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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.

BOOKHOUSE proudly presents

Americana songwriter, Marc Berger, performing songs from his album Ride as well as other selections, with Rich DePaolo on guitar.
March 27, 2015

Music was always a passion for Marc and he has fronted bands that played locally in New York City venues, CBGB’s, The Wetlands, and The Knitting Factory. At the same time, Marc also explored the American West, venturing into remote regions of its deserts and mountains. On one such excursion, on a revolving bookrack in a Navajo reservation trading post, he discovered “The Big It,” a collection of Western stories by A.B. Guthrie. This ignited the idea of using his travels to create a set of songs in the cultural tradition of like-minded American artists such as John Ford, Frederick Remington and Guthrie, celebrating the West's exotic landscape and timeless appeal.
Co-produced by Marc Berger and Mike Ricciardi, and inspired by Marc’s lifelong love affair with the American West, RIDE presents ten cinematic songs capturing the vastness and romance of the West while exploring its deep roots in the American psyche. According to c"A new classic.... [RIDE] transcends modern acoustic folk.... should be held in regard with the writing of Harvest
Moon.... easily one of the best albums I’ve heard in 2012" --Greg Shaw,
Marc has performed at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, and opened shows for Bob Dylan, and other national acts. His song, “The Last One,” was a staple of Richie Havens’ concerts for years, and has been quoted in the NY Times and featured on the CBS Evening News.

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. For further artist information you can go to marcbergermusic.com.


The BookHouse 2015

Marc Berger - Americana Songwriter- 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. 16th 


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 February 20, 2015