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Forty years ago the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library created the Words On Wheels (WOW) bookmobile program to serve seniors throughout Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  In 1979, using federal seed money and do-it-yourself grit, librarian Alan Reider transformed a former...

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 MontCo Comic Fest 2018 Nearly 600 enthusiastic comics lovers attended MontCo Comic Fest 2018 at the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library on Saturday, April 7.               Attendees enjoyed gaming, children activities, lively workshops...

The Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library will hold the MontCo Comic Fest 2018 on April 7 beginning at 10:00am.  The MontCo Comic Fest is a family event which is organized in partnership with local schools and community college.  Various educational and fun activities are...

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  by Elizabeth Hess Confession time: when I first heard about the mega-popular free app Pokémon Go, I reacted with a “whaaaaat?” rather than a “wa-hoo!” I sadly missed the first round of Pokémon-mania back in the 90s, so this resurgence in worldwide popularity due...