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Staff, volunteers, interns and student placements share updates from projects and events at Glasgow Women’s Library

Consciously Rising Blog

Glasgow Women’s Library is currently hosting a wonderful exhibition in its gallery until the 5th of February 2022 entitled Consciously Rising. This blog provides a bit of background to its creation as well as an interview with some of the people involved.

Shelves and tables in the 109 Trongate premises, 1990s

Three Decades of Changing Minds: Marking 30 Years of Glasgow Women’s Library

Glasgow Women’s Library is thrilled to be the recipient of a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for a two year project to interpret, safeguard and share our own 30-year heritage, and enable us to ‘look back to move forward’.

Glasgow Women's Library's first location on Hill Street

Join the GWL Team

We are seeking two new team members, a Project Coordinator and a Project Archivist, to help take forward Three Decades of Changing Minds: Marking 30 Years of Glasgow Women’s Library

Joan Eardley books showing her colourful and textural landscapes.

Joan Eardley (1921-1963)

2021 marks 100 years since the birth of Joan Eardley. GWL is exhibiting five of her paintings until February 2022 and this blog provides a bit more information about her life and works. It also contains some photos of Catterline, a place of huge inspiration to Joan.

December Book Picnic Recommendations

On the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members and volunteers share what we’ve read recently at our Book Picnic. In the current climate, our Book Picnic takes place remotely, giving all of us some valuable social interaction and providing us with many excellent book suggestions… Scabby Queen by Kirstin Innes Recommended by Pauline, […]

Decolonising Women’s Rights: Indigenous Perspectives

Thanks giving means different things to different people, speaking on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous relatives crisis during COP26, Sikowis Nobiss believes we’ve still much to learn about history as well as current injustices.   “I mean, my God we still have like thanksgiving here which celebrates some weird story about Indigenous people and settlers […]

A colour photograph of author Denise Mina with Melody House. They are standing facing the camera, in the background and out of focus is a view from Garnethill towards the west end of Glasgow. Denise is wearing a blue denim Levis jacket with a red t-shirt and Melody wears a green embroidered shirt under a dark green puffer jacket. Both are smiling.

Glasgow Women’s Library Garnethill Walking Tour with Denise Mina | Book Week Scotland 2021

This pre-recorded film is part of the 2021 Book Week Scotland Digital Festival. Join Crime writer Denise Mina and Glasgow Women’s Library volunteer Melody House on this special, conversational tour of the Glasgow Garnethill area. Denise’s debut novel Garnethill was named after this iconic location and the Glasgow Women’s Library have organised regular walking tours of Garnethill […]

November Book Picnic Recommendations

On the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members and volunteers share what we’ve read recently at our Book Picnic. In the current climate, our Book Picnic takes place remotely, giving all of us some valuable social interaction and providing us with many excellent book suggestions… Pandora’s Jar: Women in the Greek Myths by […]