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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
Group of children enjoying a book read by an adult
August 29, 2019 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Storytime is for everybody! We will read amazing books and do an acitivity or craft. All materials will be provided. 

drag queen story time, story hour, reading
August 29, 2019 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Join us for a Drag Queen Story Hour and craft with Pickle. Make your own glittery crown. Kids, teens and families welcome.  

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

  • 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.
  • The Survival of Margaret Thomas

    The Survival of Margaret Thomas

    Howison, Del

    Margaret “Peggy” Thomas was happy living on a farm just outside of Bleak Knob, Missouri with her husband James, who was the local sheriff

  • Shoot for the moon : the space race and the extraordinary voyage of Apollo 11

    Shoot for the moon : the space race and the extraordinary voyage of Apollo 11

    Donovan, Jim, 1954-
  • 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

    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.

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