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.

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.

Author Skype Visit with Tara Westover

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Mount Horeb Public Library

Author “visit” (via Skype) with Tara Westover, the author of our library’s Big Read choice for 2018, Educated.

The library’s annual Big Read encourages people to come together around a book. Offering free books, multiple programs and a community book discussion, this exciting programming series offers a multitude of ways to connect with a book, and each other.

Fun Home Play Club with Forward Theater

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:00pm
Middleton Public Library

Play Club is part book club, part performance experience.  This program presents the opportunity to explore a play in depth through guided discussion, performance of scenes by actors, and discussion with director and actors. Participants will gain a new perspective on what makes a play work and how it is brought to life on stage.