The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library has selected the book “Hillbilly Elegy,” by New York Times bestselling author J.D. Vance, for CommunityREAD 2018.

Vance will visit Findlay on March 22 during CommunityREAD month for a presentation at 7 p.m. at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts.

The public is invited to attend a book discussion at 10 a.m. Thursday at 50 North.

Discussions will also be held at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library in the Lindamood Room at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; 6:30 p.m. Monday; at 2 p.m. March 13; and at 1 p.m. March 19. A representative from Hope House will be present at each discussion to provide perspective about issues brought up in the book from a Hancock County point of view.

CommunityREAD 2018 and Vance’s presentation are funded by a Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation grant, business and private sponsors, and the library’s general fund. Books were provided in part by the State Library of Ohio’s Celebrating Ohio Book Awards and Authors grant.

Tickets for the March 22 feature event are on sale for $10 at Marathon Center for the Performing Arts or online at For more information about CommunityREAD 2018, visit or call the library at 419-422-1712.