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Glasgow Women’s Library

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April 2019

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

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

Readers of Colour

24th April at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come along to our Edinburgh reading group and discover new women writers of colour.

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Books by Women Writers of Colour at Glasgow Women's Library

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

Seeing Things at GWL- Creative Sparks: Abbess of Crewe

25th April at 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join our Seeing Things group for the world premiere of an adaptation of Muriel Spark's Abbess of Crewe! As always, it will also be a lovely opportunity to meet like-minded folks, to get to know GWL, and to see which creative masterpieces one of the many groups who are active within GWL have managed to produce.

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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!

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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
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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

The Secret Garden Writing Workshops: Spring

Free
27th April at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Come connect to your writing and celebrate the changing seasons with our series of three gentle creative writing sessions. Wrap up warm and bring along a thermos of tea for these workshops in the atmospheric (but chilly) Secret Garden, hidden in the heart of Edinburgh.

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Women’s group at the Palm House Secret Garden. Credit: GWL

Be Like Teflon: Jasleen Kaur Book Launch

27th April at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
GWL in Landressy Street, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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Share food and conversation at the launch of Be Like Teflon, a new artist book by Jasleen Kaur.

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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.

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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

Connect and Create: Monthly Creative Writing Group

4th May at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Calling all women writers in Edinburgh! Check out our new connect and create writing group, on the first Saturday of every month.

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Connect and Create writing materials. Credit: GWL. Writing materials for Connect and create Writing group image

Warm Welcome

4th May 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

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.

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Open Book Credit: GWL

Story Café Special: Women in the Landscape

9th May at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our mental health and wellbeing benefit when we nourish our connections to landscape, earth and nature.

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Women in the Landscape Books from the GWL Collection

Women Making It

10th 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.

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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

Open the Door: Friday Evening Herland

£5 – £12
17th May at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Scotland’s first ever festival for Scottish women’s writing returns for its third edition. 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

Open the Door: Saturday Daytime Discussions

£5 – £19
18th May at 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Scotland’s first ever festival for Scottish women’s writing returns for its third edition. 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

Open the Door: Saturday Evening Herland

£5 – £12
18th May at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Find out more »
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
|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.

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

Story Café: Women, Environment, Adventure

Free
27th May at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Daring discoveries, tenacious trailblazers, awesome adventures . . . women’s writing is rich with stories of expeditions and journeys that have inspired others and changed the way we see the world we live in.

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Story Cafe: Women, Environment, Adventure

Songwriting to Inspire Change

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

Find your inner lyricist and feel the powerful resonance of contemporary protest song at this beginner-friendly workshop with singer-songwriter Penny Stone.

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Penny Stone

Readers of Colour

29th May at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come along to our Edinburgh reading group and discover new women writers of colour.

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Books by Women Writers of Colour at Glasgow Women's Library

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.

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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.

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Open Book Credit: GWL
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