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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:

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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, July 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.

Solder Craft—Blinkie Pins

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 3:00pm

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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, July 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.

Jewelry Making for Teens

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 3:00pm

Come and learn some simple ideas about how to make your own jewelry designs.   We will provide some basic jewelry components to make earrings, chokers or bracelets. Create a unique piece with some colorful or patterned beads and embellish your work of art with your own creativity. Wear your designs home or wrap them up and give them as a gift.   For students entering 6th-12th grades.  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Make Fun Buttons

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 4:00pm

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. 

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 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. 

Embroider a BBQ Chef’s Apron

Wednesday, July 12, 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.

Etched Glass Globes: Drop-in Craft

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:00pm

Swing by the Innovation Station between 12-1:30 and etch a small glass globe using the die cutter and some simple supplies. $5 fee per person, payable upon arrival. No registration required, but only available while supplies last. For students entering 7th grade to adults.

Embellished Napkins or Tea Towels

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 5:30pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and embellish napkins or dish towels. $5 for a set of two napkins or one linen 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.

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, July 14, 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.

Create Cards, Gift Tags & More

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 3:00pm

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own 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.

Embroidered Canvas Pillow Cover

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 10:30am

In this one-on-one session, you'll embroider or monogram an 18 x 18' cotton canvas pillow cover (red or blue). $8 per cover. Due to the difficulty of this project, it is for certified embroider users only. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, July 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.

3-D Printing with the Lulzbot Taz 6

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 6:00pm

This small group session introduces you to the our new 3-D printer, the Lulzbot Taz 6 and teaches you printing basics. Limited to those who have previously been certified by Wilton Library for 3-D printing. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Personalized Wine Bottle Stoppers

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:00am

Monogram or personalize wine bottle stoppers using the Cricut, our die cutter and special vinyl. Give as a hostess gift or use at home! $8 for two stoppers, payable upon arrival. For 7th graders through adults or 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.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 2:30pm

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 grade students accompanied by an adult 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.  Registration required.

HAM Radio for Teens

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 4:00pm

Are you interested in technology? Do you like to tinker? Enjoy talking? HAM or Amateur Radio is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. HAM radios are used talk across town or the world and often play a key role during emergency situations.   If you're a teen or tween in grades 6-12, come join us for an introductory session. You'll even get a chance to test out some equipment!  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Thursday, July 20, 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. 

3-D Printing with the Lulzbot Taz 6

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 6:00pm

This small group session introduces you to the our new 3-D printer, the Lulzbot Taz 6 and teaches you printing basics. Limited to those who have previously been certified by Wilton Library for 3-D printing. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Embroider a BBQ Chef’s Apron

Friday, July 21, 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.

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, July 24, 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, July 24, 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.

Paint it Up!

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 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! For adults, ages 18+. Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

3-D Printing with the Lulzbot Taz 6

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:00pm

This small group session introduces you to the our new 3-D printer, the Lulzbot Taz 6 and teaches you printing basics. Limited to those who have previously been certified by Wilton Library for 3-D printing. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Personalized Wine Bottle Stoppers

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 2:00pm

Monogram or personalize wine bottle stoppers using the Cricut, our die cutter and special vinyl. Give as a hostess gift or use at home! $8 for two stoppers, payable upon arrival. For 7th graders through adults or 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.

Personalize a Glass Water Bottle

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 4:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique water bottle to give someone or use yourself! $8 to offset costs, payable upon arrival. For 7th graders through adults or 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.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, July 31, 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.

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