The Notorious Canary-Trainers of Madison, Wisconsin

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The Notorious Canary-Trainers is the local Sherlock Holmes society in the Madison, Wisconsin, area, established in 1969. We are an officially recognized scion of the Baker Street Irregulars. Membership is open to anyone interested in Sherlock Holmes, regardless of age. Visitors are welcome at any of our meetings.

We meet from 3-4:30 PM on the third Sunday of every month, where we discuss one of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Our meeting location is the Fitchburg Library (5530 Lacy Road) September through May, with alternate venues selected in the summer (when the library is closed on Sundays).

Our meeting location for June 16, 2024, is at Memorial United Church of Christ, 5705 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg. Please contact if you need more information.

We also gather for a meal and celebration of Mr. Holmes near his presumed birthday date of January 6, which takes the place of our January meeting.

We maintain an email list (Google group) for meeting reminders and other announcements and discussion. Instructions can be found there, or if you have issues, email if you’d like to be added.

Find out more about the history of the group.

We have also put together some resources for new Sherlockians.

Reading Schedule

Meeting Date Story Discussed
June 16, 2024 The Adventure of the Empty House
July 21, 2024 The Adventure of the Norwood Builder
August 18, 2024 The Adventure of the Dancing Men
September 15, 2024 The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist
October 20, 2024 The Adventure of the Priory School
November 17, 2024 The Adventure of Black Peter
December 15, 2024 The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton

(The Notorious Canary-Trainers site,, is hosted by Comics Worth Reading, which also hosts for additional Holmesian content.)