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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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Imani Barbarin – A black woman activist with cerebral palsy. Having done a degree in creative writing from the Eastern University, Imani is a disability rights activist and is keen […]

Responses from Jude Mckechnie

Jude Mckechnie is a Glasgow based cultural historian and blog writer. She has workedfor Govanhill Baths Community Trust for the past two years and has helped tocoordinate and curate a […]

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Volunteer Stories – Three Decades of Volunteering

Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) celebrated its 30th anniversary in September 2021. We were thrilled to be recipients of a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for a two year […]

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: Sambac Beneath Unlikely Skies by Heba Hayek CW: Eating […]

Beverly McFarlane and her journey with activism

I was brought up with a strong sense of right and wrong, but ironically, some of those who taught me failed to abide by their own teaching. Bullying, physical and […]

New fiction

Forbidden notebook by Alba de Cespedes Out running an errand Valeria Cossati gives in to a sudden impulse-she buys a shiny black notebook. She starts keeping a diary in secret, […]

Open The Door – Our reading list

‘Small revelations create ripples‘ Recommendations from people around me:   Olivia Plender – the visual artist who has helped redesign our community room in the upstairs gallery and has been hosting ‘Our […]

Book Picnic: February 2024

Every month, GWL team members and volunteers share what we’ve read recently at our Book Picnic. Here’s what we’ve been reading recently:

A pink sleeveless jumper in the main library. It has a band of multicoloured venus symbols around the middle.

Knitting the Woman’s Woolly: Part 4 – ReKnitting the Woman’s Woolly

In the last of the series, how changes in the culture of knitting influenced the economics of knitting and how Becky’s jumper was made.

A pink sleeveless jumper in the main library. It has a band of multicoloured venus symbols around the middle.

Knitting the Woman’s Woolly: Part 3 – Ribbed for My Pleasure

After making a jumper for the GWL archive, this next jumper explores modern ideas in feminism and knitting.