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THURSDAY December 28th at 7pm: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (part one)

"Love me - that's all I ask of you"
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

In 1890s Paris, the Palais Garnier is believed to be haunted by an entity known as the Phantom or the Opera Ghost. One day, the stage hand, Joseph Bouquet, is found hanged, presumably by the Phantom, after boasting about him to the corps de ballet. At the same time, Christine DaaĆ©, a young Swedish soprano, has been tutored by what she believes to be the Angel of Music, sent by her deceased father. On the night of the gala performance for the old manager's retirement, Christine is called upon to sing in the place of the Opera's leading soprano, Carlotta, who is ill, and her performance is an astonishing success. The Vicomte Raoul de Chagny, who was present at the performance, recognises her as his childhood playmate, and recalls his love for her. He attempts to visit her backstage, where he hears a man speaking to her from inside her dressing room. He investigates the room once Christine leaves, only to find that there's no one else in the room. Book: Phantom of the Opera Author: Gaston Leroux


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THURSDAY December 21st at 7pm: The Homecoming - A Christmas Story

The Homecoming : A Novel About Spencer's Mountain

The Homecoming - A Christmas Story with Shandon Loring
It is remembered in my family that on Christmas Eve of 1933 my father was late arriving home. That, along with the love he and my mother bestowed upon their eight redheaded offspring, is fact. The rest is fiction.
ALL day the cold Virginia sky had hung low over Walton's Mountain. It was a leaden, silent, moist presence. It promised snow before the fall of night.
This morning Olivia had gone to the upstairs hall where she kept her Christmas Cactus in a spot where the winter sun filtered in through the window.

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THURSDAY December 7th at 7pm: IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS pt2


" Council for Temporal Studies asks time travelers to save Christmas "
 IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS
An Out of Time Christmas Novella
part two

At a time when interest in the Christmas holiday was waning, Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol and inspired the world. But now, history is changing, and the book is never written. When the Council for Temporal Studies asks time travelers Simon and Elizabeth Cross to "save Christmas," they think he's joking. But it's anything but a laughing matter. Simon and Elizabeth must go back to 1843 London and convince Dickens to write his endearing story, or the Christmas holiday we all know and love will cease to be--forever.

Book: IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS Author: Monique Martin ISBN: 978-1539539681


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THURSDAY November 30th at 7pm: IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS pt1


" Council for Temporal Studies asks time travelers to save Christmas "
 IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS
An Out of Time Christmas Novella
part one

At a time when interest in the Christmas holiday was waning, Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol and inspired the world. But now, history is changing, and the book is never written. When the Council for Temporal Studies asks time travelers Simon and Elizabeth Cross to "save Christmas," they think he's joking. But it's anything but a laughing matter. Simon and Elizabeth must go back to 1843 London and convince Dickens to write his endearing story, or the Christmas holiday we all know and love will cease to be--forever.

Book: IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS Author: Monique Martin ISBN: 978-1539539681


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THURSDAY NOVEMBER 23rd at 10am: ALICES RESTAURANT MASSACREE

ALICE'S RESTAURANT REVISITED
The song is one of Arlo Guthrie's most prominent works, based on a true incident from his life that began on Thanksgiving Day 1965 with a citation for littering, and ended with the refusal of the U.S. Army to draft him because of his conviction for that crime. The ironic punch line of the story is that, in the words of Guthrie, "I'm sittin' here on the Group W bench 'cause you want to know if I'm moral enough to join the Army - burn women, kids, houses and villages - after bein' a litterbug." The final part of the song is an encouragement for the listeners to sing along, to resist the draft, and to end war.

The "song" is in fact a spoken monologue, presented by Shandon Loring today for your listening pleasure or just to groan at and be Thankful when it's over.

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at SEANCHAI LIBRARY

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THURSDAY November 16th at 7pm: GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens (part two)

"Love. Betrayal. Destiny."
GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Graveyards, poverty, prison ships and chains, and fights to the death, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil - whew!! Hold on to your hats and glasses folks, this is one wild ride! Orphan Pip discovers through lawyer Mr. Jaggers that a mysterious benefactor wishes to ensure that he becomes a gentleman. Reunited with his childhood patron, Miss Havisham , and his first love, the beautiful but emotionally cold Estella, he discovers that the elderly spinster has gone mad from having been left at the altar as a young woman, and has made her charge into a warped, unfeeling heartbreaker. Book: Great Expectations Author: Charles Dickens

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THURSDAY November 9th at 7pm: GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens (part one)

"Love. Betrayal. Destiny."
GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Graveyards, poverty, prison ships and chains, and fights to the death, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil - whew!! Hold on to your hats and glasses folks, this is one wild ride! Orphan Pip discovers through lawyer Mr. Jaggers that a mysterious benefactor wishes to ensure that he becomes a gentleman. Reunited with his childhood patron, Miss Havisham , and his first love, the beautiful but emotionally cold Estella, he discovers that the elderly spinster has gone mad from having been left at the altar as a young woman, and has made her charge into a warped, unfeeling heartbreaker. Book: Great Expectations Author: Charles Dickens

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THURSDAY November 2nd at 7pm: THE SHADOWY THIRD

"A phantasmal judgment"
THE SHADOWY THIRD

the mysterious tale of a Miss Margaret Randolph, a young nurse who was hired to be a private nurse for the invalid wife of the very famous Dr. Maradick. While in this employ, Miss Randolph perceives the flickers of ghosts and starts to unweave the secrets that bind them all together in the Doctor's web.
Book: THE SHADOWY THIRD Author: Ellen Glasgow


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THURSDAY October 26th at 7pm: TRUE LIFE GHOST STORIES


"strange happenings and ghostly 'stay-behinds'"
TRUE LIFE GHOST STORIES

What exactly is a ghost? Something people dream up in their cups or on a sickbed? Far from it. Ghosts - apparitions of "dead" people or sound associated with invisible human beings - are the surviving memories of people. They are people who have not been able to make the transition from their physical state into the world of spirits. They are the souls we will visit with tonight at the Seanchai Library.

Book: True Ghost Stories Author: Hans Holzer


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THURSDAY October 19th at 7pm: THE HAUNTERS and the HAUNTED


"JOIN US AT OCTOBERVILLE!"
THE HAUNTERS and the HAUNTED

No one would stay in this London house more than a few hours. Each one who would talk about what had happened had experienced something different. Disembodied hands and feet and footsteps and all shapes and colors and sizes of presences seek to terrify anyone who stays in this house. The malignant spirit of a wronged husband wreaking vengeance against the house and all who dwell within it - even from beyond the grave!

An 1843 story that is the archetype for all Haunted House stories to follow, from the author who gave us the famous opening line "It was a dark and stormy night.."

Book: THE HAUNTERS and the HAUNTED Author: Edward Bulwer-Lytton


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THURSDAY October 12th at 7pm: ZOMBIES!! The Grave Gives Up

"a voice from the dead"
ZOMBIES!! The Grave Gives Up

IT WAS A melancholy night. Dampness impregnated the sultry autumn air. The light of the moon filtered faintly through a huge black cloud that hung over the face of the heavens. Somewhere from the great swamp near the graveyard a whippoor-will sobbed; and the throbbing sound echoed the anguish in the heart of Gordon Lane.

Book: Zombies, Zombies, Zombies Author: Jack D'Arcy


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THURSDAY October 5th at 7pm: FROM THE SHADOWS

TONIGHT
"Mrs. Clendon's Place"  and  "The Haunting"
FROM THE SHADOWS
Being down on your luck is often portrayed in film and story as a somewhat romantic condition. Without ties one can become a wanderer, an observer, a minister without portfolio to what the world is "really" like. What the world is really like, however, is almost always much different than we ever imagined.

Book: From The Shadows #7 Author: Charles L. Grant

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THURSDAY September 28th at 7pm: KISS ME AGAIN, STRANGER

"Wake me before we get to the cemetery"
KISS ME AGAIN, STRANGER


A mysterious pretty girl, a dark rainy night, a lingering kiss in the graveyard...
A great way to start the fall, and the haunting, season!

A shy mechanic follows a cinema usherette home from work and is led to a cemetery. Only later does the mechanic discover the terrible truth about her. 

by Daphne du Maurier
(author of 'The Birds')

Book: Echoes From The Macabre Author: Daphne du Maurier ISBN-13: 978-0884115434


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THURSDAY September 21st at 7pm: PIRATES!! Tom Chist and the Treasure Box


"An Old-time Story of the Days of Captain Kidd"
TOM CHIST and the TREASURE BOX
(65 minutes)

Pirates, Buccaneers, Marooners, those cruel but
picturesque sea wolves who once infested the Spanish Main

Book: THE BOOK OF PIRATES Author: Howard Pyle


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THURSDAY September 14th at 7pm: PIRATES!! Blueskin The Pirate


"There was no more cruel, bloody, desperate, devilish pirate"
BLUESKIN THE PIRATE
(75 minutes)

Rumors and reports of Blueskin’s doings in the West Indies and off the Carolinas had been brought in now and then by sea captains. There was no more cruel, bloody, desperate, devilish pirate than he in all those pirate-infested waters.
Book: THE BOOK OF PIRATES Author: Howard Pyle


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THURSDAY September 7th at 7pm: THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS pt2

"Toils and Dangers of the Wilderness"
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS

The Last of the Mohicans is set in 1757, during the French and Indian War, when France and Great Britain battled for control of North America. During this war, both the French and the British used Native American allies, but the French were particularly dependent, as they were outnumbered in the Northeast frontier areas by the more numerous British colonists.

Book: The Last of the Mohicans Author: James Fenimoor Cooper


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THURSDAY August 31st at 7pm: THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS pt1

"Toils and Dangers of the Wilderness"
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS

The Last of the Mohicans is set in 1757, during the French and Indian War, when France and Great Britain battled for control of North America. During this war, both the French and the British used Native American allies, but the French were particularly dependent, as they were outnumbered in the Northeast frontier areas by the more numerous British colonists.

Book: The Last of the Mohicans Author: James Fenimoor Cooper


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THURSDAY August 24th at 7pm: FROM THE SHADOWS - The Growth of the House of Usher


"Rowland Usher had built in the loneliest spot he could find"
THE GROWTH OF 
THE HOUSE OF USHER
"An unsettling examination of a bizarre dream house of a future age,
and the cost one pays for living there"


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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

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

"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


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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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THURSDAY, July 13th at 7PM: CHRISTMAS IN JULY

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"Maybe Christmas, perhaps... means a little bit more!"
 CHRISTMAS IN JULY


It's hot, you're sweaty and longing for some relief from the heat. And while thinking about winter, you're probably also dreaming of all those snowy nights of Christmas celebrations, and yearning for the coolness of winter amid the scorching summer months.So join us tonight and celebrate Christmas in July!

Tonight we will have..
- A Christmas Ghost Story
- The story behind 'It's Wonderful Life'
and.. a visit from a special guest, or two!


And we've heard tell that it is just possible that someone Grinchy just might make an appearance courtesy of Shandon and Caledonia.

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THURSDAY July 6th at 7pm: MOBY DICK pt2

"Call Me Ishamael"
MOBY DICK

Ishmael narrates the monomaniacal quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, for revenge on the albino sperm whale Moby Dick, which on a previous voyage destroyed Ahab's ship and severed his leg at the knee.

Book: Moby Dick Author: Herman Melville


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THURSDAY June 29th at 7pm: MOBY DICK pt1

"Call Me Ishamael"
MOBY DICK

Ishmael narrates the monomaniacal quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, for revenge on the albino sperm whale Moby Dick, which on a previous voyage destroyed Ahab's ship and severed his leg at the knee.

Book: Moby Dick Author: Herman Melville


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THURSDAY June 22nd at 7pm: THE SOUTHERN THING

"a rugged, brutal landscape of exquisite beauty"
THE SOUTHERN THING

Stories that demonstrate the tensions between the traditional and the modern, the old and new south, tenderness and violence, man and nature; evoking the heart and soul of this land and its people — men and women inexorably tethered to the geography that defines and shapes them. The focus is regional, but the themes are universal, striking an emotional chord that resonates deep within each of our lives - suspense and myth, hope and heartbreak.

Book: Something Rich and Strange
Author: Ron Rash
plus poetry by Patterson Hood of 'Drive By Truckers'

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THURSDAY June 15th at 7pm: FROM THE SHADOWS - Ghost Stories of the Old West



"Third Thursday Every Month... From The Shadows"
FROM THE SHADOWS
Dark fantasy, horror, ghosts, and the macabre! From MANY different top authors in the field. Touching many different topics... victims, vengeance, identities, gypsies, carnivals, famines, rain, seal people, evil rocks, psychic vampires, curses, old gods, trains, haunted houses, dreams, coast guards, doors, photographs, wakes, and occult arts.


Tonight:
Ghost Stories of the Old West

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THURSDAY June 8th at 7pm: THE STORY OF THE PONY EXPRESS

"Missouri to California in 10 days"
THE STORY OF THE PONY EXPRESS

Running only 19 months, "The Pony" helped shape this mighty nation
through some of here most crucial months.

Dozens of applicants vied for jobs, eager to accept the death defying rigors they would soon experience. Mark Twain, who saw the Pony Express in action first hand, described the riders as: "... usually a little bit of a man". Though small in stature, their untarnished record proved them to possess the hearts of lions. History would record that they were among the most durable horsemen to ever straddle a saddle.

Book: The Pony Express
Author: Samuel Hopkins Adams

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THURSDAY June 1st at 7pm: GOLD FEVER - Miner's Tales of the Wild West


"Gold Fever"
Miner's Tales of the Wild West

The typical miner was a bearded young man, dressed in a slouch hat, red long johns, trousers tucked into hlgh-topped boots - he packed a shovel, pick and gold pan. When his dream of easy riches eventually died he often stayed in the West and became a farmer, stockman, tradesman or professional. If married, he sent for his family - if single, he married a daughter of pioneers and started a new family.

The lasting effect of the gold rush was not so much in the individual accumulation of wealth, but in the simple fact that thousands of miners stayed rather than returning home and they helped win the West.


Book: Tales of the Wild West Vol. 9
Author: Rick Steber


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THURSDAY May 25th at 7pm: FEYLAND - The First Adventure


"Virtual worlds are not safe - Jennet learned that the hard way"
FEYLAND
FEYLAND: THE FIRST ADVENTURE High-tech gaming and ancient magic collide when a computer game opens a gateway to the treacherous Realm of Faerie. Jennet Carter never thought hacking into her dad’s new epic-fantasy sim-game would be so exciting… or dangerous. Behind the interface, dark forces lie in wait, leading her toward a battle that will test her to her limits and cost her more than she ever imagined.

= TONIGHT'S STORY WILL RUN 90 MINUTES =

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