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

April 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… The Binding by Bridget Collins  Set in a […]

Collecting voices in The Time of Coronavirus.

Over the last few months Gender studies placement student Louise Sidey has been collecting oral accounts from some of the staff and volunteers at GWL as part of the exhibit, Collecting in The Time of Corona Virus. I set out to record an oral history of staff and volunteers at the women’s library because collecting […]

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Reopening in May 2021

We’re over the moon to announce that Glasgow Women’s Library will re-open on Tuesday 4th May at 11am. We are taking a phased approach to re-opening, and our opening hours for May will be 11am – 4pm, Tuesday – Friday.

Class notebook with typed verse beside a small paperback play titled The Cricket Match, New Era Academy certificates with gilt borders and a book titled The Elocutionists

Clearing out: The Cricket Match

We’re delighted to share another blog post by GWL donor Shirley Henderson. Here, she voices the memories of elocution lessons sparked by treasures unearthed during a clear out.

Literature Beyond Borders

We’re absolutely thrilled to be embarking on a new friendship with The Second Floor (T2F) at PeaceNiche, a not-for-profit NGO based in Karachi, Pakistan. This partnership is possible with thanks to the British Council.

The Witch, the Raven, and the Festival

Isabel Greenberg’s Art Celebrates the Forgotten Women of Shetland History You could be mistaken for thinking the Up Helly Aa festival was all sunshine and rainbows because I suppose to an outside spectator who only knows that it’s one of the Shetland Isles biggest annual festivals it does look spectacular. I was also once this […]

Finding Jessie

Jessie Stephen (1893-1979) was a twentieth-century British suffragette, labour activist and local councillor, who spent much of her life in Glasgow.

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Open the Door 2021: Enter our Calm Slam!

Calling all unheard poets! Submit your poem to our Open the Door 2021 Calm Slam competition!

March 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… Time After Time by Molly Keane Recommended by […]

The Meridian Story

Glasgow Women’s Library is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day this year, with a series of short films and a conversation event about the Meridian – Glasgow’s first Women’s Centre dedicated to breaking down barriers and empowering BAME women. Opening in the early 90s, this vibrant and engaging space hosted women from all the city, […]