Wednesday, September 17, 2014

THURSDAY September 18th at 7pm: NIGHT GALLERY

THE NIGHT GALLERY
"Good evening. We welcome you to this palladium of art treasures that range from the kooky to the uncommon, from the bestial to the bizarre, and I'd like to take you on a guided tour through the Night Gallery."
Stories from the TV show by Rod Serling. Night Gallery was an extension ofThe Twilight Zone, presenting thought provoking dark fantasy


PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE
Author: Rod Serling
ASIN: B00H2NJZ8Q

AND DON'T FORGET!  at 9pm SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT . . . Sci-Fi in the dark to lull you to your rest of to start your day.  Join Finn Zeddmore!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WEDNESDAY, September 17th at 7pm: PIRATES ARE COMING!

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We pillage plunder, we rifle and loot.
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.
We kidnap and ravage and don't give a hoot.
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We extort and pilfer, we filch and sack.
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.
Maraud and embezzle and even highjack.
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We kindle and char and in flame and ignite.
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.
We burn up the city, we're really a fright.
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.

We're rascals and scoundrels, we're villains and knaves.
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.
We're jokers and black sheep, we're really bad eggs.
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.

We're beggars and blighters and ne'er do-well cads,
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.
Aye, but we're loved by our mommies and dads,
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me!

Friday is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, and its observance is a tradition at Seanchai Library!  Caledonia will be sharing some adventures ranging from the thrilling to the amusing: everything from Treasure Island to Blackbeard, presented live in voice.

Eye patches and parrots are optional, but there WILL be Rum, ye scurvy knaves!

Monday, September 15, 2014

TUESDAY, September 16th at 7pm: THE SEA FAIRIES Concludes

Faerie Maven-Pralou brings us to the end of Trot and Capn Bill's adventures under the waves, in the land of Queen Aquarine.   We'll say "goodbye" to all the new fair, sea folk . . . until the next adventure, that is!

Faeirie Maven-Pralou live in voice with this charming work from American Author, L.Frank Baum.

Fun with Frank:
Baum had a flair for being the spotlight of fun in the household, including during times of financial difficulties. His selling of fireworks made the Fourth of July memorable. His skyrockets, Roman candles, and fireworks filled the sky, while many people around the neighborhood would gather in front of the house to watch the displays. Christmas was even more festive. Baum dressed as Santa Claus for the family. His father would place the Christmas tree, behind a curtain, in the front parlor so that Baum could talk to everyone while he decorated the tree without people managing to see him. He maintained this tradition all his life.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

MONDAY, September 15th at 7pm: FAR FROM HOME ~ "The People" Continues

"The People: Deluge"  by Zenna Henderson 1966, Concludes

The mysterious but friendly emmigrants to Earth return to visit Merris and Mark to tell about their Home and why they can never return.

Gyro Muggins, Live in Voice.

“Here is kinder, gentler science fiction. The People -- the characters from another world who populate this book and Henderson's other tales -- are what you might call the gentler, better and more spiritually-developed side of humanity.” ~ Amazon Reader Review

"Zenna Henderson is best remembered for her stories of the People which appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction from the early 50s to the middle 70s. The People escaped the destruction of their home planet and crashed on Earth in the Southwest just before the turn of the century. Fully human in appearance, they possessed many extraordinary powers. Henderson's People stories tell of their struggles to fit in and to live their lives as ordinary people, unmolested by fearful and ignorant neighbors. The People are "us at our best, as we hope to be, and where (with work and with luck) we may be in some future." ~ nefsa biography

Saturday, September 13, 2014

SUNDAY, September 14th 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 magical mystery tour of this canon of work.

TODAY: "The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place"
Head trainer John Mason from Shoscombe Old Place, a racing stable in Berkshire, comes to Holmes about his master, Sir Robert Norberton. Mason thinks he has gone mad. Sir Robert’s sister, Lady Beatrice Falder owns Shoscombe, but it will revert to her late husband’s brother when she dies. The stable has a horse, Shoscombe Prince, who Sir Robert hopes will win the Derby. He would be out of debt if that actually happened.
Mason is not quite sure what he wants Holmes to investigate, but a number of odd changes have happened at the stable:
  • Why has Lady Beatrice suddenly forgone her usual habit of stopping to greet her favorite horse? Why does she just ride on by in her carriage?
  • Why has Sir Robert become so wild-eyed lately?
  • Why has he given his sister’s dog away to a neighborhood innkeeper?
  • Why does he go to the old crypt at night, and who is that man that he meets there?
  • Why have burnt human bones been found in the furnace at Shoscombe?
This adventure was actually the last full one penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle before his death. The cover of the issue of the Strand where the story appeared is featured above.
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!
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Events at Seanchai Library this week - all stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time:

Sunday, September 14th at 1:30 pm  TEA TIME at Baker Street returns!. THIS WEEK: "The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place"

Monday, September 15th at 7 pm -  FAR FROM HOME, with Gyro Muggins.  THIS WEEK: "The People: Deluge"  by Zenna Henderson, Concludes

Tuesday, September 16th at 7 pm - More from THE SEA FAIRIES with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Wednesday, September 17th at 7 pm  Selections from PIRATES ARE COMING! with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, September 18th 
                     ~ 7 pm  -  NIGHT GALLERY with Shandon Loring
                     ~ 9 pm  -  SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore


Saturday, September 20th 
                     ~ 9am  @ SEANCHAI KITELY  - MAYAN FOLKTALES at Temple Island on the Seanchai Homeworld  with Shandon Loring.
                     ~ 10:30 am  @ BRANWEN ARTS  - Branwen Arts Presenets BILBO BAGGINS BIRTHDAY PARTYat the Bran Hobbit Home, and benefiting Creations for Parkinson's in SL.

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All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island in Second Life, 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 all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity Our featured charity for September-October is Reading Is Fundamental (http://rif.org)  RIF's mission is to motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. RIF's highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

Friday, September 12, 2014

SATURDAY, September 13th at 9am in Kitely: BEYOND THE VEIL

Ireland is a land of romance. Pure and simple. Tumultuous, battle-rife history of clans, territories and kingdoms; A Pantheon of heroes, goddesses, saints and magic to rival Rome's;  Irish legend and mythology are full of the ultimate heroes and the most romantic of stories. Tales and myths and romance - full of heroes, chivalry, courtly love and adventure!


JOIN US ON CELTICWORLD
IN KITELY

grid.kitely.com:8002:Inis Arcain

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

THURSDAY September 11th at 7pm: AMERICAN HERO TALES

“It is a good thing for all Americans, and it is an especially good thing for young Americans, to remember the men who have given their lives in war and peace to the service of their fellow-countrymen, and to keep in mind the feats of daring and personal prowess done in time past by some of the many champions of the nation in the various crises of her history.”

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE

Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
ASIN: B0082UL39M

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

WEDNESDAY, September 10th at 7PM: Selections from A TRIO OF TRAVELING TALES

"Some journeys are measured in city blocks, and some can only be measured by how they change your life."

In this new collection from Caledonia's (aka Author Judith Cullen's) Trio Tales Series, three stories are focused on journeys, large and small, which take unexpected turns or which lead to unanticipated places. Cale shares selections live in voice.\

Get news about Cale's published works and enjoy her ongoing essays and short stories at jdcstoryteller.com

Monday, September 8, 2014

TUESDAY, September 9th at 7PM: THE SEA FAIRIES Continues

Faerie Maven-Pralou continues L.Frank Baum's adventure beneath the Pacific waves, as Trot and Cap'n Bill are seized by Zog, the Evil Magician.

Will their new aquatic friends, lead by Queen Aquarine and King Anko, save them from this scheming menace?  Or will their own wit and wisdom foil the forces of ill-intention?

Live in voice.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

MONDAY, September 8th at 7PM: FAR FROM HOME

Gyro continues with his Science Fiction series about people living displaced in the universe.

TONIGHT:  More from Author Zenna Henderson - "The People: Deluge" (Conclusion) The mysterious but friendly emmigrants to Earth return to visit Merris and Mark to tell about their Home and why they can never return.

Gyro Muggins, Live in Voice.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

SUNDAY, September 7th 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 magical mystery tour of this canon of work

TODAY: "The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger"

Holmes is visited by Mrs. Merrilow, a landlady from South Brixton who has an unusual lodger who never shows her face. She saw it once accidentally and it was hideously mutilated. This woman, formerly very quiet, has recently taken to cursing in the night, shouting “Murder, murder!” and “You cruel beast! You monster!”
Also, her health has taken a turn for the worse, and she is wasting away.
Mrs. Merrilow has brought this case to Holmes’s attention as her tenant, Mrs. Ronder, will not involve the clergy or the police in something that she would like to say. She has told her landlady to mention Abbas Parva, knowing that Holmes would understand the reference.
Indeed he does. It was a most tragic case in which a circus lion somehow got loose and savaged two people, one of whom was killed, and the other badly disfigured. 

AND A BONUS:  From Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's other non-Holmesian works The Case of Lady Sannox.

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!
________________________________________________________________________________

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

Sunday, September 7th at:

  • 1:30 pm  TEA TIME at Baker Street returns!. THIS WEEK: "The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger"
  • 6:00 pm  MAGICLAND STORYTIME. THIS WEEK: More from "Summer Magic" with Caledonia on stage at the Golden Horseshoe @Magicland Park

Monday, September 8th at 7 pm -  FAR FROM HOME, with Gyro Muggins.  THIS WEEK: "The People: Deluge"  by Zenna Henderson, Concludes

Tuesday, September 9th at 7 pm - More from THE SEA FAIRIES with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Wednesday, September 10th at 7 pm  Selections from A TRIO OF TRAVELING TALES with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, September 11th at 7 pm  -  HERO TALES FROM AMERICAN HISTORY with Shandon Loring


Saturday, September 12th at 9am  @ SEANCHAI KITELY BEYOND THE VEIL -  Tales of Irish Romance in CELTICWORLD  with Shandon Loring.
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All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island in Second Life, 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 all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity Our featured charity for September-October is Reading Is Fundamental (http://rif.org)  RIF's mission is to motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. RIF's highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

THURSDAY, September 4th at 7PM: LETTERS TO MY DAUGHTER

Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou’s path to living well and living a life with meaning. Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that taught Angelou lessons in compassion and fortitude: how she was brought up by her indomitable grandmother in segregated Arkansas, taken in at thirteen by her more worldly and less religious mother, and grew to be an awkward six-foot-tall teenager whose first experience of loveless sex paradoxically left her with her greatest gift, a son.

Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.

AND DON'T FORGET @ 9pm SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore. 
TONIGHT: "Time Locker" by Henry Kuttner from "The 
Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th C"