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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WonderWorks

When: 
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 10:45am to 11:30am
Where: 
Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd., Madison, WI, 53711, 266-6385

Explore science, technology, engineering and math through play (and books!). For ages 3 - 5 with an adult. Call 266-6385 to register beginning 6/22.

 

Minecraft Party

When: 
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: 
Lakeview Library, 2845 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, WI, 53704, 246-4547

Real-life Minecraft! See what you can make out of cardboard boxes. Color your favorite Minecraft scenes. Enjoy crafts and more. Snacks provided.

Taiko Drummers

When: 
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Where: 
Hawthorne Library, 2707 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI, 53704, 246-4548

Come listen to the fantastic UW-Madison Okinawan Taiko drummers! The performance fuses Taiko drumming with elements of martial arts, dance, and traditional and contemporary music. Feel the beat and join the fun!

 

Taiko Drummers

When: 
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Where: 
Hawthorne Library, 2707 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI, 53704, 246-4548

Come listen to the fantastic UW-Madison Okinawan Taiko drummers! The performance fuses Taiko drumming with elements of martial arts, dance, and traditional and contemporary music. Feel the beat and join the fun!

Superhero Party

When: 
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Where: 
Don your masks (and costumes) or come as you are to a celebration of Superheroes. We will test your super powers with games of skill and strategy and test your creativity with special projects. All ages. Call 266-6385 to register beginning 6/23. Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd., Madison, WI, 53711, 266-6385

Don your masks (and costumes) or come as you are to a celebration of Superheroes. We will test your super powers with games of skill and strategy and test your creativity with special projects. All ages. Call 266-6385 to register beginning 6/23.

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