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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.

Recruiting Women’s History Detectives

We’d like to grow our team of Women’s Heritage Walks tour guides and would love to hear from you if you are interested in women’s history, or want to learn more, and who want to contribute to making women’s achievements, lives and contributions more visible and better known.

A badge that states: "Keep Your Filthy Laws Off My Body", green lettering on a lilac background.

Our Bodies, Our Choice

Feminists have been campaigning to gain and retain access to sexual health education, contraception, safe and legal abortions, and parental rights for centuries. We’re sharing some of the Reproductive Rights badges from our collection to highlight these struggles.

New books you can borrow this month

There are three fictional and three memoir books to choose from this month – all very different and creative; two poetry books, one by Iona Lee and the other by Liz Lochhead; a biography of Jane Haining; an examination of the italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi; travel to Iceland; and Amanda Thomson’s Scots Dictionary. I think there is definitely something for everyone this month!

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Summer 2019 Programme Out Now!

Our Summer Programme 2019 is now available and you can pick up your copy of the beautiful printed brochure at GWL, take a look on our website, or download a pdf programme to find out all about events and projects happening this season.

Women in the Landscape Book Collection

A Space to Create our Ecofeminism . . .

On Saturday 30th March, 65 women came together at the ‘Our Space, Our Place: Creating Ecofeminism’ event at Glasgow Women’s Library, to discover and explore positive and creative responses to our changing environment, climate and world.  Here, two of the organisers, Saskia and Ali, tell us about the day . . .   Ecofeminist theory […]

I just wanted to let you know… I feel excited and I feel grateful to Glasgow women’s library. To be able to read and practise and building confidence with reading and writing, to not be ashamed of it or feel embarrassed. GWL welcomed me with their open arms to help me move on and improve my skills.

Join our Adult Literacy Team!

The deadline for applications for this post has now passed.

Glasgow Women’s Library is seeking to recruit an Adult Literacy and Numeracy Tutor and Volunteer Support Worker.

Glasgow Women's Library at 23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton

We’re recruiting!

The deadline for applications for this post has now passed.

Glasgow Women’s Library is seeking to recruit a Facilities Management Officer.

If the Space Suit Fits: GWL Launch Space Outpost Mission

Glasgow Women’s Library today announced plans to take their Library, Museum and Archive to new heights with the launch of their Space Outpost Mission.

#FlashFictionFriday – A #FFF-ond #FFF-arewell #FFF-rom Sue.

Our #FlashFictionFriday elicited some wonderful humorous stories last week.  This week we are offering two images, both from the world of roller derby to tempt your creative appetite! Perhaps these images will tempt you to try writing a tiny story.  Don’t worry if you’ve never done any thing like this before – many of those […]