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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!)

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today (12/14/15) it is launching a new service that will enable individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing whose primary language is American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate directly with agency staff about issues of discrimination they may be facing.

Having trouble with your PC? 

Microsoft now offers tech support in ASL!

We have several different types of Assistive Listening Devices for people to check out!  


Do you have Nashville Electric Service? Now you can report a power outage without a hassle!

NES Text is a new program that allows you to quickly report power outages via text from your mobile device. It's as easy as, well, you know.

How do I sign up?

Log into My Account as nespower.com or text "REG" to 637797 (NESPWR).

When: Saturday, January 9, 2016 - Sun , January 17, 2016 (all day)
Where: All Libraries

Chris and Donna Cantrell filed a lawsuit against the Mountain States Health Alliance regarding its hospital Johnson City Medical Center (JCMC) in Johnson City, TN.


Calendar of Upcoming Events

Bridges Monday Night Fitness Class

Come join us on Monday evening at 6:00 for high energy fitness classes. We feature cardio kick Learn more

Nashville District TRID Meeting
Nashville Public Library Southeast Branch, Conference Room #2

For those who are interested, we will have a small meeting after at Beth's house for the Learn more

Wednesday Morning @ Bridges Fitness
Bridges, Fitness Center

Come join us on Wednesday mornings for a low impact fitness workout. Our classes feature Yoga, Learn more

Happy Hands at the Mall (Chattanooga)
Hamilton Place Mall in the Food Court

This very casual group meets every Thursday at Hamilton Place Mall in the Food Court from 4:30 Learn more

HLAA Nashville Chapter Meeting
Emmanuel Lutheran Church

HLAA will celebrate Valentines Day with lunch and a Cake Walk.  Please bring a sweet treat to 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
  • Introduction to American Deaf Culture
  • Starting Points: Preparing Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students for Literacy Success
  • For Hearing People Only: Answers to Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions about the Deaf Community, Its Culture, and the "Deaf Reality": Student's Workbook
  • It All Depends