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 and will conclude July 29 with “Big Fish.” In this Tim Burton fantasy based on the novel by Daniel Wallace, William Bloom (Billy Crudup) tries to learn more about his dying father, Edward, by piecing together disparate facts from a lifetime of fantastical tales and legends of epic proportions. Ewan McGregor co-stars as the young Edward, a traveling salesman, with Albert Finney playing him as an older man. Helena Bonham Carter and Steve Buscemi also star.

The PG-rated movie was released in 2003 and runs 125 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.