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Beyond the Page is a permanent endowment held by the Madison Community Foundation that annually funds humanities programming in Dane County libraries – forever.

Celebrate the Humanities with Dane County Libraries in 2017. 

Choose from a variety of humanities topics!

  • African American Writers in Wisconsin: Voices Past and Present
  • Bard on Broadway
  • Extending the Stage: Charlie Parker’s Yardbird
  • From Page to Stage with Forward Theater Company
  • Get to Know Our Neighbors: Wisconsin Tribal Nations and Communities
  • The Horse-Human Connection
  • Punishing the Poor: Criminalizing Poverty
  • Reel Reflecting: International Cinema & Conversation
  • Stories in Motion
  • The Stories of Fiddler on the Roof

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Upcoming Events
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Ukulele Classes

When: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Marshall Library

Learn to play the ukulele! Classes are Tuesday evenings from 6-7pm. Taught by Prairie Music and Arts. There is no fee for this program-- classes are sponsored by the Beyond the Page endowment fund. Bring your instrument if you can! We will help you tune it. We do have a few ukuleles you can borrow.

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS ON OUR WEBSITE: http://www.marlib.org/node/388/register

DATES: Jan: 17, 24, 31 and Feb: 7, 14, 21.

Learning to Stay Play Club

When: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Cross Plains Public Library

Play Club extends a successful Forward Theater Co. program into the library world.  Through Play Club, participants receive a copy of FTC's current play to read, after which participants engage in discussion, which includes watching live scene work of the play by actors working with a director.  Participants will have the opportunity to engage in conversation with one another and the performers to reach a greater understanding of the play, its issues and struggles, and how a piece is brought from a written work to life.

Charlie Parker's Yardbird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker

When: 
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Alicia Ashman Library

The Life and Music of Charlie Parker. Join us for this informative and entertaining event featuring UW-Madison's Professor of Saxophone Les Thimmig.  Professor Thimmig will discuss the importance of Charlie Parker and the history of bebop jazz, and will also offer short musical performances!

This program is part of Madison Opera's Extending the Stage: Charlie Parker's Yardbird (performances will be 2/10 & 2/12).

 

Extending the Stage: Charlie Parker's Yardbird- The Life and Music of Charlie Parker

When: 
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 2:00pm
Where: 
Fitchburg Library

Join us for this informative and entertaining event featuring UW-Madison's Professor of Saxophone Les Thimmig. Professor Thimmig will discuss the importance of Charlie Parker and the history of bebop jazz, interspersed with short musical performances.

This program is part of Madison Opera's Extending the Stage: Charlie Parker's Yardbird (performances will be 2/10 & 2/12).

View all programs in this series.

Learning to Stay Play Club

When: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 6:00pm
Where: 
DeForest Library

Play Club extends a successful Forward Theater Co. program into the library world.  Through Play Club, participants receive a copy of FTC's current play to read, after which participants engage in discussion, which includes watching live scene work of the play by actors working with a director.  Participants will have the opportunity to engage in conversation with one another and the performers to reach a greater understanding of the play, its issues and struggles, and how a piece is brought from a written work to life.

 

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