Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents the long-running Friday Night Film Series in Room 200 of the historic Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. The films are screened Fridays at 6:30 p.m.

October’s movies star Sherlock Holmes, as memorably portrayed by Basil Rathbone in more than a dozen Universal films. The month opens Oct. 7 with “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1939, USA), a nonrated movie than runs 80 minutes. Is it a savage hound, a real-life monster or simply a long-held legend? Whatever it is, why is it menacing the heir to the Baskerville estate? This 200-year-old mystery is the challenge faced by Sherlock Holmes in the first movie starring Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson.

The series continues weekly with: Oct. 14, “Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon” (1942, USA); Oct. 21, “The Woman in Green” (1945, USA); and Oct. 28, “Dressed to Kill” (1946, USA).

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

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