MarkForBlogFirst off, a quick note for the library’s Holy Week schedule (can you believe that it is next week already?!). We will close on Holy Thursday, April 5th, at 4 p.m., be closed through the Triduum and will reopen at noon on Tuesday, April 10th.

I cannot believe that we are only a week away from Holy Week (less than that for the start of it). This Lent has seemed to fly by for me. However, this just means we are moving toward another Church season, Easter. I remember in grade school the priest trying to explain that Easter is not just one day but seven weeks, which invariably led to the question,  “Can we eat candy like its Easter for seven weeks?” (These were the younger years of grade school).

It is a time of celebration, and celebration does include prayer and jubilation. If you want to find something, or try to help explain to your child that Easter lasts seven weeks and it is more than eating candy, Salzmann can help, both with children and adult books on Easter.

In a personal update, I can finally make it official (was not saying anything so that I could not be blamed for jinxing it); I just closed on a house this past week. A really nice place in Cudahy (never in my wildest dreams thought that I would be a south-sider), and I am extremely excited to move in there in the upcoming month.

In two weeks (due to Holy Week next week), I know everybody has been waiting for it (drum roll)…will be the long awaited return of Mark’s book review! For more information, you will have to tune into next week’s blog. Same bat-time, same bat-station (I do hope that many of you get that).

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
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  • The library catalog is available online.