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 next film in this month’s series will be “Vertigo” Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Critics have hailed “Vertigo” as Alfred Hitchcock’s ultimate masterpiece. The haunting tale of obsession, fear and murder stars Jimmy Stewart as a troubled detective pathologically afraid of heights and obsessed with a lost love and her look-alike. Kim Novak gives the performance of her career as the bizarre heroine. Unavailable for viewing for over two decades, this Hitchcock shocker still retains its unparalleled impact.

“Vertigo” is 129 minutes long and was filmed in 1958.

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 dernest@villagesoup.com.