Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., will present a screening of “A Christmas Memory” (1997, USA-TV) Thursday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. in the Friends Community Room. The film, based on a story by Truman Capote, stars Patty Duke, Piper Laurie, Jeffrey Demunn, Anita Gilette and Erick Lloyd.

When Buddy is abandoned by his parents at age 7, he is dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older unmarried cousins. Without friends of his own age, Buddy develops a close friendship with one of the older, simpler ladies, Sook, and the two undertake many adventures together. At Christmas time, they bake 31 fruit-cakes which they give as Christmas presents, even mailing them to President Roosevelt and Jean Harlowe.

Although Buddy is eventually urged to move on with his life by his incessant cousin Jennie, the memories of his friendship with Sook lives with him forever.

The screening, hosted by local film maven Erika Pfander, is sponsored by the Friends of the Rockland Library and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 594-0310.

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