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Paso Robles library launches adult coloring club 


Adult coloring meet-up (photo courtesy

First meet up is Thursday, Jan. 12

—Who says coloring is just for children? According to a recent Washington Post article, adult coloring is the latest craze and a relaxing way to develop your creativity. “It’s nostalgic, and it’s a bit old school,” said Mary Amicucci, chief merchandising officer at Barnes & Noble. “It reminds people of their childhood.” There are now adult coloring meet-up groups and the genre has gone from novelty to big business, selling some 12 million coloring books in 2015.

Adult coloring (photo courtesy Washington Post).

Adult coloring (photo courtesy Washington Post).

Paso Roblans can get in on the action on Thurs., Jan. 12, at 6 p.m. in the Paso Robles City Library conference room.

Why color? According to ABC News, coloring provides quiet and focus, reducing stress by stimulating the part of the brain that causes relaxation. The process of coloring has the same therapeutic qualities as meditation. Coloring in a group allows you to add socializing to the mix while you create. During the Library’s Coloring Club, staff provide coloring tips and challenges to add to the fun. Already a part of the coloring phenomenon? Feel free to bring your own materials and join in the fun at the library. No signups are necessary for the coloring club, and all materials are provided.

The Paso Robles City Library is located at 1000 Spring Street and is open Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m. to  8 p.m., and Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. . For more information on library programs and events, please call (805) 237-3870 or visit



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