Huntington City-Township Public Library invites adventure fans of all ages to a Family Movie Night, featuring Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. The feature, which is rated PG, will begin promptly at 5 pm on Wednesday, July 30 at the Markle Branch Library, 197 East Morse Street, Markle. Bring your own snacks and (nonalcoholic) beverages and a bean bag chair or other comfortable seating if you wish. Registration is requested – call the Markle Library at 260-758-3332 to reserve your place.
Trouble-prone teen Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of school — but that’s the least of his problems. It’s the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus and assorted monsters have walked out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology texts and into his life. And they’re not happy: Zeus’s lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Even more troubling is the sudden disappearance of Percy’s mother. As Percy finds himself caught between angry and battling gods, he and his friends embark on a cross-country adventure to catch the true lightning thief, save Percy’s mom, and unravel a mystery more powerful than the gods themselves. The film is loosely based on The Lightning Thief, the first novel in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. It stars Logan Lerman as Percy Jackson alongside an ensemble cast that includes Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Abel, Rosario Dawson, Steve Coogan, Uma Thurman, Catherine Keener, Kevin McKidd, Sean Bean and Pierce Brosnan.