Reading Co-operative Bank is hosting a free retirement planning workshop. The interactive, two-part workshop is being offered from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and on March 19 in the bank’s Reading office, 180 Haven St. Refreshments will be served. During the first evening of the workshop, participants will learn about the basics of retirement planning. The second session will include an overview of the key elements of the retirement income planning process. To reserve a seat at the workshop, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-942-5006, ext. 128. The two-part workshop is the first in a series of seminars that the bank will host. Future workshops will examine how to take advantage of LinkedIn, the intricacies of college financial planning, and small-business lending. For more information, visit www.readingcoop.com.