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

On July 21st, BookHouse proudly presents
Jay Smar – N.E. Pa Coal & Folk Music

 

In the last 5 years, Jay Smar has toured Scotland twice, received recognition from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival twice, recorded music for the Welsh BBC movie, “The Welsh in America” and has been selected by the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour to be on their professional touring roster.

Armed with 2 guitars, baritone vocals, claw-hammer banjo, and fiddling, singing, and flat-footin ‘ (a form of clog-dancing), he serves his audience an “acoustic buffet” of traditional American and original folk, ol time mountain music, bluegrass and gospel  tunes, as well as coal mining songs of Northeast Pennsylvania preceded by their origin.  Original and “covered” guitar instrumentals garnish this plate of cultural cuisine.

 

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.

Find his web page here

Upcoming 2017 BookHouse Events

  • Pete Gumbo & The Hot Peppers – New Orleans Rhythm & Blues Jazz Classics – Sept. 29th
  • Tal Naccarato – Folk/Country Blues – Oct. 27th