The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents a weekly series of films in Room 208 of the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. The Friday night movies for January have a musical biographies theme. The final film of the series, “The Buddy Holly Story,” will be screened Friday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Oscar nominee Gary Busey does his own singing in this chronicle of the meteoric rise and untimely death of singer/songwriter and rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Buddy Holly. This film, which won an Oscar for Best Adaptation Score, covers Holly’s beginnings in Lubbock, Texas; his first hit singles, “Peggy Sue” and “That’ll Be the Day”; his marriage; and his tumultuous relationship with his band, The Crickets.

Admission is free but donations are appreciated. The Academy Building is handicapped accessible via an elevator off the parking lot. For more information, call the library at 354-2453. Doors will open at 6 p.m., when the Hallway Books book shop is open in the hallway of the first floor.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to