‘the impetus for change and the influence of culture come from within, from a very deep source’ Coming to the women’s library I have found how deeply rooted and felt their values are in ‘taking this lifelong journey together in the spirit of collaboration and equal partnership’. What Aunt Esther said died in Thatcher’s Britain [...]
Last Thursday evening I got together with a lovely crowd of women at our soon-to-be home in Landressy Street, Bridgeton for a ‘Books That Changed Our Lives’ event with Orkney-born author, Alison Miller, and GWL Librarian, Wendy Kirk. Alison, whose first novel, DEMO, was published by Penguin, was able to travel down to GWL especially for the event, thanks to the Scottish Book Trust.
Ever been stumped as to how to freshen up your fiction reading? Or wanted to explore classic feminist texts, but don’t have a clue where to start? Then Glasgow Women’s Library Browsing Hour could be just the thing for you…
Happy National Libraries Day to you! The secret is out. At GWL LOL does not mean Laugh Out Loud. Though we do laugh a lot. Remember those Suffragette postcards? Well, here’s another to make you laugh too.
GWL is so much more than just a library. It’s a veritable treasure trove. And here’s where much of the treasure is hidden. As well as being filled with wonderful books on every aspect of being a woman, our library is choc-a-bloc with…
According to my dictionary, the word ‘naughty’ means, amongst other things, ‘disobedient’. And the women who sent these postcards in the early part of the twentieth century – not to mention those who designed and produced them – were certainly being disobedient. That is, they were challenging the social rules of the society they were living in. And what fun they had as they did!
The Suffragettes sometimes used coded messages on their postcards, so why shouldn’t GWL have its own secret code? In fact, at the moment this one’s so secret – LOL – that only I know it. But keep following this blog. The secret will be revealed on… drumroll please… Wednesday 6th February.
Time flew by as always when you are feeling that you are doing something useful with it. Six weeks ago I entered the library the first time and but today it is my last day and I am going to go back to Berlin soon. I already know that I will miss this place that [...]
How do people work in other countries? What exactly is a women’s library about? These two leading questions accompanied me when I came to Glasgow Women’s library about two weeks ago. All in all, I’ve six weeks to find out before I’ll return to Berlin, Germany where I am from. I’ll try to support the [...]