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October 2021

Readers of Colour

27th October at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on 24th November, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on 15th December, 2021 at 6:00 pm

ONLINE: Join Readers of Colour online to discover and chat about poetry, fiction, and narrative non-fiction by women and non-binary writers of colour.

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Three books standing on a shelf with a plant. The books are New Daughters of Africa, edited by Margaret Busby, which has a black cover with a photo of a black woman looking directly at the reader, her hands clasped behind her head; Where the Wild Ladies Are, by Matsuda Aoko, a yellow cover with a dark abstract shape in the top half, and an illustration of the knees of two women in skirts sitting beside each other; Queenie, by Candace Carty-Williams, a deep pink cover with the head of a black woman in profile, her face not visible, and long braids pulled up into a bun.

Joan Eardley: A Centenary of Lives and Landscapes

28th October, 2021 - 12th February, 2022

Joan Eardley (1921-1963) was one of Scotland’s most expressive twentieth century artists and is a firm favourite of Glasgow Women’s Library. To celebrate the centenary of Joan’s birth we’re thrilled to exhibit five striking artworks on loan from the University of Edinburgh Art Collection.

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January Flow Tide (1961) by Joan Eardley, EU0070 © University of Edinburgh Art Collection/Estate of Joan Eardley

In Conversation with Ajay Close: What We Did in the Dark

Free
28th October at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

ONLINE: Ajay Close’s latest novel, What We Did in the Dark, is a compelling portrait of trail-blazing Glasgow writer Catherine Carswell, as she fights for her freedom – and her life. Join Ajay in conversation to hear the-story-behind-the-story.

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Mapping Histories: Women of Dennistoun

Free
30th October at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Do you have stories to share about Dennistoun? Have you lived there for years or are you new to the neighbourhood and would like to learn more about it? Join Glasgow Women’s Library and Lingo Flamingo in celebrating and discovering the histories and heritage of women of Dennistoun in this laid-back, interactive, story sharing and map making workshop!

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November 2021

Open Book

Free
1st November at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

ONLINE: These vibrant and thoughtful Open Book creative writing sessions are back for Autumn led online by writer Beth Godfrey.

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Open Book. Credit: GWL

Decolonising Women’s Rights: Indigenous Perspectives

Free
1st November at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

ONLINE: Sikowis Nobiss, Plains Cree/Saulteaux and founder of Great Plains Action Society, will speak at GWL during her Scotland tour, where she will be an important voice on indigenous rights at COP26. Sikowis is active in Native American politics, protection of rights, climate change mitigation, justice and fairness in representations in popular culture and cultural festivals.

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Story Café Special: Sister Earth

Free
4th November at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

ONLINE: In these uncertain times, nature has become more important than ever to us as a source of calm, and healing. In this Story Café, we look to women’s writings and stories of action that celebrate our natural environment, from urban gardeners and wild walkers to women working together on issues of climate change and preserving and protecting our natural environment.

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Warm Welcome

6th November at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on 6th November, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 4th December, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 5th February, 2022 at 12:00 pm

If you are new to GWL this is a relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our collections, programmes and projects, and get a full tour and your questions answered. These drop in sessions are a great way to learn more about what goes on in the library.

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Glasgow Women's Library at 23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton

Making Her Mark Exhibition

17th November - 29th November

Discover new histories of Renfrewshire women uncovered by the Making Her Mark project at this remarkable exhibition!

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Women from the Making Her mark project participating in creative and research workshops

Making Her Mark: Workshop and Exhibition

Free
17th November at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Would you like to create your own memento to a Renfrewshire women from history or a woman you know from your own life? We’ll begin this Glasgow Women’s Library workshop with a guided tour of the Making Her Mark exhibition, tell you a bit about how it was developed and then have fun with crafts!

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