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So my journey begins a new chapter

I am a mother of three children, a wife, a daughter, auntie – the list goes on. Life has always been busy, if not running an office, there was always something to organise or make time for. Lockdown came, and with my husband and kids busy with their own lives, I fell into my normal […]

Amongs the GWL shelves, a woman sits reading a book, wile another stands browsing the shelves.

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

Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group flyer, featuring their name above an image of a house with the words ,Sharon,s Disco, in a cloud of musical notes.

Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group: Collectives and communities

When Camden Lesbian Centre opened its doors on Saturday 31st October 1987, it signalled the arrival of more than just a queer social venue – the Centre quickly became home to a broad range of collectives organising for vital political and social change, from Black liberation to lesbian motherhood. In this blog, we’ll get to […]

My week of work experience

In this post, Alina talks about her week of work experience.

October Book Picnic Recommendations

On the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members and volunteers share what we’ve read recently at our Book Picnic. In the current climate, our Book Picnic takes place remotely, giving all of us some valuable social interaction and providing us with many excellent book suggestions… The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak […]

Blog Series: Women’s History and Historical Fiction #3

The final blog in a series exploring the role of historical fiction in highlighting the lives and contributions of women who have been forgotten or ignored.

Fighting the Taboo of Menstruation on Archaeological Sites

In celebration of National Period Day, this blog celebrates the progress being made within the professional heritage environment, to provide clean and safe menstrual products for all.

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What we’re doing for COP26

In the lead up to and during COP26 we have a range of ways you can find out more about women’s role in tackling climate change and come together with others to learn and share experiences.

A small sketchbook. On the left hand page there are various illustrations of images related to Shetland such as viking long boats and flags. There is writing that says 'Woman speaks out' and 'Women to reclaim Lerwick fire festivall'. The right hand page has text that reads 'We axe for what we want' in blue letting, with the GAADA symbol underneath - a blue line drawing of the GAADA premises.

Gaada – Lukkie Minnie’s Foy

This blog is written by GWL volunteer Beverly McFarlane in response to the Weemin’s Wark exhibition and collaborative project between Glasgow Women’s Library and Gaada, an artist-led organisation based in Shetland. A glossary is included at the end of this blog. Introduction Gaada is an artist-led initiative currently based in Burra Isle, Shetland. They work […]

NMRD Programme of the Month: October 2021

It’s the month of Halloween and as roller derby has always demonstrated, there is plenty of creativity and fun to be had in this sport whether a player or a spectator. This programme takes on a popular and classic scary movie pun – a movie so popular on its release in 1976, there was a remake in 2013. The infamous scene in which pigs blood is thrown over the titular Carrie is iconic and is illustrated in the blood spatters on the cover of this bout programme