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Benjamin Franklin Branch Library

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2200 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone:
323-263-6901
Fax:
323-526-3043
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Librarian:
Connie Topete, Senior Librarian
Upcoming Events at Benjamin Franklin Branch Library
September 27, 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...

Fun and Gaming
September 27, 2017 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Join us for a fun afternoon of video games, ping pong or traditional board and card games. 

September 28, 2017 12:00PM to 12:30PM
Join us for a series of workshops focusing on mental health.

September 28, 2017 4:00PM
In honor of Banned Books Week, we will celebrate that we can read Diary of a Wimpy Kid by making a cool craft!

LA Made
September 30, 2017 12:00PM
Join us at the Benjamin Franklin Branch Library for an afternoon of music by the Colburn School of Music.

October 5, 2017 12:00PM to 12:30PM
Join us for a series of workshops focusing on mental health.

Colorful "papel picado" hanging
October 5, 2017 4:00PM
In honor of Latino Heritage Month, make Ecuadorian migajón into miniature sculptures!

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

  • Al Franken, giant of the Senate

    Al Franken, giant of the Senate

    Franken, Al,
  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

    Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

    Vance, J. D.,
  • What happened

    What happened

    Clinton, Hillary Rodham.
  • The glass castle : a memoir

    The glass castle : a memoir

    Walls, Jeannette.
  • Astrophysics for people in a hurry

    Astrophysics for people in a hurry

    Tyson, Neil deGrasse,
  • Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI

    Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI

    Grann, David,
  • Devil's bargain : Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the storming of the presidency

    Devil's bargain : Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the storming of the presidency

    Green, Joshua, 1972-
  • The subtle art of not giving a fuck : a counterintuitive approach to living a good life

    The subtle art of not giving a fuck : a counterintuitive approach to living a good life

    Manson, Mark,
  • Hunger : a memoir of (my) body

    Hunger : a memoir of (my) body

    Gay, Roxane,
  • Theft by finding : diaries (1977-2002)

    Theft by finding : diaries (1977-2002)

    Sedaris, David,
  • Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood

    Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood

    Noah, Trevor, 1984-
  • Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment

    Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment

    Wright, Robert, 1957-
  • Option B : facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy

    Option B : facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy

    Sandberg, Sheryl,
  • The plant paradox : the hidden dangers in "healthy" foods that cause disease and weight gain

    The plant paradox : the hidden dangers in "healthy" foods that cause disease and weight gain

    Gundry, Steven R,
  • You don't have to say you love me : a memoir

    You don't have to say you love me : a memoir

    Alexie, Sherman, 1966-
  • Sapiens : a brief history of humankind

    Sapiens : a brief history of humankind

    Harari, Yuval N.
  • We are never meeting in real life : essays

    We are never meeting in real life : essays

    Irby, Samantha,
  • Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton

    Chernow, Ron.
  • Shattered : inside Hillary Clinton's doomed campaign

    Shattered : inside Hillary Clinton's doomed campaign

    Allen, Jonathan (Jonathan J. M.),
  • The late show

    The late show

    Connelly, Michael, 1956-
  • I can't make this up : life lessons

    I can't make this up : life lessons

    Hart, Kevin, 1979-
  • Make your bed : little things that can change your life...and maybe the world

    Make your bed : little things that can change your life...and maybe the world

    McRaven, William H. (William Harry), 1955-
  • What she ate : six remarkable women and the food that tells their stories

    What she ate : six remarkable women and the food that tells their stories

    Shapiro, Laura,
  • Hué 1968 : a turning point of the American war in Vietnam

    Hué 1968 : a turning point of the American war in Vietnam

    Bowden, Mark, 1951-
  • Milk and honey

    Milk and honey

    Kaur, Rupi,
  • The rules do not apply : a memoir

    The rules do not apply : a memoir

    Levy, Ariel,
  • Democracy in chains : the deep history of the radical right's stealth plan for America

    Democracy in chains : the deep history of the radical right's stealth plan for America

    MacLean, Nancy,
  • Tools of titans : the tactics, routines, and habits of billionaires, icons, and world-class performers

    Tools of titans : the tactics, routines, and habits of billionaires, icons, and world-class performers

    Ferriss, Timothy,
  • The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing

    The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing

    Kondō, Marie,
  • Homo deus : a brief history of tomorrow

    Homo deus : a brief history of tomorrow

    Harari, Yuval N,
  • Strangers in their own land : anger and mourning on the American right

    Strangers in their own land : anger and mourning on the American right

    Hochschild, Arlie Russell, 1940-
  • You are a badass at making money : master the mindset of wealth.

    You are a badass at making money : master the mindset of wealth.

    Sincero, Jen, 1965-
  • Always running : la vida loca, gang days in L.A.

    Always running : la vida loca, gang days in L.A.

    Rodriguez, Luis J., 1954-
  • Salt, fat, acid, heat : the four elements of good cooking

    Salt, fat, acid, heat : the four elements of good cooking

    Nosrat, Samin,
  • Who thought this was a good idea? : and other questions you should have answers to when you work in the White House

    Who thought this was a good idea? : and other questions you should have answers to when you work in the White House

    Mastromonaco, Alyssa, 1976-
  • No is not enough : resisting Trump's shock politics and winning the world we need

    No is not enough : resisting Trump's shock politics and winning the world we need

    Klein, Naomi, 1970-
  • Behave : the biology of humans at our best and worst

    Behave : the biology of humans at our best and worst

    Sapolsky, Robert M,
  • Outliers : the story of success

    Outliers : the story of success

    Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-
  • Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis

    Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis

    Vance, J. D,
  • Daring to drive : a Saudi woman's awakening

    Daring to drive : a Saudi woman's awakening

    Sharif, Manal, 1979-
  • The bright hour : a memoir of living and dying

    The bright hour : a memoir of living and dying

    Riggs, Nina,
  • Between the world and me

    Between the world and me

    Coates, Ta-Nehisi,
  • The 48 laws of power

    The 48 laws of power

    Greene, Robert.
  • Dying : a memoir

    Dying : a memoir

    Taylor, Cory, 1955-2016,
  • Nevertheless : a memoir

    Nevertheless : a memoir

    Baldwin, Alec, 1958-
  • The four agreements : a practical guide to personal freedom

    The four agreements : a practical guide to personal freedom

    Ruiz, Miguel, 1952-
  • White trash : the 400-year untold history of class in America

    White trash : the 400-year untold history of class in America

    Isenberg, Nancy,
  • When breath becomes air

    When breath becomes air

    Kalanithi, Paul,
  • The undoing project : a friendship that changed our minds

    The undoing project : a friendship that changed our minds

    Lewis, Michael (Michael M.),
  • Thinking, fast and slow

    Thinking, fast and slow

    Kahneman, Daniel, 1934-

YA Hot Titles

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    Babymouse

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  • Pokémon adventures

    Pokémon adventures

    Kusaka, Hidenori.
  • 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 : cabin fever

    Diary of a wimpy kid : cabin fever

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : dog days

    Diary of a wimpy kid : dog days

    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 : Greg Heffley's journal

    Diary of a wimpy kid : Greg Heffley's journal

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

    Diary of a wimpy kid : Rodrick rules

    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 : the third wheel

    Diary of a wimpy kid : the third wheel

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

    Diary of a wimpy kid : the last straw

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

    Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

    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.
  • My little pony.  Friendship is magic

    My little pony. Friendship is magic

    Cook, Katie, 1981-
  • Dork diaries : tales from a not-so-fabulous life

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

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

    Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban

    Rowling, J. K.
  • Green eggs and ham

    Green eggs and ham

    Seuss, Dr.
  • 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.
  • Tales from a not-so-graceful ice princess

    Tales from a not-so-graceful ice princess

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • The cat in the hat

    The cat in the hat

    Seuss, Dr.
  • 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,
  • 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.
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Rowling, J. K.
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • Pokémon black and white

    Pokémon black and white

    Kusaka, Hidenori.
  • 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.
  • Pokemon XY

    Pokemon XY

    Kusaka, Hidenori,
  • Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets

    Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets

    Rowling, J. K.
  • 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- .
  • 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- .
  • Harry Potter and the goblet of fire

    Harry Potter and the goblet of fire

    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-
  • Esperanza rising

    Esperanza rising

    Ryan, Pam Muñoz.
  • The red pyramid

    The red pyramid

    Riordan, Rick.
  • 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.
  • 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-
  • 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-
  • David goes to school

    David goes to school

    Shannon, David, 1959-
  • Worlds collide

    Worlds collide

    Colfer, Chris, 1990-
  • Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

    Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

    Rowling, J. K.
  • The one and only Ivan

    The one and only Ivan

    Applegate, Katherine.
  • The Baby-sitters Club. a graphic novel

    The Baby-sitters Club. a graphic novel

    Martin, Ann M., 1955-
  • Llama Llama misses mama

    Llama Llama misses mama

    Dewdney, Anna.
  • Auggie & me : three wonder stories

    Auggie & me : three wonder stories

    Palacio, R. J.
  • Chrysanthemum

    Chrysanthemum

    Henkes, Kevin.

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