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Update to our opening hours

The Glasgow Women’s Library building is now open, and we look forward to welcoming you!

Our opening hours are:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 11am to 4pm
Thursday: 2pm to 7pm
Saturday: 12noon to 4pm

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Summer Programme: Events at a Glance

We’re delighted to be launching our new Summer programme of exhibitions and events! Whilst some of our exhibitions take place in the Library building and our women’s heritage walks take place across the city, most of our events will take place online. Our programme this Summer includes story cafés, art and heritage exhibitions, creative writing workshops, discussion […]

Literature Beyond Borders

We’re absolutely thrilled to be embarking on a new friendship with The Second Floor (T2F) at PeaceNiche, a not-for-profit NGO based in Karachi, Pakistan. This partnership is possible with thanks to the British Council.

Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group flyer. Black type on a sky-blue background reads, "Calling All Lesbians - Do we need/want a centre for lesbians?" Below this text, details of a public meeting to discuss the future of CLCBLG are provided.

Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group: The fight for a home

Tucked down a narrow, leafy street on the edge of Camden, just behind the hustle and bustle of London Euston and King’s Cross St Pancras stations, is the former site of the UK’s only dedicated lesbian centre. It doesn’t bear the usual markers of a heritage site – no commemorative plaques, no signage, not a QR code in sight – but for nearly a decade, 54-56 Phoenix Road was home to Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group (CLC&BLG).

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Bold Types Scottish Women’s Creative Writing Competition

Be bold and submit your short stories and poems to our annual writing competition. We’re following Book Week Scotland theme’s this year – CELEBRATION – and we can’t wait to see what you conjure up! Email your short stories and poems of up to 1000 words (either in a Word Document or typed in the […]

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Gender and Climate Change

Climate Change is a feminist issue. This blog introduces the debate around women and climate change.

Literature Beyond Borders: Pakistani Women Writers

Over these last months, we’ve had a wonderful time partnering with sister organisation The Second Floor (T2F) at PeaceNiche, who are based in Karachi, Pakistan. Their ground-breaking work is focussed on nourishing creativity, celebrating culture and encouraging curiosity. Our partnership project, Literature Beyond Borders, is funded by the British Council, and has enabled us to bring […]

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Korean Women in History

If you have been to the library recently you may have noticed the banner next to Front of House on which is written “Safeguarding the history of your grandmothers, Hearing the memories of your mothers, Providing inspiration for your daughters”. It is in the spirit of this trans-generational effort to uplift and support women, past and present, that I decided to write this article on great Korean women in history.

July Book Picnic

“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet”, says American writer Jhumpa Lahiri, and we couldn’t agree more! After all, don’t we all need a little bit of adventure and travelling, especially nowadays? That’s why, on the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members and volunteers come together to […]

“Crazy Talk […] from Another Planet”: Representation and the H(ow)-Word

Hello, dear readers! My name is Carly, I’m an English lit and linguistics student from Germany and I’m currently in the library as part of a four-month student placement. When I’m not getting sidetracked by all the amazing things to be found in the GWL archive, I’m mostly busy cataloguing and listing materials in the […]

Book review: Taking Up Space

I received a free copy of this book from Glasgow Women’s Library, and they asked me to review it during my time of volunteering with them. As part of World Book Night Scotland, Glasgow Women’s Library received copies of Taking Up Space for visitors to take away! This blog is a review of this thought-provoking […]

Emma Ritch: A Personal Tribute

On Monday 12th July I, like many, heard of the sudden death of Emma Ritch, the Executive Director of Engender. The shock, disbelief and grief are palpable, numbing.

Art Night Marathon

Thursday 15 July, 8pm  To celebrate our partnership with Art Night we will be screening their online programme across one evening on Thursday 15th July. We hope you’ll join us through the night – with drinks and dinner; on a laptop in bed or with friends in a dark room with the volume up high; […]