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

March 2019

Decoding Inequality: Exhibition

6th March - 6th April

This exhibition supports visitors to consider the social history of objects relating to women’s history, illustrating their historical and contemporary inequality – and linking interpretation with political campaigns for reform such as reproductive rights, domestic abuse, maternity leave, equal pay, women's suffrage, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. 

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Material from the Lesbian Archive Collection at GWL

Story Café

28th March at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, repeating until 31st May, 2019

Story Café is great if you’re new to reading, are struggling to find the time to read, or just want to sit back, relax and enjoy listening to stories and poems being read aloud.

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Anne Pia Story Café Special. Credit: Jeanette Lang

Utter: Raise Your Voice

Free
28th March at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The joy of making music together is what Utter, singing group with a difference, is all about. No need to read music, or have singing experience. Come to as many sessions as you like!

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Song books from our collection, ‘Out Loud!’ and ‘Sisters In Song’ Credit: GWL

Women Making It

29th March at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 25th May, 2019

Join us for a range of GWL’s bitesize learning including scrapbooking, badge making, African beadwork, film screenings and much more.

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Women Making It Credit: GWL Women painting and drawing at GWL

Our Space, Our Place: Creating Ecofeminism

Free
30th March at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This gathering of women calls together ecofeminist academics, environmental campaigners, writers, artists and performers for a day of papers, performances and workshops, exploring how ecofeminist theory and practice can unite to imagine and realise optimistic responses to our changing world.

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Our Space Our Place Women in the Landscape Creative Writing Session at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre, October 2018.

Seeing Things attend Our Place, Our Space: Creating Ecofeminism talks and discussions

30th March at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Seeing Things for a day of discussions, talks and workshops exploring ecofeminism and some of the daring work being done by women around environmental themes.

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Stride with Pride

Free
30th March at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This LGBT History Month we invite LGBTQI+ people to stride with pride and become history detectives. In these workshops, we’ll research and shape a new heritage trail, to be launched in the Summer.

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Image from the Lesbian Archive at Glasgow Women's Library reading Glasgow Lesbian Avengers: We Object!

Suffragette City East Trail Launch

Free
31st March at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

East Glasgow was a hive of suffragette activity. Our Women Make History detectives have been researching Scottish suffragettes and have developed a new trail round the east of Glasgow, be among the first to experience it!

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Women's Freedom League Demonstration, Glasgow Green, 1914 - courtesy of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

April 2019

Open Book

Free – £2
2nd April 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

Warm Welcome

6th April at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until 3rd June, 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 relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our programme and collections.

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Glasgow Women's Library at 23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton

The Open Archive: Roller Derby

6th April at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This Open Archive event will showcase our National Museum of Roller Derby collection, so get your skates on to discover more about this inclusive grassroots contact sport!

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Roller Derby trophy - a golden skate. From the National Museum of Roller Derby Collection. Credit: GWL.

Stride with Pride

Free
6th April at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This LGBT History Month we invite LGBTQI+ people to stride with pride and become history detectives. In these workshops, we’ll research and shape a new heritage trail, to be launched in the Summer.

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Image from the Lesbian Archive at Glasgow Women's Library reading Glasgow Lesbian Avengers: We Object!

Hitherto Unknown Research Group: The First Reading List

Free
6th April at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

At this event, Hitherto Unknown researchers will present highlights from their finds and we will publish a new set of radical Reading Lists seeking to amplify the voices still going unheard today.

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Hitherto Unknown looking at GWL zine archives Credit: Hitherto Unknown

Revealing Scotland’s Women

Free
10th April at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discover the stories of the women that made Scottish history through the objects they left behind!

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Màiri Anndra (Màiri MacRae) on South Uist, photographed by Margaret Fay Shaw in the 1930s. Credit: ©National Trust for Scotland, Canna House

This is Who We Are

Free
11th April at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Ever wanted to know more about what makes us tick? About how we work? Learn a bit more about our history? Or meet some of the team? Is so then do come and meet us at our next This Is Who We Are open session

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Glasgow Women's Library at 23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton

Utter: Raise Your Voice

Free
11th April at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The joy of making music together is what Utter, singing group with a difference, is all about. No need to read music, or have singing experience. Come to as many sessions as you like!

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Song books from our collection, ‘Out Loud!’ and ‘Sisters In Song’ Credit: GWL

Women Making It

12th April at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 25th May, 2019

Join us for a range of GWL’s bitesize learning including scrapbooking, badge making, African beadwork, film screenings and much more.

Find out more »
Women Making It Credit: GWL Women painting and drawing at GWL

Women’s Words Exhibition

13th April - 1st June

Take a peek at some of our literary treasures, from poetry to pulp fiction at our Women’s Words exhibition. We will showcase celebrated writers from our Open the Door Festival.

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Women’s Words Exhibition. Credit: GWL

Textiles and Activism

13th April - 1st June

Working with textile artist Paria Goodarzi, women from Sakina Group in Glasgow have designed their own creative prints for scarves. This exhibition showcases their work which uses symbols, images and empowering statements to explore and celebrate women’s activism. 

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Education for Women artwork from the Centenary of Womens Suffrage Celebration Event Credit: GWL

Stride with Pride

Free
13th April at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This LGBT History Month we invite LGBTQI+ people to stride with pride and become history detectives. In these workshops, we’ll research and shape a new heritage trail, to be launched in the Summer.

Find out more »
Image from the Lesbian Archive at Glasgow Women's Library reading Glasgow Lesbian Avengers: We Object!

Creative Writing For Fearties: Dear Agony Aunt…

Free – £2
13th April at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Creative Writing for Fearties: Create fantastic fiction & ravishing rhymes using the Girls’ Annuals in our collection.

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Girls annuals from the GWL collection such as Diana, Girls, Jackie

Necropolis Women’s Heritage Walk

£6 – £10
14th April at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Take a stroll through this atmospheric Victorian cemetery while our tour guides dig the dirt on Victorian society, unearthing women’s achievements and bringing back to life the notorious and forgotten women buried there.

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Women photographed on the Necropolis Walk. Credit: Katy Owen

Textiles and Activism: Celebration Event

Free
16th April at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Learn about the women’s activism and suffrage movement in Britain that inspired the textile designs at this celebratory event.

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Education for Women artwork from the Centenary of Womens Suffrage Celebration Event Credit: GWL

Tiny Territories

17th April - 30th May

Come find ‘Tiny Territories’; an exhibition of paper sculptures & photos of unnoticed objects & places.

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Paper Iron, made for Tiny Territories exhibition by Caroline Christie

Story Café

18th April at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, repeating until 31st May, 2019

Story Café is great if you’re new to reading, are struggling to find the time to read, or just want to sit back, relax and enjoy listening to stories and poems being read aloud.

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Anne Pia Story Café Special. Credit: Jeanette Lang

Drama Queens: Play Reading For Pleasure

Free – £2
18th April at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Drama Queens: informal play readings where no lines need to be learned

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Library Closed for Easter Weekend

19th April - 22nd April

Glasgow Women's Library will be closed for the Easter long weekend, from Friday 19th April to Monday 22nd April.

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Book Party Giveaway

Free
25th April at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Grab your free book, tune into our story-themed soundtrack, and try your luck at our fiendishly fun book quiz.

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Book Party Give-Away attendees in 2018

Creative Sparks: The Abbess of Crewe

Free – £2
25th April at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for the worldwide premiere of a dramatic reading of GWL’s Drama Queens adaptation of Muriel Spark’s The Abbess of Crewe.

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Drama Queens, Creative Sparks: The Abbess of Crewe. Muriel Spark's book The Abbess of Crewe.

Utter: Raise Your Voice

Free
25th April at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The joy of making music together is what Utter, singing group with a difference, is all about. No need to read music, or have singing experience. Come to as many sessions as you like!

Find out more »
Song books from our collection, ‘Out Loud!’ and ‘Sisters In Song’ Credit: GWL

Reading Group for Muslim Women

Free
26th April 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 issue. 

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Reading group for Muslim women photographed with the book ‘A Broken Half’ by Sehar Abdul Aziz. Credit: GWL

Women Making It

26th April at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 25th May, 2019

Join us for a range of GWL’s bitesize learning including scrapbooking, badge making, African beadwork, film screenings and much more.

Find out more »
Women Making It Credit: GWL Women painting and drawing at GWL

Be Like Teflon: Jasleen Kaur Book Launch

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

Share food and conversation at the launch of Be Like Teflon, a new artist book by Jasleen Kaur.

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Photograph from the filming of BALTI, 2014, video shot on Ipad, by Jasleen Kaur. Credit: Jasleen Kaur

Stride with Pride

Free
27th April at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This LGBT History Month we invite LGBTQI+ people to stride with pride and become history detectives. In these workshops, we’ll research and shape a new heritage trail, to be launched in the Summer.

Find out more »
Image from the Lesbian Archive at Glasgow Women's Library reading Glasgow Lesbian Avengers: We Object!

The Glasgow Girls of Garnethill

£6 – £10
27th April at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Within Garnethill’s confined boundaries we spotlight the women who pioneered European art movements, designed banners for suffragette processions, created the first women’s library in Scotland and made Garnethill the most exciting cultural and multicultural hotspot in Glasgow.

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Glasgow Girls of Garnethill Walk, 2018 Credit: Katy Owen

May 2019

Story Café Special: Sonia Purnell

Free – £2
2nd May at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Prepare to be dazzled by the epic, untold story of Virginia Hall, a fearless American woman who infiltrated wartime France to become the Gestapo’s most wanted Allied Spy.  

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Sonia Purnell

Warm Welcome

4th May at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until 3rd June, 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 relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our programme and collections.

Find out more »
Glasgow Women's Library at 23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton

Open Book

Free – £2
7th May 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

Women Making It

10th May at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 25th May, 2019

Join us for a range of GWL’s bitesize learning including scrapbooking, badge making, African beadwork, film screenings and much more.

Find out more »
Women Making It Credit: GWL Women painting and drawing at GWL

Women of the Gorbals Heritage Walk

£6 – £10
12th May at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Our only Women’s Heritage Walk south of the river, this guided tour will take you on a time travelling journey from the Napoleonic Wars to the modern day New Gorbals.

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Women photographed on the Women’s Heritage Walks. Credit: Katy Owen

Story Café

16th May at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, repeating until 31st May, 2019

Story Café is great if you’re new to reading, are struggling to find the time to read, or just want to sit back, relax and enjoy listening to stories and poems being read aloud.

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Anne Pia Story Café Special. Credit: Jeanette Lang

Save the Date: Open the Door 2019

17th May - 18th May

Scotland’s first ever festival for Scottish women’s writing returns for its third edition, and this time we’re expanding into a two-day event. Expect creative workshops, in-depth discussions, open mic sessions and plenty of performances from the best literary talent this country has to offer.

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Open the Door Logo

Story Café

23rd May at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, repeating until 31st May, 2019

Story Café is great if you’re new to reading, are struggling to find the time to read, or just want to sit back, relax and enjoy listening to stories and poems being read aloud.

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Anne Pia Story Café Special. Credit: Jeanette Lang

Summer Programme Launch

23rd May at 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm

It’s our Summer 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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GWL Building Sign

Women Making It

24th May at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 25th May, 2019

Join us for a range of GWL’s bitesize learning including scrapbooking, badge making, African beadwork, film screenings and much more.

Find out more »
Women Making It Credit: GWL Women painting and drawing at GWL

Story Café

30th May at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, repeating until 31st May, 2019

Story Café is great if you’re new to reading, are struggling to find the time to read, or just want to sit back, relax and enjoy listening to stories and poems being read aloud.

Find out more »
Anne Pia Story Café Special. Credit: Jeanette Lang

June 2019

Warm Welcome

1st June at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until 3rd June, 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 relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our programme and collections.

Find out more »
Glasgow Women's Library at 23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton

Open Book

Free – £2
4th June 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
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