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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.

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, August 21st
with  actor/playwright Cedric Liqueur in his  one man show: “Rocks in My Bed: Duke Ellington and His Music”.

Friday, August 21, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Independent theater stage actor and playwright, Cedric Liqueur, will present his  solo performance of jazz legend, Duke Ellington  on Friday August 21 at 7:30 PM, Friday, at the Eastern Monroe Public Library.

Ellington’s career spanned for more than 5 decades, leading his band from 1923 until his death in 1974. According to Lyrics Freak website, he is generally considered to have elevated the perception of jazz to an artistic level on par with that of classical music.  Ellington won many awards for his work, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom as well as a special award citation from the Pulitzer Prize Board in 1999 after his death.

A former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Cedric Liqueur has written and produced historical biographies as solo performances since 1997, performing at libraries, schools, colleges, and other venues in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

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”  - August 21st
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 July 7, 2015