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November 2019

Story Café Special: Blether

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

RELOCATED TO CHURCH HOUSE, BRIDGETON. 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

Temporary Library Closure

22nd November
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday and Friday, repeating until 20th December, 2019

Due to ongoing work to replace our boiler, and decreasing temperatures, we have made the decision to temporarily decrease our opening hours throughout November and December.

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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.

Temporary Library Closure

25th November
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday and Friday, repeating until 20th December, 2019

Due to ongoing work to replace our boiler, and decreasing temperatures, we have made the decision to temporarily decrease our opening hours throughout November and December.

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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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Readers of Colour

27th November at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on 27th November, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on 18th December, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on 29th January, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Come along to our Edinburgh reading group to discover and chat about poetry, fiction, and narrative non-fiction by women writers of colour.

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Readers of Colour
Shifting Sands Film Still

Shifting Sands

28th November at 10:45 am - 1:00 pm
Silverburn Cineworld, Silverburn Shopping Centre, 763 Barrhead Rd
Glasgow, G53 6AG 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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Story Café

28th November at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

CANCELLED: 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

Temporary Library Closure

29th November
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday and Friday, repeating until 20th December, 2019

Due to ongoing work to replace our boiler, and decreasing temperatures, we have made the decision to temporarily decrease our opening hours throughout November and December.

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Women Making It

29th November at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

CANCELLED: 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

Dunfermline’s Women

30th November at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

This friendly and informal learning and discussion event at Dunfermline Libraries will give you an introduction to how women are celebrated across Scotland and help you generate ideas on how to discover and celebrate your own local heroines.

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Dunfermline's Women

December 2019

Temporary Library Closure

2nd December
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday and Friday, repeating until 20th December, 2019

Due to ongoing work to replace our boiler, and decreasing temperatures, we have made the decision to temporarily decrease our opening hours throughout November and December.

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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!

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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.

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Open Book Credit: GWL

Story Café

5th December at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

CANCELLED: 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
5th December at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CANCELLED: 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

Shifting Sands

Free
5th December at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

An evening 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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Shifting Sands Film Still

Temporary Library Closure

6th December
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday and Friday, repeating until 20th December, 2019

Due to ongoing work to replace our boiler, and decreasing temperatures, we have made the decision to temporarily decrease our opening hours throughout November and December.

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Reading Group for Muslim Women

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

RELOCATED TO THE TRAMWAY CAFE: 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

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!

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GWL Borrower Card. Credit: GWL
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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Book Launch | Lis Rhodes: Telling Invents Told

7th December at 4:00 pm - 6:00 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

Temporary Library Closure

9th December
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday and Friday, repeating until 20th December, 2019

Due to ongoing work to replace our boiler, and decreasing temperatures, we have made the decision to temporarily decrease our opening hours throughout November and December.

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Making Her Mark: Jane Arthur

Making Her Mark: Launch Event

10th December at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
POP, Unit 34-36, The Piazza Shopping Centre
Glasgow, PA1 1EL United Kingdom
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Where are the unsung heroines of Renfrewshire and how are they celebrated or remembered? How are women’s lives reflected in Renfrewshire’s towns and villages? Come along, enjoy some tea and cake and find out more about this exciting new project.

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Story Café

12th December at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

CANCELLED: 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

Temporary Library Closure

13th December
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday and Friday, repeating until 20th December, 2019

Due to ongoing work to replace our boiler, and decreasing temperatures, we have made the decision to temporarily decrease our opening hours throughout November and December.

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Create and Connect: Monthly Creative Writing Group

14th December at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on 9th November, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on 14th December, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on 11th January, 2020 at 10:30 am

Calling all women writers in Edinburgh! Join our connect and create writing group immersive programme, taking place one Saturday a month!

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Connect and Create writing materials. Credit: GWL

Temporary Library Closure

16th December
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday and Friday, repeating until 20th December, 2019

Due to ongoing work to replace our boiler, and decreasing temperatures, we have made the decision to temporarily decrease our opening hours throughout November and December.

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Readers of Colour

18th December at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on 27th November, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on 18th December, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on 29th January, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Come along to our Edinburgh reading group to discover and chat about poetry, fiction, and narrative non-fiction by women writers of colour.

Find out more »
Readers of Colour

Temporary Library Closure

20th December
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday and Friday, repeating until 20th December, 2019

Due to ongoing work to replace our boiler, and decreasing temperatures, we have made the decision to temporarily decrease our opening hours throughout November and December.

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Library Closed

21st December, 2019 - 5th January, 2020

The Library will be closed over Christmas and Hogmanay, and will re-open in the New Year on Monday 6th January 2020.

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January 2020

Create and Connect: Monthly Creative Writing Group

11th January, 2020 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on 9th November, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on 14th December, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on 11th January, 2020 at 10:30 am

Calling all women writers in Edinburgh! Join our connect and create writing group immersive programme, taking place one Saturday a month!

Find out more »
Connect and Create writing materials. Credit: GWL

Readers of Colour

29th January, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on 27th November, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on 18th December, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on 29th January, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Come along to our Edinburgh reading group to discover and chat about poetry, fiction, and narrative non-fiction by women writers of colour.

Find out more »
Readers of Colour

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
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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