Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Central)
  • The Library Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing is currently closed due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. If you currently have materials checked out, please hold onto them until we reopen. We encourage you to use our online resources in the meantime.  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, email dhoh@nashville.gov.

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!)

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...

FREE Resources!  (Updated 4/2/20)

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...

Source:  National Association of the Deaf:  https://www.nad.org/covid19-communication-medical-access-for-deaf-hard-of-hearing/
© 2020 National Association of the Deaf. All Rights Reserved   
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...

Several national organizations 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.

 

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

Interpreted Story Time at Washington County Jonesborough Library
Washington County Library Jonesborough

Interpreted Story Time



Children's Storytime is an opportunity Learn more

Family & Child Story Time
Art Circle Library - Cumberland Co.

FREE!!!     Story Time      FREE!!!

Please join us for an hour of fun, songs, and Learn more

Interpreted Storytime at the Morristown-Hamblen Library
Morristown-Hamblen Library

The Children's Library offers programming for young children on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m Learn more

Interpreted Story Time at the Washington County Gray Library
Washington County Gray Library

Interpreted Storytimes

Children's Storytime is an opportunity for children and their Learn more

HLAA Nashville Chapter Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting

When you log into Zoom and join our meeting, your name will be placed in a drawing for a door Learn more

New Materials

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

  • Kiefer and Friends
  • Baby, Toddler, and Preschool Sign Language
  • The Deaf Child in a Hearing Family: Nurturing Development
  • Working Text: Teaching Deaf and Second-Language Students to Be Better Writers
  • What Did You Say?: An Unexpected Journey into the World of Hearing Loss