Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., will host a screening of the classic film “Bringing Up Baby” Thursday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends Community Room.

The 1938 screwball comedy stars Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant and was directed by Howard Hawks. It is black and white and runs 102 minutes.

Wealthy socialite Susan Vance (Hepburn) will do anything to get her man. She must act fast, however, because the man she wants, paleontologist David Huxley (Cary Grant) is getting married — and soon. To top it off, Susan already has her hands full taking care of Baby, her brother’s pet leopard, in this madcap adventure that is considered one of the best screwball comedies of all time.

Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made with 48 hours notice by calling 594-0310. The screening is part of a continuing series of literary, film and cultural offerings sponsored by the library and Friends of the Rockland Public Library. Admission is free for Thursday evening events.

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