Tuesday, March 28, 2017

WEDNESDAY, March 29th at 7PM: Selections from WILD AT HEART

Nora Nicholson is about to step into a new and unknown world in West Africa. She finds work, forms unlikely friendships, and meets Hugh Beaumont, naturalist and explorer. Hugh has a chance to pursue his dream of exploring the West African rivers and forests, and finds himself increasingly drawn to Nora. He wants her to be safe. But after a terrible accident, Nora must fend for herself. Can she choose her own destiny? And will Hugh realize that to claim his heart’s desire, he musts master himself.

Aoife shares selections from this book, with which she has a very special relationship - Wild at Heart (An Explorers Club Romance) by Clare Alexander, Live in voice.

Monday, March 27, 2017

TUESDAY, March 28th at 7PM: OF MICE AND MAGIC Continues

More than anything, Benjamin Ravenspell wants a pet. But when he buys a mouse named Amber, he gets more than he bargained for. No sooner does Ben take her home, than Amber turns him into a mouse too. You see, Amber has magical abilities, and it so happens that Ben is a familiar-- a creature that stores magical energy. Together they each form half of a powerful wizard. 

"... It's a good book about how friendships can grow. I am always amazed at how different others are able to portray magic in different ways, such as how its used, who can use it, why it's used. This is one of those books that have an interesting and different take on magic." ~ Reader Review

Faerie Maven-Pralou continues David Farland's fantastic adventure, live in voice.
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Sunday, March 26, 2017

MONDAY March 27th at 7pm: ENEMY MINE

ENEMY MINE
- by Barry B. Longyear -
Willis Davidge, a human fighter pilot, is stranded along with Jeriba Shigan, a Drac, on a hostile planet.
Two soldiers, deadly enemies, crash on a rugged but habitable world.
They can survive, if they are willing to work together.
CONCLUSION

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Saturday, March 25, 2017

SUNDAY, March 26th Beginning at 1PM: VOLUME IX ~ Seanchai Library Anniversary


Nine years ago someone had an idea.  That someone was Derry McMahon, founder of Seanchai Library, which began its life at the West of Ireland Library and Cultural Center in March 2008.

Nine years ~ 108 months ~ 3,287-ish days ~ Thousands of hours of stories ~ Hundreds of Authors ~ Dozens of Genres, and over $4000 in small cash donations to non-profits doing good works all around the world.

"We are not large scale philanthropy, " Library lead Caledonia Skytower discloses, "Giving back to the world community through small charitable gifts is just one aspect of what we do. Job #1 here is to inspire people with stories and literature, to enable or encourage them to read and to share the stories they love with others.  Stories are an intrinsic part fo the human experience."

It's a little hard to conceive how to acknowledge such an achievement. The Library looked to polite society to see if there was a guide as to how to celebrate a ninth anniversary: willow and pottery in traditional observance, and leather in the modern.  "That's it!" they cried, "It's obvious! A virtual Chili Cook Off!" . . . and that, friends, is what they will present today in both Kitely and in Second Life.


Dual Video feeds and Local Chat "Simlinks" will connect the two parties, enabling celebrants in both grids to see the other party, and to communicate in local text chat.
    
@1pm - Chili Cook Off: Stories and Recipe Exchange
                 (bring your favorite chili recipe on a notecard and drop it off at the library
                 before hand, or bring it with you and hand it to Caledonia)
               
@ 2pm - 4pm - Dancing under the Cook-Off Marquee turn up the 
                  Volume  and dance to the HOT TUNES of DJ Dano Bookmite.

In Second Life (look for the teleport poster to take you to the party)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

In Kitely
hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/60/52/23

Thursday, March 23, 2017

THIS VERY SPECIAL 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!
_____________________________________


*Sunday, March 26th, Seanchai Library Celebrates 9 Years
Nine years ~ 108 months ~ 3,287-ish days ~ Thousands of hours of stories ~ Hundreds of Authors ~ Dozens or Genres. It's a little hard to conceive of.  How can we celebrate so much?  We looked to polite society to see if there was a guide as to how to celebrate a ninth anniversary: willow and pottery in traditional observance, and leather in the modern.  "That's it!" we cried, "It's obvious! A virtual Chili Cook Off!" . . . and that, friends, is what we will do

 ~ at 1:00pm: Chili Cook-Off Stories and Recipe Exchange
    
 ~ at 2:00pm: We Dance!  To the Hot Tunes of DJ Dano Bookmite
                           . . . Will take place in both Second Life and Kitely.  See Saturday's event post for location specifics.

*Monday, March 27th, at 7 pm: ENEMY MINE Continues with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, March 28th, at 7 pm: David Farland's OF MICE AND MAGIC Continues with Faerie Maven-Pralou

*Wednesday, March 29th at 7 pm: WILD AT HEART - Aoife's shares selections from this very special new novel with us tonight

*Thursday, March 30th at 7pm: SCARY STORIES FOR SLEEPOVERS - Sleeping Bags provided with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely)


All times Pacific Time 
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 rolls 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 for March -April: Project Children, building peace in Ireland one child at a time.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

THURSDAY March 23 at 7pm: FROM THE HEARTH - Irish Tales of the Otherworld

"Supernatural legend and folklore of Ireland"
FROM THE HEARTH

Even today, ancient forces stride across the mythical Irish landscape . . .
In Ireland, the supernatural is usually never far away. It lies sleeping beneath a seemingly peaceful and beautiful landscape, just beyond our vision but ready to emerge when we least expect it or when we inadvertently stir it to life. Tonight you will be drawn into this mysterious otherworld, a world of fairies, ghosts, and sheehogues.

Book: Irish Tales From The Otherworld: Ghosts, Fairies And Evil Spirits
Author: Bob Curran


Join us in Second Life or Kitely

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai

AND DON'T FORGET!  @9PM - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

WEDNESDAY, March 21st at 7pm: POEMS ALOUD

In the corporeal world, Caledonia works at her State Arts Commission with a national program called Poetry Out Loud.  The program is in its 12th year, and Cale has been working with it for four years.  Every year she has shared some of the poems chosen by the 9-12 grade students in the program from over 950 available to them in an online anthology.  

Tonight, selections from this year's poems, live in voice.



Monday, March 20, 2017

TUESDAY, March 21st at 7PM: OF MICE AND MAGIC Begins!

More than anything, Benjamin Ravenspell wants a pet.  But when he buys a mouse named Amber, he gets more than he bargained for.  No sooner does Ben take her home, than Amber turns him into a mouse too.  You see, Amber has magical abilities, and it so happens that Ben is a familiar - a creature that stores magical energy.

Together they each form half of a powerful wizard.  Alone, they're just vermin. Soon Ben and Amber will find themselves pitted in an epic battle against a magical enemy who is as crazed as he is evil, and the fate of the world will depend on them learning to work together.

Faerie Maven-Pralou begins David Farland's fantastic adventure, live in voice.
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Sunday, March 19, 2017

MONDAY March 20th at 7pm: ENEMY MINE

ENEMY MINE
- by Barry B. Longyear -
Willis Davidge, a human fighter pilot, is stranded along with Jeriba Shigan, a Drac, on a hostile planet.
Two soldiers, deadly enemies, crash on a rugged but habitable world.
They can survive, if they are willing to work together.
PART TWO

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Friday, March 17, 2017

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, March 19th, at 1:30pm: TEA TIME MYSTERIES: featuring Dame Agatha Christie  with Kayden, Corwyn, Cale, and John.

*Monday, Match 20th, at 7 pm: ENEMY MINE Continues with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, March 21st, at 7 pm: David Farland's OF MICE AND MAGIC Begins with Faerie Maven-Pralou
Stranger Nightfire on Pi Day

*Wednesday, March 22nd at 7 pm: POEMS ALOUD with Caledonia 

*Thursday, March 23rd:
   ~ at 7pm: FROM THE HEARTH - Irish Tales from the Otherworld with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely)

   ~ at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT -  contemporary sci-fi with  with Finn Zeddmore

COMING MARCH 26th! . . .


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 rolls 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 for March -April: Project Children, building peace in Ireland one child at a time.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, March 16, 2017

FRIDAY, March 17th at 6:30 PM: *SPECIAL* THE QUIET MAN

A Seanchai holiday tradition, Caledonia shares Maurice Walsh's 1933 tale of rural Ireland, and a man who desperately wants to live in peace, but is goaded beyond reason to defend himself and secure the future he desires.


Like all of Walsh's tales, the politics of 20th C Ireland are mixed with a romantic sensibility and a love of that strange, verdant island.

Presented live in voice, at the Seanchai Firecircle.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

THURSDAY March 16th at 7pm: FROM THE SHADOWS - CELTIC DARKNESS - tales from the otherworld


"Third Thursday Every Month... From The Shadows"
CELTIC DARKNESS
tales from the otherworld
Even today, ancient forces stride across the mythical Irish landscape . . .
In Ireland, the supernatural is usually never far away. It lies sleeping beneath a seemingly peaceful and beautiful landscape, just beyond our vision but ready to emerge when we least expect it or when we inadvertently stir it to life. Tonight you will be drawn into this mysterious otherworld, a world of fairies, ghosts, sheehogues and other horrors.

Book: Irish Tales From The Otherworld: Ghosts, Fairies And Evil Spirits
Author: Bob Curran

Join us in Second Life and Kitely

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai

WEDNESDAY, March 15th at 7PM: CELTIC TALES ~ Fairy Tales and Stories of Enchantment

It's not just all about the "Good Folk" - though don't let them hear you say that! Celtic Tales span everything from Giant's stairs, to merrows (Irish merfolk), to strangely animated corpses.

 Join Cale at the firecircle, where all good tales are told, as she whisks us back to our origins nine years ago: where we gathered at the West of Ireland to share stories with visions of an Ireland full of magic, mystery, and humor.

Presented live in voice.
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Monday, March 13, 2017

TUESDAY, March 14th at 7pm: SAVE ROOM FOR PIE Concludes

Kayden concludes his tour of selections from Roy Blount Jr. SAVE ROOM FOR PIE.

"I like to eat an uncooked oyster.
Nothing's slicker, nothing's moister.
Nothing's easier on your gorge,
Or when the time comes, to dischorge. 
But not to let it too long rest
Within your mouth is always best.
For if your mind dwells on an oyster
Nothing's slicker, nothing's moister.

"I prefer my oyster friend.
Then I'm sure my oyster died."

TONIGHT: Seafood!

Presented live in voice with guests Corwyn Allen, Caledonia Skytower, and Toothless the Dragon.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

MONDAY March 13th at 7pm: ENEMY MINE

ENEMY MINE
- by Barry B. Longyear -
Willis Davidge, a human fighter pilot, is stranded along with Jeriba Shigan, a Drac, on a hostile planet.
Two soldiers, deadly enemies, crash on a rugged but habitable world.
They can survive, if they are willing to work together.
PART ONE

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Saturday, March 11, 2017

SUNDAY, March 12th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME Mysteries

Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot together?  Only in Torquay at the Christie Festival
THIS WEEK: featuring Dame Agatha Christie

The Third Floor Flat When a body of a woman is discovered in the third floor flat of Friar Mansions, it is fortunate that Hercule Poirot lives in the same block and is on hand – but can he help? From Poirot's Early Cases and Three Blind Mice and Other Stories.

The Case of the Caretaker Bedridden with Dr Haydock's manuscript to read, Miss Marple suspects that the real events in the story may not have been an accident after all... From Three Blind Mice and Other Stories and Miss Marple's Final Cases.

Live in voice, with Corwyn Allen, John Morland and Caledonia Skytower.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Friday, March 10, 2017

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!
_____________________________________

"Hercule" Qwibble and the mysterious Mustache Cake rock it at Tea Time
All stories told in open voice, 
all times Pacific Time 

*Sunday, March 12th, 
   ~ at 1:30pm: TEA TIME MYSTERIES: featuring Dame Agatha Christie  with Corwyn, Cale, and John.
   ~ at 6 pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME:  How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse concludes with Caledonia Skytower at the Golden Horseshoe In Magicland Park http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*Monday, Match 13th, at 7 pm: ENEMY MINE Begins with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, March 14th, at 7 pm: Ray Blount Jr's SAVE ROOM FOR PIE - Concludes with Kayden Oconnell

*Wednesday, March 15th at 7 pm:  CELTIC TALES:Fairy Tales and Stories of Enchantment with Caledonia (also presented in Kitely)

*Thursday, March 16th at 7pm: FROM THE SHADOWS - Celtic Darkness, Tales from the otherworld with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely, and InWorldz)

The Tea Time Crew doing it the Dame's way (Dame Agatha Christie, not Caledonia)
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 rolls 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 for March -April: Project Children, building peace in Ireland one child at a time.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

THURSDAY March 9th at 7pm: IS THAT YOU BOY! - more adventures

1940's Cork, Ireland
IS THAT YOU BOY!

The exploits of a gang of young boys living on Shandon Street in Cork in the 1940's, their scams and schemes to make a little much needed pocket money.


A sort of ‘Bowery Boys’ operation where headquarters was not Louies Ice-cream Parlour (The Bronx) but Julia’s Milk and Cafe Shop at the top of Shandon street where the ‘scams’ were hatched and the measure of a gang member was judged by the number of pints of milk he could consume at a single session and where new gang members were initiated by drinking a pint of thick sour milk brought in from Gills Emporium next door to Julias. 


“He who lives by the baa may die by the baa”

Join us in Second Life, Kitely, or 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

Book:Is That You Boy! Author: Noel Magnier ISBN: 978-0954158101

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

WEDNESDAY, March 8th at 7pm: More POLITICALLY CORRECT BEDTIME STORIES

Faerie Maven-Pralou shares more from James Finn Garner's re-envisioned tales.

"Classic fairy tales updated for the twenty first century. . . . Filled with plenty of chuckleworthy humor for kids and adults." —www.MidwestBookReview.com

Originally published in 1994, Politically Correct Bedtime Stories spent more than 60 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list, eventually hitting the #1 spot. Also a best seller in Canada and Great Britain, it has been translated into more than 25 languages and adapted numberless times for stage and radio. According to the Times of London: “It is beautiful. It demolishes, in few but elegant words, a dozen kinds of silliness. It is better than I can possibly convey.”

Live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Monday, March 6, 2017

TUESDAY, March 7th at 7pm: More from SAVE ROOM FOR PIE

Roy Blount Jr. is one of America’s most cherished comic writers. He’s been compared to Mark Twain and James Thurber, and his books have been called everything from “a work of art” (Robert W. Creamer, The New York Times Book Review) to “a book to read till it falls apart” (Newsweek). Now, in Save Room for Pie, he applies his much-praised wit and charm to a rich and fundamental topic: food.

In poems and songs, limericks and fake (or sometimes true) news stories, Blount talks about food in surprising and innovative ways, with wit and verve.

Kayden Oconnell with Caledonia Skytower (and guest) present selections, live in voice.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

MONDAY March 6th at 7pm: THE CRUCIBLE OF TIME

THE CRUCIBLE OF TIME
- by John Brunner -
Far off in space is an alien race which is so much like us, yet so un-alike. From the birth of their earliest civilization through to their attainment of star flight as their star system passes through the galaxy, we follow their development through the ages.
Aquatic by nature, this race presents some significant challenges well outside the realms of anything encountered by humanity. But they are also driven by all too familiar hopes, fears, desires, needs, wants, prejudices, impact of religious ideologies, and the quest for knowledge we have experienced in the growth of our own civilization.
conclusion

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Saturday, March 4, 2017

SUNDAY, March 5th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME Mysteries!

THIS WEEK: featuring Dame Agatha Christie

Four and Twenty Black Birds: Poirot is eating out with a friend, Henry, and the conversation turns to people's habits. Henry eats regularly in the restaurant that they are in and he points out a white-bearded man as evidence of his theories. This bearded man eats the same meal there on Wednesday and Saturday and always orders much the same items as part of his three-course meal. The waitress brings their meals and sees Henry staring at the bearded man. She tells him that except the previous week he also came in on Monday and ordered things he'd never ordered before. Poirot's curiosity is piqued.


Wasps' Nest: Poirot visits an old friend, this time in the hopes of preventing a murder. But whose?

Live in voice, with Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, John Morland and Caledonia Skytower.


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Friday, March 3, 2017

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!
_____________________________________

Everyone getting into "The Stone Age" with Shandon
All stories told in open voice, 
all times Pacific Time 

*Sunday, March 5th, at 1:30pm: TEA TIME MYSTERIES: featuring Dame Agatha Christie begins "Four and Twenty Blackbirds" and "Wasps' Nest" with Corwyn, Kayden, Cale, and John.

*Monday, March 6th, at 7 pm: CRUCIBLE OF TIME Concludes with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, March 7th, at 7 pm: Ray Blount Jr's SAVE ROOM FOR PIE - Continues with Kayden Oconnell

*Wednesday, March 8th at 7 pm:  James Finn Garner's POLITICALLY CORRECT BEDTIME STORIES Continues with Faerie Maven-Pralou

*Thursday, March 9th 
         ~ at 7pm: IS THAT YOU BOY! by Noel Magnier - More Adventures with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely)
         ~ at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore (in SL only) - Contemporary Science Fiction.


Gyro immerses himself in "The Crucible of Time" - tentacles and all!

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 rolls 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 for March -April, Project Children, building peace in Ireland one child at a time.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

THURSDAY March 2nd at 7pm: THE STONE AGE - H.G. Wells pt.2

"a time beyond the memory of man, before the beginning of history"
THE STONE AGE
From H. G. Wells - 1897

The story is set during the Stone Age, and tells of a caveman named Ugh-lomi, who bonds with the young woman Eudena and kills his rival, the de facto tribal leader Uya. Whilst in exile, Ugh-lomi becomes the first man to ride a horse, and to combine stone and wood to fashion an axe. He uses this weapon, along with his wits, to survive encounters with cave bears, hyenas and rhinos, and ultimately claim the position of tribal leader for himself.

conclusion

Join us in Second Life, Kitely, or Inworldz

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http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
https://inworldz/region/Delphi/146/47/36