In celebration of National Period Day, this blog celebrates the progress being made within the professional heritage environment, to provide clean and safe menstrual products for all.
In the lead up to and during COP26 we have a range of ways you can find out more about women’s role in tackling climate change and come together with others to learn and share experiences.
This blog is written by GWL volunteer Beverly McFarlane in response to the Weemin’s Wark exhibition and collaborative project between Glasgow Women’s Library and Gaada, an artist-led organisation based in Shetland. A glossary is included at the end of this blog. Introduction Gaada is an artist-led initiative currently based in Burra Isle, Shetland. They work […]
Read about our first international Story Café Special: Literature Beyond Borders, as we celebrated the wonderful collaboration with T2F at PeaceNiche.
As GWL embarks on our 30th anniversary celebrations, we’re delighted to share another blog post written by longtime supporter and donor Shirley Henderson. This time, Shirley unfolds a ten-year journey from girl to woman via a treasure trove of pamphlets. What links the Jackie guide to love and happiness to the Feminist Collective guide to […]
How Book Bunk and GWL have Thrived under the Pandemic Our ‘Thriving Through Covid’ Mistress Class brought us together again with our much-loved sister organisation Book Bunk, who are working tirelessly to revitalise and reimagine public library spaces in Nairobi. We were thrilled to be partnered with Book Bunk in 2019-2020, as part of a […]
On this day in 1991, in a draughty little shopfront in Garnethill, Glasgow Women’s Library opened its doors for the first time. Now happily settled in our permanent home in Bridgeton, we are taking time over this anniversary year to ‘look back to move forward’.
After our whirlwind tour through the history of the Bridgeton Public Library, I think that the main take away from its story is that no matter what year we are in, or the social and economic conditions, the library has always and will always remain an important part of our culture. Emerging from humble roots, […]
Whilst we have seen how the establishment of the library benefited the women of industrialising Bridgeton, how did the library modernise? In this blog post, we explore how in the face of changing economic circumstances, the library served the changing needs of Bridgeton’s population. Relative to the upheaval and influence of industrialisation in Glasgow were […]