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

Flatlay of an open book partly lying on a tartan blanket and on a wooden table. On the right-hand side of the book are a cup of coffee and a piece of apple lattice pie on a plate.

Our Volunteers and Staff Recommend: This Month’s Book Picnic

Check out our reading recommendations from this month’s book picnic featuring historical fiction novels, a feminist recipe book, a feminist manifesto, etc.

Join our Paper Grrls

Our Paper Grrls spread GWL programmes across the city by bike, on foot and by public transport! If you have a couple of hours each season and would like to join us in spreading the word and celebrating the lives and achievements of women, we’d love to hear from you.

Home Where Home Is Not

Home Where Home Is Not: On the Fruitfulness of Exchange

One of our volunteers, Daphne, has collaborated on a blog post with her fellow volunteers Mary, Annie, and Aileen, about their group visit to Home Where Home Is Not.

CENA#3 Intersections: Collaborative Artistic Workshops

OPEN CALL for artists from Visual Arts, Theatre and Performance to be part of a series of collaborative workshops exploring the subject of political resistance with Aby Cohen, Scenographer and art director. 

Interregnum no. 1, laser cut puzzle bricks, cork and wool, by Sogol Mabadi, 2018. Credit: Iman Tajik

Home Where Home is Not: A Response

One of our volunteers, Milly, has written a really personal response to our current exhibition, Home Where Home is Not. Milly also invites you to come and see the works of the artists Sogol Mabadi and Birthe Jorgensen, and consider what home means to you.

Mary Alice explains Speedway

In this blog our volunteer Mary Alice tells us about the speedway collection held at GWL and how she helped to archive it with another volunteer, Arran.

A Golden Chance

This blog is about our volunteer Saadia’s experience of being involved in the Textiles and Activism Project practically and her reflections on the project.

Book Picnic

Our Volunteers and Staff Recommend: This Month’s Book Picnic

July is here and the summer holidays have officially started here in Glasgow. If you’re looking to add some great titles to your summer reading list, we’ve got you covered.

Stack of four New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women books on a wooden table.

Meet the Editors

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 Is Who We Are

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 […]