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PODCAST: NEW PLACES, WOMEN’S VOICES – Unwrapping women’s history across Scotland on Travelling Gallery and GWL tour

Since August this year Glasgow Women’s Library has been touring Scotland with Lauren Printy Currie’s Travelling Gallery exhibition. In this podcast, our national intern, Luba, talks about the Travelling Gallery project and shares with you some of those unique voices.

Story Cafe Special with Lesley O’Brien: Storytelling, Travel, Therapy and Music

Join us on Thursday 30th November from 12:30-2pm as we celebrate Book Week Scotland by welcoming incredible storyteller, musician and East End native Lesley O’Brien for an afternoon of traditionally inspired music, nibbles and spellbinding stories from her extensive experience of both myth and travel. Lesley’s long held love and lifelong passion for storytelling lays […]

The Speaking Out publication

As you may already know, the Speaking Out project will be coming to a close at the end of this year. We’re currently finishing off our oral history collection, the exhibition has completed its tour of Scotland, and we’ve held catch up events with all of our project volunteers. Luckily, there’s one last thing still to […]

Books recommended by the Front of House team

On Tuesday evening the fabulous Front of House Volunteer Team gathered: Aastha, Allison, Claire, Anemay, Pauline and staff members Gabrielle and Emily. Following the GWL tradition we had tea and bisuits and talked about books we had recently read whether we enjoyed them, felt inspired by them or were left slightly confused. Here is our […]

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Jessica On Finding Your Feet

This summer we had the delight of hosting Jessica on her student placement. Now back home she is continuing to contribute to the life of GWL through supporting with Seeing Things research and social media. Below, we hear from Jessica as she reflects on her time, and learning, at GWL this summer. 

November’s Digital Book Group Read: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin

The next book we’re reading as part of our GWL Digital Book Group is Ursula Le Guin’s groundbreaking gender-focused sci-fi, The Left Hand of Darkness. 

The waiting by Regi Claire

This review has very kindly been contributed by an anonymous supporter of the library, who also wrote this book review ‘The Waiting’ is a novel about 2 life-long friends called Lizzie and Marlene. Lizzie looks back from old age on their friendship and other aspects of her life. Plot Marlene is unscrupulous, impulsive and irresponsible. […]

Don’t miss our free Africa in Motion event this week…

As a volunteer at GWL and a former student of Lizelle Bisschoff, the founder of AiM, it is great for me to see we are hosting an event in collaboration with Africa in Motion. African cinema has a history as diverse and multifaceted as the continent itself; from British-owned West African ‘English etiquette’ educational films […]

Suffragette stories for younger women

With the centenary of the first women getting the vote coming up in 2018, now is a great time to be learning more about the Suffragettes. Here are three novels for children and teens which introduce the subject in an interesting and exciting way.

New Polls on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Show Widespread Abuse

I, like thousands and thousands of others across the world, have been repulsed by the almost never-ending allegations levelled against Miramax co-founder and Hollywood big wig Harvey Weinstein over the past few weeks. It’s utterly horrible to ponder what these brave women endured at his hands and unchecked whims, and how they scared they must […]