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 Greta Garbo, continuing Dec. 11 with “Queen Christina,” a nonrated film from 1933 that runs 93 minutes. The Hollywood icon put her ambisexual persona to good use in this portrait of Sweden's Queen Christina, a 17th-century monarch who felt more comfortable in men's clothing than in the frilly finery of females. John Gilbert (who previously co-starred with Garbo in a string of silent films) appears as Antonio, the queen's love interest, in one of the final film roles before his death in 1936. Pfander said this is considered Garbo’s best film and “is truly wonderful”

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. “Anna Karenina” (1935, USA) will cap this month’s series on Dec. 18, as 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.