From my mom: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu! There’s even a book about them. This is why you shouldn’t underestimate librarians. (Unless you are megalomaniacs bent on world destruction. In that case, underestimate away.)
Library Cat’s book is out, although he himself has gone into hiding. (Come back, Library Cat, the world misses you.)
If you feel as though the modern world is a bit of a car crash, you can peruse this collection of 1930s car wrecks, courtesy of the Boston Public Library. It may not make you feel better, but it’s a distraction, at least.
Also a distraction: Goose Cam! A pair of Canadian geese have set up a nest on the roof of BioWare in Edmonton.