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 22 with “His Girl Friday.” Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) is about to get hitched to dull insurance agent Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy) — that is, if her ex-husband, ruthless newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant), does not succeed in winning her back in this battle-of-the-sexes screwball, madcap, romantic comedy that simply crackles with wit and sharp dialog.

The non-rated movie was released in 1940 and runs 92 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