THURSDAY, August 17th at 7pm: CALEDONIA'S BOOK OF DAYS


Books of Days come in many forms.  Monks once illuminated such books.  In 1864 Scottish author Rober Chambers published The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the Calendar, Including Anecdote, Biography, History, Curiosities of Literature and Oddities of Human Life and Character - Whew!  That's a mouthful, even for a Scot!

In our times, the book of days concept sometimes realizes itself in mini-scrap books - sort of a diary or journal, but with more bits and bobs preserved.  

Caledonia is working on a Book of Days project of her own: a collection of her micro-fiction and poetry offered to amuse, reflect, and inspire.  Join her tonight as she tries out her idea of such a book, and shares some of her writing, Live in voice.


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WEDNESDAY, August 18th at 7pm: More from DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA YA SISTERHOOD

Tonight the Ya Yas move from "petites filles" to blossoming young women. The Ya-Ya-rabilia Scrapbook offers up clues to understanding the legend of four women and friendships that span a life time. As Sidda struggles to analyze her mother, she comes face to face with the tangled beauty of imperfect love, and the fact that forgiveness, more than understanding, is often what the heart longs for.

Caledonia shares more selections from Rebecca Wells' 1997 novel tonight, live in voice.

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#Kitely

TUESDAY, August 15th at 7pm: ONE SUMMER ~ America 1927 Begins

In One Summer: America, 1927, Bill Bryson transports us on a journey to one amazing season in American life.  

The summer began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century: on May 21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first man to cross the Atlantic by plane nonstop.    Bryson goes on to describe the summer of Babe Ruth, flagpole sitter "Shipwreck" Kelly, Herbert Hoover, Calvin Coolidge, and Al Capone.  The stories are all told with an eye for telling detail and delicious humor.

Kayden Oconnell presents, Live in voice.


MONDAY August 14th at 7pm: MORE THAN HUMAN

MORE THAN HUMAN
- by Theodore Sturgeon 1953 -
Alone, they're rejects of society.  Together they might be a new form of human.
PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE


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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 times Pacific Time, all events in Voice.


*Sunday, August 13th: 

~ at 1:30 pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street.  The Great Detective continues his triumphal return to the Seanchai Fireside room as THE CASE BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1927) continues, this week: The Adventure of the Three Garridebs

~ at 6 pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME: The Black Cauldron begins.  Caledonia Skytower at the Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*Monday, August 14th, at 7 pm: Theodore Sturgeon's MORE THAN HUMAN Continues with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, August 15th, at 7 pm: Bill Bryson's ONE SUMMER, America 1927 begins with Kayden Oconnell

*Wednesday, August 16th, at 7 pm: SECRETS OF THE DIVINE YA YA SISTERHOOD continues with Caledonia Skytower (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Thursday, August 17th, at 7pm: A BOOK OF DAYS. Caledonia previews her newest WIP - a collection of art inspired micro-fiction and poetry written for both physical and virtual art exhibitions.
(also presented in Kitely)  



Gyro Muggins continues Theodore Sturgeon's MORE THAN HUMAN
in the "Holly S'Kai" Box this week
All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Stories in voice. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls 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 featured charity for August and September, Little Kids Rocktransforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. 

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

JUST FOR TODAY

Due to a notable incursion from the Physical World, Seanchai Library will be dark this evening for both the 7pm and 9pm sessions.

DON'T PANIC - we'll be back on Sunday for Tea Time at Baker Street.

Stay Calm & Read On!

WEDNESDAY, August 9th at 7PM: More DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA YA SISTERHOOD

Tonight the Ya Yas (minus one) travel to Atlanta and the 1939 World Premier of Gone With the Wind.  Vivi reports to on the many social events they attend, and discloses her first real encounters with racism, some of which she understands and some of which is beyond her young mind's understanding.

Caledonia shares more selections from Rebecca Wells' 1997 novel tonight, live in voice.

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TUESDAY, August 8th at 7pm: KEEP IT BRIEF


Long ago, Crap Mariner swore an oath to write a 100 word story every day until the day he died. He's not dead yet. 

But now he faces an even greater challenge:  can he get through an hour session with out one single story from the George the Pirate series?  Join us an find out.  

Always unpredictable and irreverent, no subject is too sacred, no cow too holy for Crap not to pull it out, examine it, and bang it on the table a few times before putting it back where he found it - albeit slightly crumpled. Crap Mariner, live in voice.

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MONDAY August 7th at 7pm: MORE THAN HUMAN

MORE THAN HUMAN
- by Theodore Sturgeon 1953 -
Alone, they're rejects of society.  Together they might be a new form of human.
PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/213/43/27

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!
_____________________________________

Coming this month to Innsmouth
& Seanchai Library will be there!





All times Pacific Time, all events in Voice.
*Sunday, August 6th, at 1:30 pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street.  The Great Detective continues his triumphal return to the Seanchai Fireside room as THE CASE BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1927) continues, this week: The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire

*Monday, August 7th, at 7 pm: Theodore Sturgeon's MORE THAN HUMAN Begins with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, August 8th, at 7 pm: KEEP IT BRIEF with R. Crap Mariner

*Wednesday, August 9th, at 7 pm: SECRETS OF THE DIVINE YA YA SISTERHOOD Selections with Caledonia Skytower (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Thursday, August 10th, at 7pm & 9pm: TBA
(also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)


The Seanchai Fleet is growing!

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Stories in voice. 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 August and September, Little Kids Rocktransforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools.  Why is music  education important to the lives of growing children?



Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY August 3rd at 7pm: BREA'S TALE pt2

"a story from Feyland"
BREA'S TALE

Once a mortal girl, Brea Cairgead discovers her magical heritage and escapes the human world to dwell in the Realm of Faerie. But fate has more in store for Brea than a simple existence as one of the fey folk, and when she runs afoul of the Dark Queen, she must embark on an adventure that will change her future… forever.

Book: Brea's Tale Author: Anthea Sharp

Join us in Second Life & Kitely
                                                                    
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WEDNESDAY, August 2nd at 7pm: More DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA YA SISTERHOOD

We are the flames of the fires, the whirling of the winds. We are the waters of the rains and the rivers and the oceans. We are the rocks and the stones. And now by the power invested in me, I declare we are the mighty Ya-Ya priestesses. Let no man put us under. 

Now our blood flows through each other as it's done for all eternity. Loyal forever. We raise our voices in the words of Mumbo Gumbo... YA-YA!

Caledonia shares more selections from Rebecca Wells' 1997 novel tonight, live in voice.

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TUESDAY, August 1 at 7pm: More from MISS TROLLEY'S KITCHEN


Inspired by the delightful and much buzzed-about essay collection"Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone", edited by Jenni Ferrari-Adler, Trolley crafts a session focused on culinary guilty pleasures made for one and one alone.

In the collection, 26 food writers invite readers into their kitchens to reflect on the secret meals and recipes for one person that they relish when no one else is looking. Part solace, part celebration, part handbook, "Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant" offers a wealth of company, inspiration, and humor—and finally, solo recipes in these essays about food that require no division or subtraction.

Miss Trolley invites you to bring your own favorite guilty pleasure recipes to share!

Presented live in voice.
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MONDAY July 31st at 7pm: A BOY TEN FEET TALL

A BOY TEN FEET TALL
- by W.H. Canaway 1961  -
Orphaned during an uprising in his Port Said home, young Sammy can think of only one relative to seek shelter with, his grandmother.  He sets off to find her, not realizing that to reach her he will have to travel the entire length of Africa.
PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/213/43/27

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!
_____________________________________

Shandon continues "Brea's Tale" from the Feyland series this week.

All times Pacific Time, all events in Voice.
*Sunday, July 30th, at 1:30 pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street.  The Great Detective continues his triumphal return to the Seanchai Fireside room as THE CASE BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1927) continues, this week: The Adventure of the Three Gables

*Monday, July 31st, at 7 pm: W.H. Canaway's A BOY TEN FEET TALL Concludes with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, August 1st, at 7 pm: More from MISS TROLLEY'S KITCHEN - Inspired by Jenni Ferrari-Adler's "Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone," she invites you to bring your favorite guilty pleasure recipes to share. 

*Wednesday, August 2nd, at 7 pm: SECRETS OF THE DIVINE YA YA SISTERHOOD Selections with Caledonia Skytower (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Thursday, August 3rd, at 7pm: BREA'S TALE - From The World of Feyland (Part 2) with Shandon Loring  (also presented in Kitely hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

Caledonia sharing versions of "Beauty & The Beast" at Magicland Park.

Gyro with a boy's epic adventure, spanning a continent.
All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Stories in voice. 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 May - July, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundationraising money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily for research into new treatments and cures, and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.  We'll be announcing our August-September charity this week!

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY July 27th at 7pm: BREA'S TALE pt1

"a story from Feyland"
BREA'S TALE @ 7pm

Once a mortal girl, Brea Cairgead discovers her magical heritage and escapes the human world to dwell in the Realm of Faerie. But fate has more in store for Brea than a simple existence as one of the fey folk, and when she runs afoul of the Dark Queen, she must embark on an adventure that will change her future… forever.

Book: Brea's Tale Author: Anthea Sharp


Join us in Second Life and Kitely
                                                                    
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http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai


AND DON'T FORGET!  @9PM - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Shandon Loring!

A MARTIAN ODYSSEY @ 9pm

Early in the 21st century, nearly twenty years after the invention of atomic power and ten years after the first lunar landing, the four-man crew of the Ares has landed on Mars in the Mare Cimmerium. A week after the landing, Dick Jarvis, the ship's American chemist, sets out south in an auxiliary rocket to photograph the landscape. Eight hundred miles out, the engine on Jarvis' rocket gives out, and he crash-lands into one of the Thyle regions. Rather than sit and wait for rescue, Jarvis decides to walk back north to the Ares. Just after crossing into the Mare Chronium, Jarvis comes across a tentacled Martian creature attacking a large birdlike creature. He notices that the birdlike Martian is carrying a bag around its neck, and recognizing it as an intelligent being, saves it from the tentacled monstrosity. The rescued creature refers to itself as Tweel. Tweel accompanies Jarvis on his trip back to the Ares, in the course of which the pair encounter many bizarre Martian creatures and endure numerous life-threatening adventures.


Join us in Second Life and Kitely


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WEDNESDAY, July 26th at 7pm: Selections from DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA YA SISTERHOOD

"It's life.  You don't figure it out.  You just climb up on the beast and ride."


When Siddalee Walker, oldest daughter of Vivi Abbott Walker, Ya-Ya extraordinaire, is interviewed in the New York Times about a hit play she’s directed, her mother gets described as a “tap-dancing child abuser.”

Enraged, Vivi disowns Sidda. Devastated, Sidda begs forgiveness, and postpones her upcoming wedding. All looks bleak until the Ya-Yas step in and convince Vivi to send Sidda a scrapbook of their girlhood mementos, called “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.”


As Sidda struggles to analyze her mother, she comes face to face with the tangled beauty of imperfect love, and the fact that forgiveness, more than understanding, is often what the heart longs for.

Caledonia shares selected episodes from Rebecca Wells' 1997 novel, live in voice.

#Secondlife
#Kitely

TUESDAY, July 25th at 7pm: WHAT'S COOKIN' IN MISS TROLLEY'S KITCHEN?

Cooking is not difficult. Everyone has taste, even if they don't realize it. Even if you're not a great chef, there's nothing to stop you understanding the difference between what tastes good and what doesn't.   ~ Gerard Depardieu


Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors - it's how you combine them that sets you apart.    ~ Wolfgang Puck


Short stories by Laurie Colwin, Nora Ephron, Courtney Eldridge , and Pascale Le Draoulec with Trolley Trollop, live in voice.

MONDAY July 24th at 7pm: A BOY TEN FEET TALL

A BOY TEN FEET TALL
- by W.H. Canaway 1961  -
Orphaned, young Sammy can think of only one relative to seek shelter with, his grandmother.  He sets off to find her, not realizing that to reach her he will have to travel the entire length of Africa.
PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/213/43/27

SUNDAY July 23rd at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street, The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes Continues

The Great Detective continues his triumphal return to the Seanchai Fireside room as THE CASE BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1927) continues, this week: The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone

A precious diamond, a wax bust, a surly nobleman and a boxer.  What could they all have in common, and how will Holmes untangle the sticky web of intrigue around the Mazarin Stone?

Presented live in voice in the Fireside Room (downstairs)

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 @6 pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME: "Beauty and The Beast" Caledonia at the Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

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!
_____________________________________

Corwyn, Kayden, and Cale with Stephen Vincent Benet's "The Sobbin' Women"
All times Pacific Time, all events in Voice.
*Sunday, July 23rd: 
   ~ at 1:30 pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street.  The Great Detective continues his triumphal return to the Seanchai Fireside room as THE CASE BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1927) continues, this week: The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone
   ~ at 6 pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME: "Beauty and The Beast" Caledonia at the Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*Monday, July 24th, at 7 pm: W.H. Canaway's A BOY TEN FEET TALL Continues with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, July 25th, at 7 pm: WHAT'S COOKIN' IN MISS TROLLEY'S KITCHEN - short stories by Laurie Colwin, Nora Ephron, Courtney Eldridge , and Pascale Le Draoulec with Trolley Trollop

*Wednesday, July 26th, at 7 pm: SECRETS OF THE DIVINE YA YA SISTERHOOD Selections with Caledonia Skytower (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Thursday, July 27th, 
   ~ at 7pm: BREA'S TALE - From The World of Feyland (Part 1) with Shandon Loring  (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)
   ~ at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT - Finn Zeddmore is back with more contemporary Science-Fiction-Fantasy

Shandon presents "Demon Dancer"- an unlikely love story 
Our latest staff addition, "Cliff" (short for "Cliffhanger") takes up rat watch duties on the lower lanai.

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. 
Stories in voice. 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 May - July, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundationraising money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily for research into new treatments and cures, and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY July 20th at 7pm: SONGS OF LOVE & DEATH - Demon Dancer

"Songs of Love & Death"
DEMON DANCER
In tonight’s book we find stories from the heart and about the heart, tales of endangered love played out against every kind of setting, from ghost-haunted fantasy landscapes to mile-long spaceships in transit between the stars, stories where a lover’s heart is put in danger, and love, life, and happiness are at risk with great odds to be overcome to achieve them. Star-crossed lovers who are really star-crossed, with grave obstacles to be overcome before they succeed in finding love (if they do):




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WEDNESDAY, July 19th at 7pm: THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON Concludes

“And the more they asked, the more they wondered. And the more they wondered, the more they hoped. And the more they hoped, the more the clouds of sorrow lifted, drifted, and burned away in the heat of a brightening sky.” 

Characters collide, volcanoes erupt, transformations, confrontation, revelations ... all tonight

Caledonia Skytower concludes Kelly Barnhill’s 2017 Newbery Medal adventure in a special 80 minute session, live in voice.

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TUESDAY, July 18th at 7pm: MORE WORDS from Stephen Vincent Benét

Still image from the 1954 Movie Musical "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"
which was based on Benét' short story "The Sobbin' Women."

Stephen Vincent Benét adapted the Roman myth of the abduction of the Sabine Women into the story "The Sobbin' Women". 

Set in 1850 in the wilds of Oregon, the Pontipee brothers are tired of bad cooking and broken chairs. They draw straws and send one of their number traveling from their mountain into the nearest town to "get a woman to take care of this place."  They agree that it can't just be a "hired girl" -that wouldn't be proper.  There's nothing for it, one of them has to do right by the family and get married.

It sounds like such a reasonable plan to a bunch of backwoodsman brothers.  Of course, it turns out to not be quite as simple as all that.

Benét's story was adapted into the 1954 movie musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, starring Howard Keel and Jane Powell, Directed by Stanley Donan and with iconic choreography by Michael Kidd. Enjoy this clip in which the oldest brother ("Adam" in the screenplay) "interprets" Plutarch  as an object lesson for his brothers.



Join Corwyn, Kayden, and Caledonia in the Seanchai "SKai" Box for Benét's story, and more selected poems, live in voice.
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