Friends of the Thomaston Public Library’s free weekly Friday Night Film series screens films 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 concludes Feb. 22 with Howard Hawks’ “Rio Bravo” (1959, USA). When a gunslinger kills a man in a saloon, Sheriff John T. Chance (John Wayne) arrests him with the aid of his former deputy and now town drunk, Dude (Dean Martin). Before long, the gunslinger’s brother, a wealthy land baron, hires gunmen and threatens to bust his brother out of jail. Chance decides to make a stand, enlisting Dude, an old cripple named Stumpy (Walter Brennan) and baby-faced cowboy Colorado Ryan (Ricky Nelson) to help.

The nonrated movie runs 141 minutes. 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