The Burnaby Public Library's McGill branch is getting literary in February.
The library, at 4595 Albert St. in North Burnaby, is hosting two literary events in the coming month.
On Thursday, Feb. 2, author Claudia Cornwall will be on hand to discuss her new book At the World's Edge - Curt Lang's Vancouver: 1937-1998.
Curt Lang was a street photographer who built boats and fished and later worked in the high-tech industry.
"Curt Lang's life energetically parallels the evolving history of Vancouver from the hip subculture years to the electronic postmodern 1990s," a press release notes.
At the World's Edge includes more than 30 of Lang's unpublished photographs of Vancouver, as well as previously unpublished drawings, paintings and poetry.
Cornwall was a friend of Lang's, and her part-biography, part-memoir draws on conversations during her 12-year friendship with Lang.
The talk runs from 7: 30 to 8: 30 p.m. It's free, but space is limited, so registration is required.
On Thursday, Feb. 9, mystery lovers are invited to enjoy Librarians' Choice: International Crime and Mystery.
Librarians will offer up an evening of fast-paced reviews of recommended crime and mystery novels from around the world.
Refreshments will be served.
The session runs from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. Once again, it's free, but space is limited, so register ahead.
To register for either event, stop by the McGill library branch information desk, phone 604-299-8955 or register online at www.bpl.bc.ca/events.