Library offers monthly Coloring Club for adults

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will host its monthly Coloring Club for adults from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, with the next session on Feb. 7.

Bring your own pencils and books or we will have some available to share. Come relax and have fun.

“This is a great way to create community, encourage creativity, and allow for a safe and relaxing way for adults to socialize,” said Robin Splain, program facilitator.

No registration is needed. The group meets on the third floor Vintage Meeting Area.

According to the Mayo Clinic Heath System, coloring can improve your health by: promoting mindfulness; practice being nonjudgmental; relieving stress; and embracing the imperfect.

“Coloring is a healthy way to relieve stress. It calms the brain and helps your body relax. This can improve sleep and fatigue while decreasing body aches, heart rate, respiration, and feelings of depression and anxiety,” according to Joel Bobby, Licensed Clinical Social Worker of Psychiatry and Psychology at Mayo Clinic Health System. “Although coloring isn’t the ultimate cure for stress and anxiety, sitting down for a long coloring session holds great value. As you color, pay attention to your breathing rhythm, ensuring steady, full breaths from your diaphragm, and tune into your heart rate periodically if you can.”

This program is one of the many ways Pennsylvania public libraries support the PA Forward Initiative by providing civic and social literacy opportunities for learning.

The James V. Brown Library is open for browsing and holds pick up from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. To place a hold, visit or call 570-326-0536 during the library’s operating hours. The library also is open for public computer usage and for services such as printing, faxing, copying and scanning. Walk-in passport services are available.

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