Thursday, May 26, 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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Image of Crazy Eights at LEA 9 courtesy of Wildstar Beaumont

All stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time 




*Saturday, May 28th, at 1pm - The Final STORY FOREST TOUR on LEA 9 - Join Aslan, Bilbo and Gollum, Sancho, Kay and Gerda, Ned Land and Winnie-the-Pooh as they accompany Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower on one final trip around the book path at Crazy Eights, live in voice http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/128/94/31

*Sunday, May 29th - LAST EVENT AT LEA 9
         ~ at 1:30pm: TEA TIME AT BAKER STREET - @CRAZY EIGHTS ON LEA 9 in SL This week: "The Adventure of the Second Stain"  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/65/180/24
    
         ~ at 6pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME: More from the Art and Magic of William Joyce .  Caledonia shares "A Day with Wilbur Robinson" and continues "Ollie's Odyssey" live in voice. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31 

***LEA 9 OPEN FOR EXPLORING TILL NOON MONDAY ***

*Monday, May 30that 7 pm -  Michael Scott's THE ALCHEMYST with Faerie Maven-Pralou

*Tuesday, May 31stat 7 pm   Florence King's WHEN SISTERHOOD WAS IN FLOWER continues with Trolley Trollop

*Wednesday, June 1st, at 7 pm - Kate DiCamillo's RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE continues with Caledonia Skytower

*Thursday, June 2nd: 

   ~ At 7 pm  STEAMPUNK FAIRYTALES with Shandon Loring
   At 9 pm  SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore

Last trip around the book path on Saturday, May 28th

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.  
                _____________________________________________________

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, May 25, 2016

THURSDAY May 26th at 7pm: KING KONG - Eighth Wonder of the World

KING KONG - eighth wonder of the world
conclusion
In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY SHANDON LORING

Book: KING KONG - Eight Wonder of the World
ISBN: 978-0060773045

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


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

WEDNESDAY, May 25th at 7pm: The Conclusion of THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE


Featured Book Series #4 concludes at "Crazy Eights"on LEA 9:

The War is raging through Europe, and now is very real to Ada, Jamie, and Susan Smith.  But another "War" is about to begin when Mam comes to fetch her children home on the very eve of the London Blitz.

An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War II, from acclaimed author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. The War That Saved My Life" is one of this year's Newbery Honor Books, among other distinctions.  Caledonia presents, Live in voice.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/128/95/31

Be sure and check out LEA 9 before it closes on May 30th!


TUESDAY, May 24th at 7pm: More from WHEN SISTERHOOD WAS IN FLOWER

The writings of Florence King return to Seanchai Library as Trolley Trollop continues reading When Sisterhood was in Flower (1982),

Isabel, a conservative southern writer living in Boston, finds her life taking a number of strange turns. After an explosion brings down the wall of her apartment she is forced to share her living space with her neighbor, an ardent, humorless feminist called Polly Bradshaw. Then, between them, they take in nutty Gloria, who is fixated with all things medieval, including the lute, which she constantly plays, and the death of Edward II.
Things start unraveling further when Polly inherits a house in California, and unilaterally decides they’ll form a self-sufficient feminist commune there. Along the way, they collect Agnes, who is trying to escape her survivalist husband, and Martha, a widow whose estranged husband died after an unfortunate incident with an inflatable rubber doll.
Then Isabel has the opportunity to earn a living as a writer … of pornography …

Sunday, May 22, 2016

MONDAY, May 23rd at 7pm: THE ALCHEMYST Continues

Faerie Maven-Pralou continues the first book in Michael Scott's popular series:

The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty. Nicholas Flamel lives. But only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries.

The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects—the Book of Abraham the Mage. It's the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. 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. And 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.

Presented live in voice.

Saturday, May 21, 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, May 22nd  
         ~ at 1:30pm: TEA TIME AT BAKER STREET - @CRAZY EIGHTS ON LEA 9 in SL This week: "The Adventure of the Abbey Grange"  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/65/180/24
    
         ~ at 3pm: More from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.  Caledonia shares additional selections from Jane Austen's well-beloved story of Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy at our LEA 8 neighbors, Jane Austen's English Countryside.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA8/157/88/27

*Monday, May 23rdat 7 pm -  Michael Scott's THE ALCHEMYST with Faerie Maven-Pralou

*Tuesday, May 24that 7 pm   Florence King's WHEN SISTERHOOD WAS IN FLOWER continues with Trolley Trollop

*Wednesday, May 25th, at 7 pm - @CRAZY EIGHTS ON LEA 9 in SL - THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE Concludes with Caledonia Skytower http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/128/95/31

*Thursday, May 16th, at 7 pm -  The Conclusion of KING KING: Eighth Wonder of the World with Shandon Loring

*Saturday, May 28th, at 1pm - The Final STORY FOREST TOUR on LEA 9 - This final tour will conentrate on the larger stories represented on the winding Crazy Eights book path: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Lord of the Rings; Don Quixote; The Snow Queen; and the Legends of the Kraken.  Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower, live in voice http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/128/94/31


If you have been following Ada's journey in Featured Book Series #4
"The War That Saved My Life", check out the London Resource Center Skybox
which now features additional information on the Battle of Britain & the London Blitz
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.  
                _____________________________________________________


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

Friday, May 20, 2016

SATURDAY, May 21st Beginning at 1pm: THE BIG READ of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"

Alice was ..."considering in her own mind ... whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her."

Saturday, May 21st at 1pm SLT seven members of Seanchai Library's Story Staff will assemble in the Crazy Eights Arena on LEA 9 to present the entire text of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

"We begin at the beginning, and go on till we come to the end, then we stop, "quoted Caledonia Skytower, when explaining what a Seanchai Library "Big Read" is.  Voice performers including Corwyn Allen, Hana Hoo, John Morland, Kayden Oconnell, Dubhna Rhiadra, Trolley Trollop, and Caledonia Skytower.  

The presentation will begin with "Down the Rabbit Hole" at 1pm slt, and conclude with "Alice's Evidence" shortly after 4pm.  The performance will begin with voices reading in pairs and crescendo to a cacophony involving the entire cast, in a script arranged by Kayden Oconnell which includes all the words from the original, with no adaptation.

When asked what more we should know, Skytower replied, "The stage is set: the tea is poured, the cards are dealt.  All that remains is you!"  Guests are welcome to enjoy all or part of Saturday's performance.


The Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Big Read - Saturday, May 21st beginning at 1pm live in voice at the Crazy Eights Arena on LEA9


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

THURSDAY, May 19th: Two Great Sessions Tonight!


@ 7pm THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE Continues!
As Ada becomes a hero once again, taking one more step towards being accepted, and accepting herself as "normal," while World War II continues to rage around her.

An exceptionally moving story of triumph from acclaimed author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. "The War That Saved My Life" is one of this year's Newbery Honor Books, among other distinctions.  Caledonia presents, Live in voice.

Featured book Series #4 continues tonight on LEA 9
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/128/95/31


@ 9pm SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Gyro Muggins
Gyro has got three magnificent Sci-Fi Tales to share:

  •  "DOG DAY AFTERNOON" (from The Callhan Chronicles)
  • "TAKE A DEEP BREATH" by Arthur C. Clarke from Microcosmic Tales, 1957
  • And if there is sufficient time "HOBBITS" from Analog Magazine, Feb 1999

Live in voice, back at our Bradley U home base.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

WEDNESDAY, May 18th at 7pm: More from THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE

Featured Book Series #4 continues at "Crazy Eights"on LEA 9:

Ada is starting to find her place int he seaside country town where Susan Smith lives, and where they are billeted as part of "Operation Pied Piper." But brother Jamie is not doing so well.  He is terrified of school and wets the bed nightly.  They both find their greatest solace in the surrounding countryside: Ada in the miraculous discovery of her love for, and talent with, horses.  Jamie in the doings at the nearby RAF base.

An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War 2, from acclaimed author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. The War That Saved My Life" is one of this year's Newbery Honor Books, among other distinctions.  Caledonia presents, Live in voice.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/128/95/31

Monday, May 16, 2016

TUESDAY, May 17th at 7pm: More from WHEN SISTERHOOD WAS IN FLOWER

The writings of Florence King return to Seanchai Library as Trolley Trollop continues reading When Sisterhood was in Flower (1982),
Isabel, a conservative southern writer living in Boston, finds her life taking a number of strange turns. After an explosion brings down the wall of her apartment she is forced to share her living space with her neighbour, an ardent, humourless feminist called Polly Bradshaw. Then, between them, they take in nutty Gloria, who is fixated with all things medieval, including the lute, which she constantly plays, and the death of Edward II.
Things start unravelling further when Polly inherits a house in California, and unilaterally decides they’ll form a self-sufficient feminist commune there. Along the way, they collect Agnes, who is trying to escape her survivalist husband, and Martha, a widow whose estranged husband died after an unfortunate incident with an inflatable rubber doll.
Then Isabel has the opportunity to earn a living as a writer … of pornography …

Sunday, May 15, 2016

MONDAY, May 16th at 7pm: THE ALCHEMYST Begins

Faerie Maven-Pralou reads Michael Scott’s mystical magical novel.
Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on 28 September 1330. Nearly seven hundred years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty and Nicholas Flamel lives. 
The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects - the Book of Abraham the Mage. It's the most powerful book that has ever existed. 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. 
And 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.
(The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #1) by Michael Scott, Live in Voice.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

SUNDAY, May 15th: TWO UP FOR GREAT TALES!

@ 1:30pm Tea Time at Baker Street continues...
. . . our sojourn at Crazy Eights on LEA 9 with the next adventure from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's collection "The Return of Sherlock Holmes"

THIS WEEK: The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter
Godfrey Staunton is missing! 


Mr. Cyril Overton of Trinity College, Cambridge comes to Holmes seeking his help in Godfrey Staunton's disappearance. Staunton is the key man on Overton's rugby team (who plays at the three-quarters position, hence the story's title), and they will never win the important match tomorrow against Oxford if Staunton cannot be found. Holmes has to admit that sport is outside his field, but he shows the same care he has shown to his other cases. The game is truly a foot!



@ 3pm Storytellers' Sandbox
For this final Sandbox session on LEA 9, we welcome two delightfully different story offerings:

Eleseren Brianna is a gifted artist, stylist, and writer.  COO of Windlight Magazine and the creative force behind "The Edge," she shares an original story at the Sandbox today.

The Cold Shot Players promote writing, reading and theater.  And they do it cold, no prep.  They thrive on spontaneity.  Today they share an new, original radio show with the Sandbox audience.


Your seat in the Crazy Eights Arena is waiting for you!

Friday, May 13, 2016

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 stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time 






*Sunday, May 15th @CRAZY EIGHTS ON LEA 9 in SL 
         ~ at 1:30pm: TEA TIME AT BAKER STREET - This week: "The Adventure of the Three-Quarter"  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/65/180/24
         ~ at 3pm: STORYTELLERS' SANDBOX - The final Sandbox at LEA 9 featuring Eleseren Brianna with an original tale, and an original radio play from The Cold Shot Players, live in voice http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/180/209/24

*Sunday, May 15th, at 6pm - MAGICLAND STORYTIME: Caledonia presents selections from the wonderful, imaginative world of author and illustrator William Joyce, including "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore", "Jack Frost", and "Ollie's Odyssey." http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/177/57/30

*Monday, May 16that 7 pm -  Michael Scott's THE ALCHEMYST with Faerie Maven-Pralou

*Tuesday, May 17that 7 pm   Florence King's WHEN SISTERHOOD WAS IN FLOWER continues with Trolley Trollop

*Wednesday, May 18th, at 7 pm - @CRAZY EIGHTS ON LEA 9 in SL - THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE Continues with Caledonia Skytower http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/128/95/31

*Thursday, May 19th, 
             ~7 pm - @CRAZY EIGHTS ON LEA 9 in SL - More from THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE with Caledonia Skytower http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/128/95/31

             ~9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT back at our home parcel

*Saturday, May 21st, at 1pm - "ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND - THE BIG READ - All the words, all in one session from down the Rabbit Hole to Alice's Evidence.  We begin and the beginning and go through till the end and then, we stop. Seven voice in rotation, live in voice http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/180/209/24



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.  
                _____________________________________________________


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, May 11, 2016

THURSDAY May 12th at 7pm: KING KONG - Eighth Wonder of the World

KING KONG - eighth wonder of the world
part two
In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY SHANDON LORING

Book: KING KONG - Eight Wonder of the World
ISBN: 978-0060773045

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