You've seen these new coloring books for adults, right? Intricate designs, detailed pictures, packed into a very grown-up-looking book.

I have several friends who have them, and I have one of my own, as well. My biggest problem with them is that I'm not an amazing artist. How do I make my creations look as good as the ones my friends are cranking out?

Shreve Memorial Library has come up with a solution to that little problem...Adult Coloring Programs at several of its branches. The library will provide coloring books or coloring sheets, plus markers, colored pencils and crayons. It's possible you can get some tips from others who attend. But that's not the only benefit.

"It has proven to be a great opportunity to come together in a relaxing environment to explore your creativity," said Shreve Memorial's Broadmoor Branch Manager Jeff Impson in a news release. "Color while relaxing to instrumental jazz music and help yourself to light refreshments."

According to medical professionals, coloring has some health benefits, too. It reduces stress by helping us focus on something positive.

"The process invites creativity, brings comfort while taking you back to childhood memories, and creates social connections overcoming isolation and loneliness."

Don't be ashamed...coloring isn't just for kids anymore! Show up at one of these events and find out:

April 1 - 3-4 p.m. - Broadmoor Meeting Room, 12 Captain Shreve Drive

April 8 - 2-3 p.m. - Downtown Branch, 424 Texas Street
- 3-4 p.m. - Broadmoor Meeting Room

April 13 - 4:30-6 p.m. - Cedar Grove/Line Avenue, 8303 Line Avenue

April 14 - 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - David Raines, 2855 MLK Jr. Drive
- 4-5 p.m. - David Raines