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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Carpe Librum Book Discussion Group

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 6:00pm
Rosemary Garfoot Public Library Staff Multipurpose Room 2107 Julius Street, Cross Plains, WI

Join the Carpe Librum Book Discussion Group on Thursday, September 29 at 6 p.m. to discuss this year's Go Big Read selection, Evicted by Mathew Desmond.

Wisconsin Film Festival Pop Up: 600 MILES

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 6:30pm
Madison Central Library 201 W Mifflin St Madison, WI 53703 608-266-6300

 In partnership with the Wisconsin Film Festival, the library is pleased to present a screening of 600 MILES. This film played to a near capacity Marquee theater audience at Union South during the 2016 Wisconsin Film Festival. It is being presented at Madison Central Library free of charge.

Wisconsin Film Festival Pop Up: LOVE & FRIENDSHIP

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 1:00pm
Stoughton Senior Center, 248 W Main St #1, Stoughton, WI 53589 Phone: (608) 873-8585
Lady Susan Vernon takes up temporary residence at her in-laws' estate and, while there, is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica -- and herself too, naturally. (USA, The Netherlands, Ireland, France|2016|92mins)

Books & Brownies: the Raven Boys

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 4:15pm
Middleton Public Library, 7425 Hubbard Ave., Middleton WI, Archer Meeting Rooms

Join us for brownies & a discussion of "The Raven Boys" by Maggie Stiefvater! (Teens 12-18)

Forward Theater Company Play Club presents: Readings and Discussion of 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 6:30pm
Verona Public Library

Forward Theater Company Play Club will host readings and a discussion of the play 4000 Miles at the Verona Public Library on Wednesday, October 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. 4000 Miles by playwright Amy Herzog examines the love of family and the healing power of trust.  As the story unfolds, 21-year-old Leo, after suffering a major loss while on a cross-country bike trip, seeks solace from his feisty 91-year-old grandmother Vera.

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