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 and will conclude Dec. 18 with “Anna Karenina,” a nonrated film from 1935 that runs 95 minutes.

This adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel stars Garbo as the titular married Russian woman who falls in love and runs off with dashing soldier Vronsky (Fredric March).    Upon Anna's return, her icy and distant husband (Basil Rathbone) prevents her from seeing her son (Freddie Bartholomew). To make matters worse, Vronsky deserts her to join a regiment heading to the Turkish-Serbian war. Pfander said Garbo is unforgettable in this film, particular the haunting final scene.

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. 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.