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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:

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 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.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 6:00pm

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.

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. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Personalize a Tumbler or Glass Water Bottle

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:00am

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter, and create a unique tumbler or water bottle to give someone or use yourself! $5 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.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 2:00pm

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.

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.

Make Fun Buttons!

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 3:00pm

Come learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons!

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.

Iron-On Pillow Cover

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 10:30am

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique pillow using Iron-On vinyl in this one-one-one session. $10 fee to cover the materials, payable upon arrival. Does not include the pillow 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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 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 a Chef's Apron

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:00am

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and embroider or monogram a chef’s apron.  Aprons are available for $10. All other items are $5++.

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. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Learn to Etch!

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 6:00pm

Let’s introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do! Etch a glass coffee mug, beer mug, vase or tea light. Prices range from $4-$12. 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.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 10:00am

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, July 1, 2019 - 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.

Zentangle Art Part 2: Beyond the Basics

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 11:00am

For all adults who attended one of the two May Zentangle Art workshops.  Join us to build up your repertoire, while refining your previous knowledge. We will practice some tangles from the previous class, learn some new tangles and get the chance to try white on black.   For Adults ages 18+.  Registration required with $5 fee payable at time of registration.  Call 203-762-6342 to register.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 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.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 10:00am

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 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. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Teens Create!—Paracord Bracelets & Tie Dye Shirts

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 3:30pm

Do you like to hike? Camp? Adventure? If so, come learn how to make a Paracord bracelet. Worn around your wrist, this sturdy nylon rope can be taken apart and used to tie up gear, secure a tent or hammock, make a splint for a broken limb, hang clothes and so much more! Once you've finished with that project, we'll create sharpie tie dye shirts for you to wear while adventuring.  For teens entering grades 6-10. Space limited and registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 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

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 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. $1 fee for the DVR-R.  This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, July 15, 2019 - 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.

Learn to Etch!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 10:00am

Let’s introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do! Etch a glass coffee mug, beer mug, vase or tea light. Prices range from $4-$12. 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.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 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

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 10:00am

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.

Personalize an Acrylic Jewelry Tray

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 4:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and monogram an acrylic jewelry tray. Makes a great gift! $9 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. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Embroider a Chef's Apron

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 10:00am

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and embroider or monogram a chef’s apron.  Aprons are available for $10. All other items are $5++.

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. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 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.

New Life for Old Videos

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 6:00pm

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. $1 fee for the DVR-R.  This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 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.

Paint It Up!

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 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! A $5 fee will be collected upon arrival to cover the cost of materials. For adults, ages 18+.

Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Embroider a Chef's Apron

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 10:00am

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and embroider or monogram a chef’s apron.  Aprons are available for $10. All other items are $5++.

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. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Make Fun Buttons!

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 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!

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.

Embroidered Tea or Hand Towels

Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 10:00am

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and personalize a hand or tea towel.  Towels are available $5 - $6, 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. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Iron-On Pillow Cover

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 10:30am

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique pillow using Iron-On vinyl in this one-one-one session. $10 fee to cover the materials, payable upon arrival. Does not include the pillow 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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 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.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

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 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. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 6:00pm

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.

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.

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