The Berkshire Athenaeum, in partnership with Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, is offering a free workshop series on financial planning.

The series will run from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays, Feb. 18 through March 31, in the Athenaeum Computer Lab.

The series will utilize "You Need a Budget" software.

Habitat's Financial Empowerment Director Lin Schreiber will help participants to achieve financial stability, save money and break the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle.

At the end of the series, participants will gain a customized budget that meets their needs.

As space is limited, registration is required and can be made through the Athenaeum website at, the Reference Department at, or by calling 413-499-9480, ext. 202, during regular library hours.