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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:

Make Fun Button Ornaments!

Sunday, December 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Swing by the Innovation Station between 2-4 p.m. and make one or more button ornaments. A variety of holiday and seasonal designs are available. $1 per ornament.  

For 7th graders - ADULTS and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, December 16, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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.

Night Time Knitters

Tuesday, December 17, 6:15pm - 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.

Electronic Embroidering

Sunday, December 29, 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.

Making Gifts with the Cricut Die Cutter

Sunday, January 5, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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.

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, January 6, 10:30am - 12:30pm

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!

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, January 6, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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.

Night Time Knitters

Tuesday, January 7, 6:15pm - 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.

Electronic Embroidery

Wednesday, January 8, 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

Thursday, January 9, 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 and a thumb drive to save your photos on.

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!

Electronic Embroidering

Saturday, January 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.

Electronic Embroidering

Monday, January 13, 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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, January 13, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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.

Paint It Up

Monday, January 13, 6:00pm - 7:45pm

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.

Night Time Knitters

Tuesday, January 14, 6:15pm - 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.

Making Gifts with the Cricut Die Cutter

Thursday, January 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm

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.

Cozy Sweater Mittens

Thursday, January 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Let’s upcycle! Instead of tossing out old wool sweaters, learn how to transform them into warm, cozy mittens. Bring a good pair of scissors and we’ll supply the rest of the goods.  

Registration required.  $5 materials fee payable in advance. Space is limited.  For ages 18+.Registration is not confirmed until payment is received.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Thursday, January 16, 5:30pm - 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 and a thumb drive to save your photos on.

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, January 17, 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!

Electronic Embroidering

Sunday, January 19, 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.

Night Time Knitters

Tuesday, January 21, 6:15pm - 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.

Making Gifts with the Cricut Die Cutter

Wednesday, January 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm

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.

Snowman Book Art Workshop

Wednesday, January 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join us for a fun evening workshop and recycle old books into an adorable snowman that's sure to put a smile on everyone's faces. Approximately 1&1/2 - 2' tall. Registration required and an $8 non-refundable materials fee required in advance. For ages 18+. 

Registration is not confirmed until payment is received.

Electronic Embroidering

Thursday, January 23, 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.

Experience the Zentangle Art Method

Thursday, January 23, 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.

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, January 24, 10:00am - 12:00pm

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!

Electronic Embroidering

Saturday, January 25, 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!

Sunday, January 26, 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 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!

Making Gifts with the Cricut Die Cutter

Monday, January 27, 10:30am - 12:30pm

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.

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, January 27, 10:30am - 12:30pm

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!

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, January 27, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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.

Night Time Knitters

Tuesday, January 28, 6:15pm - 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.

Making Gifts with the Cricut Die Cutter

Thursday, January 30, 10:00am - 12:00pm

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.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, January 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This one-on-one 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.

Electronic Embroidering

Thursday, January 30, 5:30pm - 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.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Friday, January 31, 10:00am - 12:00pm

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 and a thumb drive to save your photos on.

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, January 31, 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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, February 3, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, February 10, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, February 24, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 2, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 9, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 16, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 30, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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.

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