Saturday, May 23, 2009

Libraries this week in Second Life

May's TX950 Volunteer Party! - May 29th at 6 PM SLT
Location: To Be Announced - Join the group SL Library 2.0 to receive notices or contact Abbey Zenith.
Each month AVL holds a monthly party for volunteers and friends of the library but all are welcome to attend these fun themed parties! This month's theme is AVL Hospital, so dress in your uniform, scrubs, lab coats or as a patient and come party with us! There will be costume contest, great music and lively chat!

Alliance Virtual Library 3rd Anniversary Celebration Party!
May 30th at 2:00 PM SL - 3:30 PM SLT
Alliance Virtual Library - Info Island

Gabrielle Riel of Radio Riel will be on hand to help us celebrate our third year in Second Life. The traditional gift for a 3rd year anniversary is leather, so wear your best leathers for this party! We'll be raising money to support Alliance Virtual Library by having a silent auction for the time and expertise of some of our volunteers. You can bid on a 2 hour block of time with many of our most skilled volunteers and learn about building, scripting, texturing, creating SL books, AV appearance, and other SL skills.

Radio Riel will be donating all tips to AVL for this event. Please join us to celebrate and to donate! Please help support AVL in Second Life!

Stonewall Learning Center DiscussionWednesday May 27, 6:00pm at the Info Island auditorium
On this installment of our discussion series on LGBT issues our panel will be discussing "coming out". We'll be having personal stories and experience as well as a talk about what being in our out of the closet means to LGBT people and those around them.

Alexandrian Free Library: (Caledon, Winterfell, Steelhead, New Toulouse, New Babbage, Amatsu Shima, West of Ireland, Steeltopia, Deadwood, Al Andalus & Constantinople) Library Events for May 20 - 26 2009

Continuing Exhibits:
19th Century Literary Influences on Steampunk, an exhibit at the Steelhead Public LibraryMAR 15 to JUN 13, 2009The Steelhead Public Library
Caledon Library 19th Century Spiritualism Exhibit, curated by Mica BraunMay 1st to July 29th, 2009The Jack and Elaine Whitehorn Memorial Library, Caledon Victoria City
Events of the Week:
Winterfell Library - Aianna's Fireside TalesWednesday, 20 May, 20096:00pm - 7:00pm SLTBard's Bonfire, Winterfell Taure En Lor
Winterfell Library - Aianna's Fireside Tales Wed, 6pm – 7pm Bard's Bonfire, Winterfell Taure En Lor "Here is where the dragon roams, The faerie plays, the gnome hides. Across the centuries, from far to home, Here is where the magic abides!" Join us every other Wednesday at 6 PM SLT on Bard's Island in Winterfell as Aianna reads to us magical tales. April 8th - That Explains Poland - Charles de LintApril 22nd - Romano Drom - Charles de Lint May 6th - The Sacred Fire -Charles de Lint May 20th - Winter Was Hard - Charles de Lint
WOI – The conclusion of The Song of the Pearl with Lilia QuinnellWednesday, 20 May, 20097:00pm - 8:00pm SLTWest of Ireland Library & Cultural Center, West of Ireland Tonight, the conclusion of: Song of the Pearl by Ruth NicholsMargaret Redmond, who dies at seventeen, finds that to gain understanding of self and to overcome a deep hatred that has marred her last years she must relive parts of her earlier lives on earth. Story told in voice.
WOI – Shandon Loring with Haunted MysteriesThursday, 21 May, 20097:00pm - 8:00pm SLTWest of Ireland Library & Cultural Center, West of Ireland Join Shandon for stories such as: "Tales to Freeze the Blood”, “True Irish Ghost Stories”, “Haunted Dublin”, “The Candle of Vision”, “Tales of Fairys and of the Ghost World”, etc. Stories told in voice.
WOI - The Tale of Despereax with Caledonia SkytowerMonday, 25 May, 20097:00pm - 8:00pm SLT West of Ireland Library & Cultural Center, West of Ireland The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo In “Book the Second: Chiaroscuro” our tale picks up after our hero has been thrown to the rats in the dungeon, and we meet another unique soul, Roscuro the Rat. Story told in voice.
WOI – Flowers for Algernon with Gyro MugginsTuesday, 26 May, 20095:30pm - 6:30pm SLTWest of Ireland Library & Cultural Center, West of Ireland Charlie Gordan, with an IQ of 80, wants more than anything "to be smart." An experimental brain operation gives him that chance. As his awareness of the world around him increases, Charlie deals with his own awakening emotions and the knowledge that the wondrous beings around him are merely human. Story told in voice.
WOI – Travelers Tales of Ireland with Aoife LorefieldTuesday, 26 May, 20097:00pm - 8:00pm SLTWest of Ireland Library & Cultural Center, West of Ireland
Tuesdays in May we'll be visiting Ireland as Aoife Lorefield reads from the collection, Travelers' Tales Ireland. If you're familiar with the Travelers' Tales series, you'll know how wonderful these true life essays are: well written, sharply drawn, and evocative. On each of May's four Tuesdays, Aoife will read several tales, choosing from among writers like Frank McCourt, Thomas Cahill, Nuala O'Faolain, and Maeve Binchy. So whether you're longing to get back or have yet to go, join her as she travels through Ireland, reading in voice, with chat in voice or text. All are welcome!
WOI – Shandon Loring with The Secret of Roan Inish in Nantucket (pt 2)Tuesday, 26 May, 20097:00pm - 8:00pm SLTNantucket Theatre, in SL New England It is the story of the People of the Sea, the selkies or 'seal people'. The book (The Secret of Roan Mor Skerry) is set in Scotland, the movie (The Secret of Roan Inish) was set in Ireland. The characters are charming, the setting beautiful. Story told in voice.

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