The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents a series of Friday night films in Room 208 of the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. The movies for December are dubbed Christmas Classics.

The first film of the series, “Miracle on 34th Street,” will be screened Friday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m.

The holiday season is in full swing when a cultured gentleman with twinkling eyes, ample belly and a snowy beard (Edmund Gwen) is hired as Macy’s Santa Claus. He claims his name is Kris Kringle and soon fills everyone with Christmas spirit — except for his boss, Doris Walker (Maureen O’Hara), who is raising her daughter (Natalie Wood) to not believe in Santa. But, when Kringle is accused by the department store’s crazy psychologist of being insane and is put on trial, everyone’s faith is put to the test as young and old alike face the age-old question: Do you believe in Santa Claus?

“Miracle on 34th Street” is nonrated and was filmed in 1947. It runs 96 minutes.

Admission is free but donations are appreciated. The building is handicap accessible via the elevator off the parking lot in back; call the library at 354-2453 for further information.

Doors will open at 6 p.m., when the Hallway Books bookshop will be open in the hallway of the first floor.

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