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This is Who We Are – A Warm Welcome

Whether you are a curious neighbour, someone with a research interest, a potential partner, donor or volunteer, we’d love to see you this Thursday 11th April 2019 from 6-7:30pm. Come and hear about about GWL, our history, values, collections and projects in a relaxed and informal setting and meet some of our lovely staff and […]

Creative response to the Artemisia Gentileschi self-portrait “Saint Catherine of Alexandria”

We’ve been so inspired by Artemisia Gentileschi’s self-portrait! Our volunteer and Bold Types Winner (Poetry) Jay Andrew wrote this poem, performed at the exhibition launch on 6th March 2019.

New books you can borrow this month

We’ve received some great new donations these past few weeks which have now been catalogued by our volunteers and are ready for you to borrow. And if you like what you read why not fill out one of our recommendation cards when you return your book? (ask our friendly front of house team when you visit)

It’s A (New) Kinda Magic (Book Review)

“Children Of Blood And Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi (Paperback Macmillan 2018) YA FICTION  reviewed by Jay Andrew, Front of House volunteer A sister and a brother. A brother and a sister. A whole lot of magic. World building at its best – it effortlessly blends Nigerian and African culture and mythology/ religion into a whole […]

First Hurrah Fares Well (Book Review)

“Swansong” by Kerry Andrew (Hardback – Jonathan Cape/ Penguin 2018) FICTION  reviewed by Jay Andrew, Front of House volunteer I will admit that it was the author’s last name that first  drew me, unused to seeing that which I share, in the hope of an affinity, a connection. What starts out as a tale of a young woman, […]

Mirabelle’s Epoque – skilfully blending mystery with history.

A review of “British Bulldog” by Sara Sheridan ( Polygon Books 2014) I first encountered the lovely Sara Sheridan at an Edinburgh Women For Independence conference where she was one of the speakers. I was so taken with not only what she had to say about women and politics but also with her enthusiasm that […]

“Wish I could have spent the whole day alone with you”* – a review of “Just Girls” by Rachel Gold (Bella Books 2014)

Having read and enjoyed her first book “Being Emily” and then subsequently reviewing it for Glasgow Women’s Library, the author Rachel Gold read my review and was kind enough to send me 2 signed copies of her latest novel “Just Girls.” (I will be giving one copy to GWL and still have one spare if […]

The ease of your pose, the grace of your silhouette. The way that your shoulders meet your slender neck *

Book review – “Being Emily” by Rachel Gold (Bella Books 2012) – available from Glasgow Women’s Library   I was sniffing about the fiction section of the library while waiting to go into a meeting, not particularly looking for a book but curious to see if there was anything new and interesting. I noticed “Being […]

Loving The Alien?

Alien (18) Saturday 6th December 2014 at Glasgow Women’s Library A screening of the classic film which features the iconic character of Ellen Ripley, followed by a discussion of Ripley and feminist claims for the film with a panel including Professor of Feminist Media Studies Karen Boyle, and author Kirsty Logan.   I had not […]

Creative Writing Support Group – Book review by Stella Howell

To encourage Stella, the newest member of our writing group with her creativity, I offered to post this book review of hers.  This sounds like a great read and an author we should try to have on our shelves. Our supportive and lively group meets roughly once a month on a Monday afternoon and is […]