Community event specially for mothers

Kitchen scene, 1951
Day in the home.
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Women of all ages are invited to a community event at the National Library of Scotland specially for mothers.

'Can any mother help me?' is an informal morning session on Friday 7 March with free crèche and refreshments. It offers a chance for women to discuss their experiences and compare them with those of women in previous generations.

The event's title is taken from a book revealing the extraordinary story of a group of women who formed a private correspondence magazine in the 1930s. It ran for around 50 years, providing support, encouragement and humour to women all over Britain.

Films and presentation

During the morning, the book's author Jenna Bailey will give a presentation on the magazine's story. There will also be screenings of rarely seen films from the Scottish Screen Archive: Bathing Baby (1938), Housewives of Tomorrow (1951) and A Day in the Home (1951).

The event celebrates International Women's Day on 8 March. It is the first activity we have specifically organised for mothers. See our events page for times and other details.

29 February 2008



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