One of the very well-utilised reference books at GWL is the Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women. First published in 2006, the second edition published in 2018 features nearly 200 new entries and we are delighted that next week we host an event to mark The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women.
This open session is a great way to inform yourself about Glasgow Women’s Library and what it is about. Anyone can come to find out more and learn about how to get involved with GWL. If you are interested, feel free to come along to the event on the 18th of July from 6-7:30 pm […]
This blog post is about my experience of joining and experiencing GWL for the previous seven months. I came to Scotland from Pakistan around three years ago, but I spent most of that time at my home in Glasgow. I discovered the GWL on the internet. I learned to read and write in English from school and University, but I have learned to speak and listen in English here at GWL. People in Glasgow speak very fast!
The national summer programme got off to a great start in Edinburgh in June with two events: Our Create and Connect writing group, which meets in Edinburgh held a showcase event at the Scottish Poetry Library. Group members met with development worker Nadine in advance to practice and get support on performing their work, then […]
This Summer, we are excited to take part in Fringe of Colour, aiming to increase the access of young people of colour in Edinburgh to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Join us to see Fringe shows and enjoy reading and talking together!
We’re delighted to announce that we have been selected to be a critical friend to Book Bunk, an organisation based in Nairobi.
This week’s #WomanOfTheWeek is Kathleen Collins and she was chosen and written about by GWL Volunteer Pauline.
Sue Whistler shares her experience of attending the daytime session of Open the Door 2019.
This week’s #WomanOfTheWeek is Joan Ure and she was chosen and written about by GWL Volunteer Annie.
Feminists have been campaigning to gain and retain access to sexual health education, contraception, safe and legal abortions, and parental rights for centuries. We’re sharing some of the Reproductive Rights badges from our collection to highlight these struggles.