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Address:
2200 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone:
(323) 263-6901
Fax:
(323) 526-3043
Email:
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Librarian:
Connie Topete, Senior Librarian
Upcoming Events at Benjamin Franklin Branch Library
March 11, 2015 10:30AM to 11:30AM

Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and dancing. Best for ages 18 months to 4 years old.  Acompáñenos para cuentos, juegos con...

March 12, 2015 4:00PM

Children with their favorite adult are welcome for songs, fingerplays, and longer stories. 

March 17, 2015 3:30PM to 4:30PM

Family Program.  Spanish through Music and Movement.

March 18, 2015 10:30AM to 11:30AM

Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and dancing. Best for ages 18 months to 4 years old.  Acompáñenos para cuentos, juegos con...

March 26, 2015 4:00PM

Children with their favorite adult are welcome for songs, fingerplays, and longer stories. 

March 31, 2015 4:00PM

Join us for a free art workshop taught by a talented artist from LACMA (LA County Museum of Art).  Create, have fun, learn new art...

April 1, 2015 10:30AM to 11:30AM

Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and dancing. Best for ages 18 months to 4 years old.  Acompáñenos para cuentos, juegos con...

Ongoing Events

Need help studying for the Citizenship Test?  Classes start  in June. Call or come in to sign up.
¿Necesitas ayuda estudiando para el examen de ciudadanía?  Clases comenzarán en junio. ¡Regístrate ahora!  Venir o llamar.

Student Zone:  Mon/Wed 3:00-5:00;  Tues/Thurs 3:30-5:30

Computer assistance and computer classes for adults are available. Please call (323) 268-4710 for more information.

Se ofrece asistencia para computadoras y clases de computadora para adultos en español. Llame al (323) 268-4710 para más información.

STAR – Books come alive for kids when they share the fun of reading with STAR library volunteers. Call Benjamin Franklin for schedule..

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    Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end

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    The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

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    Leaving before the rains come

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    Girl in a band

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    Pioneer girl : the annotated autobiography

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    American sniper : the autobiography of the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history

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    Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail

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    Believer : my forty years in politics

    Axelrod, David, 1955- author.
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    Killing Patton : the strange death of World War II's most audacious general

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    There was a little girl : the real story of my mother and me

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    The night of the gun : a reporter investigates the darkest story of his life, his own

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    Ghost boy : the miraculous escape of a misdiagnosed boy trapped inside his own body

    Pistorius, Martin.
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    Silver screen fiend : learning about life from an addiction to film

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    I must say : my life as a humble comedy legend

    Short, Martin, 1950- author.
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    What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions

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    Small victories : spotting improbable moments of grace

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    Fresh off the boat : a memoir

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    Tinseltown : murder, morphine, and madness at the dawn of Hollywood

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    Daum, Meghan, 1970- author.
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    Travelling to infinity : my life with Stephen

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    The innovators : how a group of inventors, hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution

    Isaacson, Walter.
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    How to be Parisian wherever you are : love, style, and bad habits

    Berest, Anne, 1979-
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    The short and tragic life of Robert Peace : a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League

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    As you wish : inconceivable tales from the making of The princess bride

    Elwes, Cary, 1962-
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    Without you, there is no us : my time with the sons of North Korea's elite

    Kim, Suki, 1970- author.
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    Even this I get to experience

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    The organized mind : thinking straight in the age of information overload

    Levitin, Daniel J.
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    America's bitter pill : money, politics, backroom deals, and the fight to fix our broken healthcare system

    Brill, Steven, 1950- author.
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    So, anyway--

    Cleese, John, author.
  • American sniper : the autobiography of the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history

    American sniper : the autobiography of the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history

    Kyle, Chris, 1974-2013, author.
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    The woman I wanted to be

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    The age of acquiescence : the life and death of American resistance to organized wealth and power

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    Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania

    Larson, Erik, 1954-
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    Can't we talk about something more pleasant?

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    Alan Turing : the enigma

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    It's what I do : a photographer's life of love and war

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    The motivation manifesto : 9 declarations to claim your personal power

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