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Benjamin Franklin Branch Library

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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
Citizenship
July 24, 2017 5:30PM to September 19, 2017 7:30PM
Join us for free citizenship and and financial education classes. Learn the English and civics you need to pass the test and become a...

Science Fun
July 25, 2017 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Code Minecraft with LA Makerspace.  

Citizenship
July 25, 2017 5:30PM to September 20, 2017 7:30PM
Join us for free citizenship and and financial education classes. Learn the English and civics you need to pass the test and become a...

July 26, 2017 10:30AM
We invite all babies, toddlers and caregivers to join us for baby and toddler storytime!  Let's help our little ones develop a love for...

Summer Reading Challenge
July 26, 2017 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Try your hand at the art of kokedama, a form of Japanese garden art. 

July 26, 2017 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Learn the fundamentals of chess. All experiences welcome.Aprenda los fundamentos de ajedrez. Todos los niveles bienvenidos.  

July 27, 2017 4:00PM
Join us as we make a magical potion in the style of Harry Potter! We will also make paper owls to go along with our Harry Potter theme.

July 29, 2017 3:00PM to 4:00PM
The Boyle Heights Historical Society is proud to present a book signing by Dr.

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

YA Hot Titles

Children's Hot Titles

  • Babymouse

    Babymouse

    Holm, Jennifer L.
  • Pokémon adventures

    Pokémon adventures

    Kusaka, Hidenori.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : cabin fever

    Diary of a wimpy kid : cabin fever

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : double down

    Diary of a wimpy kid : double down

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Wonder

    Wonder

    Palacio, R. J.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : dog days

    Diary of a wimpy kid : dog days

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : Greg Heffley's journal

    Diary of a wimpy kid : Greg Heffley's journal

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : hard luck

    Diary of a wimpy kid : hard luck

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : old school

    Diary of a wimpy kid : old school

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : the long haul

    Diary of a wimpy kid : the long haul

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : the ugly truth

    Diary of a wimpy kid : the ugly truth

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : Rodrick rules

    Diary of a wimpy kid : Rodrick rules

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : the last straw

    Diary of a wimpy kid : the last straw

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : the third wheel

    Diary of a wimpy kid : the third wheel

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

    Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

    Rowling, J. K.
  • Pokemon XY

    Pokemon XY

    Kusaka, Hidenori,
  • Dork diaries : tales from a not-so-fabulous life

    Dork diaries : tales from a not-so-fabulous life

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • Dog Man. written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey, as George Beard and Harold Hutchins ; with color by Jose Garibaldi. [1]

    Dog Man. written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey, as George Beard and Harold Hutchins ; with color by Jose Garibaldi. [1]

    Pilkey, Dav, 1966- .
  • Dork diaries 9. Rachel Renee Russell. Tales from a not-so-dorky drama queen

    Dork diaries 9. Rachel Renee Russell. Tales from a not-so-dorky drama queen

    Russell, Rachel Renee,
  • Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban

    Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban

    Rowling, J. K.
  • Dork diaries 7. by Rachel Renée Russell. Tales from a not-so-glam TV star

    Dork diaries 7. by Rachel Renée Russell. Tales from a not-so-glam TV star

    Russell, Rachel Renée.
  • Tales from a not-so-graceful ice princess

    Tales from a not-so-graceful ice princess

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • Tales from a not-so-smart Miss Know-It-All

    Tales from a not-so-smart Miss Know-It-All

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • Tales from a not-so-popular party girl

    Tales from a not-so-popular party girl

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • Tales from a not-so-talented pop star

    Tales from a not-so-talented pop star

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • Dork diaries 8. Rachel Renée Russell with Nikki Russell and Erin Russell. Tales from a not-so-happily ever after

    Dork diaries 8. Rachel Renée Russell with Nikki Russell and Erin Russell. Tales from a not-so-happily ever after

    Russell, Rachel Renée,
  • Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot : the twelfth epic novel

    Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot : the twelfth epic novel

    Pilkey, Dav, 1966-
  • Dork diaries 10. Rachel Renee Russell. Tales from a not-so-perfect pet sitter

    Dork diaries 10. Rachel Renee Russell. Tales from a not-so-perfect pet sitter

    Russell, Rachel Renee,
  • Green eggs and ham

    Green eggs and ham

    Seuss, Dr.
  • Pokémon black and white

    Pokémon black and white

    Kusaka, Hidenori.
  • Dork diaries 11. Rachel Renee Russell. Tales from a not-so-friendly frenemy

    Dork diaries 11. Rachel Renee Russell. Tales from a not-so-friendly frenemy

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • Adventure time

    Adventure time

    North, Ryan, 1980-
  • Pokemon adventures. story, Hidenori Kusaka ; art, Satoshi Yamamoto ; [translation, Katherine Schilling]. Diamond and Pearl/Platinum

    Pokemon adventures. story, Hidenori Kusaka ; art, Satoshi Yamamoto ; [translation, Katherine Schilling]. Diamond and Pearl/Platinum

    Kusaka, Hidenori.
  • My little pony.  Friendship is magic

    My little pony. Friendship is magic

    Cook, Katie, 1981-
  • Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets

    Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets

    Rowling, J. K.
  • Captain Underpants and the tyrannical retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000 : the eleventh epic novel

    Captain Underpants and the tyrannical retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000 : the eleventh epic novel

    Pilkey, Dav, 1966-
  • Dork diaries. Tales from a not-so-happy heartbreaker

    Dork diaries. Tales from a not-so-happy heartbreaker

    Russell, Rachel Renée.
  • Captain Underpants and the terrifying return of Tippy Tinkletrousers : the ninth epic novel

    Captain Underpants and the terrifying return of Tippy Tinkletrousers : the ninth epic novel

    Pilkey, Dav, 1966-
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Rowling, J. K.
  • Dog Man unleashed. written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey, as George Beard and Harold Hutchins ; with interior color by Jose Garibaldi. [2]

    Dog Man unleashed. written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey, as George Beard and Harold Hutchins ; with interior color by Jose Garibaldi. [2]

    Pilkey, Dav, 1966- .
  • The cat in the hat

    The cat in the hat

    Seuss, Dr.
  • One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

    One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

    Seuss, Dr.
  • Big Nate blasts off

    Big Nate blasts off

    Peirce, Lincoln,
  • The thank you book

    The thank you book

    Willems, Mo, .
  • Harry Potter and the goblet of fire

    Harry Potter and the goblet of fire

    Rowling, J. K.
  • Captain Underpants and the revolting revenge of the radioactive robo-boxers : the tenth epic novel

    Captain Underpants and the revolting revenge of the radioactive robo-boxers : the tenth epic novel

    Pilkey, Dav, 1966-
  • Big Nate : welcome to my world

    Big Nate : welcome to my world

    Peirce, Lincoln, .
  • Harry Potter and the deathly hallows

    Harry Potter and the deathly hallows

    Rowling, J. K.
  • Harry Potter and the cursed child : parts one and two. a new play by Jack Thorne ; based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling ; John Tiffany & Jack Thorne, writers. The official script book of the

    Harry Potter and the cursed child : parts one and two. a new play by Jack Thorne ; based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling ; John Tiffany & Jack Thorne, writers. The official script book of the

    Thorne, Jack.
  • I am invited to a party!

    I am invited to a party!

    Willems, Mo.
  • Big Nate : thunka, thunka, thunka

    Big Nate : thunka, thunka, thunka

    Peirce, Lincoln, .

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