Welcome to www.beyondthepage.info

The Beyond the Page campaign is a joint effort of the Dane County Library Service and the Madison Community Foundation to create a permanent endowment that will support humanities programming in all 28 public libraries in Dane County – forever.

The Beyond the Page Campaign received a $350,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This collaboration is the first of its kind in the nation. The challenge grant requires that for every $1 from the NEH, $3 in community dollars must be raised.

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Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject (Film & Discussion)

When: 
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: 
Pinney Library, 204 Cottage Grove Rd., Madison, WI, 53716, 224-7100

Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject (film plus discussion)
Documentary/ USA / 2011/ 60 minutes

Parent & Child Yoga with little om BIG OM

When: 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Where: 
Middleton Public Library. Archer Meeting Room. 7425 Hubbard Ave. Middleton, WI 53562

Come balance, bend, twist and stretch while having FUN at Parent/Child Yoga with little om BIG OM!  For kids ages 18-months to age 5 and their grown-ups, we will use songs, stories, games and, in all likelihood, animal sounds to explore the many poses of yoga!  See you on the mat! Space is limited and sign up is required.  Stop by the Main Level Help Desk or call (608)827-7402 to sign up.

Toddler Art

When: 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 10:00am
Where: 
Fitchburg Public Library - Storytime Room - 5530 Lacy Rd. Fitchburg, WI 53711

Explore and play with fun art materials! Art activities will help your little ones master fine-motor skills and help them learn about cause and effect as they make changes in materials (and a lot of mess!). Smocks or "messy clothes" recommended. For children 3 and under. No registration required.

Brown Bag Book Club

When: 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Where: 
Sue Ames Room in the Oregon Public Library, 256 Brook Street, Oregon, WI

January 15, 2014 The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCAll Smith

February 19, 2914 Before I Go to Sleep by Steven J. Watson

March 19, 2014 At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson

April 16, 2014 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

May 21, 2014 Animal Vegetable Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kinsolver

June 18, 2014 A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth L. Ozeki

Sketchbook Project Mobile Library tour

When: 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: 
Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St., Madison, WI 53703, 266-6300

On August 20th, The Sketchbook Project Mobile Library will be cruising to Madison Public Library in Madison, WI in a custom-built bookmobile showcasing thousands of handmade sketchbooks. Each book in the collection is catalogued and searchable by theme, medium, geographic location, and unique tags that each artist has created for their book.

The Mobile Library stops are free and open to the public! You'll also be able to sign up on site to participate and fill up a book of your own to add to the collection.

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