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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:

New Life for Old Videos

Sunday, May 28, 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.

Create Cards, Gift Tags & More

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 6:00pm

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 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

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 6:00pm

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. 

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Thursday, June 1, 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. 

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, June 2, 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.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 12:00pm

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.

Make a Teacher Gift

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 2:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique tumbler or water bottle to thank a teacher or use yourself! $5 to offset costs, payable upon arrival.  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.  Registration required.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 10:30am

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, June 5, 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 Book Bird Houses

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

Join us for two creative sessions (6/6 & 6/13). 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.

Monogrammed Tea Towels

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram a tea towel. $5 per towel 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.

Embroider or Monogram a Graduation Gift

Wednesday, June 7, 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.

Make Big Beautiful Flowers

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 6:00pm

Work with artist Betsy Huffman to learn how to create beautiful paper flowers. Once you know the steps, you can make them any size for any occasion -- centerpieces, wedding picture backdrops, party decorations, and more! For ages 18+. Space limited and registration required.

Experience 3D Printing

Thursday, June 8, 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.  Registration required; no charge.

Embroider a Chef’s Apron for Father’s Day

Friday, June 9, 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. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Monogrammed Tea Towel

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram a tea towel. $5 per towel 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.

Embroider a BBQ Chef’s Apron

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 2:00pm

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. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Embroider a BBQ Chef’s Apron

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 11:00am

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. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, June 12, 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 Book Bird Houses

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 6:00pm

Join us for two creative sessions (6/6 & 6/13). 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.

Experience 3D Printing

Tuesday, June 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.  Registration required; no charge.

Create Father’s Day Cards, Gift Tags & More

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 6:00pm

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own Father’s Day 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.  Registration required.

Make Fun Buttons for Dads or Grads

Thursday, June 15, 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. 

Create a Paperweight for Father's Day

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 1:00pm

Join one of our favorite crafters, Tree Hanson, to make a unique paperweight for Father's Day. Get creative using acrylics, brushes and Q-tips on smooth rocks to create mosaic-ombre and other fun designs! For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Space limited and registration required.

Make Graduation Cards or Gift Tags

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 2:00pm

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own graduation cards or gift tags.  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.  Registration required.

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:30am

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, June 19, 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!

Monday, June 19, 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.

Make a Teacher Gift

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 10:00am

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique tumbler or water bottle to thank a teacher or use yourself! $5 to offset costs, payable upon arrival.  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.  Registration required.

Experience 3D Printing

Wednesday, June 21, 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.  Registration required; no charge.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Thursday, June 22, 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 a Farmers Market Apron

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 11:00am

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 farmer’s market 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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, June 26, 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)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:00am

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.

Embroidery (Session 2)

Wednesday, June 28, 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.

Solder Craft—Blinkie Pins

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:00pm

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.

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, June 30, 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.

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