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Story Café Special: On Kindness

11th February at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Story Cafe Credit: GWL

Kindness (noun)- the quality of being gentle, caring and helpful’

So much has happened over this past year, and it’s been a hugely difficult, unprecedented time for people the world over. But amidst a global pandemic, kindness has flourished, sometimes in surprising ways, and that’s something worth celebrating.

Story Café Special: On Kindness, Thursday 11th February, 1pm to 2.30pm, Online, Women only, 16+


Story Cafe Credit: GWL
Story Cafe Credit: GWL

We’ll be finding joy and solace in stories and poems that are brimful of kind deeds and gentle words, whilst reflecting on our own experiences of kindness and how they shape us and our communities.

Pull up a comfy chair and join us! A warm (and kind!) welcome guaranteed.

This event is supported by the Carnegie UK Trust’s Creating Space for Kindness project. Glasgow Women’s Library is part of their network of Champions for Libraries and Kindness. You can find out more here.

I’m de-stressed which was just what I needed today. It gave me chance to stop and be in my own thoughts for an hour or so.’ – Story Café participant

See all our upcoming Story Cafés here.

This is one of our “take part” events this Spring – we’d love to hear your questions and comments but you’re welcome to join and listen!

Event Outline

1pm: Welcome and introductions

1.15pm: Readings about kindness

1.35pm: A chance to chat about what we’ve read and share your thoughts about kindness

1.55pm: Comfort break

2pm: More readings

2.15pm: A further chance to chat

2.25pm: Thanks and goodbyes


This event is now fully booked.

The event is free and for women only*. To attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation with you.  If you would like to make a donation to Glasgow Women’s Library, you can do so herePlease note that booking will close on Wednesday 10th February and you will receive your email invitation a few days before the event takes place.

*All women-only events are inclusive of Trans and Intersex women, as well as non-binary and gender fluid people who are comfortable in a space that centres the experience of women.


This session takes place via an online video call link. If you would like to attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation along with simple and straight forward instructions on how this will work. If you have any concerns about how this will work for you, please do get in touch and we’ll do all we can to support you in joining the session.

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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267