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Welcome! You have found the BookHouse, home of the Eastern Monroe Public Library's series of cultural programs. Programs generally take place on the fourth Friday of each month, except for August and December. Admission is free, and refreshments are available for a modest charge.

The intention of the BookHouse is to provide a venue for literary and musical events that are outside of the commercial and literary mainstream. Suggestions are always welcome. To suggest a BookHouse performer, or to sign up for monthly email reminders on upcoming programs, send email to: bookhouse@monroepl.org

Doors will open at 7 p.m. the night of each event, and the performance will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first served basis. Please plan to arrive before the scheduled starting time. All BookHouse programs are free and open to the public. The BookHouse program takes place in the Edinger Community Room of Eastern Monroe Public Library, located at 1002 North 9th Street (Rt. 611 and Chipperfield Drive) in Stroudsburg. For more information call (570) 421-0800, x312.

Bookhouse would like to introduce you to the Friends of the EMPL and their cultural activities.  The Friends, a not-for-profit organization, is best known for their giant Annual June Book Sale. Click here for 2013 cultural events schedule.

The Bookhouse is not affiliated with the Friends of EMPL but is pleased to present a wonderful friend to our community.”

Upcoming BookHouse Events

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all events begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Edinger Community Room at Hughes Library.
An Evening with

Eastern Monroe Public Library’s  BookHouse series continues on Friday, May 15th with a jazz, blues and rock concert by The Matt Daniel Band.
Friday, May 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM

With a taste of some of the twentieth century's most important musical movements, The Matt Daniel Band reinvigorates old songs with a new twist. The duet of keyboardist and drummer start off with a bit of ragtime-stride, and then on into the era of swing and boogie-woogie.  They then embark on rock ‘n' roll frenzy, all the while explaining the history and icons behind the movement.  Continuing the performance into the style of New Orleans piano, a style with roots steeped in boogie-woogie, gospel, and funk, the band takes a slower approach to the blues.

The Matt Daniel Band writes their songs in the respective styles and will include them in this program as well. Matt Daniel has been playing piano for more than 16 years and his performance conquers the stage and delivers a mesmerizing experience.  Matthew possesses the unique capability of expressing complex ideas and delivers deep emotional understanding of the musical landscape. 

Doors to the BookHouse, will open at 7PM. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.  Refreshments will be available for a small charge. Please plan to arrive prior to the scheduled starting time. All Bookhouse programs take place in the Edinger Community Room of the Hughes Building, Eastern Monroe Public Library, located at 1002 North 9th Street, Stroudsburg.  For more information, please call Linnae Cintron at 570-421-0800 x312 or visit www.monroepl.org/bookhouse.html


The BookHouse 2015

Marc Berger - Country Folk - March 27th
Matt Daniel Band - Pianist - May 15th
Hiroya Tsukamoto - Guitarist/Composer - June 26th
Cedric Liqueur - Solo Presentation “Rocks in My Bed: Duke Ellington & His Music”  - July 24th
Mustard’s Retreat (David Tamulevich & Michael Hough)  –  Folk Singer/Songwriters - Sept. 25th
Regina Sayles - Pop/Jazz/Soul/Country - Oct. 23rd 


Take a look at our Photograph Gallery of past BookHouse events.

Connect to the webpages of some of our past BookHouse performers using the links below:

Saycon Sengbloh

Joe Lutton and Lee Morgan

Too Human

The Homegrown String Band

Maxwell Kofi Donkor & Sankofa

Silk City

Najwa Parkins

Peter Biedermann

Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen

Four Shillings Short

Tom & Sandy Doyle

Toby Walker

Judy Cook

last updated March 30, 2015