The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library’s Friday Night Film Series, hosted by Erika Pfander, offers free movie screenings weekly at 6:30 p.m. in Room 200 of the Thomaston Academy building at 60 Main St./Route 1; entrance, parking and handicapped accessibility is at the rear of the building.

The December films celebrate the great Garbo, beginning Dec. 4 with “Grand Hotel,” which sets Greta Garbo in a cinematic tiara full of movie gems. The 1932 Academy Award winner in nonrated and runs 112 minutes.

At this fabulous place in Berlin where "nothing ever happens," a ballerina finds happiness with a baron's love; a business magnate pursues a beautiful and coy stenographer; and a sick man searches for his last hurrah. “Grand Hotel” is Garbo’s only film with John Barrymore; it also stars Lionel Barrymore, Joan Crawford and Wallace Beery.

Friday Night Films are open to the public free of charge, although donations are gratefully accepted. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the library at 354-2453. Upcoming in the December series are: Dec. 11, “Queen Christina” (1933, USA); and Dec. 18, “Anna Karenina” (1935, USA). There will be no film screening on Dec. 25.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.