PJ Library Presents: Afternoons With Mimi
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.