Kelley Charms the Crowd at Library Booksigning

D.C. chief librarian Ginnie Cooper, author Kitty Kelley and Georgetown head librarian Lucy Thrasher.
Robert Devaney
D.C. chief librarian Ginnie Cooper, author Kitty Kelley and Georgetown head librarian Lucy Thrasher.

The Georgetown Public Library on R Street had about a hundred extra readers past its regular hours Dec. 5 as supporters of the D.C. Public Library Foundation and Friends of the Georgetown Library waited in line to greet author Kitty Kelley and have her sign her latest book, “Capturing Camelot: Stanley Tretick’s Iconic Images of the Kennedys.”

Along with other local businesses, major sponsors for the event were Ilo Salon and Terry Bell and TTR Sotheby's and Julia Diaz-Asper.

Kelley, who lives six blocks from the library and is a longtime supporter herself, donated an outside bench in honor of her late husband Jonathan Zucker, M.D. Recalling her years growing up in “a noisy Irish-Catholic family,” the biographer said she always thinks of a library “as a haven of quiet.” Kelley added that her mother would punish her by taking away her library card. She also thanked those at the reception who received a copy of the new book for their $100 donation to the foundation and also enjoyed food and refreshments from Martin’s Tavern, Clyde’s, Paolo’s, Manny & Olga’s, Macaron Bee, Patisserie Poupon, Sprinkles Cupcake and Cafe Bonaparte.

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