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Adults, teenagers start coloring to relieve some stress
Hall County Library System hosts event Dec. 4 at Atlanta Highway location near Oakwood
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Half-completed coloring pages featuring Charlie Brown, vikings, Mickey Mouse and Disney princesses are moving over to share the limelight with the newest trend in America — adult coloring books.

The intricate and detailed fill-in images grace the pages of more than 140 new coloring books to hit the market in the past few years. And recently, a local library in Gainesville is getting involved.

“We decided to host an adult coloring event, because a lot of libraries around the country are doing it so we decided to try it,” said Veronica Gomez, manager of the Blackshear Place branch of the Hall County Library System.

The event will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at 2927 Atlanta Highway near Oakwood.

Coloring pages, crayons and colored pencils will be provided.

The event is open to all adults and teenagers. However Gomez asked children to not be present, because “we want the event to be different than children’s coloring events.”

Children’s craft and coloring events are available at the Gainesville Branch throughout the holidays.

For more information, call 770-532-3311 or visit