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Thomas T. Adams, Esq., Innovation Station

Welcome to the Thomas T. Adams, Esq., Innovation Station!

 The Thomas T. Adams, Esq., Innovation Station is designed for patrons (7th grade – adult) to learn new skills, exchange ideas, collaborate and create items such as robotic devices, prototypes and even quilts.  

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What tools and equipment are available?

MakerBot 3-D printer, an iMac with Final Cut Pro, a PC with Adobe Creative Cloud, a digital scanner, a VHS to DVD converter, a Cricut Die Cutter, soldering stations, 3D Doodlers, an electronic sewing machine, as well as a sewing kit, hot glue gun, markers, duct tape, pinking shears, pliers, screwdrivers and more. We also have snap and squishy circuits, and Arduino and Raspberry Pi components to work with.  Lynda.com videos are available to provide training on hundreds of PC and Mac software applications. If you’re interested in Manga and comic illustration, Manga Studio 5 software is installed on both the PC and Mac. 

How do I get started?

Sign up to take one of our introductory sessions (see listings below). If you can’t attend one of those, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org with some possible dates and times and we’ll try to accommodate you. Please make sure you have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Interested 6th graders can also get involved with an accompanying parent.

Once you’ve successfully completed an introductory session, we’ll certify you to use the equipment and you can reserve time for your own projects:

Reserve Innovation Station Equipment

You can reserve one day to one month ahead for a one – two hour block.  You’ll receive a confirmation email once your request has been approved. If you need to cancel your reservation, please reply to the confirmation email to let us know.

Innovation Station Volunteers

Do you like making things? Working with people? Learning how to use new tools and technology? Sharing your knowledge? If yes, the Innovation Station, Wilton Library’s Maker Space, wants you!

Sign up to volunteer now

Read more in our Frequently Asked Questions flyer.
Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.

Initial funding for the Innovation Station was provided by the Shoff Foundation.

Innovation Station Sessions:

Embroidery (Session 2)

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 12:00pm

Have you already been introduced to our embroidery machine, but need more time before being certified? If so, this is the session for you! Limited space. Registration required.

New Life for Old Videos

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 2:00pm

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 11:00am

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. Aprons available for $7. All other items are $5.  For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too.   Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. Aprons available for $7. All other items are $5.  For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too.   Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

3D Designing with Tinkercad

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

Learn Tinkercad and then design your own 3D bookmark, coaster, or luggage tag.  Add your initials or a symbol to make it unique.  Afterwards, schedule a one-on-one 3D session to print your creation. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the complete form to the workshop.  Space limited to 8 students. Registration required.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:00am

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. Aprons available for $7. All other items are $5.  For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too.   Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

3D Printing One-on-One

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 4:45pm

This one-on-one session introduces you to the basics of 3-D printing and teaches you how to use our printer, the Makerbot Replicator 2x. Registration required. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 6 students. Registration required; no charge.

New Life for Old Videos

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 10:00am

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one.

Make Fun Buttons

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 2:00pm

Learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons!  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop.  For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Registration required. 

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 11:00am

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Create Beautiful Eggs

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 11:00am

 A new take on the traditional art of egg decorating. We'll have different stations for you to try: dying with silk ties; oil-based sharpies for zentangles or emojis; cricut vinyl images; and marbling with shaving cream and food dye.   $5 materials fee to offset costs, payable upon arrival. Registration required. For ages 18+ with a valid CT Library Card.

3D Printing for Beginners

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:00pm

New to the world of 3D printing? Wondering what all the buzz is about? If so, join us to for an introductory session on how to use our 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X.  Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object. For 7th graders - adult and 6th grade students accompanied by an adult willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 6 students. Registration required; no charge.

Embroider an Easter Apron

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram a chef’s apron for the Easter season. $7 fee payable upon arrival. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.  Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Create Easter Cards, Gift Tags & More

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 4:00pm

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own Easter accessories, cards, gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more.  For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Embroider or Monogram a Spring Tea Towel

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth to welcome in spring. Aprons available for $7. All other items are $5. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.  Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Etch a Springtime Votive or Vase

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 2:00pm

Come etch a spring design on votives or a vase using the die cutter and some simple supplies. $5 per person for two votives with candles or one vase, payable upon arrival. Limited space. Registration required.  Drop-ins welcome if space available. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn, too.   Must have a valid CT Library cards and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Embroider an Easter Apron

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 10:30am

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram a chef’s apron for the Easter season. $7 fee payable upon arrival. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.  Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Create Cards, Gift Tags & More

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 11:00am

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Make Fun Buttons

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 10:00am

Learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons!  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop.  For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Registration required. 

Decorate a Picture Frame for Teens & Tweens

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 4:00pm

Students in grades 6+ decorate a picture frame. Choose from an assortment of materials and supplies— buttons, ribbon, paint, decoupage, fabric, odds & ends, and get creative!   Registration required. Space limited.  Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

New Life for Old Videos

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one.

Experience 3D Printing

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:00pm

 This one-on-one session introduces you to the basics of 3-D printing and teaches you how to use our printer, the Makerbot Replicator 2x. Registration required. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 6 students. Registration required; no charge.

Create Easter Table Place Cards, Gift Tags & More

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 10:00am

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own Easter table place cards, gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more.  For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 11:00am

Planning a family reunion or anniversary party? Gather up your old photos, slides and negatives and we'll show you how to turn them into digitized images. Then email or take those images home with you on a thumb-drive to create event mementos. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too!    Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 2 students per session.  Registration required. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Earth Day Terrariums

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 11:00am

Celebrate Earth Day (4/22/17) by creating a mini living garden with succulents.  Registration required. $12 materials fee to offset costs. For ages 18+ with a valid CT Library Card. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Experience 3D Printing

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 6:00pm

 This one-on-one session introduces you to the basics of 3-D printing and teaches you how to use our printer, the Makerbot Replicator 2x. Registration required. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 6 students. Registration required; no charge.

Create Cards, Gift Tags & More

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 10:00am

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Make Book Bird Houses

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:00pm

Join us for two creative evenings (4/19 & 4/26). We'll paint, decoupage and produce one-of-a-kind book bird houses using classic children's books for adornment. Give as a unique gift or keep for yourself.   $10 fee to offset costs, payable the first evening. For adults and students in grades 7+. Limited space. Registration required. We'll be in touch several days before to confirm your spot. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Embroider or Monogram a Hostess Gift

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. Aprons available for $7. All other items are $5. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.   Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Embroider or Monogram an Apron

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:00am

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. Aprons available for $7. All other items are $5. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Create Cards, Gift Tags & More

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 12:00pm

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 2:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. Aprons available for $7. All other items are $5.  For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too.   Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Create Cards, Gift Tags & More

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:30am

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:00am

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. Aprons available for $7. All other items are $5.  For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too.   Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:00am

Planning a family reunion or anniversary party? Gather up your old photos, slides and negatives and we'll show you how to turn them into digitized images. Then email or take those images home with you on a thumb-drive to create event mementos. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too!    Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form.  Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 2 students per session.  Registration required. 

Make Book Bird Houses

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:00pm

Join us for two creative evenings (4/19 & 4/26). We'll paint, decoupage and produce one-of-a-kind book bird houses using classic children's books for adornment. Give as a unique gift or keep for yourself.   $10 fee to offset costs, payable the first evening. For adults and students in grades 7+. Limited space. Registration required. We'll be in touch several days before to confirm your spot. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Embroidery (Session 2)

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:00pm

Have you already been introduced to our embroidery machine, but need more time before being certified? If so, this is the session for you! Limited space. Registration required.

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:00am

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too! Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one.

Personalize a Tumbler

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00am

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique tumbler to give someone or use yourself! $5 to offset costs, payable upon arrival.  For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. Aprons available for $7. All other items are $5.  For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too.   Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Embroider or Monogram a Hostess Gift

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 2:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. Aprons available for $7. All other items are $5. For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.   Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

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