Seattle Public Library Celebrates ‘Booktoberfest’ at Pubs & Library Branches Across the City in October

October 5th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Events

Seattle residents love good beer, and they love books. The Seattle Public Library is on board with that combination, and starting today the inaugural “Booktoberfest” will celebrate books and beer at venues across the city and last through the month of October.

The fun includes “Librarians’ Revenge” trivia rounds and “Ales from the Crypt” scary story readings at pubs located all over the city. There will also be a book and cider pairing event at Capitol Cider, and several events at various library branches. See the full list of events below or on the Seattle Public Library website.

Cheers to our awesome library for bringing together two of our favorite things!

Full list of events:

Librarians’ Revenge Trivia Rounds – Match wits with librarians on bookish and library themed trivia.


Beer Basics and Home Brewing – Learn all you need to know to begin brewing beer at home from Fremont Brewing Company’s Education Director.


Bookish Happy Hour – Grab a beer and mingle with fellow book lovers as you discuss what you’re currently reading and your favorite books.


The James Franco Review, with Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Leija Farr – Join LitCrawl, The James Franco Review, and Seattle Public Library for an evening of poetry from diverse voices featuring inaugural Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Leija Farr.


Flight of Fancy – A Literary Cider Flight – Taste a sampling of hard ciders at Capitol Cider as librarians suggest books to pair with each.


Late Night at the Library: Spooky Stories in the Stacks – Enjoy spooky stories told after hours at the Library. For adults and older kids.


Beer-themed 1930s Movie Matinee – Watch “The Public Enemy,” a Prohibition-era story of two Chicago thugs involved in the illicit trade of black market booze. Also showing The Three Stooges in “Three Little Beers” and Looney Tunes in “Buddy’s Beer Garden.”


‘Ales from the Crypt: Spooky Stories ‘n Suds – Love scary stories? Love beer? What about scary stories under the influence of beer? Come gather round the beer taps to hear chilling tales of the macabre consequences of bragging under the influence, and of the grim and ghastly fate that awaits those who chug spoiled beer! Each reading features the same tales and will last about 45 minutes.


For more information, visit the Booktoberfest page, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.


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