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.

Upcoming Events
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Great Beginnings Book Club

When: 
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Where: 
Oregon Area Senior Center

Please bring your library card to check out next month's title. Coffee provided. Copies are available at the library.

Jul 1 -- Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Aug 5 -- Still Life- by Louise Penny
Sep 2 -- Strength in what remains by Tracy Kidder
Oct 7 -- Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet by Jamie Ford
Nov 4 -- Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
Dec 2 -- Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

Latino Americans: War and Peace (1942-1954) PBS Film Screening and Discussion

When: 
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Where: 
Verona Public Library

The library will host a film screening of “War and Peace (1942-1954),” part III of the PBS documentary Latino Americans. Jonathan Pollack, Ph.D., history instructor at Madison College, will moderate a discussion of the film.

Latino Americans: The New Latinos (1946-1965) PBS Film Screening and Discussion

When: 
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Where: 
Verona Public Library
The library will host a film screening of “The New Latinos (1946-1965),” part IV of the PBS documentary Latino Americans. Jonathan Pollack, Ph.D., history instructor at Madison College, will moderate a discussion of the film.
 

Brown Bag Book Group

When: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Where: 
Oregon Public Library, 256 Brook Street, Oregon WI

July 15 -- Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Aug 19 -- Antelope Wife by Louise Erdrich
Sept 16 -- Death comes to Pemberley, by PD James
**Oct 21-- Saturday Night Widows by Becky Aikman (**This is the Fourth Wednesday!!)
Nov 18 -- Go Big Read Selection
Dec 16 -- Iron Lake, by William Kent Krueger

I Didn’t Know There Were Latinos in Wisconsin: Three Decades of Hispanic Writing Program Series - Latino Americans: 500 Years of History Author Event with Oscar Mireles

When: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: 
Verona Public Library

Author Oscar Mireles will discuss Hispanic writing in Wisconsin. Mireles’s anthology of more than 30 authors of poetry, essays, memoirs, and fiction demonstrates the breadth and depth of Latino writing and literature in Wisconsin and the Midwest.

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