MarkForBlogToday, I want to remind everybody of the upcoming events happening this month either at or sponsored by the Salzmann Library.

Thursday, March 15th will be our first Soup and Substance Lecture, presented by Marquette Ph.D. candidate Lincoln Rice, entitled “Dr. Arthur Falls and the Heresy of the Mythical Body of Christ.” The soup portion will begin at 6 p.m. with the presentation and discussion to begin at 7 p.m. If you do plan to attend, please RSVP to either myself or call the library so that we know how much soup/bread/etc. to provide.?

Thursday, March 22nd will be the second Soup and Substance Lecture, presented by Marquette history professor and Saint Francis de Sales Seminary alumni Fr. Steve Avella, entitled “You mean we can eat meat on Friday?: the 1966 change in the Friday abstinence discipline.” That also will have dinner beginning at 6 p.m., and please RSVP for that one as well. These two events will take place in the cafeteria at Henni Hall, which is the main building on the seminary campus.?

Then the following Thursday, March 29th is going to be our bimonthly book discussion here at Salzmann Library, starting at 6:30 p.m. The book that is being read is an “oldie but a goodie” called “Diary of a Country Priest,” by George Bernanos. Whether you have read the book or not, you are more than welcome to attend and join in the discussion. We hope to see you at any or all of these events.

As always, if you have any ideas and comments for things I could change, let me know. If you have any books that you have read or have read the books I mention, please leave a comment. Comments are always appreciated. We here at Salzmann also want to know what people are reading. Anything I can do to make this better I will strive my best to accomplish.

Here is some basic information about the library:

  • Our standard hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays, 12 to 8 p.m.; Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Our address is 3257 S. Lake Dr., St. Francis, WI 53235, right next to Henni Hall, due west of the South Parking Lot.
  • The library’s phone number is (414) 747-6479. If you would like to contact me through email, it is
  • There is free Wi-Fi available.
  • “Like” us on Facebook – Salzmann Library.
  • The library catalog is available online.