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Benjamin Franklin Branch Library

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Benjamin Franklin Branch Library
Address:
2200 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone:
323-263-6901
Email:
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Librarian:
Connie Topete, Senior Librarian
Upcoming Events at Benjamin Franklin Branch Library
cut sushi rolls and soy sauce
October 21, 2019 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Teens, join us for a vegan sushi demonstration and a discussion of how vegan food is nutritious, delicious, fun and easy to make. 

Citizenship
Mondays and Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Learn the civics, government, interview and language skills needed for the Naturalization process. Additionally, learn some important and...

STAR program logo in green and gold star
Tuesdays 3:30 to 5:30
Our STAR reader Rob stops by every week to share many wonderful stories! 

Citizenship
Mondays and Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Learn the civics, government, interview and language skills needed for the Naturalization process. Additionally, learn some important and...

person painting
October 23, 2019 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Join us for a free art workshop by Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena. 

Group of children enjoying a book read by an adult
October 24, 2019 3:30PM
Stop by after school to enjoy stories and activities that engage and delight! Your children will learn about many fascinating things.

Children painting a clay sculpture
Thursdays at 4 p.m.
Armory Center for the Arts is partnering with the Benjamin Franklin Branch Llibrary to offer children's art classes at no cost! Walk-ins...

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

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

  • Mexican American baseball on the Westside of Los Angeles

    Mexican American baseball on the Westside of Los Angeles

    Santillan, Richard,
  • The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

    The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

    Richardson, Kim Michele

    Kim Michelle Richardson tells two stories that have, until now, been overlooked in most fiction and history: the story of the blue people

  • Feels Like Home: Reflections on Central Library

    Feels Like Home: Reflections on Central Library

  • The Ruby Slippers of Oz: Thirty Years Later

    The Ruby Slippers of Oz: Thirty Years Later

    Thomas, Rhys

    In 1989, journalist and documentary filmmaker Rhys Thomas told the fascinating, and mostly unknown history of the world’s most famous sho

  • The Lost History of Dreams: A Novel

    The Lost History of Dreams: A Novel

    Waldherr, Kris

    When a famous, and some would claim infamous, poet dies, his final request is to be laid to rest next to his wife in a chapel of stained

  • Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Heal

    Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Heal

    Foret, Rosalee de la
  • Magic for Liars: A Novel

    Magic for Liars: A Novel

    Gailey, Sarah

    When the Health instructor at Osthorne Academy for Young Mages is found in the school library bisected from head to toe cleanly down the

  • Happiness is Baking: Cakes, Pies, Tarts, Muffins, Brownies, Cookies: Favorite Desserts From the Queen of Cake

    Happiness is Baking: Cakes, Pies, Tarts, Muffins, Brownies, Cookies: Favorite Desserts From the Queen of Cake

    Heatter, Maida
  • Red, White & Royal Blue

    Red, White & Royal Blue

    McQuiston, Casey

    Alex Claremont-Diaz is the 21-year-old First Son Of The United States (FSOTUS).

  • What moves at the margin : selected nonfiction

    What moves at the margin : selected nonfiction

    Morrison, Toni.

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