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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
Citizenship & Immigration
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...

Lady Justice standing over olive branches - blue text
Third Tuesday of the Month · 1 - 5 p.m.
You can meet with an attorney for free to discuss issues related to your housing and financial well-being, including fraud, debt collection...

STAR volunteer reader reads to kids and families at a library
Tuesdays 3:30 to 5:30
Our STAR reader Rob stops by every week to share many wonderful stories! 

Citizenship & Immigration
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...

Hands holding paintbrush and a small ceramic box
Wednesdays at 4 p.m.
Armory Center for the Arts is partnering with the Benjamin Franklin Branch Library to offer teen art classes at no cost! Walk-ins welcome....

The red ribbon, universal symbol of awareness and support for people living with HIV
December 19, 2019 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
A mobile testing unit will be on site to administer free, confidential HIV screenings.This service is provided in partnership with the...

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 tutor reading with a student
Every Friday at 1 p.m. except holidays.
Come and practice your English conversation skills and vocabulary building. ESL learners are welcome! 

STAR volunteer reader reads to kids and families at a library
Tuesdays 3:30 to 5:30
Our STAR reader Rob stops by every week to share many wonderful stories! 

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...

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

  • How to raise a reader

    How to raise a reader

    Paul, Pamela,
  • The Starless Sea

    The Starless Sea

    Morgenstern, Erin

    In her first novel since 2011’s The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern illustrates again that she is a masterful fantasy storyteller

  • Midnight chicken : (& other recipes worth living for)

    Midnight chicken : (& other recipes worth living for)

    Risbridger, Ella,
  • The Girl Who Reads on the Metro

    The Girl Who Reads on the Metro

    Feret-Fleury, Christine

    In The Girl Who Reads on the Metro, Christine Feret-Fleury tells a delightful tale about the love and power of books and the nee

  • Anja Niemi in character

    Anja Niemi in character

    Niemi, Anja, 1976- photographer, interviewee.
  • Today We Go Home

    Today We Go Home

    Estes, Kelli

    Kelli Estes tells parallel stories separated by 150 years: one of a woman’s struggle to get into the US Army to fight in the Civil War, t

  • Violet

    Violet

    Thomas, Scott

    Violet, the new novel from Scott Thomas, author of 2017’s excellent Kill Creek, tells a story that is a bit difficult t

  • Haunting of Tram Car 015

    Haunting of Tram Car 015

    Clark, P. Djeli

    P.

  • 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

    In The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, Kim Michele Richardson tells two stories that have, until now, been overlooked in most fiction an


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