College Admissions Series at the Concord Free Public Library

The Concord Free Public Library invites teens and their parents to join a free weekly series on college admissions. Educational consultants Richard Montauk and Renate Gundermann will cover a wide range of topics and answer all your questions. The program will take place every Thursday from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in the Periodical Room at the Main Library (129 Main Street Concord, MA), beginning September 2 and running through December 16. Come to any or all of the workshops!

Topics include:
Sept. 2: Selecting Colleges
Sept. 9: Applying to the Top Colleges
Sept. 16: Crushing Your College Essays
Sept. 30: Backdoor–But Legal–Routes into the Ivy League
Oct. 7: The Advantages of Doing a Degree Abroad
Oct. 14: Priceless Education on a Tight Budget
Oct. 21: Crushing Your College Essays
Oct. 28: Selecting Colleges
Nov. 4: Applying to the Top Colleges
Nov. 18: Crushing Your College Essays
Dec. 2: Interviewing for College and College Scholarships
Dec. 16: Surviving the Last-Minute College Application Scramble

Richard Montauk is the author of a series of best-selling guides, all published by Prentice Hall, including How to Get Into the Top Colleges and How to Get Into the Top MBA Programs. His most recent books include College Interviews: The Definitive Guide and Getting into Brown: Successful Applicants’ Essays, Resumes, and Interviews. He received a BA in literature from Brown University, an MA in government from Harvard, and an MS in finance as well as a JD from Stanford Law School. Pursuant to a graduate fellowship, he also studied at the London School of Economics and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of London). Learn more at

Renate Gundermann grew up in Carlisle and attended Concord Academy and Concord-Carlisle High School. She graduated cum laude in English from Harvard and had a finance career in Boston before returning to her love of English. She then completed her master’s degree and taught English for a decade. She counseled hundreds of students and helped them make their college essays powerful and captivating. Learn more at

For more information about Library programs and services, call 978-318-3301 (Main Branch) or 978-318-3350 (Fowler Branch), sign up for our e-Newsletter, or visit us online at Engage with us by following us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.