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Reopening in May 2021

We’re over the moon to announce that Glasgow Women’s Library will re-open on Tuesday 4th May at 11am. We are taking a phased approach to re-opening, and our opening hours for May will be 11am – 4pm, Tuesday – Friday.

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Open the Door 2021: Programme Launch

OPEN THE DOOR: SCOTLAND’S WOMEN WRITERS FESTIVAL Thursday 20th – Saturday 22nd May 2021 We are delighted to announce the 2021 Open the Door programme, the literary festival that puts women to the fore. Inspired by Glasgow’s long history of bold, creative women, the theme this year is writers who are artists and artists who are writers, and […]

The Witch, the Raven, and the Festival

Isabel Greenberg’s Art Celebrates the Forgotten Women of Shetland History You could be mistaken for thinking the Up Helly Aa festival was all sunshine and rainbows because I suppose to an outside spectator who only knows that it’s one of the Shetland Isles biggest annual festivals it does look spectacular. I was also once this […]

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Open the Door 2021: Enter our Calm Slam!

Calling all unheard poets! Submit your poem to our Open the Door 2021 Calm Slam competition!

Covid-19 update, February – April 2021

On 23rd February, the Scottish Government announced its updated Strategic Framework on Covid-19, with initial timescales for the easing of some restrictions, and a commitment to publish a more detailed version of the Framework in mid-March. At this time, there is no agreed date that allows the reopening of Libraries and Museums in Scotland and therefore, in […]

Spring Programme: Events at a Glance

Now that the days are slowly getting lighter, we’re delighted to be launching our new Spring programme of events! With a focus on kindness, community, creativity and activism, we hope there’s something for everyone. All of our events take place online, whilst some of our exhibitions may take place in the Library building. Our programme includes story […]

Bout Programme: ARRG presents Fishnet Burns Night Highland Heathers vs Celtic Chaos

NMRD Programme of the Month: January 2021

As January sees Rabbie Burns day celebrated across Scotland, this programme seems a perfect fit for January’s object of the month. This particular bout is named after the fishnet rash that players often get from the viciousness and friction in the game.

Patterned fabric design for our GWL facemasks, in white on black with the 'Women in Profile' logo from GWL's precursor, a woman's head with short lines radiating outwards.

January Covid-19 Closures

In line with current Scottish Government law and guidance relating to Covid-19, the Glasgow Women’s Library building will now remain closed until at least 28th February 2021, but we’ll continue to deliver online events and bring you ways to get involved with our work digitally.

Hope/Fully Fear/Less: Part Two

Around about this time last year, as we came to the end of 2019, I reflected on the past decade at GWL as we looked forward to the next. When I wrote that Blog post, 2020: Hope/Fully Fear/Less  little did we know that the combination of fear and hope would play such central roles in […]

Patterned fabric design for our GWL facemasks, with different logos from GWL history in red, green and black on a white background.

Covid-19 Level Four Update

In line with the announcement made on 18th November by the Scottish Government that Glasgow is one of 11 Local Authorities in Scotland to move into Covid-19 Level Four restrictions, Glasgow Women’s Library is required to close our building to the public – we will therefore close at 4pm on Friday 20th November.