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South Branch Staff Picks

Tales of the Cryptids

Cryptids Have you ever glimpsed something strange out in the woods or in the water? You might have spotted a cryptid. Cryptids are mysterious creatures that may or may not exist. In Tales of the Cryptids, you can read all about legends of famous creatures like the Loch Ness Monster, Chupacabras, and Bigfoot.

By hmarroquin on December 23, 2010 Categories: Books, Nonfiction, Youth

Cut Your Energy Bills Now

Whether you live in a house or apartment, you can find many helpful tips in Cut Your Energy Bills Now. This book has full–color pictures and instructions for more than 150 simple projects, such as installing compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) or sealing gaps around windows and baseboards. Finding ways to save energy around the home can help save money every month and reduce your home’s impact on the environment.

By MPPL on October 20, 2010 Categories: Adult, Books, Nonfiction

A Bad Case of the Giggles

61+LxK07P7L__SL500_AA300_ If you like silly things,

Give these poems a try.

I’ll bet if you read just one,

You’ll laugh so hard you’ll cry!


By jperez on September 23, 2010 Categories: Books, Nonfiction, Youth

A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer


A Child Called It is a remarkable story of a young boy who is brutally abused emotionally and physically by his alcoholic mother.  Read through Dave Pelzer’s courageous journey as he escapes the violence that almost left him dead.  This story will give you a different perspective on life.

El niño sin nombre es una extraordinaria historia de un joven que es brutalmente abusado física y emocionalmente por su madre alcohólica. Lea la trayectoria de Dave Pelzer como escapa de la violencia familiar que casi lo dejaron muerto. Esta historia le dará una perspectiva diferente de vida.

By jperez on August 31, 2010 Categories: Adult, Books, Nonfiction, Young Adult

Home Improvement 1-2-3 / Mejoras para el hogar 1-2-3

Home books Home Improvement 1-2-3 will guide you through basic to extensive home repairs with lists of all supplies needed, step-by-step instructions, and full-color pictures to show every step of the project.

Mejoras para el hogar 1-2-3 le ayudará con todo tipo de reparaciones de la casa, como listas de todos los suminostros necesariós, instrucciones paso a paso y hasta con fotos para mostrar cada paso del proyecto.

By MPPL on May 21, 2010 Categories: Adult, Books, Nonfiction

Get the Job You Want Even When No One's Hiring by Ford Myers

Get the job you want

Get the Job You Want Even When No One’s Hiring by Ford Myers will help you achieve long-term career success by developing a better understanding of the current job market and using innovative job search tactics. It’s just the thing to jump-start your search for a new or better job.

By MPPL on February 11, 2010 Categories: Adult, Books, Nonfiction

Cake Mix Creations by Taste of Home

Taste of HomeLearn the art of baking with Taste of Home Cake Mix Creations.   With 216 fool-proof recipes, this book will inspire all from the beginner, intermediate or advanced baker.  Brightly accompanied by full color photographs with every recipe, you can bake with confidence for any special occasion.  From cookies and bars to cakes and tortes, Cake Mix Creations will guide you through the kitchen with creativity. 


 Aprende el arte de hornear con “Taste of Home Cake Mix Creations”.  Cuenta con 216 recetas, este libro inspirará desde principiantes, hasta avanzados cocineros. Bellamente acompañado por fotografías a todo color en cada receta, se puede hornear con confianza para cualquier ocasión especial. Desde galletas y barras hasta pasteles y tortas, Cake Mix Creations le guiará a través de la cocina con la creatividad.

By jperez on December 23, 2009 Categories: Books, Food and Drink, Nonfiction

Stick It! By T.L. Bonaddio



  Duct tape is useful for more than just making your pesky little brother be quiet and reattaching your muffler to your car. You can now accessorize yourself with duct tape wallets, rings, bracelets, arm bands, necklaces, purses, bags, belts, bow-ties, flip-flops, and more! Stick It is a neat book gives you a picture along with instructions to make the coolest things out of duct tape.

By MPPL on September 28, 2009 Categories: Books, Nonfiction, Young Adult, Youth