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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Tom Cotter presents The Cuban Car Culture and Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 5:00pm
Mount Horeb Public Library, 105 Perimeter Rd., Mount Horeb, WI 53572
Tom Cotter, former contributor to Road and Track magazine and the New York Times, and author of many best-selling automotive-rescue books, will make a presentation about his automotive travel

Quirky Talent Show

Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Middleton Public Library, 7425 Hubbard Ave, Middleton WI, Archer Rooms

What is your quirky talent? Sign up for a time slot by calling our Help Desk: 608-827-7402.  Small prizes for everyone brave enough to perform on stage!  Come see the unusual talents your friends have!

The Battle of Wisconsin Heights, 1832 by Patrick Jung / Author Visit and Battleground Tour

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Wisconsin Heights Middle School, 10173 Hwy 14 Mazomanie, WI 53560

* Meet at Wisconsin Heights Middle School Step Room at 1:00PM
* Bus leaves at 1:30PM for battlegrounds
* Tour on location will last approximately 2 hours
* Returning to WHMS by 4:30PM

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