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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:

Embroider or Monogram It!

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 1:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel, apron, baby’s bib or burp cloth. 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.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 10:30am

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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, November 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. No session Oct. 9.

Drop-in Craft for the Holidays

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 1:00pm

Drop in and start crafting today to get a jump start on the holidays!  You can choose a project to complete—etch a glass vase, etch a glass votive, etch a glass coffee cup, decorate a large soup/coffee mug or even make a candy dish.  They will all make a nice gift to give to your neighbor, a teacher or a hostess.  Minimal cost for materials depending on craft you choose.  Payable upon arrival. No reservation required.

Drop-in Craft for the Holidays

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 5:00pm

Drop in and start crafting today to get a jump start on the holidays!  You can choose a project to complete—etch a glass vase, etch a glass votive, etch a glass coffee cup, decorate a large soup/coffee mug or even make a candy dish.  They will all make a nice gift to give to your neighbor, a teacher or a hostess.  Minimal cost for materials depending on craft you choose.  Payable upon arrival. No reservation required.

Make a Holiday Craft

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 1:00pm

Make a holiday craft for yourself or to give as a gift. We will be etching a glass hurricane globe with a holiday design of your choice and then we will fill it with blue, silver or gold colored balls and a string of white lights and other decorations for display on your table, mantel or anywhere else in your home. $10 for one hurricane globe, payable upon arrival. For 7th graders through adults or 6th graders accompanied by an 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. Space limited to six students per session. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Embroider a Holiday Gift

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 10:00am

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a holiday gift – tea towel, apron, baby’s bib, burp cloth or golf towel. 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 Holiday Gift Tags

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 3:30pm

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own gift tags for the holidays. For 7th graders to adult and 6th graders accompanied by an adult 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 a Holiday Gift

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 10:00am

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a holiday gift – tea towel, apron, baby’s bib, burp cloth or golf towel. 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.

Personalize a Tumbler or Glass Water Bottle

Saturday, December 2, 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.   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.

Etch Glass Coffee Mugs

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 2:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and etch one or two glass coffee mugs to give someone or use yourself! $5 per glass to offset costs, 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Monogram an Acrylic Jewelry Tray

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 10:30am

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and monogram an acrylic jewelry tray. Makes a great holiday gift! $6 for the tray, 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, December 4, 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. No session Oct. 9.

Light Up a Holiday Apron with LEDs

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 10:00am

Pick a chef's apron we embroidered with a holiday design (Reindeer or Menorah) and then get acquainted with light-up wearables by sewing LED circuits to it. Use as a hostess gift or for yourself! $15 to offset material costs, payable upon arrival.  For ages 18+.  Space limited to 4. Registration required. Please confirm your spot by Dec. 4. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Embroider a Holiday Gift

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 6:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a holiday gift – tea towel, apron, baby’s bib, burp cloth or golf towel. 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.

Embroider a Holiday Gift

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a holiday gift – tea towel, apron, baby’s bib, burp cloth or golf towel. 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.

Etch Glass Coffee Mugs

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 10:30am

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and etch one or two glass coffee mugs to give someone or use yourself! $5 per glass to offset costs, 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, December 11, 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. No session Oct. 9.

Drop-in Die Cut Holiday Ornaments

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 6:00pm

Drop in and join us tonight to make a lovely holiday ornament. We will be using our Cricut Die cutting machine to cut a simple holiday design of your choice on vinyl. We will then take the vinyl design and apply it to a round glass ornament. You can add a festive holiday ribbon to the top and take home a finished piece for your own home or to give as a gift. For adults ages 18+. Cost is $5 for two glass ornaments. 

Monogram an Acrylic Jewelry Tray

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 2:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and monogram an acrylic jewelry tray. Makes a great holiday gift! $6 for the tray, 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Jazz Up Your Shoes or Clutch for the Holidays

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:00am

Have an old pair of pumps, flats or hand-clutch? Give them a whole new look with Mod Podge and cutouts of flowers, stars, landscapes, stripes, and more. Bring your shoes or clutch and a sense of humor! We'll supply the rest. For ages 18+. Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Personalize a Tumbler or Glass Water Bottle

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 4:00pm

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.   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.

Personalized Wine Bottle Stoppers

Sunday, December 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 a Holiday Gift

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 10:30am

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a holiday gift – tea towel, apron, baby’s bib, burp cloth or golf towel. 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, December 18, 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. No session Oct. 9.

Etch Glass Coffee Mugs

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 6:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and etch one or two glass coffee mugs to give someone or use yourself! $5 per glass to offset costs, 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Monogram an Acrylic Jewelry Tray

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 10:00am

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and monogram an acrylic jewelry tray. Makes a great holiday gift! $6 for the tray, 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. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Make Fun Mirrors

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 2:00pm

Learn how to use our Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a small round mirror. 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. 

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