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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.

Is there a charge?

All training sessions are free, however we do charge a nominal fee for materials purchased (e.g.; DVD-R, aprons, napkins, jewelry trays, tumblers, etc.). After you’re certified, you can bring your own materials to work with or purchase supplies from us.

As of January 2018, there is usage fee for both the Janome embroidery machine and Cricut die cutter. This fee will help us to cover subscription and maintenance costs, thread, needles, stablizer, cutting mats, blades, etc. You can pay as you go ($5 for a two-hour time slot) or purchase a $40 pass for 10 two-hour sessions.

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:

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Monday, October 21, 10:30am - 12:30pm

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 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

This is a one-on-one session, so we ask that you confirm your attendance. If there's a wait-list and we don't hear from you, we'll invite the next person. Thank you!

Night Time Knitters

Tuesday, October 22, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Grab your needles and yarn and come join this informal group. Make friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own project. Drop-in session. No registration required. No fee.

Create Cards, Gift Tags & More

Wednesday, October 23, 10:00am - 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 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. Registration required.Due to the demand for training, please reply to your confirmation email that you are still able to attend this session. If we don't hear from you, we'll invite the next person on the wait-list. Thank you!

Make Button Pins

Thursday, October 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Come learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons! Registration required. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. For 7th graders - ADULTS and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. This session can accommodate up to two people, so we ask that you confirm your attendance. If there's a wait-list and we don't hear from you, we'll invite the next person. Thank you!

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Thursday, October 24, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, dog's bandana, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more.

Prices vary from $4- $10. Payable upon arrival.

This is a one-on-one session 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

This is a one-on-one session, so we ask that you confirm your attendance. If there's a wait-list and we don't hear from you, we'll invite the next person. Thank you!

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Saturday, October 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, dog's bandana, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more.

Prices vary from $4- $10. Payable upon arrival.

This is a one-on-one session 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

This is a one-on-one session, so we ask that you confirm your attendance. If there's a wait-list and we don't hear from you, we'll invite the next person. Thank you!

New Life for Old Videos

Sunday, October 27, 2:00pm - 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, bring them in and learn how to convert those VHS tapes to DVDs.

This is a one-on-one session 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. $1 fee for the DVD-R. Please realize this is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Unfortunately, our equipment can not accommodate 8mm tapes.

This is a one-on-one session, so we ask that you confirm your attendance. If there's a wait-list and we don't hear from you, we'll invite the next person. Thank you!

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Monday, October 28, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, dog's bandana, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more.

Prices vary from $4- $10. Payable upon arrival.

This is a one-on-one session 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

This is a one-on-one session, so we ask that you confirm your attendance. If there's a wait-list and we don't hear from you, we'll invite the next person. Thank you!

Paint it Up!

Tuesday, October 29, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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! $5 materials fee payable in advance. Your spot is not confirmed until payment is made.  

For adults, ages 18+. Space limited. Registration required.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Wednesday, October 30, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, dog's bandana, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more.

Prices vary from $4- $10. Payable upon arrival.

This is a one-on-one session 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

This is a one-on-one session, so we ask that you confirm your attendance. If there's a wait-list and we don't hear from you, we'll invite the next person. Thank you!

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Thursday, October 31, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do! Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more.

Prices vary from $4-8. Payable upon arrival.

This is a one-on-one session 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

This is a one-on-one session, so we ask that you confirm your attendance. If there's a wait-list and we don't hear from you, we'll invite the next person. Thank you!

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Thursday, October 31, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

This is a one-on-one session, so we ask that you confirm your attendance. If there's a wait-list and we don't hear from you, we'll invite the next person. Thank you!

Making Gifts with the Cricut Die Cutter

Friday, November 1, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool gifts you can make with vinyl adornments! Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance, will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12.

This is a one-on-one session 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

Embroidery for the Holidays!

Saturday, November 2, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, linen coasters, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more.  Use for yourself or give as a gift.  A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance, will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12. 

This is a one-on-one session 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

New Life for Old Videos

Sunday, November 3, 2:00pm - 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, bring them in and learn how to convert those VHS tapes to DVDs.

This is a one-on-one session 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. $1 fee for the DVD-R. Please realize this is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Unfortunately, our equipment can not accommodate 8mm tapes.

This is a one-on-one session, so we ask that you confirm your attendance. If there's a wait-list and we don't hear from you, we'll invite the next person. Thank you!

Embroidery for the Holidays!

Monday, November 4, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, linen coasters, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more.  Use for yourself or give as a gift.  A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance, will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12. 

This is a one-on-one session 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

Making Gifts with the Cricut Die Cutter

Monday, November 4, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut Die Cutter and show you all the cool gifts you can make with vinyl adornments! Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance, will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12.

This is a one-on-one session 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

Embroidery for the Holidays!

Tuesday, November 5, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, linen coasters, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more.  Use for yourself or give as a gift.  A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance, will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12. 

This is a one-on-one session 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

Turkey Book Centerpiece

Wednesday, November 6, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Looking for a unique Thanksgiving Centerpiece? Join us and transform an old book into a magnificent turkey! Makes a great centerpiece for the holiday. For ages 18+. Space limited and registration required. $5 non-refundable materials fee payable in advance.  Your spot is not guaranteed until we receive payment. 

Embroidery for the Holidays!

Thursday, November 7, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, linen coasters, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more.  Use for yourself or give as a gift.  A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance, will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12. 

This is a one-on-one session 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

Make Thanksgiving Cards or Place Cards!

Sunday, November 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own Thanksgiving cards or table place cards for your upcoming holiday table.  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.  Session is for one person only.  Due to the demand for training, please reply to your confirmation email that you are still able to attend this session.  

Embroidery for the Holidays!

Monday, November 11, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, linen coasters, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more.  Use for yourself or give as a gift.  A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance, will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12. 

This is a one-on-one session 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Monday, November 11, 10:30am - 12:30pm

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 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

This is a one-on-one session, so we ask that you confirm your attendance. If there's a wait-list and we don't hear from you, we'll invite the next person. Thank you!

Night Time Knitters

Tuesday, November 12, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Grab your needles and yarn and come join this informal group. Make friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own project. Drop-in session. No registration required. No fee.

Embroidery for the Holidays!

Wednesday, November 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, linen coasters, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more.  Use for yourself or give as a gift.  A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance,  will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12. 

This is a one-on-one session 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

Paint It Up

Wednesday, November 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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! $5 non-refundable materials fee payable in advance. Your spot is not guaranteed until we receive payment. For adults, ages 18+. Space limited. Registration required.

Making Gifts with the Cricut Die Cutter

Thursday, November 14, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut Die Cutter and show you all the cool gifts you can make with vinyl adornments! Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance, will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12.

This is a one-on-one session 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

Experience the Zentangle Art Method

Thursday, November 14, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

If you love art, whether you are a beginner who thinks you can’t draw or an experienced artist, the Zentangle method has something for everyone. This meditative art form uses simple steps to teach practitioners how to create beautiful patterns.  This class is open to beginners as well as those with previous experience.  Join us to build up your repertoire and create beautiful artwork in a relaxing atmosphere.  Supplies will be provided, but please bring any tools you already have.For Adults ages 18+.  Registration required with $5 non-refundable fee payable at time of registration.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Thursday, November 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

This is a one-on-one session, so we ask that you confirm your attendance. If there's a wait-list and we don't hear from you, we'll invite the next person. Thank you!

Make Fun Buttons!

Friday, November 15, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Come learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons!Registration required. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. For 7th graders - ADULTS and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too.This is session can accommodate up to two people, so we ask that you confirm your attendance. If there's a wait-list and we don't hear from you, we'll invite the next person. Thank you!

Embroidery for the Holidays

Saturday, November 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, linen coasters, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more.  Use for yourself or give as a gift.  A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance,  will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12. 

This is a one-on-one session 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

Making Gifts with Cricut Die Cutter

Sunday, November 17, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut Die Cutter and show you all the cool gifts you can make with vinyl adornments! Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance, will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12.

This is a one-on-one session 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

Making Gifts with the Cricut Die Cutter

Monday, November 18, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut Die Cutter and show you all the cool gifts you can make with vinyl adornments! Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance, will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12.

This is a one-on-one session 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

This is a one-on-one session, so we ask that you confirm your attendance. If there's a wait-list and we don't hear from you, we'll invite the next person. Thank you!

Night Time Knitters

Tuesday, November 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Grab your needles and yarn and come join this informal group. Make friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own project. Drop-in session. No registration required. No fee.

Make Thanksgiving Cards or Place Cards!

Wednesday, November 20, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own Thanksgiving cards or table place cards for your upcoming holiday table.  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.  Session is for one person only.  Due to the demand for training, please reply to your confirmation email that you are still able to attend this session.  

Embroidery for the Holidays

Thursday, November 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, linen coasters, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more.  Use for yourself or give as a gift.  A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance,  will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12. 

This is a one-on-one session 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

Make Fun Buttons!

Thursday, November 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Come learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons!Registration required. Must have a valid CT Library Card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. For 7th graders - ADULTS and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too.This is session can accommodate up to two people, so we ask that you confirm your attendance. If there's a wait-list and we don't hear from you, we'll invite the next person. Thank you!

Embroidery for the Holidays

Sunday, November 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef's apron, linen coasters, golf towel, baby's bib, napkins and more.  Use for yourself or give as a gift.  A $5 non-refundable fee, payable in advance,  will be applied toward your selected material. Items range in price from $5-$12. 

This is a one-on-one session 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Registration is not confirmed until the $5 fee has been paid.

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, November 25, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, bring them in and learn how to convert those VHS tapes to DVDs.

This is a one-on-one session 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop.

Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required. $1 fee for the DVD-R. Please realize this is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Unfortunately, our equipment can not accommodate 8mm tapes.

This is a one-on-one session, so we ask that you confirm your attendance. If there's a wait-list and we don't hear from you, we'll invite the next person. Thank you!

Night Time Knitters

Tuesday, November 26, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Grab your needles and yarn and come join this informal group. Make friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own project. Drop-in session. No registration required. No fee.

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