I know, I know, it’s in the nineties today–but leaves have started to fall! Here are a few titles from Reynolds Community College Libraries to get you in that autumnal mood faster than a pumpkin spice latte.

Fall probably isn’t the first season you think of when you think of gardening–but there are plenty of trees, shrubs and flowering plants that peak in the autumn. Beautifully illustrated with color photos, Autumn Gardens will have you itching to plant things that will wow you in coming Octobers.

If you’d rather go for a hike to find beauty than grow the beauty yourself, Fall Color and Woodland Harvests is the book for you! Full of color photographs, it gives you a species-by-species guide to the leaves of 100 species of the Eastern US, and the fruits and seeds of another 47, with particular attention to the glories of the fall foliage.

Right now we’re in smoothie season–but it won’t be long before a hearty, simmered-all-day dish is just the ticket. Fresh Flavors for the Slow Cooker gives you a ton of ideas for slow-simmered dishes that will be perfect for cozy sweater weather.

Speaking of cozy sweaters, what better time than fall to learn to knit? (You do NOT want a lap full of wool yarn in July!) Knitting for the Absolute Beginner takes you through the basics with step-by-step photos, and gives you a passel of patterns to tackle everything from scarves to cardigans. It’s also spiral-bound to lie flat so you don’t have to wield your needles and hold a book open at the same time!

And with autumn comes spooky season. There will be a full-on Halloween post on this blog in October, but here’s a teaser! How to Sell a Haunted House is guaranteed to completely heebie your jeebies. I actually yelped out loud in sheer horror at one point. A woman has to clean out her late parents’ home and there are…a lot of puppets. So many puppets.

That’s just a smattering of the fall-themed titles at our libraries, so once you’ve admired the fall foliage, made Crock-Pot stew, cranked out a cardigan and shuddered your way through the haunted house book, come ask a librarian for recommendations for more!

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