GWL Volunteer

Seeing things

(Still) Seeing Things – visit to Mid-Century Modern: Art and Design from Conran to Quant at Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Seeing Things volunteer Freya visited the Mid-Century Modern exhibition at Dovecot Studios and learned more about Mary Quant and Laura Ashley.

Barrington Stoke Books-Four images showing the covers, spines and clear layout of text inside two books.

Dyslexia-Friendly Books

A women with dyslexia and I would describe myself as a very reluctant reader but an extremely avid audiobook listener. Barrington Stoke books are extremely clearly laid out and clearly written (to allow the story to flow). Very personal commentary, i.e. this is Doreen’s experience of reading and the written word.

The library's garden in April 2020 blooming mainly in reds and yellows. With the black lift shaft (with book titles on it) in the background.

How does a garden grow?

Gardens and green places are good for wildlife and the environment but they’re also good for us. Find out how we created “Our Lifting Words Garden” full of plants with different colours, textures, shapes, sizes, and personalities.

Writing as therapy

Our volunteer Arran relates the magical experience of taking part in an online poetry writing event with Rupi Kaur. Can she encourage you to give it a go too?

Ten Podcasts to Get You Through Quarantine

New to podcasts or looking to refresh your listening? Look no further! Our volunteer Rhia has pulled together a list of her top 10 podcasts by and about women.

The stolen letters: a herstory of Spanish women writers

Don’t miss out on this week’s Story Cafe highlighting Spanish women writers. Spanish brunch snacks!).

My Time Doing a School Placement at GWL

Here is my experience from this week working as a fourth year student doing a work placement at Glasgow Women’s Library. This is an insight into what I learnt, what I did and how much I enjoyed working at the library.

February’s Book Picnic Recommendations

Here are this month’s Book Picnic suggestions including a young adult novel, some historical fiction books and a climate change book by Mary Robinson.

My Women in Politics Book Picks

Check out this selection of books from the politics section, handpicked by Maisie who is doing her school placement with us this week.

Interview with a female Speedway rider: Taya

Here is an interview with Taya, a young Speedway rider in a male-dominated sport.