Family-friendly films shown at libraries
The Weber County Library will offer free screenings at multiple locations this week and next.
* "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" (2010, PG) plays at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Main Library, 2464 Jefferson Ave., Ogden. The film is about a young owl, abducted by an evil owl army, who must escape and seek out help from the Guardians.
* "Despicable Me" (2010, PG) plays at 7 p.m. Monday in the Ogden Valley Branch, 131 S. 7400 East, Huntsville. This film is about a criminal mastermind who uses three orphan girls in his plan, only to find his evil heart softened by the trio.
* "How to Train Your Dragon" (2010, PG) plays at 7 p.m. Monday in the North Ogden Branch, 475 E. 2600 North, North Ogden. A young Viking in dragon-hunting school befriends an injured dragon, learning that the beasts are not the enemy everyone believes them to be.
* "Toy Story 3" (2010, G) plays at 7 p.m. Monday in the Southwest Branch, 1950 W. 4800 South, Roy. Andy's childhood toys mistakenly are donated to a day-care center instead of being stored in the attic, and Woody tries to persuade the toys to escape and head home.
And the Pleasant Valley Branch, 5568 Adams Ave., Washington Terrace, will screen two films:
* "Despicable Me" also plays at 3 p.m. Saturday.
* "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" (2010, PG-13) plays at 7 p.m. Wednesday; the screening is preceded at 6 p.m. with a free pizza dinner in celebration of Valentine's Day. A prize drawing will be held for a copy of the DVD. In the film, Bella's graduation approaches, mysterious killings plague Seattle, and Bella must choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob.
'Shrek Forever After' screens at Peerys
OGDEN -- Peery's Egyptian Theater on Saturday will host its next Len Allen family film.
"Shrek Forever After" (2010, PG) screens at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The animated film continues the story of the famous green ogre, now "civilized," with family and royal obligations. Granted his offhand wish that he'd never been born, Shrek learns how many lives he has changed, and sees the joy he would have missed if he had never lived.
The event is free to children 16 and younger who bring a milk container top. Adults can attend for $5, or $4 if they donate a can of food. Doors open at noon. Peery's Egyptian Theater is at 2415 Washington Blvd.