Welcome to www.beyondthepage.info

Beyond the Page is a permanent endowment held by the Madison Community Foundation that annually funds humanities programming in all Dane County libraries- forever.


We are pleased to present our new logo.  A new website is in progress as well.  Stay tuned...

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In 2018 each Dane County library will receive $1,000 to fund humanities programs.  Check our calendar to see updated events.




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Creative Connections

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Marshall Community Library

Discover new art mediums by completing beginner level projects at your choice of 5 stations: Water Color—Acrylics—Felt—Paper—Air Clay.

No fee program. Ages 15—Adult.

Limited seating (15 spots).

Registration opens August 1st: call 608-655-3123 or email staff@marlib.org.

Marshall residents will be seated first due to limited materials.

The Battle of Wisconsin Heights, 1832: Thunder on the Wisconsin by Patrick Jung Author Visit and Battleground Tour

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Wisconsin Heights Middle School and DNR Blackhawk Unit/ Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Battle Site


Someone's Gotta Do It: Monologues with Forward Theater

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 6:30pm
Mount Horeb Public Library

Chances are, you’ve had one – more than one. They can be inspiring, terrifying, tedious, nauseating, and profound.  Jobs.   Jobs put food on our tables, roofs over our heads, and (sometimes) anxiety in our hearts.

The Someone's Gotta Do It monologues introduce you to characters telling their work stories: the exhilarating, the necessary, and the outlandishly absurd.

Author Visit with Patricia McConnell

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Mount Horeb Public Library

Come meet author Patricia McConnell as she talks about her book, The Education of Will.


For decades, animal behaviorist Dr. Patricia B. McConnell grappled privately with intense fear, anxiety, and guilt. In this soul-searching memoir, she recounts for the first time the compelling story of her past and how a dog named Will helped her recover from a history of trauma and shame.

Alice’s Ordinary People – documentary screening with film director, Craig Dudnick

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:15pm
Rosemary Garfoot Public Library, Cross Plains

Documentary film maker, Craig Dudnick, will introduce his film, “Alice’s Ordinary People,” which is about the work of civil rights activist, Alice Tregay, of the Chicago Freedom Movement, which spanned several decades.

The film will be followed by a question and answer period with Mr. Dudnick.