5 Ways to Welcome Fall at Your Library

The arrival of fall brings so many seasonal delights. Watch the leaves turn endless shades of scarlet. Bring your comfy sweaters out of storage. Taste pumpkin spice in everything from coffee to cereal. You can also connect with the change of seasons at the library. Look to your library for ways to explore the natural world or get cozy indoors.

Attend self-care workshops and conversations

Check in with yourself at mindfulness, yoga, and tai chi workshops. Learn how to keep a bullet or nature sketch journal. Find community and support at workshops and meetups for caregivers.

Cultivate your creativity at arts and culture workshops

Spend rainy days indoors developing a new hobby. Learn about shibori dying, glass painting, and local traditions.

Find the schedule of art, culture, and craft workshops:
Arts and Culture program series

Get help making a fresh career start

Discover innovations in artificial intelligence (AI) and automation. Learn new job skills. Explore how to launch your creative side gig or start your own business. Join the conversation about the economic impacts of inequality. Learn what careers are trending and in-demand.

Find the schedule of business workshops:
Your Role in the New Economy program series

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.

Get caught up on your favorite magazines

Spend a rainy day with a cup of your favorite hot beverage and the latest issues of your favorite magazines. Download as many as you like from RBdigital. You can read back issues too. No due dates, no paywalls, no waiting, and no fines. All you need is a library card and PIN to get started.

Find your next favorite book (or series)

The shorter days and longer nights make fall a perfect time to get wrapped up in books. See which books are popular in the Pacific Northwest right now. Discover a new book published this fall or within the past year. Or use the change of seasons as an excuse to read a genre you haven't tried before. Tell us a little bit about what you like to read and we'll send you a list of personalized suggestions. Get your perfect book match from our BookMatch service.