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 November are films by silent filmmakers Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. The second film in the series will be Chaplin’s “City Lights” Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Chaplin’s moving, eloquent masterpiece, one if his most highly acclaimed films, is both a classic and a personal statement in which the master of pantomime proves the eloquence of silence. “City Lights” combines wonderful comedy and evocative drama as Chaplin’s little tramp character falls in love with a beautiful, blind flower girl. By comic happenstance, she believes he is wealthy and he, in turn, sets out to raise the money for an eye operation for her.

“City Lights” was released in 1931 and runs 87 minutes. It is rated G.

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