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March 15, 2014

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Children’s book club to read ‘Ella Enchanted’

A book club for children in grades 4 to 6 featuring “Ella Enchanted” will be held from

4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the children’s department at Cambria County Library, 248 Main St. in downtown Johnstown.

The program is in anticipation of author Gail Carson Levine’s visit to the sixth annual Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown, which will be held April 4-6 at Bottle Works, 411 Third Ave., and its Art Works building, 413 Third Ave., both in the Cambria City neighborhood.

Levine is an internationally acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author.

“Ella Enchanted” is her Newbery Honor-winning novel that was made into a popular film starring Anne Hathaway. The story is a twist on the Cinderella fairy tale featuring a strong female protagonist and adventurous fantasy plot.

A movie night featuring the film adaptation of the book will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 1 at the library. The event is free and open to all children and families.

Books are available at the library for borrowing or purchase.  

All book club participants will receive two tickets to meet Levine at a private meet-and-greet April 4 at Bottle Works.   

Readers also will get the chance to meet author Debbie Dadey and author/illustrator James Warhola, who will attend the book festival.

To sign up for the book club meeting, call 536-5131, ext. 205.

For information on the Children’s Book Festival of Johns­town, call 262-0732 or visit  

Ligonier to serve up annual soup sampling

The fifth annual Soup’s On! will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in downtown Ligonier.

As many as 25 soups will be prepared by local restaurants and served by local businesses.

Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Citizens Bank.

Those who register will receive a wristband, a map and a ballot to vote for their favorite soup.

The soup receiving the most votes will win the “Best Soup in the Ligonier Valley Award.”  

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce, Second Chapter Books and Abigail’s Coffeehouse. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event also.

Information: 724-238-4200 or


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