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Connecting with Kurdish women

A few months ago a former volunteer, Jenni, contacted us to let us know about a group of women setting up a women’s library in the Kurdish region of Iraq where she had spent some time volunteering. Would we like to make a connection? Of course, we did!

Finding Jessie

Jessie Stephen (1893-1979) was a twentieth-century British suffragette, labour activist and local councillor, who spent much of her life in Glasgow.

Una Donna by Sibilla Aleramo

Our volunteer Joy shares her thoughts on this new translation of Una Donna by Sinilla Aleramo, first published in Italian in 1906.

Some books from the book groups selection, past and future

January Book Picnic Recommendations

After our holidays some of our volunteers and staff got together online to share what they’d been reading over the festive period: lots of fiction, including for children and young adults, and a self-help book inspired by bees! Here are our recommendations…

Themes of Isolation in our collection

Emilie, who was on placement with us last Spring, highlights how a selection of books she borrowed at the start of lockdown each look at different aspects of isolation.

Book Picnic Recommendations-August 2020

Our monthly Zoom meet ups to discuss what we’ve been reading are one of the ways our team of staff and volunteers have stayed connected through lockdown.  We always enjoy hearing what others recommend and hope you will too!

Green Learning

We’d like to share with you what has been recently been shaping our thinking about climate justice, carbon reduction and our role in caring for our environment.

Women Making History locally and globally

We asked you to tell us about the landmarks celebrating women near you and you rose to the challenge. So here are some of the women we’ve been introduced to thanks to you. Please keep them coming!

Our team recommends this month…

Check out some recommended reads from our staff and volunteers. Fiction and non fiction; newly published and not so recently published; transporting us to Nigeria, the Hebrides, and Ireland; and exploring all sorts of topics including the environment, slavery, and feminism in the 21st century.

Life in Taiwan during the pandemic

A first hand account of what life is like for a young woman living in Taiwan during the pandemic.