormy night, and is reunited with her owner that Mary is pulled from the brink of death.

Caledonia Skytower live in voice at Magicland Park.

Friday, July 24, 2015

SATURDAY, July 25th at Noon: CELTIC POETS & STORYELLERS @ Seanchai IW

Storytellers and Bards often tell of the foibles of others, but what happens when they themselves make a mistake, get beyond themselves? Shandon and Caledonia share two tales of Seanchais who goofed to both comic, and tragic ends.


Peter Beresford Ellis' The Poet's Curse  and Joseph Jacob's The Storyteller at Fault
Live in voice at the Fircircle at Seanchai InWorldz
 (https://inworldz/region/Sendalonde/217/144/28)

Thursday, July 23, 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!
_____________________________________

From Side-by Side with Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" last week
Events at Seanchai Libraries this week - all stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time





Saturday, July 25th at NOON @ SEANCHAI InWorldz: Celtic Poets & Storytellers:  with Shandon and Caledonia "The Poet's Curse" & "The Storyteller at Fault" ~  (https://inworldz/region/Sendalonde/217/144/28)

Sunday, July 26th: 
                ~ at 1:30pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street with Corwyn, Kayden, and Caledonia continues "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" - THIS WEEK: "The Adventure of the Crooked Man"
                ~ at 3:30pm - COLDSHOT PLAYERS return with RADIO DRAMA. THIS MONTH: The suspenseful "The Whistler: Stranger in the House" followed by the hilarious "My Favorite Husband"
                ~ at 6:00pm - MAGICLAND STORYTIME with Caledonia at Magicland's Golden Horshoe- THIS WEEK: More from Paul Gallico's "Thomasina"  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bracket/181/57/30

Monday, July 27that 7pm   More adventures from THE WIZARD OF KARRES with Gyro Muggins. 

Tuesday, July 28th, at 7pm  Selections from GO SET A WATCHMAN with Trolley Trollop.

Wednesday, July 29th, at 
7pm  Neil Gaiman's THE CASE OF FOUR & TWENTY BLACKBIRDS and more with Kayden Oconnell &Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, July 30th 
              ~ at 6:45pm - PROLOGUE, Mind Pictures with Shandon
              ~ at 7pm - Frank Delaney's THE GIRL WHO LIVED ON THE MOON with Shandon Loring

      
Kayden & Caledonia take some " Holiday Time!" last week


And a lovely thank you from Habitat for Humanity for the Kitchen Sink & Box of Nails!


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All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted. 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 featured charity through July 2015 is The Xerces Society (http://xerces.org). The Society has been at the forefront of invertebrate protection worldwide, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

THURSDAY JULY 23rd at 7pm: PIGSONG from Frank Delaney

PIGSONG

A new series of stories in the oral tradition from Frank Delaney...

At 6:45pm a special prologue "Anthropomorphism" precedes our regular session...
For an acknowledged 2,500 years, storytellers have been using, among their other tricks, a singularly wonderful device - they grant to animals the gifts and qualities, good and bad, of human beings. Their secondary powers, however, carry more clout - they teach...


Tonight: Pigsong
Once upon a time and long ago, when snow tasted like cream, and timber tasted like sweet cake, and every tenth egg laid by a duck had a diamond in it, there lived up in the North of Ireland a very bad man." Pigsong is charming and instructs, seduces, entertains and allows us to see how an oppressed culture might have learned the concept of justice through imagination.

  • ASIN: B006M594JK

PREVIEW: https://goo.gl/zkUBmZ

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/Sendalonde/217/144/28

AND DON'T FORGET at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT 
with Finn Zeddmore - late night Sci-Fi!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

WEDNESDAYm July 22nd at 7pm: HOLIDAY TIMES!

Charles Condon's "A Holiday at Mentone"
Kayden and Caledonia take you on vacation, or "holiday" depending on where in the world you roam, with authors Lucy Maud Montgomery and Stephen Leacock for a charming and slightly "antique" view of visiting friends, romance by the seashore, and being a child in summer.


Featuring:
Ted's Afternoon Off
A Sandshore Wooing, and
The Sorrows of a Summer Guest.

Presented live in voice.

Monday, July 20, 2015

TUESDAY, July 21st at 7:00pm: Side-by-Side with Harper Lee's GO SET A WATCHMAN

It is years after the incidents of To Kill A Mockingbird and Jean Louise Finch ("Scout") has returned to her home town of Maycomb.  Her Aunt Alexandra has decided to re-introduce her into Maycomb society with a "Coffee."  The young adult Scout is challenged by what she has already learned about being a "southern lady" and what she might wish to forget.

Trolley Trollop reads from Harper Lee's recently released second published work 55 years, written before her Pulitzer Prize-winner, and reads side-by-side comparisons of similar scenes from each book: Go Set a Watchman & To Kill A Mockingbird.

Presented live in voice.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

MONDAY, July 20th at 7PM: WIZARD OF KARRES


“WIZARD OF KARRES”
by Eric Flint and Mercedes Lackey and Dave Freer

(beginning on the 13th! a lucky number for witches!)
  • ISBN: 978-1416509264

Capt. Pausert, the witches and others become more involved with "show biz" in the Space Circus. 
Meanwhile various malevolent groups slowly converge on them.

Part 2 of 4


Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.

SUNDAY, July 19th at 1:30PM: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

Team Tea Time continues Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's collection of Sherlock Holmes Adventures -  "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.   

TODAY: "The Adventure of the Resident Patient" 

Doctor Percy Trevelyan brings Holmes an unusual problem. Having been a brilliant student but a poor man, Dr. Trevelyan has found himself a participant in an unusual business arrangement. A man named Blessington, claiming to have some money to invest, has set Dr. Trevelyan up in premises with a prestigious address and paid all his expenses. In return, he demands three-fourths of all the money that the doctor’s practice earns, which he collects every evening, going over the books thoroughly and leaving the doctor five shillings and threepence of every guinea from the day’s takings. Blessington is himself unwell, it turns out, and likes this arrangement because he can always have a doctor nearby.


Everything has gone fairly well for the doctor since the arrangement began. Now, however, something has happened to Mr. Blessington. He has become excitable and agitated this after he said that he had read about a burglary somewhere in the city.
Corwyn Allen, John Morland, and Caledonia Skytower live in voice

Friday, July 17, 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!
_____________________________________

The porch from last week's presentation from "To Kill A Mockingbird" 

Events at Seanchai Libraries this week - all stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time



Sunday, July 19th: 
                ~ at 1:30pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street with Corwyn, John, and Caledonia continue "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" - THIS WEEK: "The Adventure of the Resident Patient"
                ~ at 6:00pm - MAGICLAND STORYTIME with Caledonia at Magicland's Golden Horshoe- THIS WEEK: More from Paul Gallico's "Thomasina"  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bracket/181/57/30

Monday, July 20that 7pm   More adventures from THE WIZARD OF KARRES with Gyro Muggins. 

Tuesday, July 21st, at 7pm  Selections from GO SET A WATCHMAN with Trolley Trollop.

Wednesday, July 22nd, at 
7pm  HOLIDAY TIMES: Short Stories of Holiday Trips and Seaside Romances from Lucy Maud Montgomery and Stephen Leacock with Kayden Oconnell & Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, July 23rd 
              ~ at 6:45pm - PROLOGUE, Anthropomorphism with Shandon
              ~ at 7pm - Frank Delaney's PIGSONG with Shandon Loring
              ~ at 9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore
      
Saturday, July 25th at NOON @ SEANCHAI InWorldz: Celtic Poets & Storytellers:  with Shandon and Caledonia "The Poet's Curse" & "The Storyteller at Fault" ~  (https://inworldz/region/Sendalonde/217/144/28)




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All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted. 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 featured charity through July 2015 is The Xerces Society (http://xerces.org). The Society has been at the forefront of invertebrate protection worldwide, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower