Welcome to www.beyondthepage.info

Beyond the Page is a joint project of the Dane County Library Service and all municipal public libraries in Dane County.  Supported by a permanent endowment held by the Madison Community Foundation, the project annually funds humanities programming in libraries throughout the county. – forever.

The Beyond the Page Campaign began in 2012 with a $350,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The libraries, supported by the Madison Community Foundation went on to raise the required match.  By 2014, almost $1.1 million had been raised and the challenge grant received.   While fundraising continues and your donations are welcome, the endowment currently yields approximately $40,000 annually and funds a variety of programs.   The details of all Beyond the Page programs – and more – can be found on the Beyond the Page calendar.  All library programs are free and open to the public, although some may require pre-registration.

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Just Duckty: Duct Tape!

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Middleton Public Library, Archer Rooms, 7425 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562

Learn how to make a duct tape wallet!  Try making a duct tape rose for that special someone..(guaranteed to last longer than the garden variety & sure to be remembered!).  Try our Duct Tape Blitz game at the end!

Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio DJs at Mazo Fun Dayz & Car Show

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Mazomanie Free Library, 102 Brodhead St., Mazomanie, WI 53560

Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio DJs have the humble tag line, “collecting and sharing car show information.” These two gentlemen, Capt’n Bob and Arlo, are really much more. They have a weekly radio show at WHRR (1340AM) on Saturdays out of Milwaukee which shares much more than car show information. They collect historical information on Wisconsin car clubs and anything related to car collecting and culture.

Michael Perry and the Long Beds at the Hill & Valley Antique Auto Show

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Rosemary Garfoot Public Library, 2107 Julius St., Cross Plains 53528

Join Michael Perry and his band the Long Beds for an afternoon of music punctuated by stories (some new and some “classic”).

Dane County Library Service

Through a variety of channels, the Dane County Library Service assures all Dane County residents free access to all public library services. www.dcls.info

Madison Community Foundation

Since 1942, Madison Community Foundation encourages, facilitates, and manages philanthropy, with more than 900 individual donor funds, and over $133 million in assets. More than $2 million is designated exclusively for local library endowments. www.madisoncommunityfoundation.org

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent grant-making agency of the U.S. Government. It is dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation and public programs in the humanities. www.neh.gov