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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:

Personalized Wine Bottle Stoppers

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 2:00pm

Monogram or personalize wine bottle stoppers using the Cricut, our die cutter and special vinyl. Give as a hostess gift or use at home! $8 for two stoppers, payable upon arrival. For 7th graders through adults or 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.  Registration required.

Personalize a Glass Water Bottle

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 4:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique water bottle to give someone or use yourself! $8 to offset costs, payable upon arrival. For 7th graders through adults or 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.  Registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, July 31, 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.

Personalize a Tumbler or Glass Water Bottle

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 11:00am

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique tumbler or water bottle to give someone or use yourself! $5 for a tumbler or $8 for a glass water bottle to offset costs, payable upon arrival.   Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. For 7th graders - 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.

Personalize a Tumbler or Glass Water Bottle

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 12:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique tumbler or water bottle to give someone or use yourself!  $5 for a tumbler or $8 for a glass water bottle offset costs, payable upon arrival.   Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. For 7th graders - 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 It!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:00am

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel or apron. Aprons are 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Light Up a T-shirt for Teens

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 3:00pm

Use fabric markers to create a unique design on a t-shirt and then get acquainted with light-up wearables by sewing with conductive thread and using LEDs and coin cell battery holders. For teens entering grades 7-12. Registration required and space limited. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Sponsored by the Amadeo Family.

Make Fun Buttons

Thursday, August 3, 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. 

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 2:00pm

Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started. For 7th graders - 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.  Registration required.

Embroider a BBQ Chef’s Apron

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:00am

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and embroider or monogram a chef’s apron for the barbeque 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Create Cards, Gift Tags & More

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 12:00pm

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own cards, gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more.  For 7th graders - 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 It!

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 10:30am

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel or apron. Aprons are 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, August 7, 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 Stickers, Cards, Gift Tags & More

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 10:30am

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own stickers, gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more.  For 7th graders - 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.

Create Stickers, Cards, Gift Tags & More

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 11:30am

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own stickers, gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more.  For 7th graders - 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.

Book Bird Houses for Teens & Tweens

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 5:00pm

Join us for two fun and creative sessions (8/8 & 8/10). 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. For students entering grades 6-12. Limited space. Registration required. Sponsored by the John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 2003-762-6342.

Personalize a Tumbler or Glass Water Bottle

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:00am

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique water bottle to give someone or use yourself! $5 for a tumbler or $8 for a glass water bottle to offset costs, payable upon arrival.Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. For 7th graders - 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.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 2:00pm

Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started. For 7th graders - 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.  Registration required.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 2:00pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high resolution slide scanner! It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch. 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 session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Book Bird Houses for Teens & Tweens

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 5:00pm

Join us for two fun and creative sessions (8/8 & 8/10). 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. For students entering grades 6-12. Limited space. Registration required. Sponsored by the John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 2003-762-6342.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel or apron. Aprons are 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 1:00pm

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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, August 14, 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.

Experience 3D Printing

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 2:00pm

 This 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.  Registration required; no charge.

Solder 'CHIP' for Teens

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 3:00pm

Teens entering grades 8-12 can learn how to solder 'CHIP',' a stand-up Pixel Pal. Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Embroider or Monogram It!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:00am

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel or apron. Aprons are 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Solder Craft—Blinkie Pins

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 12:00pm

Come learn to solder and go home with a fun blinking pin! For 7th graders - adult and 6th grade students accompanied by an adult 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. Space limited to 4 students. Registration required; no charge.

Personalized Wine Bottle Stoppers

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 2:00pm

Monogram or personalize wine bottle stoppers using the Cricut, our die cutter and special vinyl. Give as a hostess gift or use at home! $8 for two stoppers, payable upon arrival.   For 7th graders - 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 It!

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:00am

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel or apron. Aprons are 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Make Fun Buttons

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

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. 

Embroider or Monogram It!

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:30am

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel or apron. Aprons are 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, August 21, 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 Bookmarks, Cards, Gift Tags & More

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 11:00am

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own bookmarks, gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more. For 7th graders - 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.

Create Bookmarks, Cards, Gift Tags & More

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 12:00pm

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own bookmarks, gift tags, birthday, anniversary or thank you cards and more. For 7th graders - 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.

Personalize a Tumbler or Glass Water Bottle

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 10:00am

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique water bottle to give someone or use yourself! $5 for a tumbler or $8 for a glass water bottle to offset costs, payable upon arrival.Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. For 7th graders - 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.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 2:00pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high resolution slide scanner! It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch. 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 session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

New Life for Old Videos

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 4:00pm

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, August 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

 This 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.  Registration required; no charge.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

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. 

Embroider or Monogram It!

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel or apron. Aprons are 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Create Stickers, Cards, Gift Tags & More

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 4:00pm

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own stickers, 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 a BBQ Chef’s Apron

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 10:30am

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and embroider or monogram a chef’s apron for the barbeque 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, August 28, 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.

Embroidery (Session 2)

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 4:00pm

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.

Paint it Up!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 6:00pm

Come join us for a fun and relaxing evening. We'll supply the canvas, paints, brushes and a collection of masterpieces to copy and inspire you. No art experience required. Just a desire to pick up a brush, have fun and let your inner self out! For adults, ages 18+. Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 4:00pm

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. 

Create Cards, Gift Tags & More

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 2:00pm

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own stickers, 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.

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