Thursday, May 5, 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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The Kraken has come to Crazy Eights on LEA 9!

All stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time 




*Sunday, May 8th at 11am -  @SEANCHAI KITELY - EXPLORE - DEAR WRITER, DEAR ACTRESS -  Caledonia reads from the ;love letters of Anton Chekhov in the Dacha at "EXPLORE: Anton Chekhov and the Absurd"
grid.kitely.com:8002:EXPLORESeanchai  

*Sunday, May 8th at 1:30pm   @CRAZY EIGHTS ON LEA 9 in SL - TEA TIME AT BAKER STREET - This week: "The Adventure of the Pince-Nez" 
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/129/94/31


*Monday, May 9that 7 pm -  TBA, Stay Tuned for content update closer to the day

*Tuesday, May 10that 7 pm   Florence King's WHEN SISTERHOOD WAS IN FLOWER  with Trolley Trollop

*Wednesday, May 11th, 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 12th, at 7 pm - KING KONG - Eighth Wonder of the World concludes with Shandon Loring

Featured Book Series #4 Continues on LEA 9

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, May 4, 2016

THURSDAY May 5th at 7pm: KING KONG - Eight Wonder of the World

KING KONG - eighth wonder of the world
part one
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 3, 2016

WEDNESDAY, May 4th at 7pm: More from THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE

Featured Book Series #4 continues on "Crazy Eights" at LEA ! Caledonia continues "The War That Saved My Life" is one of this year's Newbery Honor Books.  An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War II, from acclaimed author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.

Ada and Jamie have made it to the country, and they've been placed with a certain reluctant Susan Smith; a woman as emotionally damaged, in her own way, as Ada and Jamie. Yet Miss Smith does not lack compassion, as she sees the needs of the two children, and sets about improving their lot.

Caledonia presents, Live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/174/109/23

Monday, May 2, 2016

TUESDAY May 3rd at 7pm: DEADMANS CHEST from Pirates of the Caribbean

DEADMANS CHEST
conclusion
Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY SHANDON LORING

Book: Deadmans Chest
Author: Irene Trimbel
ISBN: 978-1423139423

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/Delphi/146/47/36

Sunday, May 1, 2016

MONDAY, May 2n at 7 pm: TRIFECTA OF SCI-FI DELIGHTS

Gyro digs deep into his seemingly endless collection of periodicals and anthology to bring three classic short stories to the story floor.

"The Guy with the Eyes" from The Callihan Chronicles by Spider Robinson, 1997
It's just another day in a bar where your drinking companion might be a time lord, a Martian, a robot or even an ordinary human.

"Hobbits" from Analog Magazine, Feb 1999
Little Evan dreamed an airplane "with monsters in it" crashed near his house on stormy night.  Now there's a hole in his front yard and he says "hobbits" live in it.  Just don't expect Bilbo or Frodo this time.

IF there is sufficient time left,
"Take a Deep Breath" by Arthur C. Clarke from Microcosmic Tales, 1957
There's been an accident on the space station.  Your compartment's air is running out.  Air and safety are only a few feet away.  In between is total vacuum and you don't have a space suit.

Gyro Muggins, live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Saturday, April 30, 2016

SUNDAY, May 1st: TEA TIME at Baker Street & More!

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

THIS WEEK: The Adventure of the Three Students
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves in a university town when a tutor and lecturer of St Luke's College, Mr. Hilton Soames, brings him an interesting problem. Soames had been reviewing the galley proofs of an exam he was going to give when he left his office for an hour. When he returned, he found that his servant, Bannister, had entered the room but accidentally left his key in the lock when he left, and someone had disturbed the exam papers on his desk and left traces that show it had been partially copied. Bannister is devastated and collapses on a chair, but swears that he did not touch the papers. Who is the cheater, and can Sherlock Holmes ferret out they story behind the mystery?

Caledonia Skytower presents, live in voice
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/65/180/24

@3 pm Selections from Pride & Prejudice

Seanchai Library is pleased to welcome their new neighbors in the LEA Estate (at least for the next month or so).

Jane Austen's English Countryside is opening this weekend just north of us on LEA 8.  Caledonia will be there today to get "Lost in Austen" and welcome this lovely creation by Armon Aeon and Tigre Milena with selections from one is Miss Austen's most popular works: the romantic journey of Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy known as Pride and Prejudice (1813).

 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA8/36/99/25

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!
_____________________________________

The Dacha in "EXPLORE: Anton Chekhov & the Absurd"

All stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time 






*Saturday, April 30th at 11am -  @SEANCHAI KITELY - EXPLORE - ANTON'S STORIES -  Caledonia reads "Love" and (time permitting) other short stories from the works of Anton Chekhov in the Dacha at "EXPLORE: Anton Chekhov & the Absurd"
grid.kitely.com:8002:EXPLORESeanchai  

*Sunday, May 1st, 
    ~ 1:30pm   @CRAZY EIGHTS ON LEA 9 in SL - TEA TIME AT BAKER STREET - This week: "The Adventure of the Three Students" 
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/129/94/31

   ~ 3pm Selections from "PRIDE AND PREDJUDICE" with Caledonia at our new neighbors Jane Austen's English Countryside on LEA 8   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA8/36/99/25

*Monday, May 2ndat 7 pm -  A TRIFECTA OF SCI-FI with Gyro Muggins:  "The Guy with the Eyes," "Hobbits," and time permitting Arthur C. Clarke's  "Take a Deep Breath."

*Tuesday, May 3rdat 7 pm   DEAD MAN'S CHEST from the Pirates of the Carribean Saga with Shandon Loring (Part 3 of 3)

*Wednesday, May 4th, 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 5th:
         ~ At 7 pm - KING KONG - Eighth Wonder of the World with Shandon Loring

         ~ At 9 pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT

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 featured charity. We'll be carrying over our March-April featured charity, Project Children, through May 8th.  Then 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, April 27, 2016

THURSDAY April 28th at 7pm: CONAN - Phoenix on the Sword

CONAN - Phoenix on the Sword
Conan has recently seized the bloody crown of Aquilonia from King Numedides whom he strangled upon his throne; however, things have not gone well, as Conan is more suited to swinging a broadsword than to signing official documents with a stylus.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY SHANDON LORING

Book: The Phoenix on the Sword
Author: Robert Ervin Howard 
ISBN: 978-1517300746

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE 


Seanchai Library at Fantasy Faire LitFest

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

WEDNESDAY, April 27th at 7pm: THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE Begins

Featured Book Series #4 begins tonight on "Crazy Eights" at LEA !

An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War II, from acclaimed author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.

Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn’t waste a minute—she sneaks out to join him.

So begins a new adventure of Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. "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/LEA9/174/109/23

Monday, April 25, 2016

TUESDAY, April 26th at 7pm: THE WITCH'S HEADSTONE

Shandon and Caledonia bring Neil Gaiman's "The Witch's Headstone" to this year's Fantasy Faire Litfest.  

Nobody Owens is growing up in the graveyard, and his rearing and education is not made any easier for the ghostly residents of the graveyard who have him under their protection. "Bod" never been to the unhallowed portion of the cemetery on the hill before, but in a moment of anger and frustration he goes there, and meets an unlikely friend.  Meanwhile, forces outside the graveyard continue their ill-intended to search for a child who disappeared - a very important child.

Presented live in voice.
Seanchai Library at Fantasy Faire LitFest

Sunday, April 24, 2016

MONDAY, April 25th at 7PM: THE ORPHAN

“THE ORPHAN”
by Robert Stallman
ISBN: 978-0671467586

The werewolf is a creature of the night, a solitary, fur-covered thing. A wild-eyed, five clawed beast with a taste for blood and the soft crunch of bone between the teeth. But as little Robert, the werewolf has been adopted by a kindly farmer and his wife. Neither Robert nor the monster could control the shifting of its form, and always, the emerged beast lurked within, ready to spring for the throat.

Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.

Seanchai Library at Fantasy Faire LitFest

Saturday, April 23, 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 






NOTE: This week, we are out and about (rumors that we are having the Bradley U Library steam cleaned may or may NOT be true!) so please take careful note of the different locations of this week's many great sessions.


*Sunday, April 24th, 6pm -  @Magicland Park in SL - MAGICLAND STORYTIME - Caledonia shares stories of delight and joy on stage at the newly remodeled Golden Horseshoe. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*Monday, April 25th, at 7 pm -  @Fantasy Faire LitFest ~ Benefiting Relay for Life ~ Gyro Muggins presents THE ORPHAN by Charles Stallman http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/OtherWorld/99/158/110

*Tuesday, April 26th, at 7 pm -  @Fantasy Faire LitFest ~ Benefiting Relay for Life - Shandon Loring and Caledonia Skytower present THE WITCH'S HEADSTONE by Neil Gaiman http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/OtherWorld/99/158/110

*Wednesday, April 27th, at 7 pm -  @CRAZY EIGHTS ON LEA 9 in SL Featured Book Series #4 begins with Kimberly Brubabker Bradley's THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE, presented by Caledonia Skytower.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/175/108/24

*Thursday, April 21st at 7 pm - @Fantasy Faire LitFest ~ Benefiting Relay for Life - Shandon Loring presents CONAN - PHOENIX ON THE SWORD  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/OtherWorld/99/158/110


*Saturday, April 30th, 11am - @SEANCHAI KITELY - EXPLORE ANTON'S STORIES  Selections from the short stories of Anton Chekhov with Caledonia Skytower (grid.kitely.com:8002:EXPLORESeanchai )

The Crystal Pavilion on OtherWorld at Fantasy Faire is the home to this year's LitFest

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 featured charity.  Our March - April featured charity is 
Project Children, building peace in Ireland one child at a time.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

THURSDAY April 21st at 7pm: SOLOMON KANE

SOLOMON KANE
He was . . . a strange blending of Puritan and Cavalier, with a touch of the ancient philosopher, and more than a touch of the pagan. . . . A hunger in his soul drove him on and on, an urge to right all wrongs, protect all weaker things. . . . Wayward and restless as the wind, he was consistent in only one respect—he was true to his ideals of justice and right. Such was Solomon Kane.”

TONIGHT:
Skulls In The Stars
Rattle Of Bones

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY SHANDON LORING

Book: The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane
Author: Robert E. Howard
ISBN: 978-0345461506

FOLLOWED BY SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT:


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/Delphi/146/47/36



AND DON'T FORGET @ 9PM ~ Seanchai Late Night
Contemporary Sci-Fi with Finn Zeddmore

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

WEDNESDAY April 20th at 7pm: DEADMANS CHEST from Pirates of the Caribbean

DEADMANS CHEST
part two
Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY SHANDON LORING

Book: Deadmans Chest
Author: Irene Trimbel
ISBN: 978-1423139423

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/Delphi/146/47/36