glasgow women’s library

March of Women

Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL), in partnership with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, is creating a major a public art project celebrating women’s history. Called March of Women, a procession of women, from Glasgow and beyond, will spill out of the library and onto the streets of [...]

Women of the Games Legacy Collection

As these wonderful Games draw to an end, Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) would like to build a collection of artefacts and memorabilia to mark and celebrate the achievements of women involved for future generations to enjoy, be inspired by and learn from. From volunteers to competitors, Ceremony [...]

Women on the shelf – Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

I have recently been trying to get back into reading graphic novels and comic books and I would say that Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel, is probably the best bridge between books and graphic novels you will find. It has everything you would want from a graphic novel, it’s short and sweet, features a [...]

The joy of a good book and having a lovely place to read it

The joy of a good book and having a lovely place to read it – #Readwomen2014 and National Libraries Day When I first started working at Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) back in 2005, I really had my eyes opened to the disparity between how men and women’s writing is viewed and valued. I’d [...]

Women on the shelf – Half Lives by Sara Grant

Sara Grant’s Half Lives (Indigo, 2013) tells the story of two young people living in the same place but separated by time. Icie (short for Isis) is a 21st-century teenager at high school in Washington DC. Her life is completely normal until the day her parents (a government employee and a [...]

Women in the Shelf – Maya Angelou Autobiographies

I started reading this series of autobiographies, six in total, by Maya Angelou, just before Christmas. I finished the series in eight weeks; a record for someone who reads one or two books a year. I can’t recommend them highly enough. The six books in order are: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, [...]
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