5 Ways to Find Comfort in Fall at Your Library (Mostly) Online

This fall, get inspired to explore the natural world or get cozy indoors. Check out library resources that pair perfectly with the changing seasons.

Find your next quarantine bake or comfort meal

Get creative in the kitchen with cooking and baking books and eBooks. Find meal ideas whether you're making a fall feast for a small group or cooking for one in a small space. Make the most of leftovers or scraps with these guides to minimizing food waste. Get colorful decorating ideas for your baked goods in these cute cookbooks. Perfect your pint with 10 eBooks on homebrewing beer.

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Get outdoors with eBooks about the natural world

Find accessible places to enjoy the foliage safely. Plan a hot springs hike. Identify backyard birds. Learn about foraging. Get ideas in our picks in outdoor guidebooks. You may not need to leave home to enjoy nature though! Find garden inspiration in these sustainable Pacific Northwest gardening books. Or, get tips for keeping healthy houseplants in our picks in indoor gardening. You can also learn about the benefits of being in nature in our Power of Being Outside list

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Escape from the weather by streaming favorite films

Do the darker, rainy days ahead make you seek shelter in cozy feel-good films? Or do you embrace the chill in horror classics? Turn to Kanopy for any autumnal mood. Choose from thousands of movies available through the streaming service. Watch Criterion Collection films and work by independent filmmakers. Log in with your library card and PIN to start streaming. Download the Kanopy app for your mobile device or Roku.

Break up your daily routine with mindful exercises

Start a daily practice with yoga, t'ai chi, qigong, and other exercise videos that you can watch on demand. Take a guided am or pm meditation whenever you need it. Check out our picks to help reduce stress and anxiety. Log in to hoopla with your library card to start streaming.

Find your next favorite book (or series)

The shorter days and longer nights make fall a perfect time to get wrapped up in books.

Browse books that are popular in the Pacific Northwest right now. Explore food memoirs by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) authors. Check out self-help eBooks by women of color. Read stories that feature Hispanic and Latinx voices.

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