There will be 2 Virtual Programs offered in May!

The Birdman of Koshkonong May 6 (Thursday) at 6:00

On Thursday, May 6 at 6:00pm CST, Martha Bergland will be with us virtually to discuss her biography about Thure Kumlien, one of Wisconsin's most influential naturalists.

Thure Kumlien was one of Wisconsin’s earliest Swedish settlers and an accomplished ornithologist, botanist, and naturalist in the mid-1800s, though his name is not well known today. He settled on the shore of Lake Koshkonong in 1843 and soon began sending bird specimens to museums and collectors in Europe and the eastern United States, including the Smithsonian. Later, he prepared natural history exhibits for the newly established University of Wisconsin and became the first curator and third employee of the new Milwaukee Public Museum. Register here!

Cook-Along with Huma Siddiqui May 17 (Monday) at 6:30

Cook along, or just watch for great new ideas! Huma Siddiqui from White Jasmine Spices will walk us through the steps to create yummy Karahi Chicken on Monday, May 17 at 6:30 CST. Once you have registered and received your confirmation email, you may contact your local SCLS library to request the free spice packets that are used to cook along, or you may use what you have in your own spice collection. Library spice packets are first-come, first-served. You will also need some of your own spices. A complete list of what is needed is within the registration information right here.

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