Monday, June 27, 2016

TUESDAY, June 28th at 7pm: TRIGGER WARNINGS ~ Short Fictions and Disturbances

Multiple award winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things—which includes a never-before published American Gods story, “Black Dog,” written exclusively for this volume.

In this new anthology, Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the enigmatic, shadowy world that lies beneath. Trigger Warning includes previously published pieces of short fiction—stories, verse, and a very special Doctor Who story that was written for the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved series in 2013—as well “Black Dog,” a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods, exclusive to this collection.

Corwyn Allen presents selections live, in voice.
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MONDAY, June 27th at 7pm: THE MOUSE OF AMHERST

A fun surprise from Faerie!

Elizabeth Spire's mouse's-eye-view of Emily Dickinson.

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

A tribute to am American icon in the affectionate tradition of Robert Lawson's "Ben & Me," presented live in voice.
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Saturday, June 25, 2016

SUNDAY, June 26th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with The Jungle Book

The bungalow in Mumbal, India, where Kipling was born.
Bryn Taleweaver returns to the fireside room for an encore tale from Rudyard Kipling's great work,
The Jungle Book.

Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist.

Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), and many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888). His poems include "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" (1919), "The White Man's Burden" (1899), and "If—" (1910). He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".


Kipling was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Henry James said: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known." In 1907, at the age of 42, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and its youngest recipient to date. He was also sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, both of which he declined.

Friday, June 24, 2016

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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All stories told in open voice, 
all times Pacific Time 



*Saturday, June 25th: LOST IN AUSTEN: Selections from"Persuasion" at Jane Austen's English Countryside on LEA 8 with Caledonia Skytower and Kayden Oconnell. 
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*Sunday, June 26th:
   ~ At 1:30pm: TEA TIME WITH THE JUNGLE BOOK with Bryn Taleweaver - Selections from Rudyard Kipling's great adventure.

*Monday, June 27that 7 pm -  THE MOUSE OF AMHERST a treat from the works of author Elizabeth Spires, presented by Faerie Maven-Pralou

*Tuesday, June 28that 7 pm  Neil Gaiman's TRIGGER WARNING: Short Fictions and Disturbances with Corwyn Allen

*Wednesday, June 29that 7 pm - William Joyce's OLLIE'S ODYSSEY begins with Caledonia Skytower

*Thursday, June 30th: 
      ~ 7pm - THE DRAGON OF BOEOTIA concludes with Shandon Loring (Also on Kitely - look inworld and Google+ for location specifics)
      ~ 9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn  Zeddmore


Part 1 of "The Dragon of Boeotia" with Shandon Loring
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.  
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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 May - June featured charity will be Habitat for Humanity, building because they believe that everyone, everywhere, should have a healthy, affordable place to call home.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

THURSDAY June 23rd at 7pm: THE DRAGON OF BOEOTIA part 1 of 2

THE DRAGON OF BOEOTIA

THE DRAGON OF BOEOTIA (bee-oh-shaw) tells the story of the mean and selfish Prince Abas, who mocks the Goddess Demeter. She in turns curses him and transforms him into a lizard- who eventually grows into a winged Dragon. Cadmus, the young prince of Phoenicia, is in search of his abducted sister, Europa, and is fated to combat the fearsome dragon. To destroy the fire-breathing dragon Cadmus must find and acquire the ultimate weapon against the vicious and powerful monster.

This is a tale of innocence, trust, and cunning strategy as the young prince Cadmus, representing the forces of good, ventures out to forge his manhood in a valiant struggle against evil. He finds, however, that it cannot be entirely vanquished.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY SHANDON LORING

Author: Bernard Evslin
Book: The Dragon of Boeotia
ISBN: 1-55546-246-4

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at SEANCHAI LIBRARY
in SECOND LIFE, in KITELY

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

WEDNESDAY, June 22nd at 7pm: The Conclusion of RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE

"Oh My Gosh!"  

What will happen next when the three Rancheros set out to right more wrongs, do more good, and possibly SOMEDAY actually have a baton twirling lesson!

Raymie Clarke and her newest friends Louisiana Elefante, and Beverly Tapinski have unintentionally set out on a journey together - on the way they find friendship, faith, and more inner strength than they thought they had.

Join Caledonia for the exciting conclusion of award-winning author Kate DiCamillo's newest adventure.  Presented live in voice.

NOTE: The session will go about 15 or 20 minutes beyond the hour. But it will be worth it!
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Monday, June 20, 2016

TUESDAY, June 21st at 7pm: Return to HOOTING YARD

Crap Mariner graces the Story Floor once again.  Lord knows what he'll do to it THIS time!  He first introduced us to the work of Frank Key, and is back with more selections from Hooting Yard

The long-running radio series Hooting Yard on the Air featured Frank Key, a British writer, blogger and broadcaster best known for his self-published short-story collections.  The Hooting Yard has been broadcast weekly on Resonance FM since April 2004.  Key co-founded the Malice Aforethought Press with Max Décharné and published the fiction of Ellis Sharp.

Live in voice.
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Sunday, June 19, 2016

MONDAY, June 20th at 7pm: THE ALCHEMYST Concludes

Faerie Concludes Michael Scott's magical adventure into the wizard world tonight as THE ALCEMYST concludes.

Sophie and Josh Newman have joined together with Nicholas Flamel to keep the Dark Forces from gaining the knowledge in the Book of Abraham the Mage, key to the secret of eternal life and more.  But will they succeed in time?  It all comes together tonight.

Faerie Maven-Pralou, Live in voice.
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Saturday, June 18, 2016

SUNDAY, June 19th: Another Storied Sunday

@1:30pm ~ TEA TIME with The Jungle Book

Bryn Taleweaver continues to share selections from Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book."

Mowgli is a fictional character and the protagonist of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book stories. He is a feral child from the Pench area in Seoni, India who originally appeared in Kipling's short story "In the Rukh" (collected in Many Inventions, 1893) and then went on to become the most prominent and memorable character in his novels The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book (1894–1895), which also featured stories about other characters.

In the stories, the name Mowgli is said to mean "frog", describing his lack of fur. Kipling made up the name, and it "does not mean 'frog' in any language other than the language of the forest."


Kipling stated that the first syllable of "Mowgli" should rhyme with "cow" and is pronounced this way in Britain and some European countries, while in the United States it is almost always pronounced to rhyme with "go".

Presented live in voice.
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@6pm ~ MAGICLAND STORYTIME: Ollie's Odyssey Continues


Caledonia continues William Joyce's Ollie's Odyssey at the Golden Horseshoe at Magicland Park.

 In the secret realm of toys, there are many mysteries.There is the Code of the Toys, which is as ancient as childhood. There’s also the magic of becoming a child’s favorite, the highest honor in the Toy World. Made by hand by Billy’s mother, Ollie is a special toy, “a toy who will matter.” He becomes Billy’s best friend, confidant, pal, and yes, Billy’s “favorite.” Presented Live in voice.

Presented live in voice.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

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 stories told in open voice, 
all times Pacific Time 



*Sunday, June 19th:
   ~ At 1:30pm: TEA TIME WITH THE JUNGLE BOOK with Bryn Taleweaver - Selections from Rudyard Kipling's great adventure.
       ~ At 6pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME: More from"Ollie's Odyssey" at The Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park with Caledonia Skytower.
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*Monday, June 20that 7 pm -  Michael Scott's THE ALCHEMYST concludes with Faerie Maven-Pralou

*Tuesday, June 21stat 7 pm   Return to  HOOTING YARD with Crap Mariner

*Wednesday, June 22ndat 7 pm - Kate DiCamillo's RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE concludes with Caledonia Skytower.  (NOTE: Session will last 1 hr,15 min)

*Thursday, June 23rd, 7pm - Bernard Evslin's THE DRAGON OF BOEOTIA with Shandon Loring (Also on Kitely - look inworld and Google+ for location specifics)

*Saturday, June 25th, At 3pm: LOST IN AUSTEN: Selections from"Persuasion" at Jane Austen's English Countryside on LEA 8 with Caledonia Skytower and Kayden Oconnell. 
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AND DON'T FORGET . . .
Our friends at the Community Virtual Library are throwing a Celebration Party for their Summer Exhibit: Libraries and Librarians in Virtual Worlds




Monday, June 20th 6pm SLT ~  “Come as a Futuristic Virtual Librarian”
How will libraries and virtual worlds evolve in the future?  Put on your VR glasses or your space age suits and come join the celebration in contemplation of the future!



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.  
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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 May - June featured charity will be Habitat for Humanity, building because they believe that everyone, everywhere, should have a healthy, affordable place to call home.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

THURSDAY June 16th at 7pm: THE SKRYING GLASS

THE SKRYING GLASS
Village of Glenkilly, southeast Ireland in the year 853
The Lady Deirdre and her serving women stared after her, wondering what great tragedy the skrying glass had foretold for their chieftain’s daughter. It was on that day, the day of her twelfth birthday, that Siobhan vowed she would never wed. The looking glass had shown her that she was cursed. She’d surely become a widow before she was ever a bride.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY SHANDON LORING

PLEASE NOTE:
TONIGHT'S STORY WILL RUN LONG... MORE STORY TIME!!
7:00pm to 8:20pm

Author: Tricia Telep
Book: The Mammoth Book of Irish Romance
ISBN: 978-1-84901-112-9

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at
SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE
and on the Seanchai Estate in KITELY

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AND DON'T FORGET @ 9PM ~ Seanchai Late Night
Contemporary Sci-Fi with Gyro Muggins
With selections from "Pilgrimage" by Zenna Henderson

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

WEDNESDAY, June 15th at 7pm: More from RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE

There's a reason why author Kate DiCamillo is known as "Kate the Great."  Everything from her early chapter book featuring a talking pig name "Mercy Watson," to a heroic mouse named "Despereaux," Elephants that change the world, and a squirrel given super powers by being sucked through a vacuum cleaner - DiCamillo's combination of whimsy, imagination and emotional accessibility connects with readers of every age.

Caledonia continues her newest adventure, where a ten year old girl sets out with a plan to win her father's attention and get him to come home.  Along the way, she discovers friendship, her own courage, and the true nature of love.

Live in voice.
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Monday, June 13, 2016

TUESDAY, June 14th at 7pm: SOUTHERN LADIES & GENTLEMEN

The writings of Florence King continue as Trolley Trollop presents Southern Ladies and Gentlemen (1993),

"Looking for guidance in understanding the ways and means of Southern culture? Look no further. Florence King’s celebrated field guide to the land below the Mason-Dixon Line is now blissfully back in print, just in time.

"The Failed Southern Lady’s classic primer on Dixie manners captures such storied types as the Southern Woman (frigid, passionate, sweet, bitchy, and scatterbrained–all at the same time), the Self-Rejuvenating Virgin, and the Good Ole Boy in all his coats and stripes. (The Clinton questions–is he a G.O.B. or isn’t he?–Miss king covers in her hilarious new Afterword.)

"No one has ever made more sharp, scathing, affectionate, real sense out of the land of the endless Civil War than Florence King in these razor-edged pages."

Sunday, June 12, 2016

MONDAY, June 13th at 7pm: THE ALCHEMYST Continues

Magic!  Evil Plots! Adventure! 

It's the most powerful book that has ever existed.  Nicholas Flamel protects the secret of eternal life is hidden within the Book of Abraham the Mage. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. And that's exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won't know what's happening until it's too late.

If the prophecy is right, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save the world as we know it. Sometimes legends are true. And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.

Faerie Maven-Pralou, Live in voice.
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