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August 2019

Women’s Heritage Bike Ride

24th August at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Let our tour guides lead you gently along cycle paths, through Glasgow Green and beside the Clyde, while sharing fun and fascinating facts about the history of women’s cycling.

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Image courtesy Belles on Bikes

Voices from Scotland’s Textiles Heritage

Free – £2
24th August at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hear some of the women’s voices who worked in Scotland's textile industry through recent oral history recordings, and see materials from the archives of Stoddard-Templeton and Paisley’s Coats & Clarks this Saturday afternoon.

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Chrissie Martin and Jessie Bell weaving a Templeton carpet 1955. Credit: STOD201/2/16/1/6 - p.8 University of Glasgow Archives Services

Story Café Special: Marion F. Morrison and Morag Law

Free – £2
29th August at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Sgeulachdan Gàidhlig aig Leabharlann nam Ban còmhla ri Marion F. NicIlleMhoire agus Mòrag Law! Come and hear readings by Marion F. Morrison and Morag Law in Gaelic and English this Story Café Special!

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Morag Law and Marion F. Morrison Credit: Rob McDougall

Reading Group for Muslim Women

30th August at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

RESCHEDULED: The Reading group for Muslim Women brings together women interested in books written by Muslim women or with a focus on women’s issues.

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Reading Group for Muslim Women, May 2017. Credit: GWL

Legacies of the First World War

30th August at 11:00 am - 31st August at 4:00 pm

These two days form the Women & War Festival which will reflect on history and heritage with a focus on the experiences of women in World War One. Share in some of the exciting projects that have taken place since 2014 and consider how community organisations and academics can continue working together to explore aspects of the past and increase women’s visibility.

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Library of Birmingham Mills Munitions Workers. Credit: Women and War

September 2019

Library Closed

2nd September - 6th September

Glasgow Women’s Library will be closed for staff development from Monday 2nd September to Friday 6th September. We will reopen as normal on Saturday 7th September at 12.00pm.

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Women Making It

6th September at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for a range of GWL’s bitesize learning including scrapbooking, badge making, film screenings and much more. Friendly and relaxed drop-in sessions, perfect if you're new to the Library!

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Women Making It Scrapbooking. Credit: GWL

Rose Frain Survey Works

7th September - 5th October

See selected works and new works by artist Rose Frain in this exhibition which is installed throughout the library.

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Rose Frain Survey Works. This Time in History; What Escapes/Afghanistan, 2017 (detail: Burka). Photo: Severin Carrell. ©Rose Frain

Warm Welcome

7th September at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 8th September, 2019

GWL Warm Welcome drop-in days take place on the first Saturday of every month. If you are new to GWL this is a friendly relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our programme and collections. We’d love to welcome you here!

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Glasgow Women’s Library Banner, created by Fiona Jack. Credit: GWL

Rose Frain Survey Works: Book Launch and Preview

7th September at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Book Launch of Rose Frain: Survey Works this Saturday, and see an exhibition showing selected works and new works from the artist’s extensive practice.

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Rose Frain Survey Works. This Time in History; What Escapes/Afghanistan, 2017 (detail: Burka). Photo: Severin Carrell. ©Rose Frain
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