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 have Just for Laughs as their theme.

The series continues July 15 with “Harold and Maude.” Death-obsessed teen Harold Chasen (Bud Cort) is being hassled by his domineering mother (Vivian Pickles) to play the dating game but he would much rather attend funerals, which is where he meets the feisty Maude (Ruth Gordon), a geriatric widow who is high on life. The seemingly mismatched pair forms a bond that turns into a highly unconventional — but ultimately satisfying — romance in this comical cult favorite from director Hal Ashby.

The PG-rated movie was released in 1971 and runs 91 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 dernest@villagesoup.com.