Kelley Charms the Crowd at Library Booksigning
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.