Friday, January 08, 2016

Coloring for Adults to Be Held at Springville Road Library January 8, Central Library January 19

photo of adults coloring
Adults coloring their stress away in the Youth Department's Story Castle

The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) is expanding its popular Coloring for Adults workshop—this time not only at the Central Library but also at the Springville Road Regional Branch Library in response to demand.

The Coloring for Adults program will take place Friday, January 8, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., at the Springville Road Library, and on Tuesday, January 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Youth Department’s Story Castle at the Central Library. The program offers a relaxing, beneficial activity for adults that proved popular during its debut in early November, drawing a bigger-than-expected crowd despite rainy weather, and another large crowd with a holiday edition in mid-December, said Karyn Davis-West, public coordinator for the Birmingham Public Library.

Free colored pencils, coloring sheets, crayons, and light refreshments will be provided. The program comes as industry leader Crayola has launched Crayola Color Escapes, a line of adult coloring kits featuring 11 by 17-inch black and white illustrations by artist Claudia Nice, plus a collection of colored pencils and colored markers. The Crayola line also features 8 by 10-inch coloring books for $10 featuring themed illustrations (Folk Art Escapes, Whimsical Escapes, Patterned Escapes, and Elegant Escapes).

Here is a link to an article by Gizmodo that discusses how Crayola is positioning its adult coloring book line as a great, cheaper way for adults to relieve stress:

 For more details on the Coloring for Adults program and other activities planned throughout BPL, go to and click on the calendar.

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