Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents its Friday Night Film Series with screenings weekly at 7 p.m., new summer start time, in the community room of Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. The theme for June’s films is Eastern European Cinema.

The current series wraps up June 28 with “Kolya,” a 1996 movie that runs 105 minutes. In Soviet Czechoslovakia, middle-aged concert cellist and bachelor Frantisek Louka (Zdenek Sverak) is strapped for cash and reduced to playing funerals when a chance relationship results in his caring for a 5-year-old Russian boy, Kolya (Andrei Chalimon). Political turmoil is imminent on the eve of the Velvet Revolution, while Louka's own emotional upheaval is just as unpredictable in this heartwarming, Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning tale.

Friday Night Films are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. Light refreshments will be served. The Thomaston Academy building is handicapped accessible from the rear entrance. For more information, call the library at 354-2453.