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Viking Disco at the Swedish Club; Fresh Hop Fest at Ballard Beer Co.

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EVENTWIRE The Seattle Public Library is combining a love of books and beer with "Booktoberfest," incorporating a series of events around the city's various branches throughout the month of October. Seattle Beer News has the full rundown of events. [SBN]

BALLARD The Ballard Beer Company is celebrating the hop harvest with a Fresh Hop Fest held tomorrow and Friday. Several Northwest fresh hop beers will be available, with a focus on Washington and Ballard. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. tomorrow and runs until the beer is gone. [EaterWire]

WESTLAKE The Swedish Club is hosting a Viking Disco night with a live disco band, deejay, and a full Swedish dinner with meatballs, aquavit, and a special cocktail called a Naughty Viking (with Old Ballard Riktig Aquavit, fresh lime, and dry cucumber soda). The event serves as a membership drive for the club, which serves an amazing Swedish pancake breakfast every first Sunday on the month. [EaterWire]