Saturday, November 8, 2008

Book Discussion On Only Yesterday
The book discussion series on Only Yesterday turns to Zora NealeHurston's classic novel, "Their Eyes Were Watching God" on Tuesdayevening, November 11, at 6:00 p.m. SLT. The story, set in the Americandeep South in the 1930s, tells the story of a young African Americanwoman in search of love and her place in life. Librarian TAMU Ohleads the discussion in the Reading Room (second floor of the island'sbookstore), on the plaza at Only Yesterday. As always, please come andparticipate, even if you have not yet had a chance to read the novel..... and bring a friend!

West of Ireland Library
Please join us in the West of Ireland Library for these great events!

Sunday 9 November @ 11am - Stories saluting veterans with Aoife Lorefield.
Monday 10 November @ 7pm - Peter Pan with Caledonia Skytower.
Tuesday 11 November @ 7pm - The Maidens of the Grael with Derry McMahon.
Wednesday 12 November @ 7pm - Poems of Seamus Heaney with Aoife Lorefield.
Thursday 13 November @ 6.30 - The Secret of Roan Inish with Shandon Loring.
Friday 14 November @ 5pm - A salute to veterans (and please stay for the USO show!)
Saturday 15 November @ 1pm - Washington Irving stories with Elder Priestman & Derry McMahon.
Sunday 16 November @ Noon - Myths and Legends with the WOI Storytellers.
Monday 17 November @ 7pm - Peter Pan with Caledonia Skytower.

Please IM Derry McMahon for more info or with any questions!

Investing InfoIsland

Next Wed. Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. SLT we will begin a series of brief introductions to the seven stations of investing information contained on Investing InfoIsland. Next Wed. we'll begin with Station 1 (duh), which provides information on planning to invest.

Here's the entire schedule for the series. Hypatia Dejavu or Maxito Ricardo will facilitate each session, which will be brief (approx. 30 mins., with plenty of time for Q&A and discussion. Always on Wednesdays, always at 7 pm SLT, always on Investing InfoIsland.

Station 1: Planning to Invest: Nov. 12
Station 2: Selecting Investments: Nov. 19
Station 3: Social Security: Dec. 3
Station 4: Investment Strategy: Dec. 10
Station 5: Frauds and Scams:
Dec. 17
Station 6: Farther Down the Road (Insurance and Wills): Jan. 7
Station 7: Final Preparations (Estates, Trusts, Funerals, Probate): Jan. 14

Next Thurs. Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. SLT at the central lodge on Investing InfoIsland there will be an informal book discussion of the fascinating book, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you haven't read the book! No pop quiz. For more information, contact Maxito Ricardo.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Portal on Info Island
Portal monthly meetings - November 12th, Wednesday--1 pm and 6:30 pm. We won't be using the fourth week of either November or December because of various national and religious holidays which occur during those weeks. For more information on Portal activities, please contact Franja Russell.

Alexandrian Free Library: Caledon, Winterfell, Steelhead, New Babbage & New Toulouse Library events Nov 11-18

Steelhead Public Library Announces a New Series!Readings by ShalmendoThursday afternoons at 4-5pm sltSteelhead Hotel Ballroom -

The Steelhead Public Library is pleased to sponsor Mr. ShalmendoGlineux as he brings Alice In Wonderland to the Steelhead Grand Hotelin a series of readings on Thursday afternoons at 4 o'clock pm SLtime. Starting on November 6, and lasting approximately one hour eachweek, Mr. Glineux will take us down the rabbit hole and help us solvethe mystery of who actually stole the tarts. AND, you don't even haveto be at the hotel or logged into SL! You can listen to Shalmendo onthe Gargoyle Wireless station!

Weekly radio play broadcast from Radio RielThursday Nov 13 7 – 8pmRadio Riel HQ, Caledon Penzance Or tune in at http://music.radioriel.orgJoin Caledon Library Collaborator Radio Riel for another thrilling hour of....SPACE 1889 - THE STEPPES OF THOTHIn Syrtis Major's corridors of power, a threat to the British Empire'sdominion over Mars is close to discovery, and Governor-General Sir HenryRoutledge faces ruin if it ever comes to light.

In the wilderness of the Thoth Steppes, enemy powers, savage tribesmen andeven nature herself bar the way to the wreckage of a lost Ether Flyer, andthe secrets it hides.For Captain Roger St. John Ffolkes, it is a mission he cannot refuse; forthe adventuress Georgina Golightly, a journey that will risk all - and forMars, it is the chance to save a world...or ignite a war.
New Babbage Aether Salon and the New Babbage Library present:Weapons! , A lecture by Miss Ordinal MalapropSunday, November 16, 2-3 pm SLTNew Babbage Aether Salon
Given the minimum of destruction wreaked by the first event, we are pleased to announce the second Aether Salon.All are welcome to join us at the Aether Salon in Babbage Palisade (located across the street from Her Dark Materials, & conveniently near the train station) for tea and a spirited discussion of weapons with a dangerous, perilous, stunning craft to follow.We are thrilled to announce that our guest speaker will be Miss Ordinal Malaprop.Known for her fine production methods, exceptional scripts, attention to detail, and ability to keep danger at bay with a variety of weapons and tools, Miss Malaprop will be well armed to address the current state of weaponry in our times. We've seen her armory and plan to be most attentive and polite.Please bring your manners, keep your wits about you, and check your own fine examples of might and mayhem at the door.
Common Ground, Story Session at the Falling Anvil Public HouseMonday, November 17th, 5-8 p.m. SLTThe Falling Anvil, Caledon Tamrannoch

"Now be thankful for good things...."As fall gives way to winter, and the wild winds tear the leaves from the trees, our thoughts turn to gathering at warm firesides, renewing our ties to friends, family, clan, & tribe. This month's theme is Common Ground: in the spirit of thanksgiving, we welcome your tales of connection & reconciliation, or different people finding what they share, plus tales of changes, rites of passage, & all the ordinary and extraordinary transitions that make up our lives. Those without a tale to tell are always welcome to come share in the good cheer!Sponsored by the Caledon Library & the Clan of Seafarers and Storytellers, and hosted by master storyteller Aldo Stern

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