Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WEDNESDAY, April 1st at 7pm: AN INTERESTING YEAR AT THE NEWBERY'S

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

2015 has seen honors given to some very unique books.  Is this the newest movement in literature for the young?  Come and see what Cale shares, and see why it is an especially interesting year:

  • 2015 MEDAL: 
         The Crossover, written by Kwame Alexander 
  • 2015 HONOR: 
    El Deafo
    , written by Cece Bell, illustrated by Cece Bell  & Brown Girl Dreaming, written by Jacqueline Woodson 
You can learn more about the Newbery Medal and honorees past and present Here.

Presented live in voice.

Monday, March 30, 2015

TUESDAY, March 31st at 7PM: A WALK IN THE WOODS Continues!

Kayden continues with more to share from Bill Bryson's woodland trail adventure . . . when we last left Bill & Katz they had finally discovered how little of the trail they had actually hiked, and come to the conclusion that they were NOT going to hike the entire length.  So, with resigned acceptance, and no little amount of relief, they procure a cab and skip ahead to Virginia!

The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes.

If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way–and a couple of bears. Already a classic, "A Walk in the Woods" will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).

Kayden Oconnell, live in voice.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

MONDAY, March 30th at 7PM: JACK OF SHADOWS


“Jack of Shadows”
by Roger Zelazny
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451075871

Earth is divided.  The West Pole is dark, full of magic.  The East Pole is perpetual daylight, the world of technology.  Jack derives magic not from a "place of power" but from shadows, the interface between light and dark.



Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.

MONDAY, March 30th at 6AM; More form THE EMERALD ATLAS

Cata Charisma shares more from John Stephen's adventure of three orphaned children and a book of magic.

Lost! Found! Betrayal!  What does it all mean, and who can the children trust? More adventure this week.

Upon traveling to the past, they happen across a witch who has enslaved the nearby town in an attempt to find the book, known as the Atlas, that the children possess. As the siblings encounter various magical races in an effort to dispel the witch, Kate discovers that she is intrinsically bound to the Atlas, and that the three children are subject to an ancient prophecy.

Presented live in voice.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

SUNDAY, March 29th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

Join Corwyn, Kayden, and Caledonia as they continue at the beginning of the Holmesian canon - "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes"

THIS WEEK: The Adventure of the Speckled Band. One of Sherlock's better known and more devious mysteries.

Holmes' client is Helen Stoner, a 32-year-old spinster who lives with her stepfather: Dr. Grimesby Roylott of Stoke Moran. Dr Roylott is the last survivor of what was a wealthy but dissolute and violent tempered aristocratic Anglo-Saxon family of Surrey. After returning from India where he had a large medical practice and had served a jail sentence for killing his native Butler in a fit of rage, Roylott—a widower—settles with his two stepdaughters in the broken-down ancestral manor-all that is left of estates that had extended into Berkshire and Hampshire.


The doctor becomes notorious for terrorizing the local village because of his quarrelsome personality and violent temper. Dr. Roylott has required Miss Stoner, who is engaged to be married, to move into a particular bedroom of his heavily mortgaged ancestral home in Stoke Moran. This room was the one in which two years before, Helen's twin sister Julia had died under mysterious and dramatic circumstances—uttering the last words "The band! The speckled band!"

Come find a comfy seat and pour yourself a cuppa and enjoy, presented live in voice.

Thursday, March 26, 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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ANOTHER OPENING, ANOTHER GRID!


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

Saturday, March 28th at Noon   @ SEANCHAI INWORLDZ  Our new branch Officially Opens! Shandon presents the inaugural story from his "Hilo Tales" collection of Hawaiian stories, and Cale shares a selection from "Gorak the Gobbler".  
Join us on Sendalonde (https://inworldz/region/Sendalonde/218/144/28) or IM Caledonia or Shandon

Sunday, March 29th at 1:30pm - TEA TIME  at Baker Street!  The Tea Time Crew continues with THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND from "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes"

Monday, March 30th
  • at 6am  More from John Stephen's THE EMERALD ATLAS,  with Cata Charisma. 
  • at 7pm  JACK OF SHADOWS Returns !  with Gyro Muggins. 
Tuesday, March 31st at 7pm  A WALK IN THE WOODS Continues with Kayden Oconnell

Wednesday, April 1st at 7pm  AN INTERESTING YEAR AT THE NEWBERYS, with Caledonia Skytower 

Thursday, April 2nd; 

  • at 7pm   TURLOUGH DUBH O'BRIEN  with Shandon Loring
  • at 9pm   SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT  with Finn Zeddmore

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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 (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 May 2015 is Habitat for Humanity (http://habitat.org) with a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live - a safe and clean place to call home.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

THURSDAY, March 26th at 7pm: CELTIC MYTH & MAGICK


CELTIC MYTH and MAGICK
A magical night of ancient Celtic tales...

A wild assortment of Battles, Loves won and lost, 
and Magic from the world of faerie.

Tonight: Legends of Bricriu
Bricriu, an inveterate troublemaker, invites the nobles of the Ulaid to a feast at his new house at Dún Rudraige, where he incites three heroes, Cúchulainn, Conall Cernach, and Lóegaire Búadach, to compete for the "champion's portion" of the feast.

Books: from Shandon's Library
Editor: Time immemorial
ISBN#: yeah right



PREVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOWhi2oDlbo

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 25th at 7PM: THE REAL WINNIE ~ A One-Of-A-Kind Bear

Harry & Winnipeg
She was an orphaned Canadian bear cub, lost near White River Ontario when Harry Coleborn found her on his way to The Great War.  This one-of-a-kind personality captured the hearts of the Second Canadian Infantry, and then the world through the imagination of a small boy named Christopher and his father -  author A. A. Milne.

Caledonia shares selections of this amazing real life story from Val Shushkewich's book "The Real Winnie: A One-of-a-kind Bear" live in voice.

The Original Pooh Toys

Monday, March 23, 2015

TUESDAY, March 24th at 7PM: A WALK IN THE WOODS Returns

The boys in the woods are back!

Kayden continues Bill Bryson's Appalachian adventure.  When last we visited their great odyssey in the woods, we still had no resolution to the burning question of this tale:  What happened to the Little Debbies!?

Kayden Oconnell takes us back to a walk on the wild side tonight, live in voice.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

MONDAY, March 23rd at 6am SLT: More from THE EMERALD ATLAS

Cata Charisma shares more from John Stephen's adventure of three orphaned children and a book of magic.

“The Emerald Atlas” is the first novel of the children's fantasy trilogy “The Books of Beginning” by John Stephens. The second book is selling now and is called The Fire Chronicle. The book follows orphan siblings Kate, Michael, and Emma who, following a succession of unsuccessful orphanage dwellings, are transferred to the mansion of Dr. Pym, where they find a magical book that grants the power of moving through time. Upon traveling to the past, they happen across a witch who has enslaved the nearby town in an attempt to find the book, known as the Atlas, that the children possess. As the siblings encounter various magical races in an effort to dispel the witch, Kate discovers that she is intrinsically bound to the Atlas, and that the three children are subject to an ancient prophecy.

Presented live in voice.

MONDAY, March 23rd at 7PM: STARSWARM



“Starswarm”
by Jerry Pournelle
1998
  • ISBN: 978-1441785084
“A.I., The Soul in Silicon” The first story Starswarm, by Jerry Pournelle, places an A.I. in a co-starring role. Six year old Kip thinks he can hear a voice in his head; he’s right.  He also thinks his name is Kip.  He’s wrong, and if he doesn’t learn the truth in time, he might be dead wrong.
- conclusion -

Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO JOIN IN THE CELEBRATION . . .

. . . as Seanchai Library celebrates its Seventh Anniversary of bringing stories to life in virtual worlds.

Today, Sunday, March 22nd at NOON SLT, members of the Seanchai community will gather to share stories and celebrate, and you are welcome.  There's plenty of cake for everyone!

Stories will be featured by Shandon Loring, Derry McMahon & Bear Silvershade, Crap Mariner, Dubhna Rhiadra, Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, and Aoife Lorefield. Dancing will follow the 90 minute program.

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The Seanchai Library opened its doors seven years ago as the West of Ireland Library & Cultural Center.  Today, Seanchai's dedication to inspiring people through great literature in a wide variety of genres had endured:

~ Over 2000 titles presented
~ Over $3000 US raised for charities around the world
~ Operations in Second Life, Kitely on the Open Sim, and soon in InWorldz

Join us as we celebrate our 7th Anniversary ~ Slainte'


Friday, March 20, 2015

SATURDAY March 21 at 9am in Kitely: OLD NORSE SAGAS

OLD NORSE SAGAS

During prehistoric times in ancient Scandinavia the land was divided into a number of small parcels. Over each of these a chief or king ruled. There lived a famous family of chiefs called the House of Volsung.

Tonight, join us for two tales of romance and intrigue from this ancient and noble race:
- Aslog, daughter of Sigurd & Brynhild
- Frithiof the Bold & Ingeborg the Fair


PRESENTED AT SEANCHAI LIBRARY IN KITELY
Seanchai Library Kitely
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/143/129/29
grid.kitely.com:8002:Seanchai

complete source at:
http://www.archive.org/details/volsungasagatran009188mbp




Thursday, March 19, 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!
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HAPPY SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY - SEANCHAI!

Seanchai Library by the Numbers:
  • Between January 2011 and January 2015, Seanchai Library made charitable donations totally $2,853 to 16 non-profit organizations around the world, doing good work in a variety of areas including environmental heath, housing, education, peace, social justice, and wildlife preservation.
  • Seanchai events in Second Life generate an average of 70 unique visits a week, for a total of approximately 3640 visits annually.
  • Seanchai Library has presented over 2000 individual titles, stories, and selections from fiction, essays, and poetry since March 2008, in an estimated 2070 one hour story sessions between March 2008 and March 2015.
  • Seanchai Library is comprised of a core volunteer staff , plus a variety of guests.  The Library was founded in March 20018 by Derry McMahon in Second Life, and our Chief Storyteller, Shandon Loring, told the first story as he has with each branch that we have opened.
  • Seanchai's recent EXPLORE The Great Gatsby pilot program reached over 1500 patrons and guests through its partner, Tacoma Little Theatre, during preshow and at intermission of its production of The Great Gatsby, as well as over 100 Hypergrid visitors from around the world, including residents of Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and various parts of the United States. Click here for more information about EXPLORE.
Events at Seanchai Libraries this week - all stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time.

Saturday, March 21st at 9am   @ SEANCHAI KITELY   OLD NORSE SAGAS  with Shandon Loring (grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai)

Sunday, March 22nd 
  • at 10am   @ SEANCHAI KITELY   GORAK THE GOBBLER with Caledonia Skytower (grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai)
  • at NOON - HAPPY ANNIVERSARY SEANCHAI LIBRARY!  90 minutes of tales from the Seanchai staff followed by dancing with DJ Aoife!
  • at 6pm   @Magicland Park in SL    GORAK THE GOBBLER with Caledonia Skytower http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bracket/181/57/30
Monday, March 23rd
  • at 6am  More from John Stephen's THE EMERALD ATLAS,  with Cata Charisma. 
  • at 7pm  STARSWARM by Jerry Pournelle, Concludes  with Gyro Muggins. 
Tuesday, March 24th at 7pm  A WALK IN THE WOODS Continues with Kayden Oconnell

Wednesday, March 25th at 7pm  THE REAL WINNIE, A ONE-OF-A-KIND BEAR, with Caledonia Skytower 

Thursday, March 26th at 7pm   CELTIC MYTHS & MAGICK  with Shandon Loring


MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Saturday, March 28th at Noon - SEANCHAI INWORLDZ Officially Opens!
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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 (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 for January - February is Project Children (http://projectchildren.org) teaching and building peace in Northern Ireland, one child at a time. We have extended our featuring of Project Children through the week of Saint Patrick's Day in honor of our 7th Birthday.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.