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  • The Library Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing will partially reopen beginning Monday, June 8, 2020. We will begin telephone service, loaning print and video library materials AND accepting new library card applications! We have expanded our online offerings and encourage you to use them!  For Events posted on the Calendar - please contact the sponsor to see if the event has been cancelled before you go. If you have questions, call us or email dhoh@nashville.gov.

Coronavirus Information and Resources

Several national organizations, including the CDC (ASL Video Series),  have posted information regarding the Coronavirus and related resources.

Serving the Residents of Tennessee

Welcome to the public resource about hearing loss and deafness that is available to ALL Tennesseans regardless of your ability to hear! Check out our statewide event calendar; lending library of books, videos and equipment; Tennessee Directory of Services for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and more!

Calendar of Events

Look for or post events in the deaf and hard of hearing community across the entire state of Tennessee!  The calendar is also searchable by area of the state or type of event.

Interpreted Marionette Shows

Great for children and adults alike! A variety of marionette and puppet shows performed at the Nashville Public Library are interpreted into ASL.  (A sound track accompanies the videos.)
(Special thanks to Wishing Chair Productions and the Nashville Public Library Foundation!)

The Library Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing is partially re-opening on Monday, June 8, 2020!  Here is what you need to know....

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FREE Resources!  (Updated 5/6/20)

Several national organizations, including the CDC (ASL Video Series),  have posted information regarding the Coronavirus and related resources. Please see the attached list.  It will be updated as new information is posted, so please check back. 

Updated 4/20/20

News releases from TDI on Telehealth and from the National Association of the Deaf
Updated 4/20/20
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Source:  Disability Rights Tennessee Press Release - March 31, 2020
DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING INDIVIDUALS IN TDOC CUSTODY REGULARLY DENIED EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION, DESPITE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS – LAWSUIT SEEKS TO RECTIFY  more...

A letter from the Tennessee Organization of the Deaf-Blind regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic...

The State of Tennessee is providing financial aid to certain families that lost employment due to COVID-19. Congress passed a $2 trillion dollar coronavirus relief package. For further info  provided by clicking on the link above...

Tennessee Deaf Mentor Program
by Briella Diaz, Coordinator of the Deaf Mentor Program, Tennessee Schools for the Deaf

Source:  Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities:  https://www.tn.gov/cdd/projects-and-initiatives/public-awareness/breaking-ground/breaking-ground-101---be-heard--be-counted/breaking-ground-101---tennessee-deaf-mentor-program.html   more...

Get help! The National Domestic Violence Hotline VP: 1-855-812-1001

or nationaldeafhotline@adwas.org or deafhelp@thehotline.org

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

ASL Interpreted Exhibition Tour at the Frist Art Museum
Frist Art Museum

Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour with ASL Interpretation
1:30 p.m. Learn more

ASL Interpreted Architecture Tour at the Frist Art Museum
Frist Art Museum

Architecture Tour with ASL Interpretation
4:30 p.m.
Meet in the Learn more

The Sound Off Ladies
Online

Please join The Sound Off Ladies and over 20 celebrities for a celebration to honor the Deaf and Learn more

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC)

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED

Seats in the orchestra section for all the Learn more

THE BRIDGE BUILDERS LUNCHEON
Noah Liff Opera Center

 

The Bridge Builders Luncheon is the signature, annual fundraiser for Bridges for the Learn more

New Materials

See a listing of the new materials added to the LSDHH collection at the Nashville Public Library.

  • A 21st Century Deaf Ministry From a Biblical Perspective
  • What is It Like to be Deaf?
  • Get Real!
  • Shouting Won't Help: Why I and 50 Million Other Americans Can't Hear You
  • Children with Hearing Loss: Developing Listening and Talking, Birth to Six