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Area library plans 'relaxing' adult coloring

Staff writer

Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore.

The Marion City Library once again is planning two hours of “coloring, cookies, and conversation” event from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at the library.

Library director Janet Marler said the library started offering adult coloring last summer.

“A lot of the libraries do it, and I thought it was something our group would like to do, too,” Marler said.

Margaret Wilson had never colored as an adult before attending one of the events.

“I didn’t think I’d like it because I kind of zoom around all day,” Wilson said, “but I went and it’s just so satisfying. It is relaxing, but it’s deeper than that.”

Adult coloring is not something that takes a lot of exertion.

“I don’t play bridge or anything like that because my brain doesn’t work like that, but I enjoyed this,” Wilson said. “There were a few of us there, and we just were kind of in our own little world with other people around, which was kind of a new thing for me.”

Wilson described adult coloring as “a good way to express artistic ability without real pressure.”

“I’m not artistic, but it was just delightful,” Wilson said. “I would encourage people to try

Last modified Jan. 11, 2017