Engaging with Students in Second Life
On Friday, October 17th, from 4:30pm to 7:00pm SLT there will be an event designed for LIS students in Second Life. Engaging with Students in Second Life begins at Cybrary City II (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cybrary%20City%20II/32/92/2) for a tour of the Special Library Association building. 4:30 pm SLT, Tour of SLA with Jill Hurst-Wahl – Jill is speaker, author, librarians, and senior instructor, Jill Hurst-Wahl (for a really nice bio, please see http://www.hurstassociates.com/About.htm). 5:00pm SLT to 6:00pm SLT Panelists include: Dr. Tu, LIS Professor at the University of South Carolina (http://www.libsci.sc.edu/feilitu/ftu. Plautia Corvale, Librarian in Colorado and Team Member for the Emerald City Project in Second Life Scott Brown from Sun Microsystems (http://www.sun.com/) Rocky Vallejo, Cataloger and manager of several islands for the Alliance Library System (http://www.alliancelibrarysystem.com/) 6:00pm to 7:00pm SLT, participants are invited to INKA’s Place on Eduisland 3 (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eduisland%203/34/74/23) for a Suzen Juel Resistance Concert.
Homeless in the Library
Got homeless in your library? Library staff and homeless shelter staff often have a common interest; we serve the same people. On Friday, October 17th and Saturday, October 18th at 8:00 am SLT (SLT is PST), please join us for a conversation about people who are homeless and librarians on Cybrary City 1 at the Open Auditorium in the virtual environment, Second Life. Shelter staff and librarians can work together to find best practices. Our speakers, real life metropolitan homeless shelter staff, Jarhead Euler, Pita Weazles and librarians will facilitate this discussion, field your questions, and provide a collection of resources. http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cybrary%20City/128/148/24 Also included is a tour of the new Virtual Homeless Resource Center on Cybrary Square. Presentation will be in voice. For more information, please IM Sonja Morgwain or Jarhead Euler.
October/November Library Art Gallery Exhibit Celebration.
Sunday, 19 October 2008, at 2P SLT
Special live musical performance by the very talented pianist, Enniv Zarf, in celebration of artists: PJ Trenton and GM Nikolaidis. Please join us in celebrating these very fine artists! Bring a friend and hope to see you there!
Cypress Grove at Mystery Manor
Mystery Manor’s Discussion series, Waiting for the Other Gumshoe to
Drop, finishes its first season Wednesday, October 29, with a
discussion of Cypress Grove by James Sallis.
YOU can help us plan our second season. We plan to take Mystery Manor
international this time. We want to find mysteries that give the
reader the feeling of being in another country and experiencing a
Please send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
ALA Salon Huron event – library round table discussion series
Next Thursday (Oct. 16th) at 3:30 p.m. SLT on ALA Island we will have one of our informal Salon Huron events. Feel free to gather with colleagues to discuss topics of the day. Maxito Ricardo will get the conversation rolling with a brief look at the ALA VCL MIG (Virtual Communities and Libraries, Member Initiative Group). If you need a TP offer, please IM Maxito Ricardo.
Harmonic Wealth: The Secret of Attracting the Life You want
Next Thursday at 6:00 p.m. SLT on Investing InfoIsland we will have another in the series of book discussions about investing, the economy (egads!), and underlying fundamentals. This month we will be discussing Harmonic Wealth: The Secret of Attracting the Life You Want, by James Arthur Ray. While most investment advisors suggest that people stay within their comfort zone, Ray challenges his readers to go beyond our self-imposed boundaries. If Investing InfoIsland is beyond your comfort zone in SL and you need a TP, please IM Maxito Ricardo.
Bradburyville: Lecture on Fahrenheit 451
Join us at Bradburyville at 5 pm sl for a tour of the island with Corwin Howlett; 6 pm sl for a lecture by Dr. Loren Logsdon on “Fahrenheit 451” and at 7 pm sl for a space music dance with Gabrielle Riel.
PubMed for YOU: Searching for Medical Information
PubMed for YOU: Searching for Medical information
Healthinfo Island Classroom area
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. SL time
Prerequisites: Curiosity and an interest in searching for health information
Join us on Healthinfo Island for a hands-on opportunity to learn how you (yes, you!) can search the PubMed database. No need for prior experience – it’s all about checking out one of the greatest informational resources we have, free on the Internet. Questions? Contact Carolina Keats inworld.
Founder’s Ball: Renaissance Island
October 17 at 5 pm sl. Contact Diamond Coronet in world for more info.
Alexandrian Free Library: Caledon, Winterfell, Steelhead, New Babbage & New Toulouse Library events October 14 – 23
“I Loaf and Invite my Soul”
Identity & Selfhood in Virtual Worlds
A Conversation with Tom Bukowski
Wednesday, October 15th
6-7 pm SLT
We’re our secret selves, we’re more than ourselves, we meet ourselves (or at least our alts) coming and going…in virtual worlds like Second Life, that’s just the beginning. As the saying goes, It’s Complicated. But then, so are we.
Join ethnologist Tom Bukowski, author of “Coming of Age in Second Life,” for a conversation about the faceted nature of the self, and what virtual worlds have to teach us about what we’ve always been.
This event is sponsored by the Alexandrian Free Library, and produced by Radio Riel. If you can’t join us in world, tune in at http://music2.radioriel.org
Radio Theatre – The Hobbit, on Radio Riel
Chapter 7 Queer Lodgings
Chapter 8 Flies and Spiders
Thu, October 16, 7pm – 8pm
Radio Riel HQ, Caledon Penzance
Or tune in at http://music.radioriel.org
Caledon Library Collaborators Radio Riel will be streaming a recording of JRR Tolkein’s beloved classic “The Hobbit”, read by Nicol Williamson, for the next several Thursdays. Join Host Edward Pearse at the station headquarters to listen…bring a dragon, or a dwarf or two, you never know who will show up!
Winterfell Library – Taure En Lor – Bard Gathering (Storytelling Night)
Thursday, October 23, 5pm – 7pm
Taure En Lor, Winterfell 128,95,25
Join us under the stars of Taure En Lor every third Thursday of the month. Experience the magic; tell a tale, recite a poem, sing us a song or simply relax with friendly folks from all over the grid. This month’s theme is….ghost stories!
West of Ireland Library
Join us in the West of Ireland Library for the following:
Monday 13 October @ 7 – Caledonia Skytower reads “Alice in Wonderland”
Tuesday 14 October @ 7 – Han Sontse continues “Ariel: A Book of the Change”
Wednesday 15 October @ 7 – Aoife Lorefield will share Edgar Allen Poe stories
Thursday 16 October @ 6.30 – Shandon Loring offers spooky creepy tales at the fire pit by the Library
Friday 17 October @ 5 – WOI Storytellers with stories of Autumn and the Celtic Samhain
Saturday 18 October @ 2 – Elder Priestman shares classic Americana from Washington Irving
Sunday 19 October @ 11 – WOI Storytellers with more Autumnal and Samhain stories
Monday 20 October @ 7 – Caledonia Skytower and Peter Pan!
Tuesday 21 October @ 7 – DRACULA! with the WOI Storytellers and Draconius Merlin
Please IM Derry McMahon for more info or with any questions!
Written by Lori Bell