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. 18, is “House Calls” (1994, USA). Widower Dr. Charles Nichols (Walter Matthau) is trying to get back into the dating game, but he's having a hard time adjusting to life as a single man; every attempt at meeting women seems to end in disaster. When he meets Ann (Glenda Jackson) as a patient at the hospital, he begins to think he might be able to find love once again. But both Charles and Ann have issues with commitment — and neither wants to be the first to take the plunge into another long-term relationship.

The PG-rated film, which also features Art Carney and Richard Benjamin, runs 98 minutes. The series will conclude Jan. 25 with “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