PJ Library Presents: Afternoons With Mimi
Kiddo Lights the Hanukkah Candles

Kiddo Lights the Hanukkah Candles

November 22, 2022

Hanukkah is here and it's time for the whole family to get together. Kiddo isn't sure how to light the candles or where each one goes in the menorah. Miraculous Mimi to the rescue!

The Hanukkah Story Featuring Bomba the Elephant

The Hanukkah Story Featuring Bomba the Elephant

November 8, 2022

Surprise! It's a special bonus episode. While Kiddo and Mimi are off on an adventure this week, join Bomba the (kind of brave) elephant as he recounts the Hanukkah story. 

Kiddo Goes to Scouts

Kiddo Goes to Scouts

October 25, 2022

Kiddo has joined the illustrious Magenta Scouts! But he's nervous about his first meeting – what if he has a hard time making friends? Mimi has the perfect story to put his mind at ease, and a good snack doesn't hurt either.

‘Gam zu l’tovah. Even this is for the good.’– Nachum Ish Gamzu, Talmud Masechet Taanit, 21a

Kiddo Bakes a Challah

Kiddo Bakes a Challah

October 12, 2022

It's a special day -- Kiddo's family is coming over to Mimi's house for Shabbat dinner! While Kiddo and Mimi bake, Kiddo asks Mimi all about the history of challah. Listen in - and visit pjlibrary.org/shabbat to find our favorite challah recipes. 

Kiddo Wants Some Peace and Quiet

Kiddo Wants Some Peace and Quiet

September 28, 2022

Sukkot is here and Kiddo's house is BUSY! There are so many guests -- maybe too many guests. Noise, commotion, rising stress … what's a Kiddo to do? Mimi always knows.

Kiddo Learns About Forgiveness

Kiddo Learns About Forgiveness

September 13, 2022

Oh no! Baby Z has damaged big brother Kiddo's beloved stuffie, Owly. Fortunately Mimi is ready with a story to help frustrated Kiddo find forgiveness. Listeners will love Mimi’s retelling of the salty story of Jonah, a Yom Kippur tradition.

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.