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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:

Getting Acquainted with Our New Embroidery Machine

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 2:00pm

We have a new embroidery machine -- the Janome Memory Craft 500E! If you've already learned how to embroider or monogram with our Singer Machine, then this is the session for you. We'll go over the features and capabilities of the Janome, so you can keep creating personalized items. Registration required. Class size limited. 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.

Personalize a Tumbler

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:00am

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique tumbler to give someone or use yourself! $5 to offset costs, payable upon arrival. For 7th graders to adult and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too.. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Embroider or Monogram It!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 6:00pm

In the this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram 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.

Getting Acquainted with Our New Embroidery Machine

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:00am

We have a new embroidery machine -- the Janome Memory Craft 500E! If you've already learned how to embroider or monogram with our Singer Machine, then this is the session for you. We'll go over the features and capabilities of the Janome, so you can keep creating personalized items. Registration required. Class size limited. 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.

3D Printing for Beginners

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 6:00pm

New to the world of 3D printing? Wondering what all the buzz is about? If so, join us to for an introductory session on how to use our 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X.  Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object. For 7th graders - adult and 6th grade students 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 6 students. Registration required; no charge.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 10:00am

In the this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram 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 Halloween Decorations

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:00am

Create fun or spooky Halloween decorations using our die cutter, the Cricut. Prefer to make a card or invite? No problem...we'll show you that instead!    For 7th graders to adult and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

New Life for Old Videos

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Embroider or Monogram It!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 10:00am

In the this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram 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.

3D Designing with Tinkercad

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 6:00pm

Learn Tinkercad and then design your own 3D bookmark, coaster, or luggage tag.  Add your initials or a symbol to make it unique.  Afterwards, schedule a one-on-one 3D session to print your creation. 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 complete form to the workshop.  Space limited to 8 students. Registration required.

Advanced Embroidery: Creating Your Own Designs

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 3:00pm

If you've already been using our embroidery machine, you may be ready for the next step! Learn how to find, import and convert images to use with our Janome Memory Craft 500E. In this demonstration style workshop, Evelyn will lead you through the steps, one by one. Afterwards, you can schedule time to come back and give it a try! Pre-requisite: Certified to use Wilton Library's Embroidery Machine. Limited space. Registration required.

Night Time Knitters

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 6:00pm

Can't join us for knitting on Monday afternoons? Try out our occasional Wednesday evening. Bring something you're working on or borrow our needles and yarn and get started!  For adults and teens in 7th grade and up. No registration required. 

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 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, October 7, 2016 - 1:00pm

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.

Getting Acquainted with Our New Embroidery Machine

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 6:00pm

We have a new embroidery machine -- the Janome Memory Craft 500E! If you've already learned how to embroider or monogram with our Singer Machine, then this is the session for you. We'll go over the features and capabilities of the Janome, so you can keep creating personalized items. Registration required. Class size limited. 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.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 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 or Monogram It!

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 2:00pm

In the this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram 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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Advanced Embroidery: Creating Your Own Designs

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 11:00am

If you've already been using our embroidery machine, you may be ready for the next step! Learn how to find, import and convert images to use with our Janome Memory Craft 500E. In this demonstration style workshop, Evelyn will lead you through the steps, one by one. Afterwards, you can schedule time to come back and give it a try! Pre-requisite: Certified to use Wilton Library's Embroidery Machine. Limited space. Registration required.

Night Time Knitters

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 6:00pm

Can't join us for knitting on Monday afternoons? Try out our occasional Wednesday evening. Bring something you're working on or borrow our needles and yarn and get started!  For adults and teens in 7th grade and up. No registration required. 

Innovation Day

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 10:00am

Discover, Dabble, Do-It-Yourself at Wilton Library's 2nd Innovation Day!  Join us for a festival of making, creating and demonstrating. Explore, Try, Learn and Have Fun!  Solder a blinkie pin; knit and purl; learn how to make wine, do basic home repairs or tie flies; test out a 3-D Doodler, virtual reality glasses, snap circuits or Makey Makey; create a small terrarium; take apart an old monitor; watch a portrait painter; attend a 3-D Design workshop; color; try origami; make cards; light up an apron with LEDs  and more! Then grab a snack from one of the food trucks parked outside.   The day is free! Certain activities will have a nominal fee to offset costs.    Sponsors to be announced. 

Make Halloween Decorations

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:00pm

Create fun or spooky Halloween decorations using our die cutter, the Cricut. Prefer to make a card or invite? No problem...we'll show you that instead!    For 7th graders to adult and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Embroider or Monogram It!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 10:00am

In the this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram 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 Halloween Decorations

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 10:00am

Create fun or spooky Halloween decorations using our die cutter, the Cricut. Prefer to make a card or invite? No problem...we'll show you that instead!    For 7th graders to adult and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Exploring Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 6:00pm

Wondering what all the buzz about virtual reality is? Join us for this beginner's workshop where you'll get your own VR cardboard headset for your smartphone and learn how to explore various apps.     Must have an Android 4.1 or higher OR an iOS 8.0 or higher. Larger phones with 4-6 ' screen sizes can be supported. For teens entering grades 8+ and adults.  Registration required. Cost $15 payable upon arrival. Due to limited space and the high interest in virtual reality, we will need to confirm your attendance no later than August 18th. 

Personalize a Tumbler

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 2:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique tumbler to give someone or use yourself! $5 to offset costs, payable upon arrival. For 7th graders to adult and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too.. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 6:00pm

In the this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram 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.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:00am

In the this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram 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.

Tumblers for Teens

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 4:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter, and personalize a unique tumbler to give someone or use yourself! For students in grades 6-12.   No charge, but registration required. Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 12:00pm

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. 

Personalize a Tumbler

Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 2:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique tumbler to give someone or use yourself! $5 to offset costs, payable upon arrival. For 7th graders to adult and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too.. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 11:00am

In the this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and monogram 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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, December 26, 2016 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, January 2, 2017 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 1:00pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session October 10. 

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