Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Birmingham Public Library Announces March Dates for Its Popular Coloring for Adults Workshops


The Birmingham Public Library (BPL)’s popular Coloring for Adults workshop dates for March have been set. The Springville Road Regional Branch Library will offer Coloring for Adults on Tuesday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. The Five Points West Regional Branch Library will host Coloring For Adults on Wednesday, March 9, at 10:30 a.m. Free colored pencils, coloring sheets, crayons, and light refreshments will be provided at both workshops.

Other dates and times at BPL locations in March are as follows:
Thursday, March 17, 1:00 p.m., Springville Road Library
Tuesday, March 22, 5:30 p.m., Central Library, Story Castle, 2nd Floor
Tuesday, March 22, 6:30 p.m., Springville Road Library

Coloring For Adults offers a relaxing activity that has proven popular since its debut in early November, said Leslie Deason, a librarian at the Central Library. Deason said she came up with the idea a year ago after noticing adult coloring gaining popularity among patrons, with coloring books for adults becoming bestsellers on sites like Amazon.com.

“Coloring For Adults serves the mission of our library to serve the public,” Deason said. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for our patrons to come in, relax and do something creative. It’s been very successful so far. We will continue having additional programs as long as the interest lasts.”

Here is a link to a video AL.com photographer Joe Songer took of a Central Library patron drawing a portrait during a Coloring For Adults program in January 2016:
http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2016/02/adult_coloring_workshops_at_bi.html#incart_river_home

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