The Camden Public Library’s Summer Movie Series will continue Tuesday, July 19 at 8:30 p.m. with “Little Women,” shown outdoors in the Camden Amphitheatre, Atlantic Avenue. The movie series is free; viewers should bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating.

Louisa May Alcott’s beloved story of the March family is one of the most-read novels ever written. This, the 1933 movie version, chronicles the lives and loves of sisters Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth played, respectively, by Katharine Hepburn, Frances Dee, Joan Bennett and Jean Parker). Character actress Edna May Oliver is at her indignant best as Aunt March. Director George Cukor’s vision is elegant, warm and as true to the original source material as 116 minutes allows. This “Little Women” was a huge box-office hit and broke all the records to that time.

Movies, concerts, lectures and a summer reading program for adults at the Camden Public Library are all part of the library’s theme for the summer, An American Cultural Journey. The programs are generously supported by a grant from the Maine Community Foundation and are underwritten by The First Bancorp.

The other movies in the series are “Drums Along the Mohawk” (1939) July 26 at 8:15 p.m.; “The Wizard of Oz” (1939), sponsored by the Camden Cinema Committee, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m.; and “Moulin Rouge” (1952) Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 is reserved as the rain date.

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