Sierra College Library and the Sierra College Press are co-sponsoring an annual series of conversations, “Intellectual Salons”, around a specific topic. This is an opportunity to reinforce the idea of the library as the intellectual center of campus. We invite “provocateurs”, faculty members and friends of Sierra College, to stimulate the community conversation. The Salons are taking place in the middle of the library at lunchtime once a month. The topic for this year is “Time”, which we will explore from as many aspects as possible, including time travel in literature, time in music and art, time in physics, anthropology, astronomy and biology. For this semester here are the monthly event titles: “The Persistent and Unreliable Illusion of Time”, “Do We Really Need to Spring Forward?”, “You are Your Own Grandfather” and “Playing With Time”.