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My Week at the Glasgow Women’s Library

My first day at GWL! I was initially introduced to a flurry of people – sorry, women – whom greeted me with warmth in their eyes. It was a Monday, however, and it was 10 o’clock in the morning, so everyone spoke tiredly of their weekends and got straight to work.

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Catherine Morrison, Royal Army Medical Corp Nurse

Archive volunteer, Katy Owen, tells us about a wonderful new donation to the collection.

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Am I Blue: A Review Taster for Story Café Special: Sister Creatures!

Alice Walker’s 1986 short work Am I Blue is a poignant and thought-provoking story which, at surface level, details a woman’s friendship with a horse she names Blue, while, on a deeper level, follows in the footsteps of Walker’s other works and plays easel to a canvas upon which the author paints a bleak yet […]

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Book Cover for Anuradha Roy's Sleeping on Jupiter

Digital Book Group: Anuradha Roy Answers Our Questions

In August, GWL Digital Book Group read Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy, winner of the 2016 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. Here Anuradha answers our reader questions.

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Art workshops at Glasgow East Women’s Aid

The Speaking Out Project hosted three art workshops with Glasgow East Women’s Aid in August and September 2017 in partnership with Frances Corr, an artist and former GEWA volunteer. Some of the artwork created by the women in the workshops is now on display as part of the Speaking Out exhibition, showing at Glasgow Women’s […]

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Story Cafe with Chitra Ramaswamy

Glasgow Women’s Library Shortlisted for the CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award

Glasgow Women’s Library’s popular Story Café has been shortlisted for the CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award, alongside libraries in Suffolk, Kirklees and Norfolk.

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Northanger Abbey Cover

October’s Digital Book Group Read: Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid

The next book we’re reading as part of our GWL Digital Book Group is Val McDermid’s Northanger Abbey.

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Pens, pens, pens

Sitting in the Engender Conference in the event room of the GWL, intern Luba reflects on pens. The conference started, many inspiring women talked on the stage and interesting and challenging questions were raised. With this unused pen in my left hand, I zoned out for a moment. While a smooth voice talked about “challenge”, “activism”, “fight” in the background, an idiom came to my mind: “A pen is mightier than the sword”.

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Close up of a farming diary being investigated by the Community Curators

Community Curators: Exploring the Museum Stores

Our dynamic group of Community Curators meet regularly and have been learning the ins and outs of museum work from collections care to exhibitions.

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Glasgow Women's Library on Hill Street

A silver lined 25th year

Our 25th year has truly been celebratory and silver lined. From September 2016 to September 2017 we have made space and time for reflections, unearthing and showcasing our history, and reconnecting with people who have helped us grow from a grassroots project in the humblest of premises to a Recognised Collection with over 20 staff housed in a beautiful multi award winning building.

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