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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!

  • 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

  • Hidden Voices:  African American Writers in Wisconsin

  • The Horse-Human Connection

  • Punishing the Poor: Criminalizing Poverty

  • Reel Reflecting: International Cinema & Conversation

  • Stories in Motion

  • Storytellers and Their Traditions

  • The Stories of Fiddler on the Roof

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Storytellers and Their Traditions: Our Shared Humanity

When: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 6:30pm
Where: 
Belleville Public Library

Guest storyteller: James P. Leary

Legend Lake- Film Screening and Discussion

When: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 6:30pm
Where: 
Mount Horeb Public Library

Legend Lake is a 34 minute documentary film that recounts the saga of Legend Lake, a beautiful 5,160 acre lake development, formed by joining nine smaller lakes in the Menominee Indian Reservation in Northern Wisconsin.  Shore-land was subdivided and sold mostly to non-Menominee people.  Legend Lake represents another chapter in the land and frequently contentious relationship between Native Americans and non-Native Americans in Wisconsin.  Why and how the lake came into being, what land issue have arisen and what might be done to manage them is the subject of this

Storytellers and Their Traditions: Our Shared Humanity

When: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 6:30pm
Where: 
Meadowridge Public Library

Guest storyteller: Kasiya Phiri 

Storytellers and Their Traditions: Our Shared Humanity

When: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 6:30pm
Where: 
Pinney Public Library

Guest storyteller: Mai Zong Vue

Wisconsin Film Festival Pop Up Screening: My Love, Don’t Cross That River

When: 
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:30pm
Where: 
Fitchburg Community Center

“Pop Up!” screenings will feature full length international festival films with discussions led by UWMadison & other local humanities experts who will connect themes addressed in the films with Wisconsin’s multicultural communities.

Film: My Love, Don’t Cross That River (South Korea)  

Jo and Kang have been inseparable for 76 years. Observing this couple for 15 months, director Moyoung Jin captures the tender moments of their twilight days - as the two face the reality that their time together will soon be approaching an end.

 

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 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