BookHouse Concerts

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 January, March, August, November and December. Admission is free, and refreshments are available for a modest charge.

The BookHouse provides 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

February 2nd, BookHouse proudly presents
An Evening with

Baba Keino & The African -American Ancestral Drumming Society

Baba Keino & The African -American Ancestral Drumming Society and a woman dancing in the foreground

Celebrate Black History Month at the Eastern Monroe Public Library with Baba Keino and The African American Ancestral Drumming Society.  The music of Baba Keino weaves sounds from around the world, including genres such as world music, jazz, spiritual and African-influenced beats.  For those interested, please feel free to bring your drum and participate in the drumming circle.

The African – American Ancestral Drumming Society is a group of men and women who come together to preserve the African Folklore that has been established in all the Americas. As a society they go into all communities using the drum to heal, teach, and perpetuate the African and African-American traditions. They also preside over all rites of passage, funerals, wedding ceremonies naming ceremonies, spiritual healings and cleanings, using the drum as a means of communicating to the Almighty God and the Ancestors.

 

Doors to the BookHouse, will open at 7PM. Performance starts at 7:30 PM. 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.

 

Upcoming 2018 BookHouse Events

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