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 concludes Oct. 28 with “Dressed to Kill” (1946, USA), a nonrated film that runs 76 minutes.

This is the last of 14 films based on Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional consulting detective starring Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Doctor Watson. Here, they look into two surprising deaths, one of which was Dr. Watson's friend Julian (Edmund Breon). When both victims are found dead after buying the same kind of music box at an auction, Holmes tracks down the origin of the items to a convict serving time for stealing printing plates from a bank … and begins to unravel a secret scheme.

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