The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents a weekly Friday Night Film Series, with screenings at 6:30 p.m. The library is in the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Parking and handicap accessible entrance are in the rear of the building.

January has been dubbed Walter Matthau Month and features films starring the popular actor. First up, Jan. 4, is “I.Q.” (1994, USA). Catherine Boyd (Meg Ryan) is a highly intelligent doctoral student at Princeton and is engaged to stuffy Professor James Moreland (Stephen Fry). Ed Walters (Tim Robbins), a mechanic and all-around regular guy, falls for Catherine and searches for a way to impress her. Believing that the key to Catherine's heart is his IQ, Ed passes himself off as a physicist with the help of Catherine's uncle — who just happens to be Albert Einstein (Matthau).

The PG-rated film runs 100 minutes. Upcoming are: Jan. 11, “First Monday in October” (1994, USA); Jan. 18, “House Calls” (1978, USA); and Jan. 25, “The Grass Harp” (1995, USA).

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.

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