Booktoberfest Banned Books Speakeasy, at Smith Tower
Monday, Sep. 23, 2019, 5 – 8 p.m.
Booktoberfest Banned Books Speakeasy, at Smith Tower
Wherenon-library location
Non-Library LocationOther
AddressSmith Tower Observatory Bar
506 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA 35th Floor
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin us at the observatory bar high atop the Smith Tower for a festive evening of drinks, music and readings in defiance of literary prohibition. No cover charge: (free) tickets required.
DescriptionWOW: Well, that was fast! Within a couple of hours of posting to Facebook, it looks like all our tickets are taken! We are very sorry, but given the limited size of this very special space, we are not able to make more tickets available at this time.  We will be confirming attendance with ticket holders in mid-September, so it may be that some additional spots will open up at that time. Do go ahead and see if any are available before leaving. And watch for other Booktoberfest events appearing soon at www.spl.org/booktoberfest  Thank You!

What better place to celebrate Banned Books Week than in Seattle's most spectacular speakeasy, the observatory bar on the 35th floor of the Smith Tower. Enjoy food, cocktails, live music, and a reading of the juiciest bits of banned literature from local literary luminaries Paul Constant, Reagan Jackson and Susanna Ryan. No Cover Charge: for this night only, Smith Tower is generously waiving their usual Observatory entry fee.

Grab a drink and mingle with other book lovers, or just gaze out Gatsby-style at one of our city's most breathtaking views. This event runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m so drop in anytime, but be sure to be there around 7 p.m. when we'll enjoy live music by Elizabeth Carpenter and Victor Horky, followed by a short banned books reading featuring Paul Constant of the Seattle Review of Books, writer, artist, activist, and podcaster Reagan Jackson, and creator of the Seattle Walk Report, Susanna Ryan. Photobooth, free books and party favors: no fancy dress needed, but then again where else are you going to wear that flapper dress, or those spats?

Located in the Observatory on the 35th floor of Seattle's original Skyscraper, this prohibition era inspired bar overlooks the Puget Sound and Seattle region. It features an intriguing menu and craft cocktails that pay homage to Smith Tower's rum-running roots and Chinese Room history.

This program kicks off Booktoberfest, the Library's annual celebration of books, beer and good cheer that takes place in bars and pubs across Seattle. Join us for Karoake, a trilogy of Trivia nights, Drink & Draw, 'Ales from the Crypt spooky stories in bars, Halloween Horror Movie Marathon, a Book Nerd Party, and more! Be on the lookout for Booktoberfest drink coasters at events and at bars all across the city. Find a full roster of events at www.spl.org/booktoberfest
NotesDon't forget your photo I.D. This event is 21 and over, and drinks and food are on you. Admittance is free, but help us to manage the crowd size by registering here:

www.brownpapertickets.com…

Ticket required, & four ticket maximum per person
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Contact Phone206-386-4636
Contact Info*Central Library
ContactDavid Wright
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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