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2024 Cabin Fever Lecture Series
will take place at the new library addition,
230 4th Avenue in downtown Baraboo


Robert & Karen pic.jpg
Melanie Tallmadge Sainz, photo credit Beth Skogen.jpg
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Kris Tiles.jpg

Wednesday, February 21

Adventures in Africa: A Photo Safari to Botswana and Kenya

Dr. Robert Rolley and Dr. Karen Mesmer, Career Biologists and BRPA Members


Join our favorite travelers Robert and Karen for an evening revisiting their 2023 excursion in search of iconic wildlife. We’ll get their perspective on a variety of ecotourism models while enjoying an array of inspiring experiences up close and personal with the wild African landscape.

Sponsored by: Terrence & Barbara McCormick



Wednesday, March 6

Indigenous Art: A Local Artist’s Perspective

Melanie Tallmadge Sainz, Cultural Arts Educator and Artist  


Melanie is Founding Director of Little Eagle Arts Foundation (LEAF), a Native-led nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the arts and culture of Native people of the Western Great Lakes. She is an enrolled member of the Ho-Chunk Nation who grew up in the Wisconsin Dells. Melanie will share about what influences her personal art-making process as well as provide information about her foundation.


Sponsored by: Hiroshi & Arlene Kanno


Wednesday, March 20

Whole Land Management: The Key to Responsible Stewardship

Jeb Barzen, President of the Wisconsin Prescribed Fire Council (WPFC) 

Spend an evening with Jeb and potentially a couple of friends who will fill us in on the fire council’s role in abetting private lands management; the goal being to encourage prescribed fire as a safe and effective tool for habitat restoration. This is also an opportunity for landowners that are interested in having questions answered about burning on their own property.

Sponsored by: MSA Professional Services, Mary-Luckhardt-Klemm, The Village Booksmith


Postponed Until

Wednesday, April 17

Firewise: Let’s Be Ready

Kris Tiles: UW Extension Natural Resources Educator

Join us for our annual pizza party as Kris introduces the topic of wildfire preparation. While it might seem premature to address this subject, the historical record paired with climate change suggests otherwise. Come learn about sensible measures that can make your structures and communities more resistant to this growing threat.

Sponsored by: Ursula Muehllehner, Cross, Jenks, Mercer & Maffei Law Firm


Major funding for the series is provided by the Rotary Club of Baraboo and members of BRPA. This event is cosponsored by the Carnegie-Schadde Memorial Public Library, 230 4th Avenue in Baraboo, where all  lectures will be held.  For more information email or call 355-7512 . Auditorium doors open at 6:30 pm for cookies and coffee, talks start

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