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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:

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Sunday, December 11, 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. 

Monogrammed Tumblers as Stocking Stuffers

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 2:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique tumbler for someone's stocking! $5 to offset costs, payable upon arrival.  For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

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.

3D Printing for Beginners

Tuesday, December 13, 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.

Make a Button to Wear—Drop-in Session

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 4:00pm

Swing by the Innovation Station between 4-5:30 and test out our new button maker. FREE. For grades 7+ through adults or 6th graders accompanied by adults. No registration; no fee.

Night Time Knitters

Wednesday, December 14, 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. 

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.

Night Time Knitters

Wednesday, December 28, 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

Monday, January 2, 2017 - 11:00am

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, 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.

New Life for Old Videos

Tuesday, January 3, 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.

Make Thank You Cards

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 10:00am

Now that the holidays are over, it is time to write Thank You notes. Let us introduce you to our die cutter, and get you started on making your own cards and more.   For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too!o!  Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Embroidery (Session 2)

Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 12:00pm

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.

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.

Embroidery (Session 2)

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 12:00pm

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.

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.

Embroidery (Session 2)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 11:00am

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.

3D Printing for Beginners

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 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.

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.

Embroidery (Session 2)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 11:00am

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.

3D Printing (2nd Session)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 6:00pm

If you've already attended our 3-D Printing for Beginners, but want one-on-one time to test things out, then this is the session for you! Limited to one.  Registration required.

3D Printing (2nd Session)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 4:30pm

If you've already attended our 3-D Printing for Beginners, but want one-on-one time to test things out, then this is the session for you! Limited to one.  Registration required.

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.

Embroidery (Session 2)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 11:00am

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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