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
Visit the Beyond the Page calendar

3rd Annual - Dane County Public Libraries Trivia Night

Third Annual Trivia Night

WHEN
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Doors open 5:30 p.m. Game starts 7 p.m.

StoryJams at the Hubbard Arts Center

When: 
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:30am
Where: 
Hubbard Arts Center. 7448 Hubbard Avenue. Middleton, WI 53562. (across the street from the Middleton Public Library).

Middleton Recreation and the Middleton Public Library present a Monster Mash Story Jam at the Hubbard Arts Center! Children and parents will come together to listen to a story and participate in songs, chants, and movement activities. Registration is not required.

Beading Bracelets

When: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: 
Sun Prairie Public Library 1350 Linnerud Dr., Sun Prairie

Interested in learning how to make a beaded bracelet? Get step-by-step instructions for beading and stringing, and learn to create your own jewelry from scratch. Participants will walk away with a beaded bracelet. All supplies will be provided.  Register at 608-825-0702.

Krafty Kids

When: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 2:30pm
Where: 
Middleton Public Library. Archer Meeting Room. 7425 Hubbard Ave. Middleton, WI 53562.

Krafty Kids: Halloween!


Saturday, October 25, 2:30-3:30 pm


Grades K & up


Lower Level Archer Rooms (lobby stairs)


Make and take Halloween themed crafts.  Sign up is not required. 

Chess Club

When: 
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 1:30pm
Where: 
Middleton Public Library. Archer Meeting Room. 7425 Hubbard Ave. Middleton, WI 53562.

Chess Club


Sunday, October 26, 1:30-3:30 pm


Lower Level Archer Rooms (lobby stairs)


Chess play and instruction for all ages and levels.  Sign up is not required.


 

Madison Opera Preview - Fidelio

When: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: 
Sun Prairie Public Library 1350 Linnerud Dr., Sun Prairie

See a preview of Beethoven’s only opera! To rescue her husband, a political prisoner, the noblewoman Leonore disguises herself as a man and works at the prison where she believes her husband is held. This ode to freedom features an ever-building dramatic intensity that leaves the audience exhilarated.

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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