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:

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 October 27th, BookHouse proudly presents

Tal Naccarato playing banjo

Italo ‘Tal’ Naccarato, the Flatpick & Fingerstyle Roots & Country Blues Player, Composer, Touring Artist and occasional street singer: (Guitar, Banjo, Blues Harp,Vocals) was born in the Apennine mountain range in the South of Italy, raised in NYC, and currently resides in both the Hudson Valley and in Louisville, KY. He splits his time these days between Louisville, Nashville, New Orleans, the Florida Keys, the Hudson Valley, NYC, (and everywhere in between) touring in his RV motor home.

Tal’s solid songwriting skills, easily identifiable vocal style quirky ‘behind the beat’ tempos, signature slide guitar technique and fresh authentic and unique approach to the genre has cemented his slot in the Roots & Folk Blues world as a superlative, highly original traditional player and composer with a deep love for Roots Blues, Folk & Country Blues music.
When not playing a Festival, Club, or Recording date Tal can sometimes be spotted performing on the streets of NYC, Nashville, New Orleans, the Florida Keys, Amsterdam, Rome, or Paris, playing traditional American Roots music and “following the weather” in the Roots Blues / Country Blues, Folk Singer tradition.


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 2017 BookHouse Events