Adult coloring among fun activities offered at library

The Jennings County Public Library has some colorful activities planned to help adults relax from the holiday whirlwind.

Adult coloring books have arrived at the library, and boxes of colored pencils, crayons and colored pens are being prepared for coloring sessions designed for adults.

“The library is providing everything, and it’s free. All they have to do is show up,” said Betty Eggleston, adult services librarian.

A market in coloring books designed for adults has grown across the country because of growing interest in what was once considered to be an activity for children, she said.

“Coloring is a creative activity that seems to relieve stress. It relieves stress because it is fun. Just because it is something you thought was fun when you were a child doesn’t mean it can’t also be fun for you when you become an adult,” Eggleston said.

Libraries across the country are having coloring sessions, library director Mary Hougland said.

“The coloring sessions seem to become a kind of social hour,” she said.

The library, 2375 N. State Road 3, is hosting monthly adult coloring sessions:

10 to 11 a.m. the fourth Tuesday in Conference Room 4.

6 to 7 p.m. on the third Thursday in Conference Room 4.

Library staff members also will travel to the senior citizens center to provide coloring sessions from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of every month.

The library will offer other free activities during January. They include:

For adults

Craft classes at 2 p.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Thursday. Both projects involve rice.“All About Photography,” 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12.“All About Sewing,” 6 p.m. Jan. 20 in Conference Room 3.

“Creating Cross Stitch,” 1:30 p.m. Jan. 27 in Conference Room 3.

Teens and ‘tweens’

Tween Art Club Club, designed to help older children develop artistic abilities, will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Children’s Program Room.Teens Wii Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Teen Room. This meeting will feature playing a Wii spy game.Homework Club will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 11 and 25 in the Teen Room.

Teen MAG Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 12 in the Teen Room.

Tween Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 14 in the Teen Room.

Tinker Tuesday (building with LEGOs) is 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Children’s Program Room. Register by Jan. 25.

Young children

Snuggle Bugs Story Time, 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Children’s Program Room.Wild Things Story Time, 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Children’s Program Room.Books and Babies Story Time (for babies 0 to 2 years old), 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Children’s Program Room.

For more information

For more information about upcoming events at the Jennings County Public Library, go online at jenningslib.og/ or call 812-346-2091.