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 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. 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.

Discover staff picks in new releases.

Celebrate diversity and culture with books by authentic voices. Read stories that feature Hispanic and Latino voices. Explore books about Filipino culture, history, and experiences. Find poetry, fiction, and family stories by Native American authors. Check out stories by and about Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Browse some of our picks for all ages.

Try one of the latest winners of local, national, or international awards. Or, check out a winner you may have missed from a previous year. Find an award-winning read in our catalog.

Are you back to commuting? We recommend listening to audiobooks to help the time pass faster. Find your next read in our Available Audiobooks collection.

Listen to conversations with authors at live webcast events.

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Kanopy Streaming Movies Frequently Asked Questions

  • To check out streaming videos on Kanopy, you need the following:

    • A KCLS library card in good standing
    • Internet access
    • For mobile devices, the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, or Roku
    • For PC or Mac users, any current web browser (Supported browsers)
    • A Kanopy account (You can create a Kanopy account on the Kanopy login page.)
  • For help, visit Kanopy's help page or contact Ask KCLS.

  • No, films cannot be downloaded to a computer or device; they only stream through the internet.

  • Kanopy works on a pay-per-checkout model, which means that the library system pays a small fee each time a title is checked out. Limiting checkouts helps us stay within our collection budget. 

    You do not need to use your monthly tickets to access Kanopy Kids content. 

  • Titles return automatically at the end of the lending period.

hoopla Frequently Asked Questions

  • If you've replaced your library card or updated your PIN/password you'll need to update your Library Settings in hoopla.

  • Please visit the hoopla site, opens a new window for more instructions or contact Ask KCLS, opens a new window for help.

  • Titles return automatically at the end of the lending period.

    To return a title early, click return now, located next to the date the title expires on the title information page. Please note that returning a title early does not give you additional borrows for the month.

  • hoopla works on a pay-per-checkout model, which means that the library system pays a small fee each time a title is checked out. Limiting checkouts to 10 per month helps us stay within our collection budget.

  • If you are using the hoopla app on a mobile device, you can download titles for offline access. If you are using hoopla in a web browser on a computer, you must have an internet connection to access titles.

Updated 10/11/22