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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, January 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. 

Create Cards, Gift Tags & More

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 11:00am

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 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 session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

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.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Thursday, January 26, 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, January 27, 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.

Knit a Cowl Scarf

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 1:00pm

Learn how to knit a rib slant cowl scarf to keep you warm this winter during this two session workshop on 1/20 & 1/27.  Register for the first session automatically places you in the second session. For ages 18+.  You'll need to bring two skeins of bulky yarn and a set of circular needles. Once registered, we'll send you the specifics.

Make Fun Buttons

Friday, January 27, 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. 

Make Valentine's Cards

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 10:00am

Valentine's Day is around the corner, so why not make some unique cards for a few special people? We'll introduce you to our die cutter and get you started creating.  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 session. Registration required.

Make Fun Buttons

Sunday, January 29, 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. 

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.

Personalize a Tumbler

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 10:00am

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 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.

Soup(er) Bowls and Bean Soup

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 4:00pm

Who doesn't love a bowl of warm bean soup on a cold winter day?  Come decorate your very own soup bowl and then fill it with the yummy dried bean soup ingredients to take home and make yourself or give it as a gift.    We will provide the soup bowl and the dry soup ingredients for you.   For ages 18+.  Registration is required or drop-in as space is available. Must have a valid CT library card. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Exploring Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 6:00pm

Wondering what all the buzz about virtual reality is? Join us for a 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” screens can be supported. For adults and teens in grades 8+.  Registration required. Cost $15 payable upon arrival.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Thursday, February 2, 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 or Monogram It!

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 11:00am

In the 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 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

Saturday, February 4, 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 Valentine's Cards

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 12:00pm

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making a few unique Valentine's Day cards.  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.

Etched Valentine's Votives

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 2:00pm

Come etch glass votives with heart designs using the die cutter and some simple supplies. $5 per person includes two votives and candles, payable upon arrival.  Registration required, but drop-ins welcome if space available. 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.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Sunday, February 5, 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. 

Decoupage a Serving Plate

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 11:00am

Get creative and design a decorate glass serving plate using fabric and decoupage. Cost is $5 per person, payable upon arrival.     For ages 18+. Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

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.

Embroider a Valentine’s Apron

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 10:00am

Learn how to use our embroidery machine and create a Valentine’s apron to give to someone you love.  to our electronic embroidery machine and embroider a chef’s apron. $7 fee 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 workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 4:30pm

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. 

Cookie Mix in a Mason Jar for Teens

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 6:00pm

Join this session to combine the dry ingredients for a cookie mix and layer them into a mason jar to take home or to give as a gift.   Simply add a few more ingredients from the kitchen, bake and you have a batch of warm and yummy cookies ready to enjoy.   For teens in grades 7-12.  Registration required. Drop-ins accepted, if space available. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Decorate a Picture Frame

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 2:00pm

Please join us for a session of creativity to decorate a picture frame.  We will be using lace, buttons, fabric, sequins, paint and other odds and ends.  You are welcome to bring your own bric-a-brac to use.  Give your decorated frame to someone or keep it for yourself.   For ages 18+. Registration required or drop in if space is available. Must have a valid CT library card. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Create Valentine's Cards

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 4:00pm

Create beautiful Valentine's Day Cards using the Cricut Die Cutter Machine. 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.

Embroider a Valentine’s Gift

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 2:00pm

n this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic sewing machine and embroider or monogram a Valentine's Gift. Aprons are available for $7. All other items are $5.   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 workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Create Valentine's Cards

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 11:00am

Create beautiful Valentine's Day Cards using the Cricut Die Cutter Machine. 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, 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.

Embroider an Apron

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 6:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and embroider a chef’s apron. $7 fee 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 workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

3D Printing for Beginners

Wednesday, February 15, 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.

Make Fun Buttons

Thursday, February 16, 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. 

Make Birthday Cards

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 10:00am

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own birthday cards.   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.   Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 12:00pm

In 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 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

Sunday, February 19, 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.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 11:00am

In 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 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.

Embellished Napkins or Dish Towel

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our electronic sewing machine and embellish napkins or dish towels with decorative stitches. $5 fee for a set of two napkins or towels, 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 workshop. For a follow-up training session, please email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org.

Solder Craft—Blinkie Pins

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 4:30pm

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.

Bringing Your Photo Albums into the Digital Age

Thursday, February 23, 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. 

Experience 3-D Printing

Thursday, February 23, 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. Space limited to 6 students. Registration required; no charge.

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 11:00am

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 Fun Buttons

Sunday, February 26, 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. 

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 11:00am

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, 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.

Experience 3-D Printing

Tuesday, February 28, 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. Space limited to 6 students. Registration required; no charge.

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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