Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents a free weekly Friday Night Film series. Screenings are Fridays at 6:30 p.m. at the library, in the historic Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Parking, entrance and handicap access are in the rear of the building.

February’s Westerns series continues Feb. 15 with “Bad Day at Black Rock” (1954, USA). When John J. Macreedy (Spencer Tracy) steps off the train at the backwater hamlet of Black Rock, he inadvertently opens a Pandora's box of fear and suspicion. He is there to deliver a military award for heroism to a man whose son died earning the medal in World War II. However, the town harbors an ugly secret … and will go to any lengths to keep it. Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Ernest Borgnine and Lee Marvin co-star in director John Sturges’ taut drama.

The nonrated movie runs 81 minutes. The westerns series concludes Feb. 22 with Howard Hawks' “Rio Bravo” (1959, USA). Friday night films are open to the public free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. Light refreshments are served. For more information, call 354-2453.

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