Welcome to www.beyondthepage.info

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!

  • African American Writers in Wisconsin: Voices Past and Present
  • 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
  • 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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Upcoming Events
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Making Music

When: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Marshall Community Library

Music soothes the savage beast and it enriches our daily lives.  This program will provide 6 weeks of 1 hour music lessons taught by instructors from Prairie Music & Arts.  Patrons will be provided with instruments (TBD), sheet music, instructional books/dvs and recordings that can be checked out.

Ukulele Classes

When: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Marshall Library

Learn to play the ukulele! Classes are Tuesday evenings from 6-7pm. Taught by Prairie Music and Arts. There is no fee for this program-- classes are sponsored by the Beyond the Page endowment fund. Bring your instrument if you can! We will help you tune it. We do have a few ukuleles you can borrow.

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS ON OUR WEBSITE: http://www.marlib.org/node/388/register

DATES: Jan: 17, 24, 31 and Feb: 7, 14, 21.

Outside Mullingar Play Club

When: 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 6:30pm
Where: 
Belleville Library

Play Club extends a successful Forward Theater Co. program into the library world.  Through Play Club, participants receive a copy of FTC's current play to read, after which participants engage in discussion, which includes watching live scene work of the play by actors working with a director.  Participants will have the opportunity to engage in conversation with one another and the performers to reach a greater understanding of the play, its issues and struggles, and how a piece is brought from a written work to life.

The Stories of Fiddler on the Roof

When: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
Where: 
Mount Horeb Library

This program is produced by Four Seasons Theatre as an outreach component of its 2016/2017 season and draws on the work of Alisa Solomon, author of Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof. Tamara Brognano, Four Seasons Theatre Outreach Coordinator, will lead a program that introduces the audience to Sholem-Aleichem’s stories and describes the collaboration of Broadway artists that resulted in the creation of Fiddler on the Roof. Singers and a pianist will perform songs from the show to illustrate the different stories from this iconic musical.

Making Music

When: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Marshall Community Library

Music soothes the savage beast and it enriches our daily lives.  This program will provide 6 weeks of 1 hour music lessons taught by instructors from Prairie Music & Arts.  Patrons will be provided with instruments (TBD), sheet music, instructional books/dvs and recordings that can be checked out.

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

 

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