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). We also gather for a meal and celebration of Mr. Holmes near his presumed birthday date of January 6.

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 johanna@comicsworthreading.com 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
December 18, 2022 The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
January 15, 2023 Birthday Celebration
February 19, 2023 The Adventure of the Copper Beeches
March 19, 2023 The Adventure of Silver Blaze
April 16, 2023 The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
May 21, 2023 The Adventure of the Yellow Face
June 18, 2023 The Adventure of the Stockbroker’s Clerk
July 16, 2023 The Adventure of the Gloria Scott
August 20, 2023 The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual
September 17, 2023 The Adventure of the Reigate Squires
October 15, 2023 The Adventure of the Crooked Man
November 19, 2023 The Adventure of the Resident Patient
December 17, 2023 The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter