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Our volunteers and staff recommend…

Two weeks ago Paulina and Anna, two of our much cherished volunteers and me, Pauline, the intern, supported by our Volunteer Co-ordinator Gabrielle, decided to set up a new group: the Book Picnic. Once a month at lunchtime this book picnic is a chance for volunteers and staff to share their newest discoveries so that […]

Speaking Out: The Last Post

As the Speaking Out project comes to an end, Project Coordinator Emma Gascoigne shares the team’s thanks, the resources created by the project, and encourages those involved in the movement to continue preserving the incredibly important history of Women’s Aid.

So – what’s Story Cafe really like?

Story Café starts up again on 25th January, and we have lots of great things in store! Pauline, who is on placement with us from Hamburg, will be exploring German women writers on 15th February, and Louisina, one of our fantastic volunteers, will be sharing her love of Elena Ferante’s Neopolitan novels on 1st March. […]

Story Cafe highlights from 2017!

With 2017 hurtling towards the finishing line, we’ve been reflecting on some of the highlights from Story Café this year. There have been SO many! Here are some that really stick in our minds….. Trip to Edinburgh Book Festival Thanks to the wonderful organisation Open Book, we enjoyed an incredible day out at the Edinburgh Book Festival […]

Announcing Our Bold Types 2017 Winners!

We’re delighted to announce that the winners of our Bold Types: Scottish Women’s Creative Writing Competition 2017 are Mairi Sutherland and Stella Hervey Birrell.

Seeing things trip to Maryhill Burgh Halls

Seeing Things in the Papers! GWL visit Maryhill Burgh Halls

On a right dreich and drookit Monday morning in November, some brave members of the Seeing Things group attended a thought-provoking guided tour of the Maryhill Burgh Halls.

GWL's logo has a festive feel with snow, a wreath and the women symbol has a scarf and gloves.

GWL logo gets a festive makeover!

As we prepare for our ‘Mull Over Ethical Gifts’ event we hear from GWL volunteer Heather who has given our logo a festive makeover.

Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ La Loba: Wild Woman, Luminous Wolf

Tomorrow at GWL we welcome musician and storyteller Lesley O’Brien for an incredible, unique Story Café special. Inspired by my research of Lesely and her love of travel, culture and exploration (and being ever eager to learn more about women of the world and different cultures myself), I read up on some of her personal […]

In Profile and Staying There: Celebrating 25 years of GWL by taking a look back at its predecessor, Women in Profile.

Information ans Management placement student, Ellen Embleton, writes about the collections she worked on during her 2 week cataloguing placement at the library.

PODCAST: NEW PLACES, WOMEN’S VOICES – Unwrapping women’s history across Scotland on Travelling Gallery and GWL tour

Since August this year Glasgow Women’s Library has been touring Scotland with Lauren Printy Currie’s Travelling Gallery exhibition. In this podcast, our national intern, Luba, talks about the Travelling Gallery project and shares with you some of those unique voices.