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 “Notorious” Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

One of the best Hitchcock suspense films of all times, the elegant “Notorious” was nominated for two Academy Awards in 1947, including Best Original Screenplay. Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman) gains notoriety when her father is convicted of treason against the United States as a Nazi spy. Soon after, she meets a stranger named Devlin (Cary Grant). Devlin reveals that he is a U.S. Intelligence agent and asks her to help him trap a Nazi mastermind.  Because she has fallen in love with Devlin, she agrees. But as she gets more involved, she is putting her life in danger.

“Notorious” is 102 minutes long and was filmed in 1946.

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