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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
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January 27, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Free Citizenship and financial literacy classes. Learn the civics, government, interview and language skills needed for the Naturalization...

US flag with silhoutte of people's raised arms
January 27, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Classes are provided by the International Rescue Committee.

teen council meeting discussion
January 28, 2020 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

American flag
January 28, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Free Citizenship and financial literacy classes. Learn the civics, government, interview and language skills needed for the Naturalization...

US flag with silhoutte of people's raised arms
January 28, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Classes are provided by the International Rescue Committee.

person drawing art with pencil on white paper
January 29, 2020 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Armory Center for the Arts is partnering with the Benjamin Franklin Branch Llibrary to offer teen art classes at no cost! Walk-ins welcome...

Group of children enjoying a book read by an adult
Thursdays 3:30 p.m.
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...

Woman being tutored by another woman.
Thursdays from 4-6 p.m.
Meet one-on-one with a tutor to answer questions about English, spelling, pronunciation, writing, conversation and math skills.First come,...

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

  • Dreamers and schemers : how an improbable bid for the 1932 Olympics transformed Los Angeles from dusty outpost to global metropolis

    Dreamers and schemers : how an improbable bid for the 1932 Olympics transformed Los Angeles from dusty outpost to global metropolis

    Siegel, Barry, 1949-
  • Riot Baby

    Riot Baby

    Onyebuchi, Tochi

    Ella, a young girl growing up in Compton, California has psychokinetic abilities that allow her to see into the future.

  • Steel Crow Saga

    Steel Crow Saga

    Krueger, Paul
  • Carrie Fisher : a life on the edge

    Carrie Fisher : a life on the edge

    Weller, Sheila,
  • The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl

    The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl

    Goss, Theodora

    Mary Jekyll, Diana Hyde, Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherine Moreau and Justine Frankenstein—all the daughters of some of science fiction’s ma

  • 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.

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