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Volunteers and staff at the Awards ceremony, receiving the Finalists' certificate.

Committed to Diversity and Inclusion

Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do so we were really chuffed when the Volunteer Programme was shortlisted for an award.

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Nicola Sturgeon at GWL

GWL Host The Great Get Together in Honour of MP Jo Cox

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon joined us at Glasgow Women’s Library last weekend for The Great Get Together Tea Party and Lunch in honour of murdered MP Jo Cox. In partnership with the Scottish Government, the event was just one of thousands taking place across the country that marked one year since Jo was tragically killed.

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GWL’s Adele Patrick awarded Honorary Doctorate at GSA graduation

Adele Patrick, our widely admired Lifelong Learning and Creative Development Manager, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at the GSA graduation on Friday 16 June 2017.

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Slam Success!

From “pain, pish and patriarchy” to slam poetry in Doric, it’s fair to say we had a rousing and raucous time at our 2017 All Women Poetry Slam hosted by Carly Brown at the Out of the Blue Café in Edinburgh on Friday 9th June. We were treated to performances by a group of extremely […]

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Thoughts on The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf

A couple of days ago, I finished reading the popular third wave feminist non-fiction book The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf, and its 368 pages of socio-political commentary, theory and in depth analysis of everything in the female sphere left me with many lasting impressions, ideas and musings that I wanted to compile into a […]

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Seeing Things Roundup! May 2017

Read about the a-May-zing trips Seeing Things took last month, including seeing “The 306: Day”, an exhibition of work by Kate Charlesworth, and “3,000 Nights”.

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Shadow of the Crescent Moon Cropped

June’s Digital Book Group Read: The Shadow of the Crescent Moon by Fatima Bhutto

We’re delighted to announce the next title in our Digital Book Group, The Shadow of the Crescent Moon by Fatima Bhutto.

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Don’t Miss This June at GWL!

On 11th May we celebrated the launch of our exciting and jam-packed summer programme, full of new opportunities, workshops, sessions and initiatives. From the various exciting aspects of our new interactive project Women Making an Exhibition of Themselves to the continuation of our ever-popular Story Café and Creative Writing for Fearties workshops that aim to […]

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GWL Summer Programme 2017 Out Now!

Our Summer Programme 2017 is now available!

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Open the Door: Ajay and Mary

Glasgow Women’s Library Opens The Door

“Be curious, be interested and love… your stories and your artwork will flourish.” Val McDermid spoke the final words of Open the Door 2017, bringing this inaugural day-long literary gathering to a close and at the same time beautifully summing up the warm and convivial nature of the discussions and conversations that the events provoked.

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