The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents the Friday Night Film Series, screening movies every week at 7 p.m. in the historic Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Parking and handicapped accessibility is in the rear of the building.

The August films celebrate the works of American silent masters Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. First up, on Aug. 4, is “City Lights” (1931), which runs 86 minutes.

One of Chaplin’s most highly acclaimed films, “City Lights” is not only a classic, but also a personal statement by the master of pantomime about the eloquence of silence. Although the sound era had begun, Chaplin decided to keep this film silent. Its huge success and enduring reputation is a testament to his genius and instinct.

Upcoming this month are: Aug. 11, “The Gold Rush” (1925); Aug. 18, “The General” (1926); and, Aug. 25, “The Cameraman” (1928). Friday Night Films are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. Light refreshments are 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