The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library continues its series of films in Room 208 of the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. The weekly films are hosted by movie maven Erika Pfander.

The Friday night movies for April have as a theme “Dance! Dance! Dance!” The first film of the series will be “An American in Paris” April 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Struggling painter Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) lives in the City of Light, enjoying the patronage of a well-heeled gallery owner (Nina Foch), but he swiftly falls for a willowy French street urchin (Leslie Caron). This sparkling¬† musical nabbed seven Oscars including 1951’s Best Picture award.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the Hallway Books bookshop will be open in the hallway of the first floor. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. All screenings begin 6:30 p.m.

The Academy building is handicapped accessible via the elevator off the parking lot. For more information, call the library at 354-2453.

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