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 October are films by Alfred Hitchcock. The first film in this month’s series will be “Spellbound” Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Edwards (Gregory Peck) arrives at the Green Manors Mental Asylum and falls for the beautiful Dr. Petersen (Ingrid Bergman). But she discovers that he is a paranoid amnesiac impostor, which leaves her wondering: What happened to the real Dr. Edwards? “Spellbound” is one of Alfred Hitchcock’s finest films. Nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, the film’s most memorable scene is a powerful dream sequence created by the extraordinary 20th-century Spanish artist Salvador Dali.

“Spellbound” is 111 minutes long and was filmed in 1945.

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 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