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Glasgow Women’s Library

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23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
0141 550 2267

September 2019

Story Café

19th September at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on 10th October, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 7th November, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 14th November, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 28th November, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 5th December, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 12th December, 2019 at 12:30 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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Story Cafe Credit: GWL

Women Making It

20th September at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until 30th November, 2019

Keep cosy this Autumn with our bitesize learning sessions where we'll be scrapbooking, badge making, watching films together and much more. Warm and relaxed drop-in sessions, these are perfect if you enjoy craft activities or you're looking to make new friends!

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Women Making It, 2019. Credit: Nikki Chung

The Open Archive: Spare Rib

21st September at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Emerging from the underground press in 1972 and running until 1993 Spare Rib makes up an important part of our collection.  Stop by for a look in our Open Archive and be surprised by its continuing relevance and radical outlook.

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Spare Rib magazines. Credit: GWL

East End Women’s Heritage Walk

22nd September at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

As part of Doors Open Festival, this free East End Heritage Walk focuses on some of the achievements and struggles of the resourceful and industrious women of Bridgeton and Calton, and explores the radical nature of the area which gave birth to them.

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Photo of women outside the Templeton Building on the East End Women's Heritage Walk

Story Café Special: Open Scroll (開卷) with Ricefield Arts

Free – £2
26th September at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

It’s a huge pleasure to welcome Ricefield Arts to Story Cafe, to celebrate the words of Chinese women writers including Lo Mei Wa and Yan Ge.

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Collection at Ricefield Arts Chinese Library. Credit: Ricefield Arts
Young Muslim women share their thoughts about relationships. in Women Making Choices. Credit: University of Sheffield

Women Making Choices

26th September at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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See a screening of stories written and told by young British Muslim women following creative writing workshops at GWL, exploring the complexity of personal relationships. 

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Disruption is Fertile: How Ecofeminism is Rooting for Change

Free – £2
28th September at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Explore how feminism shapes environmentalism and consider whether climate chaos calls for radical action and, if so, on whose behalf, in Take One Action's talk and workshop event.

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Take One Action at GWL, 2018. Credit: Take One Action

October 2019

Open Book

Free – £2
1st October 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

Bold Types: Creative Writing for Fearties

Free – £2
2nd October at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Our popular Fearties Workshops are back for a fun and fear-free Bold Types special.

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Story Café Special: Urdu Poetry

Free – £2
3rd October at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Celebrate National Poetry Day at Story Café as we explore the wonderful world of Urdu poetry with GWL volunteer Saadia Pirzada

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Urdu Poetry Story Cafe: GWL Volunter Saadia Pirzada

SQIFF 2019 VR & Interactive Exhibition Launch

Free
3rd October at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A drinks reception to mark the launch of Scottish Queer International Film Festival’s Virtual Reality & Interactive Exhibition which showcases stories from around the world told using the latest technology and innovative techniques.

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SQIFF VR & Interactive Exhibition Credit Tiu Makkonen

Women Making It

4th October at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until 30th November, 2019

Keep cosy this Autumn with our bitesize learning sessions where we'll be scrapbooking, badge making, watching films together and much more. Warm and relaxed drop-in sessions, these are perfect if you enjoy craft activities or you're looking to make new friends!

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Women Making It, 2019. Credit: Nikki Chung

SQIFF 2019 VR & Interactive Exhibition

4th October at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on 5th October, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Scottish Queer International Film Festival’s Virtual Reality and Interactive Exhibition showcases stories from around the world told using the latest technology and innovative techniques.

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SQIFF VR & Interactive Exhibition Credit Tiu Makkonen

Warm Welcome

5th October 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 3rd February, 2020

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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GWL Borrower Card. Credit: GWL

SQIFF 2019 VR & Interactive Exhibition

5th October at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on 5th October, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Scottish Queer International Film Festival’s Virtual Reality and Interactive Exhibition showcases stories from around the world told using the latest technology and innovative techniques.

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SQIFF VR & Interactive Exhibition Credit Tiu Makkonen

Story Café

10th October at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on 12th September, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 19th September, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 10th October, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 7th November, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 14th November, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 28th November, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 5th December, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 12th December, 2019 at 12:30 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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Story Cafe Credit: GWL

Drama Queens: Play Reading for Pleasure

Free – £2
10th October 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 along and join us!

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Drama Queens. Credit: Nikki Chung

Bold Types: Editing Mistress-Class

Free – £2
17th October at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Our Editing Mistress-Class will help you polish your Bold Types writing gem until it shines.

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Creative Writing Credit: GWL

Women Making It

18th October at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until 30th November, 2019

Keep cosy this Autumn with our bitesize learning sessions where we'll be scrapbooking, badge making, watching films together and much more. Warm and relaxed drop-in sessions, these are perfect if you enjoy craft activities or you're looking to make new friends!

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Women Making It, 2019. Credit: Nikki Chung
Portrait of Anna Morton Geddes. Credit: SHBT and family of John Knox Ferguson

The Women of Riddle’s Court

24th October at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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Find out more about the incredible women gardeners, poets, painters and campaigners associated with Edinburgh’s historic Riddle’s Court merchant's house.

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Reading Group for Muslim Women

Free
25th October at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Reading group focuses on books written by Muslim women or with topics of particular relevance to Muslim women today, and we also watch films together. If you are passionate about books and love to share them with others, or you simply want to get into the habit of reading, this group is for you!

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

Story Café Special: Plants and Books

Free – £2
31st October at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

We've been planting a GWL garden around the Library - come and celebrate it with us and hear some of our favourite women and gardening stories, at this Story cafe. We'll be planting winter pansies after the event so feel free to join us in the garden!

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Page from a Bunty annual in the GWL Collection. Credit: GWL
Black Mamba (Amel Guellaty, Tunisia 2017). Credit: Courtesy of Africa in Motion

Africa in Motion Present: A Woman’s Eye 180°

31st October at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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Evodie Ngueyeli, a young curator based in Cameroon has brought together ‘A Woman’s Eye 180°’, a selection of short films showing society through the eyes of African women who live in Tunisia, Senegal, Burundi, Rwanda and Mali. 

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November 2019

A Spoon is the Safest Vessel

1st November - 20th December

In this exhibition, a new collaboration between emerging artists Juliane Foronda, Kirsty Russell and Tako Taal explores the barely visible gestures and behind the scenes work that make up a hosting practice.

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Image from a guest book in the Dorothy Dick archive. Credit: GWL collection

Women Making It

1st November at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until 30th November, 2019

Keep cosy this Autumn with our bitesize learning sessions where we'll be scrapbooking, badge making, watching films together and much more. Warm and relaxed drop-in sessions, these are perfect if you enjoy craft activities or you're looking to make new friends!

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Women Making It, 2019. Credit: Nikki Chung

A Spoon is the Safest Vessel: Exhibition Launch

Free
1st November at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

What is feminist hospitality and how can we map its traces? Join us at the exhibition launch of a body of new work by artists Juliane Foronda, Kirsty Russell and Tako Taal.

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Image from a guest book in the Dorothy Dick archive. Credit: GWL collection

Warm Welcome

2nd November 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 3rd February, 2020

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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GWL Borrower Card. Credit: GWL

Sea Creatures, Sisters and Shadows

Free – £2
2nd November at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Dive into a world of whales and leafy seadragons with Emily Ilett as she reads from her award-winning debut children’s book this Saturday afternoon with family friendly activities and cake!

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The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow. Credit: Emily Ilett

Open Book

Free – £2
5th November 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 Workshop at GWL. Credit: Open Book

Story Café

7th November at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on 12th September, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 19th September, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 10th October, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 7th November, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 14th November, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 28th November, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 5th December, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 12th December, 2019 at 12:30 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!

Find out more »
Story Cafe Credit: GWL

Drama Queens: Play Reading for Pleasure

Free – £2
7th November at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

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Drama Queens. Credit: Nikki Chung
Collect:if Member Paria Goodarzi leading Textiles and Activism Workshops. Credit: GWL

Collect:if

7th November at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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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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This Is Who We Are

Free
7th November at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A friendly and informal session for anyone who would like to find out more about GWL: Our history, Core Values, collections, events and projects. This session is hosted by our Librarian, Wendy Kirk, and one of the Senior Managers, Sue John.

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

Story Café

14th November at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on 12th September, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 19th September, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 10th October, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 7th November, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 14th November, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 28th November, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 5th December, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 12th December, 2019 at 12:30 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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Story Cafe Credit: GWL

Herland: Intersections (Desenhos de Cena#)

£14 – £19
14th November at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Herland is a multidisciplinary showcase of artists’ work in progress that will begin an exciting conversation between Brazil and Scotland as part of the Desenhos de Cena# project. This event stems from a series of workshops on the subject of political resistance led by award winning Brazilian Designer and Theatre Practitioner, Aby Cohen, with a group of artists based in Scotland, inspired by the GWL collection.

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Women Making It

15th November at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until 30th November, 2019

Keep cosy this Autumn with our bitesize learning sessions where we'll be scrapbooking, badge making, watching films together and much more. Warm and relaxed drop-in sessions, these are perfect if you enjoy craft activities or you're looking to make new friends!

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Women Making It, 2019. Credit: Nikki Chung

Story Café Special: Blether

Free – £2
21st November at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Everyone knows we love nothing more than a good blether at GWL! Pop along to our Book Week Scotland Story Café as we celebrate storytelling and blethering with comedian Lubna Kerr!

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Lubna Kerr. Credit: Lubna Kerr

Bold Types: Creative Writing Showcase

Free – £2
21st November at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Hear our Bold Types 2019 shortlisted writers read their stories in front of our wonderfully supportive and encouraging panel of judge at our creative writing showcase!

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Bold Types 2018 shortlisted entrants and judges. Credit: GWL

Pioneering Women in Video Art

Free
23rd November at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This event celebrates the launch of European Women’s Video Art in the 70s and 80s, a book that both recovers and reassesses the seminal contribution of women artists to the form and evolution of video.

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Cover image: Lydia Schouten, The lone ranger, lost in the jungle of erotic desire, 1981, still from video. Credit: Courtesy of the artist.
Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp archives. Credit: Feminist Library, GWL, Mayday Rooms, Women’s Art Library Goldsmiths.

Re-reading Greenham Common

26th November at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 26th November, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 3rd December, 2019 at 10:00 am

Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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Join artist researcher Yvonne Billimore in a two-day exploration of the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp collection from our archive where we'll be drawing out the personal narratives, experiences, speculations, knowledge and gossip we find. No prior knowledge of Greenham Common necessary!

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Story Café

28th November at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on 12th September, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 19th September, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 10th October, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 7th November, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 14th November, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 28th November, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 5th December, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 12th December, 2019 at 12:30 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!

Find out more »
Story Cafe Credit: GWL
Image from the Shifting Sands Theatre Performance in 2018. Credit: GWL

Shifting Sands

28th November at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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The timely and important screening of our new short film Shifting Sands, which charts a journey of survival and hope, and is part of 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence.

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Women Making It

29th November at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until 30th November, 2019

Keep cosy this Autumn with our bitesize learning sessions where we'll be scrapbooking, badge making, watching films together and much more. Warm and relaxed drop-in sessions, these are perfect if you enjoy craft activities or you're looking to make new friends!

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Women Making It, 2019. Credit: Nikki Chung

Time and Time Again

29th November at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

See a unique screening of moving image works by Women & the Law Collective from the archive of feminist film distributor Cinenova.

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Still from Who Takes The Rap - Lai Ngan Walsh with Women & The Law Collective, 1986, Courtesy of the filmmakers and Cinenova

December 2019

Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp archives. Credit: Feminist Library, GWL, Mayday Rooms, Women’s Art Library Goldsmiths.

Re-reading Greenham Common

3rd December at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 26th November, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 3rd December, 2019 at 10:00 am

Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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Join artist researcher Yvonne Billimore in a two-day exploration of the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp collection from our archive where we'll be drawing out the personal narratives, experiences, speculations, knowledge and gossip we find. No prior knowledge of Greenham Common necessary!

Find out more »

Open Book

Free – £2
3rd December 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.

Find out more »
Open Book Credit: GWL

Story Café

5th December at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on 12th September, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 19th September, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 10th October, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 7th November, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 14th November, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 28th November, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 5th December, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 12th December, 2019 at 12:30 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!

Find out more »
Story Cafe Credit: GWL

Drama Queens: Play Reading for Pleasure

Free – £2
5th December at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

Find out more »
Drama Queens. Credit: Nikki Chung

Reading Group for Muslim Women

Free
6th December at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Reading group focuses on books written by Muslim women or with topics of particular relevance to Muslim women today, and we also watch films together. If you are passionate about books and love to share them with others, or you simply want to get into the habit of reading, this group is for you!

Find out more »
Reading Group for Muslim Women, May 2017. Credit: GWL

Warm Welcome

7th December 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 3rd February, 2020

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!

Find out more »
GWL Borrower Card. Credit: GWL

Book Launch | Lis Rhodes: Telling Invents Told

7th December at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Lux Scotland for the launch of Telling Invents Told, the first collection of writings by artist and filmmaker Lis Rhodes.

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Book Cover of 'Telling Invents Told' by Lis Rhodes. Credit: Courtesy of LUX Scotland
Knitting Materials from the GWL Collection. Credit: GWL

The Open Archive: Christmas Yarns

7th December at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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Wool you join us for our Christmas Open Archive? Dip into our collection of knitting patterns from the last hundred years for some purls of wisdom.

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Story Café

12th December at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on 12th September, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 19th September, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 10th October, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 7th November, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 14th November, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 28th November, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 5th December, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 12th December, 2019 at 12:30 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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Story Cafe Credit: GWL

February 2020

Warm Welcome

1st February, 2020 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 3rd February, 2020

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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GWL Borrower Card. Credit: GWL

Open Book

Free – £2
4th February, 2020 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

These vibrant and thoughtful monthly Open Book sessions led by poet Marjorie Lotfi Gill are perfect for seasoned writers and beginners alike.

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Open Book Credit: GWL
Welcome to GWL. Credit: GWL

Spring Programme Launch

6th February, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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It’s our Spring 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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SAY Artists

7th February, 2020 - 28th March, 2020

SAY Artists: A powerful exhibition of artworks created by young women who are survivors of sexual violence.

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SAY Women Credit: © Julie Broadfoot // Juliebee - www.juliebee.co.uk
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