The New Lebanon Library invites film buffs to enjoy a series of classic "big bug" films during the month of January.

All screenings, which are free and open to the public, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the library, 550 State Route 20.

The big bug films of the 1950s were a subgenre of science fiction that took root during the aftermath of World War II.

The series will commence Thursday, Jan. 16, with the 1954 film "Them!," the tale of giant ants created by atomic testing.

On Thursday, Jan. 23, 1957’s "The Deadly Mantis" features a prehistoric praying mantis.

The series concludes Thursday, Jan. 30, with "The Fly," the 1958 classic starring Vincent Price.