Wendy Kirk

The waiting by Regi Claire

This review has very kindly been contributed by an anonymous supporter of the library, who also wrote this book review ‘The Waiting’ is a novel about 2 life-long friends called Lizzie and Marlene. Lizzie looks back from old age on their friendship and other aspects of her life. Plot Marlene is unscrupulous, impulsive and irresponsible. […]

Suffragette stories for younger women

With the centenary of the first women getting the vote coming up in 2018, now is a great time to be learning more about the Suffragettes. Here are three novels for children and teens which introduce the subject in an interesting and exciting way.

Run by Ann Patchett

It raises interesting questions about families – their allegiances and rivalries, the roles of nature and nurture, and the lengths to which a parent will go in order to protect a child.

The readers of Broken Wheel recommend

This book is quirky and funny with an almost other worldly feel to it. An impressive knowledge of books is shown throughout and linked to various characters finding the joys of reading and discovering other worlds as well as insights into themselves.

Shadow behind the sun by Remzije Sherifi

This is not an easy read. However if like me, you want to know more about what happened in the former Yugoslavia, then I recommend it. Rema is a compassionate and visionary woman who has used her dreadful experiences to build a better life, not just for her own family, but for those who followed behind her in seeking a new home in Glasgow.

Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston (cover)

Heroines in the bookstacks

I started working at GWL in 2005, as their first ever paid Librarian. As well as being somewhat daunting (yikes! what a responsibility!), it was a dream come true: to open up a treasure trove of books to women from all walks of life. Working in a library of donated books is something special. It’s […]

Dotter of her father’s eyes

James Joyce is a familiar name but how many people know about his daughter, Lucia? This graphic novel tells Lucia’s story and the author’s, Mary Talbot, whose father was a Joycean scholar.

Celebrate your freedom to read!

Contributed by Julie Howard who has been doing a study visit at the library this past week. Julie is visiting us from Colorado and is finishing her Master of Library Science Degree from Emporia State University.   Glasgow Women’s library celebrates your freedom to choose what you want to read! This past week they have […]

It’s pretty much the dream library…Megan’s thoughts on her library placement

The Women’s Library is such a diverse, inclusive and welcoming place, and I’m so grateful for the experience I’ve had here.

Artists in the Archive….

This coming July artists Ailie Rutherford and Flis Mitchell will be working with the archives at Glasgow Women’s Library responding to their newly housed archives collection. By grouping material from the archives together alphabetically, they aim to discovering playful and innovative ways of looking at the GWL materials. This process creates interesting juxtapositions of ideas […]