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Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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July 2019

Creative Writing for Fearties: Wish You Were Here

Free – £2
20th July at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this friendly Creative Writing session, read – and write – between the lines of our fantastic postcard collection.

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A small group sit round a table writing. Everyone has their heads down and looks to be focused. There are tea cups and what look to be photographic prompts on the table.

Performative Tour with Julia Lee Barclay-Morton

21st July at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This Performative tour with Julia Lee Barclay-Morton, takes place across both sites of the exhibition Home Where Home Is Not, starting at Platform the tour will finish at GWL.

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Interregnum no. 1, laser cut puzzle bricks, cork and wool, by Sogol Mabadi, 2018. Credit: Iman Tajik

Seeing Things visit ‘Home Where Home Is Not’

23rd July at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Seeing Things is a group that meet up to see art, performances and cultural events put on by women across Glasgow and beyond. We think it’s more fun to go to see things together, and we usually have a cup of tea or coffee afterwards.  Our trips are always free. It would be great if you could come along.

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Seeing things

Drama Queens: In Our Own Words

Free – £2
25th July at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Following on from the fun and hilarious adaptation of Abbess of Crewe by our Drama Queens, this Summer we're experimenting with a new short story adaptation. Come along for play writing fun. No experience required!

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Drama Queens perform The Abbess of Crewe adaptation Credit: GWL

Women Making It

26th July at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for a range of GWL’s bitesize learning including scrapbooking, badge making, film screenings and much more. Friendly and relaxed drop-in sessions, perfect if you're new to the Library!

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Women Making It Scrapbooking. Credit: GWL

Sensible Footwear Book Launch

Free
27th July at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate a graphic milestone in lesbian history! Join us for the launch of cartoonist Kate Charlesworth’s long-awaited memoir Sensible Footwear.

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Sensible Footwear Cover. Credit: Kate Charlesworth

August 2019

Warm Welcome

3rd August at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 8th September, 2019

GWL Warm Welcome drop-in days take place on the first Saturday of every month. If you are new to GWL this is a friendly relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our programme and collections. We’d love to welcome you here!

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Glasgow Women’s Library Banner, created by Fiona Jack. Credit: GWL

Open Book

Free – £2
6th August at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Read poems and short stories together as prompts for your own creative writing – perfect for seasoned writers and beginners alike.

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Open Book Credit: GWL

Story Café

8th August at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Reinvent your lunchtime at Story Café! Stories and poems from around the world, all washed down with tea and friendly chat. Pull up a chair and become part of the story!

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Gathering for a GWL Story Café. Credit: GWL

Collect:if

8th August at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Collect: if is a network run by and for creative women of colour. Join us at our welcoming, informal gatherings to connect, build the network, and learn more about opportunities to use Collect:if and GWL resources to put your practice into the spotlight.

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Collect:if member Diljeet performs at GWL Herland Credit: GWL

Women Making It

9th August at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for a range of GWL’s bitesize learning including scrapbooking, badge making, film screenings and much more. Friendly and relaxed drop-in sessions, perfect if you're new to the Library!

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Women Making It Scrapbooking. Credit: GWL
Dr Ebony Elizabeth Thomas. Credit: Stuart Goldenberg

Into The Dark Fantastic

10th August at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas and Dr. Melanie Ramdarshan Bold discuss inclusive representation in fantasy and YA. Come with questions, stay for the book signing and reception.

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Sci-Fi Story Café Special: Women Writing the ‘What if?’

Free – £2
15th August at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Wander the tree worlds, tundra, dystopias and utopias of women’s sci-fi writing from the 1660s to the present day at our Sci-Fi Story Café Special!

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Story Café Sci-Fi Special (Credit: Rebecca Jones)

Drama Queens: Play Reading For Pleasure

Free – £2
15th August at 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm

It’s time for Lights! Action! Tea! once again in our regular No-Acting-Required Drama Queens sessions. Come and join us!

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Drama Queens Credit: GWL

Memory is a Weapon

Free – £2
15th August at 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Created by South African theatre practitioner Firdoze Bulbulia this theatre piece will use music, film installations and spoken word to draw on real memoirs of female activists and resistance movements in South Africa and beyond.

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Credit: Africa in Motion

Stride with Pride Heritage Trail Launch

Free
17th August at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Celebrate the launch of our LGBTQI+ Heritage Trail and hear from our History Detective volunteers as they talk about how they used the collections to research. We’ll start by exploring the archives at the library and then we’ll take you on a guided walk that celebrates Glasgow’s Queer past and writes LGBTQI+ people back into history.

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Stride with Pride Workshop. Credit: GWL

Autumn Programme Launch

22nd August at 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm

It’s our Autumn programme launch! Come along for a warm welcome to hear what’s coming up, see the new exhibitions, browse the book sale and meet the team.

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Summer Programme Launch 2019

Drama Queens: In Our Own Words

Free – £2
22nd August at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Following on from the fun and hilarious adaptation of Abbess of Crewe by our Drama Queens, this Summer we're experimenting with a new short story adaptation. Come along for play writing fun. No experience required!

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Drama Queens perform The Abbess of Crewe adaptation Credit: GWL

Women Making It

23rd August at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for a range of GWL’s bitesize learning including scrapbooking, badge making, film screenings and much more. Friendly and relaxed drop-in sessions, perfect if you're new to the Library!

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Women Making It Scrapbooking. Credit: GWL

Voices from Scotland’s Textiles Heritage

Free – £2
24th August at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hear some of the women’s voices who worked in Scotland's textile industry through recent oral history recordings, and see materials from the archives of Stoddard-Templeton and Paisley’s Coats & Clarks this Saturday afternoon.

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Chrissie Martin and Jessie Bell weaving a Templeton carpet 1955. Credit: STOD201/2/16/1/6 - p.8 University of Glasgow Archives Services

Story Café Special: Marion F. Morrison and Morag Law

Free – £2
29th August at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Sgeulachdan Gàidhlig aig Leabharlann nam Ban còmhla ri Marion F. NicIlleMhoire agus Mòrag Law! Come and hear readings by Marion F. Morrison and Morag Law in Gaelic and English this Story Café Special!

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Morag Law and Marion F. Morrison Credit: Rob McDougall

Reading Group for Muslim Women

Free
30th August at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Reading group for Muslim Women brings together women interested in books written by Muslim women or with a focus on women’s issues.

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Reading Group for Muslim Women, May 2017. Credit: GWL

Legacies of the First World War

30th August at 11:00 am - 31st August at 4:00 pm

These two days form the Women & War Festival which will reflect on history and heritage with a focus on the experiences of women in World War One. Share in some of the exciting projects that have taken place since 2014 and consider how community organisations and academics can continue working together to explore aspects of the past and increase women’s visibility.

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Library of Birmingham Mills Munitions Workers. Credit: Women and War

September 2019

Library Closed

2nd September - 6th September

Glasgow Women’s Library will be closed for staff development from Monday 2nd September to Friday 6th September. We will reopen as normal on Saturday 7th September at 12.00pm.

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Women Making It

6th September at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for a range of GWL’s bitesize learning including scrapbooking, badge making, film screenings and much more. Friendly and relaxed drop-in sessions, perfect if you're new to the Library!

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Women Making It Scrapbooking. Credit: GWL

Rose Frain Survey Works

7th September - 5th October

See selected works and new works by artist Rose Frain in this exhibition which is installed throughout the library.

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Rose Frain Survey Works. This Time in History; What Escapes/Afghanistan, 2017 (detail: Burka). Photo: Severin Carrell. ©Rose Frain

Warm Welcome

7th September at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 8th September, 2019

GWL Warm Welcome drop-in days take place on the first Saturday of every month. If you are new to GWL this is a friendly relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our programme and collections. We’d love to welcome you here!

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Glasgow Women’s Library Banner, created by Fiona Jack. Credit: GWL

Rose Frain Survey Works: Book Launch and Preview

Free
7th September at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Book Launch of Rose Frain: Survey Works this Saturday, and see an exhibition showing selected works and new works from the artist’s extensive practice.

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Rose Frain Survey Works. This Time in History; What Escapes/Afghanistan, 2017 (detail: Burka). Photo: Severin Carrell. ©Rose Frain

Story Café

12th September at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Reinvent your lunchtime at Story Café! Stories and poems from around the world, all washed down with tea and friendly chat. Pull up a chair and become part of the story!

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Gathering for a GWL Story Café. Credit: GWL
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