Bill Bryson has done everything from philosophizing about life to discussing the history of the universe to travel shows on PBS. In his recent-ish modern-day classic, “At Home,” he sets his endlessly curious mind and meticulous, sidetrack-filled storytelling methods to an examination of how world events have contributed to the everyday mundane things and rooms we take for granted in our home. Ever wonder why salt and pepper are the two spices everyone has on their dining room table? If so, this is your book. We meet in the back room (behind the children’s section) of the Midtown Scholar. Please RSVP and/or send questions to Joe Foner at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there, and happy reading!