Coloring for Grown-ups

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The Pryor Library invites you to share in the calming activity that’s sweeping the world – coloring isn’t just for kids anymore. 

The intricate designs aren’t ones you’ll find in children’s coloring books. They are often dense geometric or floral patterns, but are equally likely to be detailed fantasy scenes – even moments from popular TV shows like Sherlock or Outlander.

Coloring can be a great relaxation technique. It can lower the activity of the amygdala, a part of the brain that controls emotion and is particularly affected by stress. It promotes imagination and creativity, and allows us time to quiet our busy minds and focus on the moment.

It’s also just plain fun to see a black and white page slowly turn into a riot of color.

If you’d like to try it for yourself, the Pryor Library is hosting monthly coloring nights every first Monday at 7 pm.

The Library will provide coloring pages, colored pencils, tea and snacks, and a relaxing atmosphere. All you need to do is be ready to let your worries go for an hour or two … and just color.

[a version of this post was originally published in the Pryor Times.]