Also, on Thursday 18 February at 6 p.m. New Yorker cartoon editor Robert Mankoff will join Paul Lewis for "What's So Funny About Edgar Allan Poe?", an"exploration of humor by and about Edgar Allan Poe. Beyond his dark tales, in which humor is frequently mixed with fear or madness, Poe wrote satires, parodies, and putdowns, some of which were aimed at Boston and its writers. As a familiar figure in New Yorker cartoons, Poe (like the Grim Reaper) provides occasions for joking about things that go bump in the night." That'll take place in the BPL's Abbey Room (second floor, McKim Building).