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

January is Walter Matthau Month and features films starring the popular actor. Next up, Jan. 11, is “First Monday in October” (1994, USA).

Walter Matthau and Jill Clayburgh star in this dramatic comedy that centers around the appointment of the first woman to the United States Supreme Court. She is aggressive, witty, magnetic — and an arch-conservative. He is wry, opinionated and the high court's resident liberal. Matthau and Clayburgh are unforgettably and hilariously opposed in this contemporary tale that goes behind the bend with wit, wisdom and great conviction.

The PG-rated film runs 100 minutes. Upcoming are: 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.

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