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.

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March Madness: Dessert Edition

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 9:00am to Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 3:00pm
Oregon Public Library, 256 Brook Street, Oregon WI 53575

Oregon Library is hosting its own March Madness Tournament, Dessert Edition. Through 5 rounds of voting, we are narrowing down a list of 32 desserts to one Oregon Dessert Champion. Everyone is welcome to vote. All entries are eligible to win a gift certificate to Chocolate Caper or Oregon Frozen Yogurt. Starting March 2, you can vote at the Library or online oregonlibrary.org/march-madness.

Great Beginnings Book Club

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Oregon Area Senior Center, Park Street, Oregon, WI

Monday Funday

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 3:30pm to Monday, March 23, 2015 - 3:30pm
Oregon Public Library, 256 Brook Street, Oregon WI 53575

Meets every Monday when is in session. Kids can arrive anytime between 3:30 -4:30 pm. each Monday features a different activity.

March 2, Marble Run

March 9, at 1pm LEGO free build

March 16, LEGO/Board Games

March 23, Make your own book


Strategies for SSI & Retirement Income

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Oregon Public Library, 256 Brook Street, Oregon WI 53575

Thie class is designed to prepare current and future retirees for their retirement years.

FAFSA Help Workshop

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Fitchburg Public Library - Meeting Room A/B - 5530 Lacy Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711

Calling all seniors! Applying for financial aid for college can be confusing. Let us help! A Great Lakes College Access Advisor will sit down with you and your parents to help complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You will need to bring the following, for both you and your parents - Social Security numbers (and alien registration number, if you have one); dates (birth, death, marriage and divorce); 2014 W-2's and tax returns; current bank account balance; amounts of any other income; value of any other assets. Please call Jamie at 729-1762 with questions!

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