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

When: 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Where: 
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

When: 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Where: 
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”).

Miss Peregrine's Time Warp

When: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Middleton Public Library, 7425 Hubbard Ave, Middleton WI 53562, Archer Meeting Rooms

You are stuck in a time warp similar to the one created by Miss Peregrine...  The date is Sept. 22, 1940.  Alter vintage photos, win ration stamps at the trivia contest, or try swing dancing and other period activities!

Teen Book Trailer Contest deadline

When: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 9:00pm
Where: 
Middleton Public Library, Oregon Public Library, Monona Public Library, McFarland Public Library, Verona Public Library, Fitchburg Public Library, DeForest Public Library

Today is the last day for teens (12-18) to turn in video book trailers of any book that has had an influence on their life.  Please see member libraries for an application and full details.  Win an iPad Mini 2 or $50 amazon gift certificates!  Entries will be shown at the Teen Book Trailer Fest on Oct. 13.

Carpe Librum Book Discussion Group

When: 
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 6:00pm
Where: 
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.

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