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

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Glasgow Women’s Library: Open this Autumn

With Glasgow moving into Level 4 Covid-19 restrictions, the GWL building will be closed from 4pm on Friday 20th November.

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Demanding more of Feminist Leadership

We all have a capacity and responsibility to lead whether we are parenting, nurturing the talents of others, taking on a role in a cultural organisation, steering activist campaigns or showing up to call out inequality in the home or workplace. If we do understand ourselves to be leaders then what are the demands we make of ourselves to use any capacity we might have to bring about change?

Green Learning

We’d like to share with you what has recently been shaping our thinking about climate justice, carbon reduction and our role in caring for our environment. In a climate of pain, uncertainty, deep and deepening inequalities and environmental crisis, we have been turning to feminist leadership and solutions to look to the future and imagine a radically different world.

October Book Picnic Recommendations -2020

Happy Libraries Week to all! Need some inspiration for the next book to add to your reading list? We’ve got suggestions! On the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members share what we’ve read recently at our Book Picnic…

Themes of Isolation in our collection

Emilie, who was on placement with us last Spring, highlights how a selection of books she borrowed at the start of lockdown each look at different aspects of isolation.

Illustration of GWL's Story Cafe. Credit: Johanne Deffarges, 2020

Autumn Programme: Events at a Glance

This Autumn, we have a host of free online events for you to get involved with, including creative writing workshops, reading groups, exhibitions and more!

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What to Expect at a Virtual GWL Event

Currently, like many other organisations, our learning and events programme is entirely online, for the first time in GWL’s history. How do we try to make this space welcoming and inspiring? And what can you expect when you join us?

Seeing things

(Still) Seeing Things – visit to Mid-Century Modern: Art and Design from Conran to Quant at Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Seeing Things volunteer Freya visited the Mid-Century Modern exhibition at Dovecot Studios and learned more about Mary Quant and Laura Ashley.

Me at Last – Noren Haq

My primary school teacher once asked me, “Who are you?”. I gave her my name. “No”, she said smiling, “I mean, how would you describe yourself using one word?” I looked up at her from my cross-legged position on the floor. My classmates around me started to shift and fidget. I took a moment to […]

GWL’s Subcity Radio Show for Fresher’s Week 2020

GWL have had a wonderful time putting together an hour long special for Subcity Radio to mark Fresher’s Week 2020.