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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!)

Here is a list of the VHS tapes we are selling for $0.50 each.  If you need the items shipped to you, you will also need to pay for shipping.   Shipping is determined based on weight of package and address so please include list of all tapes you want along with mailing address to laura.ellison@nashville.gov.  Payment instructions: cash, checks or money orders made out to "Friends of the Library- LSDHH" can be mailed to 615 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219.  

Under the supervision of the Director of the Comprehensive Educational Resource Center at the Tennessee School for the Deaf the sign language interpreter/facilitator is responsible for duties in the following areas:

New Standards – including Accuracy, Timeliness, and On-Screen Placement of Closed Captions – Will
Ensure Full Access to TV Programming for Americans Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
(February 20, 2014)

Helen Keller National Center, Senior Adult Services, is pleased to the 2014 Confident Living Program on October 19-24, 2014 (Cut-off date to receive completed forms: Monday, Sept. 15.)

Do listening effort and listening fatigue interfere with academic performance? We invite 6-12 year-olds and their parents to join our research study at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center. To be considered for our research study, children must:


Calendar of Upcoming Events

Happy Hands at the Mall - Chattanooga
Hamilton Place Mall

Happy Hands has been meeting for several years now open to all deaf hearing HOH and students of Learn more

Happy Hands at the Mall
Hamilton Place Mall Food Court

This very casual group meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday every month at Hamilton Place Mall in the Learn more

The Diary of Anne Frank
Cumberland County Playhouse

Anne Frank emerges from the pages of history as a living, lyrical, intensely-gifted young girl Learn more

Message Equivalence Through Conceptual Accuracy Workshop

This workshop will challenge interpreters to focus on details in their work that hinder Learn more

ASL Coffee Chat in Murfreesboro
Stones River Mall Food Court

People get together to chat over coffee at the mall.  

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
  • Signing Time My First Signs Volume 1
  • Classifiers
  • My Dog Kiefer
  • Gladys Goes Out to Lunch