Feline spouses and tales from Ireland and the east

It’s time once again for lovers of the spoken word to update their diaries for dates at the Seanchai Library SL, as storytellers there bring us a host of new tales to tell.

As always, all times SLT, and unless otherwise stated, events will be held on the Seanchai Library’s home on Imagination Island.

Sunday April 14th, 18:00: Magicland Storytime

Join Caledonia Skytower, as she again kisses the Blarney Stone and brings to life more tales from the Emerald Isle to mark St. Patrick’s Day at Magicland Park.

Monday April 15th, 19:00: Original Tales

Come join Freda Frostbite as she brings her own original tales to life!

Tuesday April 16th, 19:00: The Girl Who Married a Lion & Other Tales from Africa

Girl-lionAuthor Alexander McCall Smith (The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency) brings together a beguiling selection of folktales from Zimbabwe and the Setswana-speaking people of Botswana.

A girl discovers that her young husband might actually be a lion in disguise, but not before they have two sons who might actually be cubs; a child made of wax follows his curiosity outside into the heat of daylight and melts, only for his siblings shape him into a bird with feathers made of leaves that enable him to fly into the light; tales of talking hyenas and milk-giving birds; stories of clever cannibals who nonetheless get their comeuppance, and mysterious forces that reside in the landscape. Rhodesian-born Alexander McCall Smith brings together a rich variety of tales from traditional African lore, as re-told by Shandon Loring.

Wednesday, April 17th, 19:00: “His Hollywood” & more adventures with Polar Bear the Cat

With Kaydon Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower.

Thursday, April 18th, 19:00: Myths and Legends of the Near East

With Shandon Loring.

Please check with the Seanchai Library SL’s blog for updates and additions to the week’s schedule.

In March and April Seanchai are inviting library guests to join them in supporting their featured real world charity Project Children! Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

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  1. The girl who married a lion? Hmmm… Why is it that just looking at the title makes me remember a song titled “Maybe I’m a Leo” (and then Mr. Gillan continues to say “… but I ain’t no lion”)?

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