For immediate release Monday, March 7, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams, Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067
Birmingham Public Library announces March dates for its popular Coloring for Adults workshops
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—The Birmingham Public Library (BPL)’s popular Coloring for Adults workshop dates for March have been set. The Springville Road Regional Library, 1224 Old Springville Road, will offer Coloring for Adults on Tuesday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. The Five Points West Regional Library, 4812 Ave. W, 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 p.m., the Springville Road Regional Library, 1224 Old Springville Road.
- Tuesday, March 22, 5:30 p.m., the Central Library, 2100 Park Place, the Story Castle, 2nd Floor.
- Tuesday, March 22, 6:30 p.m., the Springville Road Regional Library, 1224 Old Springville Road.
Coloring For Adults offers a relaxing activity that has proven popular since its debut in early November, said Leslie Deason, a librarian at 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 best-sellers on sites like Amazon.com. Last fall, industry leader Crayola 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.
“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:
For more details on the Coloring for Adults program and other activities planned throughout BPL, go to www.bplonline.org
and click on the calendar. Follow the Birmingham Public Library on Facebook and Twitter @BPL. The mission of the 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.