Check Out These Adult Coloring Book Clubs Across SoCal

August 2 is National Coloring Book Day, but these events happen all year long.

Keep calm, and color on -- it's National Coloring Book Day!

Whether you are a meticulous artist, or have difficulty staying in the lines, check out adult-coloring clubs across Southern California.


Arcadia Public Library started its coloring club in 2016, and has continued to host events for adults young at heart.

Introduced as "Color Me Calm," the event quickly gained momentum at the library and turned into something staff wasn't expecting.

"It wasn't calm at all," Danielle Guerrero, Principal Librarian of Adult and Teen Services, said. "We've had some pretty loud and rambunctious people before. People just laugh and have a great time."

Now the event is known as "Adult Recess" and occurs the second Tuesday of every month, from 7-8:30 p.m.

While still including a coloring event, attendees can also RSVP for the craft portion.

Even though coloring has been an event advertised mainly for children, Guerrero says the event attracts people between the ages of 20 and 90.

"It's nostalgic," Guerrero said. "It takes you back to your care-free days."


Westwood Branch Library also hosts a quarterly coloring event, which is free of charge and includes all supplies needed.

"People just sit around and talk. It's very relaxing," Chrissy Carr, Adult Librarian and host of the coloring club, said. "Instead of focusing on a bunch of things, this event allows you to focus on one."

For a complete list of coloring club locations, click here. Most events are free of charge or suggest a small donation. 

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