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Book Events in Second Life – Tuesday, July 22-Monday, July 28

22 Jul

To submit your book event to this weekly listing, please contact Kghia Gherardi.

TUESDAY, JULY 22

2:00 pm
Open Mic Poetry (Catcher in the Rye)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Twist%20of%20Fate/209/193/27

Come join Catcher in the Rye to share your favorite poems, or listen as people read their own. Reading will take place in both text and voice, a microphone is not necessary, but being able to listen on voice is helpful.

Original poetry is especially encouraged and welcome! The meeting will be lead by the very talented Mr. Sabreman Carter. Hope to see you all there!

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7:00 pm
Storyteller Han Sontse (West of Ireland Library)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/West%20of%20Ireland/44/171/26

One of our new storytellers, who likes Sci/Fan stories, reading ‘Ariel – Abook of the Change’ by Steven R. Boyett

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 23

1:00 pm
SLT Murder She Wrote (Guild of UK Writers)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Scotland%20Plarmigan/173/134/22

Published author Cora Hawker reads from her thriller/horror novel “The Lesser of Two Evils”. Not for the faint-hearted. (GATHERING HELD AT THE STONE CIRCLE)

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3:00 pm
Oral Interpretation of Poetry (Guild of UK Writers)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Scotland%20Plarmigan/173/134/22

Julian Hifeng will teach an eight-part course in “Oral Interpretation of Poetry” at Milk Wood. The class begins Wednesday, July 9 at 3PM SLT. (GATHERING HELD AT POET’S WOOD, MILK WOOD)

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6:00 pm
Fairy Tale Discussion Group: Puss in Boots (Fiction & Lattes)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Healy/206/64/103

We have been reading so much about the ladies, its about time we read a good tale with a male character first and foremost! And who can possibly resist a cat wearing boots? Give the story a read and think on similarities with other stories, symbolism and realizations as to its content that might come about. Have an alternate version? Bring it along to share with the group! This group is conducted in text chat…you are welcome to use voice, just be sure you are willing to type for those who can’t hear!

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7:00 pm
Storyteller Rei Hax (West of Ireland Library)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/West%20of%20Ireland/44/171/26

Rei Hax continues the reading of “Elder’s Game” by Orson Scott Card

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THURSDAY, JULY 24

3:00 p.m
Sci Fi Reading (Guild of UK Writers)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Scotland%20Plarmigan/173/134/22

Please join us as we christen our new library on (belated) St. John’s Eve, the holiest day of the Voodoo calendar. A celebration of growth and moving forward, we’ll baptize the newest addition to the New Toulouse neighborhood in gin and gumbo. After a brief ceremony, music and dancing will be provided in New Toulouse style!

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5:00 pm
Poetry Reading (Fiction & Lattes)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Healy/206/64/103

Bring your favorite poetry…by any author or, yourself! Please have a bit of info about the author…not much just a little….and enjoy reading OR listening to poetry. Please be voice activated. 🙂 You don’t have to talk but need to have this feature enabled in order to hear. I will be reading selections from James Dickey and Elizabeth Bishop.

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7:00 pm
Storyteller Shandon Loring (West of Ireland Library)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/West%20of%20Ireland/44/171/26

Chief Storyteller Shandon Loring delights us with Celtic Myths and Legends and stories of the little people in the Catskill Mountains of New York state

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FRIDAY, JULY 25

2:00 pm
SLT Trivia Quest (Guild of UK Writers)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Scotland%20Plarmigan/173/134/22

As the name implies, it is all about trivia – a night of trivia to be exact (or as we Brits like to call it a PUB QUIZ). Pit your brains against the man in the machine – whoever he might be. Highest score at the end of the night wins L$500. (GATHERING HELD IN THE LOUNGE BAR OF THE MAIN HOUSE)

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6:00-8:00 pm
The Second Annual Bookbinders Ball (Caledon Library)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Caledon%20Carntaigh/83/183/25

A Formal, Fancy Dress ball in Caledon, to celebrate The Caledon Library’s collaboration with Radio Riel on their FFRC supported “Shakespeare Summer” project.

Hosted by JJ Drinkwater of the Caledon Library & the Alexandrian Free Library, Gabrielle Riel of Radio Riel & Riel Events, and the funloving folks of Info Island’s TX950. The theme of this event is “What’s in a Name?” and you are invited to come as your favorite Shakespearian Actor, Character, or Play. We will once again be playing our Guessing Game, where you fill out your “Library Card” with the names of fellow revelers whom you have “checked out” for the dance, and your guesses as to what their costume represents. Join us for an evening of very literate festivity indeed!

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SATURDAY, JULY 26

Noon
Book Trivia (Quiz for the Brits): Children IN Literature (Bookstacks)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Tholtfinger/47/131/49

They go walking through the woods, seeing things they shouldn’t see, saying things they shouldn’t say, yet those children are important characters in books. The winner takes home $L250.

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2:00 pm
Storyteller Elder Priestman (West of Ireland Library)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/West%20of%20Ireland/44/171/26

Elder Priestman, another one of our new storytellers, begins reading tales from “Zion’s Cause” by Jim Peyton, tales from the old South

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2:30-4:30 pm
Shakespeare Summer Ball #2: Romeo and Juliet (Caledon Library)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Caledon%20Carntaigh/83/183/25

Come and experience the Masquerade Ball in at the villa of the Capulets, from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. All attendees are encouraged to come in Renaissance garb, or costumes inspired by any of the play’s numerous interpretations. If you want, come and roleplay one of the characters from the play….Balconies *will* be provided! Sponsored by the Caledon Library and Produced by Riel Events.

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6:00 pm
Literary Discussion Group: The Tragedy of Julius Ceasar (Fiction & Lattes)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Healy/206/64/103

Discussion of Caesar, Antony, and the conspirators……not to mention the absent Cleopatra!

Please be voice activated! You don’t have to talk but need to have this feature enabled in order to hear. If you have not read the play…no worries….I can guide u through it and can send u a notecard with a summary…just IM me! ~SIDDA LEIGH

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SUNDAY, JULY 27

11:00 am
Book Discussion: Great Short Story Collections (Bookstacks)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Tholtfinger/47/131/49

Short story collections are often overlooked when we discuss books, yet they are just the thing when you need a quick read. Whether you read ZZ Packer’s Drink Coffee Elsewhere, the collected short stories of Mark Twain, or Jimmy Buffet’s Tales from Margaritaville, tell us about collections you enjoy.

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2:00 pm
Trivia Quest (Guild of UK Writers)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Scotland%20Plarmigan/173/134/22

As the name implies, it is all about trivia – a night of trivia to be exact (or as we Brits like to call it a PUB QUIZ). This week I will write the questions which will be based on Library & Information Science, Food & Nutrition, and The Simpsons. Winner takes home L$250; DRESS THEME: MASTERS AND SERVANTS- Best dressed wins L$250 (GATHERING HELD IN THE LOUNGE BAR OF THE MAIN HOUSE, MILK WOOD)

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5:00 pm
Poetry Open Mic (Blue Angel Poets’ Dive)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Windermere/224/194/34

The Blue Angel Poets’ Dive hosts a poetry open mic each Sunday night at 5pm. We haven’t missed a Sunday of hosting since August of 2006! So we will be here. Come on by!

And bring a poem, why don’t you? Or just kick back and enjoy the verbal vibe in dive bar comfort. The evening culminates with a poetry challenge to keep your lead sharp.

BYOB (Bring Your Own Bongos, or use ours!)

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6:00 pm
Literary Discussion Group: The Tragedy of Julius Ceasar (Fiction & Lattes)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Healy/206/64/103

Discussion of Caesar, Antony, and the conspirators……not to mention the absent Cleopatra!

Please be voice activated! You don’t have to talk but need to have this feature enabled in order to hear. If you have not read the play…no worries….I can guide u through it and can send u a notecard with a summary…just IM me! ~SIDDA LEIGH

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MONDAY, JULY 28

2:00 pm
Aianna Oh Storyteller (Guild of UK Writers)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Scotland%20Plarmigan/173/134/22

Real Life Storyteller, Aianna Oh shares her wonderful fantasy book. (GATHERING HELD AT THE STONE CIRCLE)

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6:00 pm
Book-to-Film: To Kill a Mockingbird (Bookstacks)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Tholtfinger/47/131/49

Join us for our monthly discussion of great books turned into great films. This week will discuss the classic Harper Lee novel, To Kill a Mockingbird and the equally classic film version of it (view it online at http://tinyurl.com/6x9uzj).

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WEEK-LONG EVENTS

Sun, July 20 – Sat, July 26

Shakespeare Summer: Romeo and Juliet (Caledon Library)
Radio Riel: http://music.radioriel.org

The second month of Shakespeare Summer, produced by Radio Riel in cooperation with the Caledon Library, and funded by the Foundation for Rich Content. Radio Riel’s “From The Library” programming all this week will feature music from, thematically connected to, or providing commentary and sidelights on, The Bard’s eternally popular play of the impetuosities and tragedies of youthful love. Programming & events this week lead up the the Romeo & Juliet Ball on July 26th. Visit Radio Riel at http://radioriel.blogspot.com/ for details of the programming

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Daily, Sunday – Friday

Noon-1:00 pm
The URU Book Club Readings (URU)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bestone/183/92/21

Live Book Readings at the Explorers Community Center (starting a new book – The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz). Must have voice enabled to hear the reading.

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