Pop Goes the Library

Using Pop Culture to Make Libraries Better.

by Sophie Brookover, Liz Burns, Melissa Rabey, Susan Quinn, John Klima, Carlie Webber, Karen Corday, and Eli Neiburger. We're librarians. We're pop culture mavens. We're Pop Culture Librarians.


Heath Ledger

Dead at age 28.


  • At 9:04 AM, Blogger A Real Librarian said…

    Such a loss. =(

  • At 9:10 AM, Blogger Sophie Brookover said…

    I found out about this during Gaming Club -- one of the kids came in late and was all, "Keith [sic] Ledger is dead!" I was so surprised that I insisted on checking CNN.com, and a bunch of the teens came with me. We all huddled around the computer and read the news together.

    I keep thinking about his parents, and about Michelle & Matilda. I really hope they didn't find out about it via the TV or Interwebs. Such a sad, sad waste of talent & humanity.

  • At 3:34 PM, Blogger Sophie Brookover said…

    Gauchely posting after myself to note A.O. Scott's measured, celebratory, sorrowful appraisal of Ledger as an actor:

    "Instead of being preserved as a young star eclipsed in his prime, he should have had time to outgrow his early promise and become the strange, surprising, era-defining actor he always had the potential to be."


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