GWL Volunteer

New fiction

Forbidden notebook by Alba de Cespedes Out running an errand Valeria Cossati gives in to a sudden impulse-she buys a shiny black notebook. She starts keeping a diary in secret, […]

Joan Eardley painting of a cornfield with a blue sky and yellow and brown corn.

Joan Eardley and the Representation of Woman Artists: A Journey to Gender Equality

This is a blog written by our volunteer Mhairi on our recent exhibition of Joan Eardley’s works. Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley was born in Sussex on the 18th May 1921. […]

My week of work experience

In this post, Alina talks about her week of work experience.

A small sketchbook. On the left hand page there are various illustrations of images related to Shetland such as viking long boats and flags. There is writing that says 'Woman speaks out' and 'Women to reclaim Lerwick fire festivall'. The right hand page has text that reads 'We axe for what we want' in blue letting, with the GAADA symbol underneath - a blue line drawing of the GAADA premises.

Gaada – Lukkie Minnie’s Foy

This blog is written by GWL volunteer Beverly McFarlane in response to the Weemin’s Wark exhibition and collaborative project between Glasgow Women’s Library and Gaada, an artist-led organisation based in […]

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!).