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 continues July 8 with “Some Like It Hot.” When musicians Jerry (Jack Lemmon) and Joe (Tony Curtis) accidentally witness the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, they get out of town the only way they know how — dressed as women. But things heat up on the road when they meet a curvy blonde (Marilyn Monroe) who plays the ukulele. Nominated for seven Academy Awards, “Some Like It Hot,” directed by Billy Wilder, is one of the greatest of all film comedies.

The nonrated movie was released in 1959 and runs 122 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