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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
September 4, 2015 9:30AM to 1:30PM
Eligibility specialists from the LA County Department of Public Social Services will be on hand to help you and your family sign up...
September 9, 2015 4:00PM

Come play board games (Monopoly, Chess, Say Anything, Scrabble, etc.), card games, and PS3 video games with other teens. 

September 10, 2015 12:00PM to November 14, 2015 1:00PM

Join us for these free citizenship and and financial education classes. Learn the English and civics you need to pass the test and...

September 14, 2015 11:00AM to 9:00PM

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September 15, 2015 12:00PM to November 19, 2015 1:00PM

Join us for these free citizenship and and financial education classes. Learn the English and civics you need to pass the test and...

September 23, 2015 4:00PM

Come play board games (Monopoly, Chess, Say Anything, Scrabble, etc.), card games, and PS3 video games with other teens. 

October 21, 2015 4:00PM to 5:00PM

Come decorate your own sugar skull with us to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos.  Sugar skulls...

October 28, 2015 4:00PM

Come play board games (Monopoly, Chess, Say Anything, Scrabble, etc.), card games, and PS3 video games with other teens. 

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..

Fiction Hot Titles

Non-Fiction Hot Titles

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    The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing

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    Modern romance

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  • Between the world and me

    Between the world and me

    Coates, Ta-Nehisi, author.
  • Sick in the head : conversations about life and comedy

    Sick in the head : conversations about life and comedy

    Apatow, Judd, 1967-
  • Down the rabbit hole : the curious adventures and cautionary tales of a former Playboy bunny

    Down the rabbit hole : the curious adventures and cautionary tales of a former Playboy bunny

    Madison, Holly, author.
  • The Wright Brothers

    The Wright Brothers

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  • Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania

    Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania

    Larson, Erik, 1954-
  • The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

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

    Brown, Daniel, 1951-
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    Primates of Park Avenue : a memoir

    Martin, Wednesday, author.
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    Why not me?

    Kaling, Mindy.
  • Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end

    Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end

    Gawande, Atul, author.
  • H is for Hawk

    H is for Hawk

    Macdonald, Helen, 1970-
  • How to raise an adult : break free of the overparenting trap and prepare your kid for success

    How to raise an adult : break free of the overparenting trap and prepare your kid for success

    Lythcott-Haims, Julie, author.
  • Get what's yours : the secrets to maxing out your social security

    Get what's yours : the secrets to maxing out your social security

    Kotlikoff, Laurence J, author.
  • On the move : a memoir

    On the move : a memoir

    Sacks, Oliver W.
  • The best team money can buy : the Los Angeles Dodgers' wild struggle to build a baseball powerhouse

    The best team money can buy : the Los Angeles Dodgers' wild struggle to build a baseball powerhouse

    Knight, Molly, author.
  • Yes please

    Yes please

    Poehler, Amy, 1971- author.
  • The road to character

    The road to character

    Brooks, David, 1961- author.
  • Devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America

    Devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America

    Larson, Erik.
  • Pioneer girl : the annotated autobiography

    Pioneer girl : the annotated autobiography

    Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957, author.
  • Elon Musk : Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future

    Elon Musk : Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future

    Vance, Ashlee, author.
  • Fun home : a family tragicomic

    Fun home : a family tragicomic

    Bechdel, Alison, 1960-
  • The residence : inside the private world of the White House

    The residence : inside the private world of the White House

    Brower, Kate Andersen.
  • Barbarian days : a surfing life

    Barbarian days : a surfing life

    Finnegan, William, author.
  • Better than before : mastering the habits of our everyday lives

    Better than before : mastering the habits of our everyday lives

    Rubin, Gretchen Craft.
  • A fine romance

    A fine romance

    Bergen, Candice, 1946-
  • Men explain things to me

    Men explain things to me

    Solnit, Rebecca, author.
  • Blackout : remembering the things I drank to forget

    Blackout : remembering the things I drank to forget

    Hepola, Sarah, author.
  • Brain maker : the power of gut microbes to heal and protect your brain--for life

    Brain maker : the power of gut microbes to heal and protect your brain--for life

    Perlmutter, David, 1954- author.
  • It's what I do : a photographer's life of love and war

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

    Addario, Lynsey.
  • Between you & me : confessions of a comma queen

    Between you & me : confessions of a comma queen

    Norris, Mary (Editor).
  • Rising strong

    Rising strong

    Brown, Brene.
  • Plunder and deceit : big government's exploitation of young people and the future

    Plunder and deceit : big government's exploitation of young people and the future

    Levin, Mark R. (Mark Reed), 1957- author.
  • The billion dollar spy : a true story of Cold War espionage and betrayal

    The billion dollar spy : a true story of Cold War espionage and betrayal

    Hoffman, David E. (David Emanuel), author.
  • Spinster : a life of one's own

    Spinster : a life of one's own

    Bolick, Kate.
  • Missoula

    Missoula

    Krakauer, Jon.
  • The blue zones solution : eating and living like the world's healthiest people

    The blue zones solution : eating and living like the world's healthiest people

    Buettner, Dan.
  • ¡Adios, America! : the left's plan to turn our country into a Third World hellhole

    ¡Adios, America! : the left's plan to turn our country into a Third World hellhole

    Coulter, Ann H, author.
  • The book of Joan : tales of mirth, mischief, and manipulation

    The book of Joan : tales of mirth, mischief, and manipulation

    Rivers, Melissa, 1969-
  • Ada's algorithm : how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age

    Ada's algorithm : how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age

    Essinger, James, 1957-
  • So you've been publicly shamed

    So you've been publicly shamed

    Ronson, Jon, 1967-
  • Aging backwards : reverse the aging process and look 10 years younger in 30 minutes a day

    Aging backwards : reverse the aging process and look 10 years younger in 30 minutes a day

    Esmonde-White, Miranda, author.
  • My fight, your fight

    My fight, your fight

    Rousey, Ronda, author.
  • The thrilling adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

    The thrilling adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

    Padua, Sydney.
  • Outliers : the story of success

    Outliers : the story of success

    Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-
  • Money, master the game : 7 simple steps to financial freedom

    Money, master the game : 7 simple steps to financial freedom

    Robbins, Anthony, author.
  • Blue : the ruin and redemption of the LAPD

    Blue : the ruin and redemption of the LAPD

    Domanick, Joe.
  • A curious mind : the secret to a bigger life

    A curious mind : the secret to a bigger life

    Grazer, Brian, 1953-
  • The argonauts

    The argonauts

    Nelson, Maggie, 1973- author.
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    Girl in a band

    Gordon, Kim, 1953- author.

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