librarySt. Andrew’s Library News


St. Andrew’s Library is located in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.


Tuesdays 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sundays 8:00 am to 12:00 pm


The library’s collection includes materials for adults and children. You do not have to be a church member to use the library or check out materials.


St. Andrew’s Library Committee meets the third Tuesday of every month, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.


If you’d like to attend a committee meeting or if you have any questions about the library, please contact Krista Keosheyan,




St. Andrew's Library shared Austin Jewish Voice for Peace's event.

Please join us Friday for an evening with internationally recognized author, scientist, and activist, Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh, who will share how resisting threats to science & social justice can unite us around the world.

About the speaker:
Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh teaches and does research at Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities. He is director of the main clinical cytogenetics laboratory and director of the Palestine Museum of Natural History and Institute for Biodiversity Research. He previously served on the faculties of the University of Tennessee, Duke, and Yale Universities. He published over 130 scientific papers on topics ranging from biodiversity to cancer. He was chairman of the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People and currently serves on the board of Al-Rowwad Children's Theater Center in Aida Refugee Camp. He published hundreds of refereed articles and several books including "Mammals of the Holy Land", "Sharing the Land of Canaan: human rights and the Israeli/Palestinian Struggle" (English, Spanish, and German) and "Popular Resistance in Palestine: A history of Hope and Empowerment" (Arabic, English, French, forthcoming in Italian). He also has an activism book published electronically on his web site ( His main interest is media activism and public education. He gave hundreds of talks around the world and published over 250 letters to the editor and 100 op-ed pieces and interviewed on TV and radio extensively (local, national and international).

From Texas to Palestine: Uniting to Protect & Preserve Diversity

June 23, 2017, 6:30pm

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church - Austin, Texas

Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh, a Palestinian Christian biologist, argues that movements towards uniformity, for corporate profit or political power, are threatening social and natural diversity. He believes restoring balance requires challenging ideas of dominance and hegemony. Dr. Qumsiyeh will offer some ideas for faithful stewardship to defend our planet and protect its inhabitants. Dr. Qumsiyeh teaches at Bethlehem University and is a human rights activist, the founder of the Palestine Natural History Museum, and a former Texas resident. Reception at 6:30. Event at 7:00. Sponsored by the The Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights, Austin, TX, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church - Austin, Texas, and Austin Jewish Voice for Peace.

From Texas to Palestine: Uniting to Protect & Preserve Diversity

St. Andrew's Library shared St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church - Austin, Texas's event.

PLEASE JOIN US! Sunday, June 4, after 2nd services for some potluck, movie (starts at 1:00 pm), and after movie conversation about how we move forward to save our planet!
Organized by St. Andrew's Earth Care Committee with St. Andrew's Library. For more info, please contact Krista Keosheyan or Kari Ramachandran 💚🌎

Film Screening: 'Awake - A Dream From Standing Rock'

June 4, 2017, 1:00pm

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church - Austin, Texas

Screening of film AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock, with special guest, Tane Ward Sunday, June 4, after second service. Potluck at noon, film at 1pm. AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock, captures the story of Native-led defiance that forever changed the fight for clean water and the future of our planet. The documentary is a collaboration between indigenous filmmakers, Director Myron Dewey, Executive Producer Dough Good Feather, and environmental Oscar Nominated filmmakers Josh Fox (Gasland, How to Let go of the World and Learn to Love Everything Climate Can’t Change) and James Spione (Silenced, Incident in New Baghdad.) The film features emotional first-person accounts as well as gripping footage of militarized police and private security teams confronting water protectors. It also takes us behind the front lines to reveal the intimate day-to-day life of the camp community. While DAPL has been approved, the fight against the pipeline continues in the courts. Meanwhile, a number of other pipeline protest camps have sprung up around the country. “The battle that began at Standing Rock is a battle for the soul of America itself, and it is far from over. This film is part of the rallying cry for indigenous sovereignty and clean water that has resonated across the globe.” -Josh Fox We are honored to have a special guest joining us for the screening, Tane Ward, Senior Organizing Manager: Beyond Coal, Environmental Justice at Sierra Club, Founder and Executive Director at Equilibrio Norte.

Film Screening: Awake - A Dream From Standing Rock

St. Andrew's Library shared St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church - Austin, Texas's photo.

Two more "Know Thyself, Help Others" classes left in May! Each class is the same, so you only need to attend one. Join us in the library either Sunday, May 21 or 28, 9:30-10:30 am. Contact Krista if you'd like more info: :)

Each Sunday we sing, "God who is faithful will give us all the courage to answer the call." There are a lot of ways to answer the call to serve - join us for one of our "Know Thyself, Help Others" classes in May to explore how you might be uniquely able to serve with others at St. Andrew's!

Two more Know Thyself, Help Others classes left in May! Each class is the same, so you only need to attend one. Join us in the library either Sunday, May 21 or 28, 9:30-10:30 am. Contact Krista if youd like more info: :)