The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents a weekly series of films in Room 208 of the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Summer screenings take place Fridays at 7 p.m. The movies for July has Just for Laughs as their theme.

The series will open July 1 with “Bringing Up Baby.” Love runs wild for a hapless scientist and an unstoppable heiress in Howard Hawks’s classic screwball ┬ácomedy that ranks high on the American Film Institute’s list of the funniest Hollywood films ever made.

With her eye on paleontologist David (Cary Grant), heiress Susan (Katharine Hepburn) lures him to her home. But the hilarity begins when Susan’s dog steals David’s prize dinosaur bone and her pet leopard, Baby, is mistaken for a zoo escapee.

The nonrated “Bringing Up Baby” was filmed in 1938 and runs 102 minutes. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. The Academy building is handicap accessible by the elevator off the parking lot in back. The Hallway Books bookshop on the first floor is open before each movie. For more information, call the library at 354-2453.

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