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New for Kids
The Brodsky Library has the best new books for children of all ages:

Sammy Spider's First Day of School by Sylvia Rouss.
Sammy Spider sneaks onto Josh's lunch box and accompanies him to school, where he learns about the important Jewish value of being kind to animals.

Boker Tov, Good Morning by Joe Black                                              
An illustrated version of a song about children waking up to a new morning.

Zvuvi's Israel by Tami Lehman-Wilzig.
Zvuvi, an enthusiastic fly, takes his cousin Zvuvah--and the reader--on a fast-paced tour of Israel.

Songs from the Garden of Eden : Jewish Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes
28 Jewish nursery rhymes, lullabies and songs originating from the Ashkenaze, Sephardic, and Yemenite communities. The lyrics in Hebrew, Judeo-Spanish, Yiddish and Arabic are reproduced in the original alphabets, transcribed into Roman characters and translated into English.

Meet Rebecca : an American Girl by Jacqueline Dembar Greene.                                 In 1914 New York City, nine-year-old Rebecca is determined to show her family that she is old enough to light the Shabbos candles and go to the movies. The library also has available the other books about Rebecca, the Jewish American Girl doll: Changes for Rebecca; Candlelight for Rebecca; Rebecca and Ana; Rebecca to the Rescue and Rebecca and the Movies.

The Other Half of Life : a Novel Based on the True Story of the MS St. Louis by Kim Ablon Whitney.
In 1939, fifteen-year-old Thomas sails on a German ship bound for Cuba with more than nine hundred German Jews expecting to be granted safe haven in Cuba.

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Programs & Events

Once upon a the Brodsky Library
First Friday of each month at 9:30 am
For children ages 1-5 and an adult

A lively mix of stories and songs with storyteller Barb Raznick. This program promotes learning, listening, and interaction with other children.  Includes craft and healthy snack. No charge.
Co-sponsored by the Helene Mirowitz Center of Jewish Community Life at the JCC.

For more information or to make a reservation, call Emily Brockmanat the JCC (314) 442-3267 or email or


Rhythm 'n' Ruach at the Brodsky Library

Contact Shelley Dean at for more information and to register.



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