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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

  • The Stories of Fiddler on the Roof

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Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin

When: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Verona Public Library

Join three Madison-area African American writers - poet Fabu, novelist Sherry Lucille, and playwright and novelist Catrina Sparkman - as they discuss their poetry and prose in relation to the work of three African American literary giants who also lived and worked in the Madison area during the 20th century: novelist Jean Toomer, playwright Lorraine Hansberry, and poet Sarah Webster Fabio.

Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

When: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 1:00pm
Where: 
Oregon Public Library

Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

In this hands-on workshop, local filmmaker Frank G. Caruso will cover:

  • Basic techniques and equipment
  • Devices and apps
  • Storyboarding & storytelling
  • Set creation

Bring your own device if you want to easily save your work. Otherwise there will be iPads available to use during the workshop.

For ages 10-17. Registration is required. Please contact the library about registration.

Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

When: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
Where: 
DeForest Public Library

Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

In this hands-on workshop, local filmmaker Frank G. Caruso will cover:

  • Basic techniques and equipment
  • Devices and apps
  • Storyboarding & storytelling
  • Set creation

Bring your own device if you want to easily save your work. Otherwise there will be iPads available to use during the workshop.

For ages 10-17. Registration is required. Please contact the library about registration.

Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin

When: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 6:30pm
Where: 
E.D. Locke Public Library, McFarland

Join three Madison-area African American writers - poet Fabu, novelist Sherry Lucille, and playwright and novelist Catrina Sparkman - as they discuss their poetry and prose in relation to the work of three African American literary giants who also lived and worked in the Madison area during the 20th century: novelist Jean Toomer, playwright Lorraine Hansberry, and poet Sarah Webster Fabio.

Jazz Piano from the 1960s to Today- with The Johannes Wallmann Quartet

When: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Waunakee Public Library

A jazz performance interspersed with notes on the history of jazz piano. Dr. Wallmann will discuss how many of modern jazz's piano techniques were were developed in the 1960s. The move away from tonalities and song forms rooted in European harmonic traditions required pianist to re-imagine the most harmonic of instruments. There will be a lecture along with a performance by Wallmann and his quartet of piano, bass, trumpet, and drums.

 

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