MarkForBlogFinally, snow (and winter) has come to Wisconsin. We all knew it was coming, so I do not think complaining is in order, rather let us be thankful the snow decided to wait a month before really arriving. What is better to do on a snowy day than curl up with a good book? Salzmann has those good books! Although, the possibility arises to curl up and watch a good movie. We have those too!

We recently added a bunch more movies to the collection…both educational and inspirational. We added a second copy of “Catholicism,” which is amazing. I have only watched several episodes so far, but Fr. Barron’s commentary on Jesus and our faith is incredible, backed up by images and video from people around the world.

“There be Dragons,” the film based on Josemaria Escriva is an intense look at his life.  “Soul Surfer” is an true story of the surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack and returned to surf again. “Fireproof” is Kirk Cameron’s (of Growing Pains fame) movie of a man transforming his life to try to save his failing marriage.

We have several new movies about the saints, including short, animated films on saints for the kids. They are by CCC of America, and I enjoyed them on VHS myself as a child. We now have these shows on DVD.

Then we have several new educational movies, including movies on Jesus, several on Mary including “What Every Catholic Needs to Know about Mary,” and confession.

These are all available to be checked out, so come in and grab a book or two, a movie or two, and get ready for the snow days of another Wisconsin winter.

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

Here is some of the 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.
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  • The library catalog is available online.