VCARA for the Holidays

Published: Sunday, November 26, 2017 by Alyse Dunavant-Jones

Snapshot from VCARA Holiday Book Launch Party on 12/6/2016

Join VCARA on Monday, December 11, 2017, at 6 p.m. SLT (Pacific) for a special holiday event! Enjoy our festive decorations, ice skate, and hear project proposals from VCARA members. The team is creating a Banned Books Exhibit set to launch at the 9th Annual VCARA Conference in April 2018, and members will create projects for the exhibit based on specific books, genres, facts, articles, and other information about banned books. If you are passionate about this topic and would like to add your own banned books project to the exhibit, please message Alyse Dunavant-Jones (

The holiday celebration will take place on the iSchool Island in Second Life:

Seanchai Library Presents The Dickens Project featuring "A Christmas Carol" Coming to LEA7 November 25 - December 30, 2017Before the event, VCARA member Alyse Dunavant-Jones will also host a tour of the Dickens Project at 5pm SLT (Pacific) for the Virginia Society of Technology in Education (VSTE). All are welcome to attend. To participate in the tour, please meet 12/11/17 at 5-10 minutes before 5pm (SLT) on VSTE Island in Second Life:

The Dickens Project is an annual tradition in Second Life hosted by Seanchai Library that celebrates Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol, and the Victorian era with readings, tours, exhibits, and other events throughout the holiday season. For a full schedule of Dickens Project events (including additional tours throughout December), check out Seanchai’s Dickens Project schedule. Or explore the simulation on your own at Linden Endowment for the Arts Region 7 in Second Life:

For information about joining VCARA in Second Life, please refer to our VCARA for Newbies blog post. To request an orientation to Second Life and VCARA, please email Alyse Dunavant-Jones ( To follow VCARA on social media, check out our VCARA on Social Media page.

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