PJ Library Presents: Afternoons With Mimi
Kiddo Rescues Mankaroo

Kiddo Rescues Mankaroo

June 5, 2022

Kiddo is all worked up because his parents want to get rid of his beloved blanket, Mankaroo. Despite being tattered and falling to pieces, Kiddo is not quite ready to part with the old blanket just yet. Luckily, Mimi's neighbor, Miss Jenn, has some magic up her sleeve. With Miss Jenn's help, and a wonderful story, Benjy's Blanket, Kiddo's beloved Mankaroo gets turned into something new and wonderful.

Benjy's Blanket is written by Miguel Gouveia, illustrated by Raquel Catalina, and published by Green Bean Books.

 

Kiddo Learns About Shavuot

Kiddo Learns About Shavuot

May 15, 2022

Why is Mimi making cheesecake? Does Kiddo even like cheesecake? And what's all this about a holiday featuring arts, crafts, ice cream, and staying up late? Learn all about Shavuot with Mimi and Kiddo!

Find Shavuot stories, recipes, and activity guides at pjlibrary.org/shavuot

Preview: Humpty Dumpty and the Passover Feast

Preview: Humpty Dumpty and the Passover Feast

April 13, 2022

Kiddo and Mimi will be back next month with a new story. Enjoy a clip from Beyond the Bookcase's new Passover adventure, featuring Humpty Dumpty! For a full playlist of Passover stories, songs, and blessings, visit pjlibrary.org/passover.

Kiddo Learns About Purim

Kiddo Learns About Purim

March 7, 2022

It's time for the annual Purim carnival! But Kiddo doesn't have his costume ready? Oh no! Luckily Mimi is an expert at putting together fun and fabulous dress-up outfits. While Kiddo gets ready, Mimi answers his big questions about Purim traditions. Learn more (and find your own last minute costume tutorials) at pjlibrary.org/Purim.

Kiddo Learns About Weddings

Kiddo Learns About Weddings

February 20, 2022

Poor Kiddo - he's been soooo busy preparing for his uncle's wedding. What does Mimi know about weddings? A story, a snack, and a quick dance lesson have Kiddo ready for the big day. 

Kiddo Learns to Plant a Garden

Kiddo Learns to Plant a Garden

January 10, 2022

What do you need to plant a garden? Today Kiddo and Mimi transform recycled containers into a pretty driveway garden. And Mimi shares a special PJ Library story, The Carob Tree. 

The education of children is given high priority in Judaism. The values and practices of Judaism can be seen as seeds planted in the heart and mind. Like Mimi, parents, teachers, and community members sow these seeds in the hope that children like Kiddo will bloom and grow to become the loving "gardeners" of the next generation. 

Kiddo Learns About Tzedakah

Kiddo Learns About Tzedakah

December 6, 2021

Today Kiddo and Mimi are on a special walk through the neighborhood -- and Kiddo is learning all about tzedakah! What is it? How does one do it? Does Mimi have any good stories about doing tzedakah? Learn more at pjlibrary.org/tzedakah. 

Kiddo Learns About Hanukkah

Kiddo Learns About Hanukkah

October 31, 2021

The first night of Hanukkah is almost here and Mimi has a mountain of sufganiyot (jelly donuts) to share with Kiddo and the answers to all of his Hanukkah questions: why does Mimi make stir fry and latkes during Hanukkah? What's the story of Hanukkah? What was the miracle of Hanukkah? 

Learn along with Kiddo -- and find your own candle-lighting guide, Hanukkah blessings, recipes and activities at pjlibrary.org/hanukkah.

Kiddo Learns About Being Brave

Kiddo Learns About Being Brave

October 4, 2021

Welcome to Afternoons With Mimi! Today Kiddo has a lot on his mind: a scary German Shepherd, a lost kitten named Sal, and Mimi's Shabbat dinner of spiced fish. Listen in to find out what all of these things have in common as Mimi reads The Sabbath Lion: A Folktale From Algeria, written by  Barbara Rush and Howard Schwartz and published by PJ Publishing.

Introducing Afternoons With Mimi

Introducing Afternoons With Mimi

September 29, 2021

Settle in with Mimi, the world's greatest storyteller. New episodes are available every month from PJ Library.