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Benjamin Franklin Branch Library

Benjamin Franklin Branch Library
2200 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Connie Topete, Senior Librarian

Zine Collection

zine sign, and zines on a shelf

Thanks in part to folks from the L.A. Zine Fest, the Benjamin Franklin Branch Library has been able to establish a sizeable donation based zine collection now available to our library patrons. Our collection reflects only about a quarter of the diverse and varied collection from the L.A. Zine Fest library but we are excited to have it accessible to our community here at the branch. Donations are accepted to support our growing zine collection.

Upcoming Events at Benjamin Franklin Branch Library
Summer Reading Challenge
July 24, 2019 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Let's journey into the world of poems and what makes poetry such a great form of expression. By reading various poems, seeing slam...

Many books displayed with colorful binding
July 25, 2019 4:00PM
You've read the book, now stop by the library and discuss Hello, Universe while you enjoy some snacks. 

Adult Literacy
Every Friday at 1 p.m. except holidays.
Come and practice your English conversation skills and vocabulary building. ESL learners are welcome! 

picture of author
July 31, 2019 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Come and meet writer, cartoonist, and illustrator Jen Wang  at the Ben Franklin Branch Library as she discusses her latest novel,

Man in safari outfit holding several reptiles
August 1, 2019 4:00PM
Thor will delight the audience as he shows us all types of reptiles!

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..

What We Are Reading

  • Wild LA : explore the amazing nature in and around Los Angeles

    Wild LA : explore the amazing nature in and around Los Angeles

    Higgins, Lila M.,
  • Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You

    Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You

    Moore, Scotto

    Long time music blogger Moore weaves a tale where a newly discovered band is releasing their singles with more in mind than fame and glor

  • Fay Wray and Robert Riskin : a Hollywood memoir

    Fay Wray and Robert Riskin : a Hollywood memoir

    Riskin, Victoria,
  • Middlegame


    McGuire, Seanan
  • Snow White Learns Witchcraft: Stories and Poems

    Snow White Learns Witchcraft: Stories and Poems

    Goss, Theodora

    Goss, the author of the eminently enjoyable The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter and European Travel For The Monstrous Gentle

  • Other people's houses

    Other people's houses

    Segal, Lore Groszmann.
  • The Reign of the Kingfisher: A Novel

    The Reign of the Kingfisher: A Novel

    Martinson, T. J.

    30 years ago, the Kingfisher prowled the streets of Chicago, dispensing his own brand of vigilante justice.

  • We were witches

    We were witches

    Gore, Ariel, 1970-
  • The Sentence is Death

    The Sentence is Death

    Horowitz, Anthony

    In the second book in the Daniel Hawthorne mystery series, author Anthony Horowitz, and his fictional doppelganger, tackle solving who ki

  • Radicalized


    Doctorow, Cory

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