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 series continues Oct. 14 with “Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon” (1942, USA), a nonrated movie than runs just 68 minutes. Holmes and Watson (Nigel Bruce) once again set out to foil the nefarious Moriarty (Lionel Atwill) — and save humanity in the process. This time, they must prevent a Swiss-made bomb from falling into the hands of the Gestapo. Unfortunately, Moriarty has captured the bomb's inventor and threatens a slow, cruel death unless he reveals the secret behind his handiwork. The series continues weekly with: 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