Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Wednesday, December 9, 2015
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams, Director of Public Relations    
Birmingham Public Library                                               
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                                                        
Popular Coloring for Adults Returns to Central Library on Tuesday, December 15
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) is bringing back its popular Coloring for Adults workshop—this time an expanded edition to meet demand.
The Coloring for Adults Holiday Program will take place Tuesday, December 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Youth Department’s Story Castle at Central Library, 2100 Park Place in downtown Birmingham. 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, 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 December 15 Coloring for Adults Holiday Program and other holiday-related activities planned throughout BPL, go to and click on the calendar.  Here is a listing of upcoming holiday events planned at BPL locations:
Avondale Library, 509 40th St. South (205) 226-4000    
Sunday, December 13 at 2:30 p.m., Adaptations Movie Matinee: Holiday Edition. Each month the Avondale Library spotlights a movie and the book on which the film is based. The film for December is a holiday classic based on the short story, "The Greatest Gift," by Philip Van Doren Stern, in which a man gets the chance to see what would happen if he'd never been born.

Central Library, 2100 Park Place (205) 226-3600 
Saturday, December 19, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Family Holiday Movie. Youth Department Story Castle. Refreshments provided. 
Monday, December 21, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Family Holiday Craft Night. Youth Department Story Castle. Refreshments and holiday cheer provided.

Eastwood Library, 4500 Montevallo Road (205) 591-4944
Wednesday, December 9, 3:30 p.m., Holiday Open House. Miss Eve will do a holiday-themed storytime. Santa Claus will join in and take pictures with the children. Eastwood Library staff will direct the children in a holiday craft (clothespin reindeer) as well as in singing holiday carols. Light refreshments will be served.

Inglenook Branch Library, 4100 40th Terrace N, (205) 849-8739 
Friday, December 18, 3:15 p.m., Christmas-themed movie.
North Birmingham Branch Library, 2501 31st Avenue North, (205) 226-4025
Thursday, December 10, 10:30 a.m., Holiday Storytime Stew. (Holiday stories, songs, and fun for youth.) 
Monday, December 14, 5:45 p.m., Monday Night Christmas Movie for Adults. 
Wednesday, December 16, 4:00 p.m., Holiday Art Attack for Kids. (Making art pieces for the gallery.) 
Tuesday, December 22, 4:00 p.m., Holiday Grubdown for the Library Pets. (Touch the pets and feed them their Christmas dinner.)
Southside Branch Library, 1814 11th Ave. South (205) 933-7776
Saturday, December 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Add-A-Bead Bracelets. Adult and teen crafters will be arranging colorful beads on chains to create the perfect gift. Limited to 12 crafters. Call the Southside Library to reserve your place.

Springville Road Branch Library, 1224 Old Springville Road, (205) 226-4081
Monday, December 14, 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m., Coffee, Conversation and Crafts Adult Program. Holiday crafts catch-up day. Make one you missed or finish one you started. 
Monday, December 15, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Teen Holiday Craft. Hand-crafted holiday gifts. 
Monday, December 21, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Coffee, Conversation and Crafts Holiday Party. 
Monday, December 28, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Coffee, Conversation and Crafts Adult Program. New Year’s decoration crafts. 
Supplies, instructions, and refreshments are provided free at all craft programs.
For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BPL. The mission of Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library service to our citizens for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment. This system—with 19 locations and serving the community for 129 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.
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