"This should be the model for all modern libraries."

-- Arthur Frommer (after a tour of the Darien Library)*


Yesterday afternoon, we continued our Grand Opening Author Series with a visit from travel expert Arthur Frommer. The standing-room-only crowd came prepared with pencils and paper, eager for the best in travel information and they were not disappointed! Mr. Frommer talked up-to-the-minute travel deals and anticipated future bargains, the benefits of using travel aggregates, and had advice for travelers of all ages! His talk was peppered with lots of amusing anecdotes and a couple of hilarious stories.


We had a reception and book signing after his presentation and many, many people remained to have books signed and to talk with the author. Surprisingly, this turned out to be a family event for many, and if anyone thought that children might be bored listening to this genuinely charming speaker, they'd have been wrong. Note the family above, right...before they left the signing table, the little girl rushed over and gave Mr. Frommer a big hug!!! Arthur Frommer is a hit in Darien. We thank him so much for coming to Darien Library and we can't wait to have him back!

*Mr. Frommer gave us permission to quote him!


I missed it...

This sounded so interesting but I couldn't make it. Was it taped?

Arthur Frommer at the Library

Unfortunately, we were unable to tape this event. As you probably know, Mr. Frommer and his daughter Pauline host a call-in radio program on travel every Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. on WOR. Also, Mr. Frommer has a wonderful blog with up-to-the-minute travel information and suggestions - you can find that on his website at frommers.com. It is too bad that you had to miss hearing Arthur Frommer speak, but the good news is -- he's agreed to come back!


When do you think he will be coming back? Next time I won't miss it!

We'll keep you posted!

Of course, we're thrilled that Mr. Frommer said that he'd be happy to return to Darien Library in the future! His was such a valuable talk in so many ways. You can be sure that when he does return, we'll be eager to get the word out!